Ich steh mitten in der Mitte

So, I have had 2 amazing weeks regarding myself, let me tell ya

I’ve been learning more Italian,meaning I dare to speak/write more even if it can be sbagliato, I try nonetheless, also I am getting all sorted out for my honeymo..eh trip to Japan (*-*)  haha,ehm, but the biggest breakthrough was this:

Last weekend, I had only 1 beer on Saturday and one on Sunday, this means my priorities are clear and strong.

This weekend, I had 2 and a half, on mom’s celebration and a sip yesterday, which leads me to the next point, the monthly veganfest was held here,as usual, but instead of eating all the things, I chose wisely, I had this maniac green leaves burger and that kept me filled almost all day, I had an amazing tamal with veggies inside, a matcha frappe and for dinner a mini pastor pizza and 2 YES TWO melon pans , the best is I got food for today!! An onigiri I will eat before gym and empanadas, also before gym!

So I’m on the right track regarding priorities, planning meals, and enjoying without overdoing it. To be honest, I want to be as lean as possible before my trip, so I can enjoy with more freedom there haha.

Plus I’m going to the gym on Saturdays now too, so that makes me feel like making smarter choices, I can feel my obliques now, even if the belly is still there, progress is progress!

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¿Aprender italiano por tu cuenta?

¿Se puede esto? Yo creo que sí, no digo que las clases con un profesor o profesora no tengan su justo valor, pero vamos, hablando español no puede ser TAN difícil, es una lengua romance a fin de cuentas, claro que eso no significa que te mires una peli de Monica Belluci y ya esté, ya parlas italiano.  Pero si prefieres intentarlo ahora si que en la comodidad de tu casa y estás ahorrando o no quieres pagar, no sé, más de 200 pesos, es una opción excelente.

Ya había yo tomado algunas pocas clases de italiano, pero no pasó a más, luego aprendí alemán (que sigo como en B2, pero bueno) pero por razones de la vida, este idioma ha vuelto a estar presente, así que me dispuse a investigar el como hacerlo por mi cuenta.

Primero intenté con Duolingo, pues me había funcionado para repasar alemán,  pero la cosa es que no te enseña gramática como tal, era repaso pues porque yo ya había estudiado aparte y ya sabía las declinaciones y todo eso, entonces era como muy random y yo creo que es mejor si ya sabes algo, entonces dije bueno, otra app.

Bajé una que se llamaba “learn Italian” o algo así, pero igual estaba en inglés-italiano y no es igual, intenten leer una canción en italiano con la traducción al español y es super fácil seguirle el hilo.

Dije bueno alv, me busqué sitios en Internet, hay uno que me gustó mucho es aprenda italiano aquí y bueno tiene vocabulario y toda esa vaina, en particular me gusta el entusiasmo de los clips de voz, “mi piace il colore di questo tavolo” nunca escuché tanto gusto por el color de una mesa… pero igual es como para viajar o algo así.

Bajé otra app, que incluso pienso comprar la premium, sólo son 100 pesos, en vez de algo mensual, es como flash cards, y las vas repasando y tiene pequeños diálogos, está muy mona, se llama Mosa Lingua, y tiene opciones en varios idiomas, lo mejor es que está en español, entonces todo me es más fácil relacionarlo en mi mente.  El chiste es que cada X tiempo lo repasas, justo antes de que tu cerebro lo mande todo a la chingada, según muy efectivo el método, ya veremos. El chiste es la constancia, es como hacer ejercicio, no puedes hacer 3 horas un día y olvidarte hasta dentro de 7 días, no si quieres resultados.

Ahora la parte en la que uno se tiene que aplicar es hacer debidas notas, se aprende mucho mejor lo que escribes con tu propia mano, comprobado, yo ya tengo mi libreta de Dragon Ball Super porque puedo y se me da la gana, jajaja, empecé como niña de Kinder, con colores y números, unos pronombres pos aquí, toda esa vaina.

Hace mucho que no tenía ganas de aprender otro idioma, pero…el fucking cerebro en teoría puede aprender hasta 20..y ¿yo con 3? Do not mamar.

Aquí os contaré el progreso de mi aprendizaje, por lo mientras ya sé algunos colores, unos días de la semana  y como comprar una manzana, sólo una eh, lol.

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xD indispensable

 

 

I like to move it move it

Ya know I work from home, so no taking buses and stuff for me, I do prefer to walk if the distance is within 35 minutes though, but I don’t really go out as much so… I do attend gym and work out, lift weights and battle rope and what not, also afterwards I jump on the bike, but being sedentary the rest of the day isn’t good!

So, besides the 10k steps, I like to do something else, I’ll share some of my favourites but you an of course find something you like, YouTube has A TON of free workout videos, specially cardio which is what I am aiming for at home, you may choose Yoga, etc.

