Tag Archives: fitness

Tiny Habits by Success Magazine

22 Mar

Tiny Habits by Success Magazine

When the phone rings, I grab a head set and start lunges or walking. “When I …, then I….”. Simple? Read on!

Self evaluation – looking back at the passed week

16 Mar

The past week was a great week. You don’t realize how much you do. Let us see…

Apart from teaching all week and tutoring students privately, I have found time to do the following things:

Monday – strength training for 1 hour.
Tuesday – a 30 minute hike in the Great Swamp Nature reserve.
Wednesday – strength training for 45 minutes
Thursday – school work and read some more of NW.
Friday – treated myself to two episodes of the Borgias, then grad school work.
Saturday- 90 minutes of Vinyasa yoga in the morning, in the afternoon- a walk with hubby. Stats midterm for. MOOC from U Berkeley.
Today is Sunday. I have another 90 minutes of Vinyasa, then a movie with hubby, then…. Chores: ironing, TED videos, higher ed reading, and perhaps read some more of my book or go for a walk.

How is your Sunday looking?

I have a date with myself….

10 Mar

At the gym. Gonna get in ON! 🙂




Thank you…

29 Oct


Thank you for this new day. Thank you for this beautiful time of year. Thank you for the crispness of the air, gorgeous sights, fun activities, quiet reflection and contemplation. Thank you for the motivation to keep me going, and sometimes, when there is no motivation left, self-discipline. Thank you for every opportunity that comes my way. Thank you for all the life lessons, however unpleasant they may be. Acceptance, mindfulness, gratitude, creativity, reflection.

Hello, lovely fall

14 Sep

Whenever people ask me what my favorite season is, I usually reply that it’s fall.

There are so many things that are beautiful about fall.The crispness of the air, the sounds of birds in the morning, the color of turning leaves, the coziness of fall evenings, the feeling of new beginnings, the softness of fall clothing. Needless to say, I just love fall…

School has officially started last week – my full time in a public school and my part time at the university. Although the week included some very minor difficulties, in general it was an amazing week. I was so busy yet made time for myself- read, meditated, went to So Shim Sa, went to the gym, wrote, and went for a few jogs around the neighborhood.

Waking up at 4AM every day has been amazing. I am planning to continue although my husband thinks I am insane to be up at such hour. As I shared this with my good friend this week, I feel such vitality, playfulness, extraordinary motivation, fearlessness, and gratitude. I exercise every morning by alternating strength workouts with jogging, I strategize and plan my day. I read and write. I listen to lectures and motivational CDs from Success magazine. By 6 o’clock, I have accomplished more things than some people do in half a day.

During my early morning routines, I have made the following, very honest, observations:

1. Time is valuable and I hate wasting it.

2. When my husband streams endless episodes of some show, it drives me insane.

3. I tend to look down on people that are a) unmotivated, b) lead an unhealthy life style, c) chronic complainers, and d) “I can’t do that”-ers. Oh and e) ungrateful.

4. I get tired sometime by 6pm…

5. I do not miss being on Facebook. In fact, I am proud that I don’t have a FB account.

6. I am a sucker for motivational readings and audio. Especially from Success magazine.

7. My writing is terrible but it doesn’t bother me. I am here to reflect not get a Pulitzer prize.

8. As this new person has emerged, my friends started looking at my newly found levels of motivation and energy with awe, and a little bit of concern. I wonder why…

9. I cannot help feeling a sense of pride.

10. After recording how I am feeling after I started waking up super early, I have observed that I feel: accomplished, vital, refreshed, productive, creative, grateful, fulfilled, strong, and uplifted.

Thank you for reading. Please send positive energy so I could continue my quest to being super-motivated.


%d bloggers like this: