After-Holiday Body Blues


This blog seems to have a lot of the blues.  Hmm, you will never know...I have more.

But hey, I still have to do the long run and that serious poop - done thankfully!

Seriously, though, I was over at a Mercury Drug Store branch the other night to buy some artificial tear drops for my eyes (The cold weather is making everything dry including my eyes!), when I overheard this guy buying Dulcolax, a laxative.

"Sorry po, sir, but it is out of stock.  We ran out of it just a few minutes ago."

It was the night after New Year and I can just imagine how many people need to seriously poop because the guy was insisting, actually sort of begging, that a suppository or any alternative will do after the pharmacist claimed the drug is out of stock.

So anyway, what do I never learn every single year?


Don't judge me.  I am one of those weak persons who cave in at the sight of cake, chocolate, lechon (I am weird not wanting the skin though), Filipino food, ham, pansit... (I have to stop.  I have Maggi Seasoning built in my tongue.  Everything tastes good!).  And don't even attempt to eat in front of me and say, "Gusto mo?" because I got to taste what you are eating, too!

So, if you have been going through this blog, you might sort of find out that after I got tired of running 3 K every day (nah.  Actually 3 or 4 days a week), having a bad back ache and zero weight loss (o.k., maybe a little.  Nothing remarkable), I decided to dust  my old Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred DVD.  The first time I did it three years ago, it was hell (You only need to listen to her go on about "that is a false sense of lethargy that is not doing you any favors" when you decide to take the stairs for some exercise and look at her eyebrows arch up as she talks non-stop to the background of her workout music - that is pure evil lol).  But I survived through Level 2.  Back then, I loved Shaun T's Hip Hop Abs (I think I am going to do a blog post on Mom's Workout Videos for my other blog since I have done so much of them.  As long as readers don't ask me if it worked hehe), and compared to those mountain climbers and burpees, Shaun T's ab workout is a whole lot easier and a lot more fun.

But Jillian did build up my endurance.  I guess she was right.  Once I am about to finish the DVD (after wanting to shut it down ten minutes before it is over - was it her voice or her crappy music?), I feel strong.  I feel like I can do anything.  And I do!  I put on another DVD of hers - Yoga Meltdown.

Yoga Meltdown is crazy.  I can sense Yogis all over the world frowning at this workout.  But then, I love to be tortured.  This workout is intense.  But then, before the month was over, I can do side planks.  Finally.

But the Holidays ruined my momentum.

The Christmas Holidays make you giddy.  Drunk giddy.  Giddily thinking that you will never ruin your hard work.

But then, like I said, food is my weakness.  

So, I am back to zero this year.

And I did not even try to make up for my binge.

Last year, I ran like crazy after Christmas.  The year before that, I kept up with my morning runs at Camp John Hay.

I feel so defeated.

But then, there are always New Years, New Beginnings.

I can start all over again.

(Next week na lang so that I can work out in peace with the kids not bothering me.  They will be back to school by then...)

And if everything fails,

There is Chinese New Year pa naman...


  1. Food is my weakness, too, but I try not to be too hard on myself for not being "model thin." I'd like to enjoy life so I just eat -- in moderation, of course. I try to incorporate exercise in my daily routine, but I think running after two toddlers is often enough exercise.

  2. Seriously, naubos Dulcolax? I mean, with all the abundance of fruits, why did they not just think of chomping pineapple (in season ba?) or papaya and other fruits (or veggies) that make you poop? Hehehe gusto instant talaga eh no? Oatmeal kaya? Or if you're lactose intolerant, drink milk lol! For sure, something's gotta give hahaha!

    Ay sis, magbabawi din ako ngayon. Kasi ang exercise ko lang ay household chores. Not really enough of a workout. But I did get enough of sleep, which is a good thing for the metabolism, right? Here's to workouts!

  3. Good for you ! You got lost of sleep. Yun ang kulang ko!!!may skinny sleep!:o