 

Wii games  (there’s many more but I lack the extras to play them, like the board) 

  • The “Just Dance” franchise
  • Gold’s gym routine cardio dance
  • Walk it out

 

So those are my choices, of course I got 8 Minute tae-bo with Billy Blanks if I go for a very quick one.

 

Enjoy!!

 

New rules

Ok so I was taking a hard look at my life, regarding my nutrition, my habits and all of that nice stuff. I checked MyFitnessPal app and discovered I have been eating WAY TOO much processed food.  ( First of all, none of the canned/packed food I eat has MSG, high fructose syrup, sugar as the first 1-3 ingredients, etc) that is tasty, yes, does it add up protein, yes, does it have a wee too much sodium? Yes and also, sadly it does have a wee too much fat ( I love fat, but this is not the fat that I’m looking for) and I’ve been relying on them excessively. I haven’t cooked in a good while.. so it’s time to change that!

I’m not saying I’ll never touch anything outta package, but I want to make that around my 15-20% food intake, not 90% lol, I’m gonna shake off the dust from my recipe blog ( I do have one) and cook again  :3 I’ll still have hummus and cookies and stuff, just you know, gonna make it fit better.

I also wanna re-incorporate vegetable milk ( the kind with no sugar of course ), more stuff like tofu and trying out tempeh too! Much more veggies and also eating enough.. FAT, yes, ladies and gentlemen, fat is GOOD for you, you need it for hormonal process and to make some vitamins travel and what not. With this I mean food like avocado, nuts, seeds, not to go and gorge on fries ( that’s a new food group, carbfats lol ).  And in the right proportion but I know for sure I usually eat fewer fat than needed. ( Most of my tasty packaged food takes away from fat macro, for example)

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For the gym part, I am playing just dance or some light cardio daily, not a lot, more like 15-25 minutes, more for fun than anything but it’s a nice way to add activity.  I’m trying to do harder cardio, like really not being able to talk and sing lol, but for now I pulled off only 15 minutes, I’ll work towards 30 minutes or so  🙂 of course aiming to maintain an average of 10k steps a day too.

 

What aboot the booze? Ain’t nobody giving up craft beers, lol, but since this is going to be a lifestyle for me, I am going for  1-2, make it really count and on those days I found these tips, by a wonderful woman Sascha Fitness ( check out her SaschaFitness )

Drinking times:

  • Limit or avoid stuff like rice, oats on that day, since the body is already dealing with alcohol, which the body treats as damn poison by the way.
  • Limit or avoid the fats, cos your liver can only handle as much.
  • Load up that ass on veggies and protein.
  • Water intake should go up up up!
  • Drink slowly dammit.
  • I pre-add the beers I’ll have in a given day and behave accordingly
  • Eat before going out to drink!

 

 

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Make your numbers right 😛

All in all, this is what’s going on lately, also got in touch with an old friend, been meeting new people.

As an aditional note: I am not quitting all processed food and drinks, not forever not for 3 months, because I want to make sustainable, life long lasting changes, not quick fixes, this is the first time I’ve said it, this is going to be my new LIFESTYLE. So I can’t do the things I did before (ditching all for a while then back to it)

My head is a jungle (jungle, jungle)

Those are actually lyrics from this song… “jungle” by Emma Louise ..saw it on this ad for black opium perfume,anyway it works for my post too!

So a friend is briefly back from Australia, we met with the other 2 friends, I haven’t seen any since this one friend left, she was our pillar, I always said that, while it was nice to see them again…

Things haven’t changed at all in this year, we ended up talking about the very same things, making me remember why I didn’t see them for so long, I ended up drinking way too much ( for what I drink now) cos it was the only way I felt supa comfy and , yeah that’s lame eh, but again, at least I can better understand now why things are like that, so I didn’t get drunk but I did go well pass over my calories.

People say to move on, and let go, when you overeat/drink, I personally think : “Sure, you shouldn’t beat yourself up” but it doesn’t mean you just move on and don’t try to fix it, I went over by 830 freaking calories, so the next day, I ate 630 calories less than what is on my “schedule” this means today I can “save” only about 100, tomorrow another 100 less and then it balances out. Most people wouldn’t do that, but I’m lucky to work at home so I can and I did, this means hitting the gym on Saturday which is totally ok, so now I can really move on with that. Not forgetting what I told my returning friend, most people bore me when I’m sober and I wanna hang out with people I can stand sober.

Even if this means not hanging out at all, please refer to my previous post Say

Me may meet on Saturday, if we do, I’ll bring my own craft beer and have 2 and be done with it. As we speak, well, as I write I’m eating yummy fruit and checking Cinema for tickets for Nanoha movie, but no luck  u.u

Tomorrow shall be a day to watch all the new anime episodes!!

