In this day and age, people have become accustomed to multitasking. This especially holds true in the corporate world where there is a misconception that it is better to multitask to be more efficient at work. I myself have become a victim of this unhealthy practice. I was a workaholic before and I got used to multitasking because in a fast-paced corporate world, that’s what was expected from everyone.
But over time, I came to experience the side effects of overworking and multitasking. I suffered from creative burnout and my brain wasn’t as sharp anymore as it used to be. My energy levels dropped and I felt mentally exhausted most of the time. I even tried taking vitamins to keep my energy levels up. But it wasn’t as effective as I had hoped.
It’s been years since I had a long relaxing vacation. I’ve been missing out on so many things. And last year, my life was so toxic that I had to cleanse my mind from all the negativity and bad vibes. One day I gave myself a break. I went to the park and allowed myself to relax and enjoy my surroundings. But I know I need more than that.
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Lately, I’m thinking of starting to live a balanced lifestyle. I plan to give more time for myself and enjoy life. I always believe in living in the moment and taking time to appreciate the simple things in life and be one with nature. But certain obligations and limitations prevented me from doing just that.
This year, I am hoping that I will have time for that, and that it will be the start of a long-term balanced lifestyle.
Tags: ayala triangle gardens, hula hooping, jogging, running
Losing weight has been a sort of preoccupation of mine these days. Not that I’m exactly chubby. I’m just a few pounds overweight. But still, I need to lose those extra pounds. It’s a good thing that my housemate, Janice asked me to go night jogging again. We started night jogging last May at the Ayala Triangle Gardens with another housemate of ours but we managed to do it for a couple of nights only because of the weather and other stuff. Every time we plan to go jogging, it would either rain at night – our usual time – or they would be unavailable.
So months have passed and by the end of October, Janice suggested that we should do it again. I readily agreed. But our other housemate, Aileen wasn’t too keen to go night jogging again. She wasn’t that committed anymore on losing weight as we do. So it’s just Janice and I now. At first we only did running for a few nights. Then I suggested that we go hula hooping too. I bought a hula hoop last summer to go with our losing weight and getting fit plan. But we never got to use it. I’ve read articles before that hula hooping is a fun way to get fit and lose weight.
So that’s what we’re doing now. For several nights, we take turns running and hula hooping around the Ayala Triangle Gardens in Makati. We didn’t know how to hula hoop at first but after a few nights, we were already having an easy time and enjoying ourselves. We also started eating more healthy food now and hopefully we get to see positive results soon.
So there is now a scientific explanation as to why some people I know don’t get fat no matter how much they eat.
Based on the reports of this new scientific discovery, I guess it’s safe to say that my adipose gene is functioning poorly. I used to be so skinny when I was a child and even throughout high school and college. But when I started working, I’ve put on a lot of weight and even came to a point that I became overweight. Dieting became so hard for me. It is only in recent years that I have gone back to my normal weight (well, nearly anyway). This new discovery sounds promising but I know that it will take years before scientists develop an effective treatment for obesity and regulating body weight.