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One of our very first pictures taken at a friend's wedding almost 2 years ago :) 

Thinking About: How difficult it is to get back into the swing of blogging after taking a month-long break from it. I didn't plan for it but after reflecting back on this past April, I'm glad I did. It gave me time to re-prioritize some things in my life and invest my energy toward what matters to me most. The most common topics I seem to be mulling over these days consist of the following (in no particular order):
  • Fitness and the power of transforming one's body through proper weight lifting routines
  • The cultural upbringing from Asian immigrant parents and how that effects their children's career paths (doctor/lawyer/accountant versus a creative-based career) 
  • Why some people seem to think it's okay to be two-faced and not have an ounce of guilt/shame. Where's the human decency or better yet, the courage to be yourself? 
  • Some fun secretive surprises I have up my sleeve for my honey this month 
Feeling: Motivated but tired at the same time. As I was re-measuring myself and comparing the numbers to last month, the progression I have accomplished has motivated me to work out that much harder and more consistently. Tired because I'm a night owl, have the tendency to ignore the clock on purpose so I can fully unwind, read my book, read a bunch of fitness model interviews in regards to their nutrition and workout plans, go on Pinterest to feed my brain with art/illustration pins, and then oh crap - - I've got to wake up in 5 hours...hmm...

Watching: Just watched (most of) Hunger Games last night (finally). Checked out a few episodes of Hemlock Grove on Netflix (a unique sci-fi type involving wolves, vampires, and a splash of suspenseful drama). Recently went to the movie theaters for Oblivion, the latest Tom Cruise movie and was impressed with the unexpected plot twists as well as the computer graphics. Oh, and if you're in the mood to get spooked hardcore, go check out Evil Dead, the latest one in theaters - - a grueling mix of exorcism, bloody gore, and camera angles that will make you nervous from beginning to end.

Reading: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. If you're looking for a good read while learning how to truly change the way you live your life - this is the book for you. Did you know that habits inhabit 80% of our day? The more you understand how to effectively create or break habits, the more effective you will be at living the life that you want.

Looking forward to: Our family weekend getaway to the beach very soon! Just imagining how the sand is going to feel against the bottom of my feet while having the California sun kiss the tops of my feet - - my heart is already starting to race. I've been doing a lot of bikini hunting and it's almost time to seriously amp up my nutrition and workout routine.

Making me happy: thinking about how happy my love will be when he discovers some of my upcoming surprises, Iron Man 3 happy hour with some old co-workers this weekend, meme generators,   glute exercises, playing and acting silly with my sweety and baby girl, Nick's Italian restaurant in Scottsdale, homemade protein style burgers, and last but not least, visiting my family on Sundays to catch up while hanging out with a cool basset hound.

What's new with you? How's your first half of 2013 going so far? Thank you Danielle from Sometimes Sweet for the original inspiration behind these fun "currently" posts! 


  1. Yey! Welcome back Cathy! I loved hearing about all your news. Your up coming holiday sounds like just the break and sunshine and sand you deserve - enjoy every second!! Looking forward to seeing some bloggy posts about it soon - Sending love from across the pond xx Angie xx

    1. Thanks for the warm welcome Miss Angie! Yes, the beach trip is now less than two weeks away - not that anyone is counting or anything ;) I hope it's starting to warm up where you're at!

  2. I've had so much to do at college recently that I haven't blogged properly in ages! It's nice you've had time to reflect, I can't wait for the summer holidays so I can actually relax!
    Dreams in a Poppy Field...

    1. Keep up the great work though - college is temporary and before you know it, it's over so enjoy it while you can :) Summer holidays for you is just around the corner so keep your eye on the prize girl! :)

  3. Getaways are needed! I hope you guys have a great time & I'm really looking forward to a vacation here soon, too! Sometimes we all just need a break - from everything - once in awhile, and it can be a huge refresher. Good for you for taking a breather.

    I recently watched Hunger Games, too! I didn't read the books though. What did you think about it?

    1. Wahoo for vacations. America needs more of it - where's the petition for this? I didn't read the books either and to be fully honest with you, I didn't give Hunger Games a full chance since I was blogging the whole time the movie was running...It looked good from what I caught of it lol. Let's just say I'm pretty picky when it comes to finding an engaging movie for me. :P

  4. Hi Cathy,

    Glad to have you back! And that book is amazing isn't it? I just couldn't put it down. Thanks for sharing!

    Hannah from I am a lifestyle blog

    1. Hi Hannah! Hey, thanks! Yes, the Power of Habit is about halfway done and it is super interesting! I just got done reading about the foundational work for Starbucks - so crazy!!


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