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a NanoFate illustration for no reason at all!!!!

Anime to watch season 2018

Let’s see, I make this list mostly for myself cos I lose track..

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First of all I have to catch up with Dragon Ball Super and Fate/ Apocrypha ugh

 

1.-  Citrus

2.- Ito Junji collection

3.- Yuuki Yuuna Hero blah blah

4.-  Takunomi

5.- Hitori no shita: the outcast 2nd season

6.- Card captor sakura hen

7.-  Nanatsu no taizai

8. killing bites

9.- Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens

10 .  Mahoutsukai no yome

11.- Poppuetipiki (spelling)

12.-  Nanatsu no bitoki

13.-   Fate/Extra last encore

14.- Slow start

 

 

JESUS, when am I going to watch all this?!

 

 

Nancy’s review of this year

So, the year hasn’t ended officially, but my new year is around the corner, that is October 31,  since I have so many things that happened to me, I’m going to write about them now so they will be quiet and let me do other stuff.

As you know I was dating this person, she didn’t make it into the ex list, for a variety of reasons not to be discussed, so, I sprained my ankle one day before she graciously broke up with me, I pushed her to tell me what was going on..anyway, that of course pissed me off cos wtf woman? Don’t act all nice and shit and then do that, BUT as with all things in life, this came with a lesson, I think the cherry on the cake of a lesson AND a brand new one, so I am very happy things happened as they did after all, cos otherwise.. I wouldn’t be on this new..place? stage? step? level?

Nummer 1: The whole dating thing, I was used to crappyness so whenever I’d meet someone who was less crappy, I found myself thinking “Ah..so people can be actually nicer than X..I see” and each time they were nicer and it just hit me…being super nice and treating me like a god damn princess is the MINIMUM, not the most amazing things I could expect but the fucking given, minimum!! I remember being so happy when I was with L cos she was all nice and shit, like bitch, they gotta be nice and lovely all the damn time, I mean not all the time every waking hour, but it shouldn’t be such a novelty for a gf/person you’re dating, to treat you right and stuff.

That was the part this person who I dated cleared the most for me, I thought I had it but no, I was still settling, much less, but still, I would still try and “be open” and shit just to be ok with someone, well FUCK THAT, I’m super fine as I am and whoever doesn’t like that is welcomed not to and to go away, we ain’t here to fucking adapt to people, this doesn’t mean I hate people again or anything.

The second part..the hardest, with the sprained ankle came a lot of frustration, anger and sadness, cos I was walking more and in general, I like to be able to walk you know? After the influenza I really appreciated the fact of being able to leave the fucking house.  So, I had to slow down, it gave me a lot of time to think…I think how I am doing in my life now corresponds as how I am re-learning to use my feet, my body, say, I got rid of supportive shoes cos I want my feet muscles to work, be strong, be as they are meant to, I, for the first time in my life, finally, came to good terms with the alcohol thing, yes, I did drink more and stuff I don’t even like just to put up with people.

But now, I do love beer, specially craft beer, so I’ll have 1-2 TOPS, and not often, cos that messes up my efforts at gym and tracking my macros/calories (got me a kitchen scale and a bathroom scale, a set of spoons and cups) and it tastes better when it’s less, now I will write it down in a controlled food log and everything is fine.

What about them friends now? Well… I used to see them often, get drunk often (or at least drink a lot) , now as you can imagine I barely see them and I have not got drunk, just at Jani’s party, but that was so much fun, but hangover lasted 2 days wtf. Do other things? Yeah that ain’t gonna happen, we may go to movies now and then, clubbing is out of the question, so is eating cos, bear with me, I KNOW people love eating meat and most won’t ever quit and even as much as I don’t like it I HAVE to accept it, I am done trying to change people, but I’m also done doing shit I don’t like so, I’d not hang out with a bunch of people who love to eat, eating a lot of dead animals, cos that makes me feel weird and I can simply not.

Supportive shoes= excess booze Minimalist shoes=1-2 drinks  that’s how I think it can be compared, of course I’m not still used to the new way my foot do thing, I’m working hard to be strong all over, it’ll be ok, specially now that I know. Another good thing is now I think of my whole body more, I pay more attention when training parts like my shoulders, back, I am more aware when working my legs too, it all just feels much better.

I’m excited about things to come, btw, being a freelancer is really the best, I’ve been tempted to write L just to tell her how wrong she was with that shit about having a fucking boring job to hate cos you can’t do cool stuff and get cash but that’s what people call petty and I won’t, but I’ve wanted to. xD

 

These pics? Just women I think are gorgeous and I THINK they have some similar traits, I’ve come closer to have a type yay! Still gotta properly date an Asian girl tho!

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