1.22.2008

"Me" time and SF 2

2008 has gotten off to a good start in terms of using the new year as a start for some changes in my life, at least i think it has. the biggest change really has been a significant shift in my eating habits and hopefully in my exercise habits as well. this is all part of the "to be a hot 30 yo" "resolution" that will last for the next approximately 16 months .. and onward. seriously though, what i eat now is quite different than what i use to let myself eat ... even my "trainer" after comparing my food diary before and after the change, was amazed. there are moments where i have broken down i will admit ... a box of fried chicken here and there, one little piece of chocolate, or what not. but in general, my meals of late have been centered around oatmeal and fruit for breakfast, stir fry vegetables and beans and vegetable burgers for lunch and dinner. and i might eat actual meat only every other day. i pretty much do not eat cheese or any kind of potato now and rarely any bread of sorts. in exercise, i have had two "training" sessions, learning out how to actually lift weights and now trying to figure out an actual workout schedule.
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i'm not going to bold yet and say that any change in my body has definitely happened, but i have gotten various comments that i do look slimmer. anyways, i am glad i am having help though ... and free at that! kahl has been a great benefit to my life in that he puts so much energy into helping me along my little "journey". i will have to admit though, i do feel a slight twinge of strangeness when we're training that is, since he is sort of a cute guy and well built... and well you get the picture... i'm only a man.
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we were stretching on a mat, laying side by side, i'm lying down and he lift his head over and talks to me about stretching. i couldn't help myself but think this was an approximate position you might be in talking to your lover in bed. alas .. he's taken ... and even more so ... i am his friend and his boyfriend's friend. oh well. speaking about that though, kahl was telling me that he and andy were having dinner this past weekend with another couple and the other couple asked why was it that i was still single. it was a sort of complement i guess, the way they seemed to ask it, saying they didn't understand that with my talents, why i'd be single still.
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why? i dunno ... but to be honest. right at this moment ... i really don't care that much. i know for a few previous months i was waxing and waning about single-ness ... but you know, this "health kick" of late has really shifted my focus and in a way ... as I told Kahl ... what i am doing now ... perfecting my health and hopefully starting to advance professionally ... is all stuff i want to do ... solely.... solely for "me". they are all things that directly benefit me and i reap direct rewards from in accordance to my efforts. the whole finding or having a boyfriend thing ... honestly ... too much trouble to think of it now. and way to volatile. and if you think of it ... what really is the benefit? the REAL ... lifestyle changing ... and lasting benefit. sounds pessimistic ... or bitter ... but i don't really think so. i want to think that it's just "me" time now.
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so in general "me" time is going fabulously. in other news, i just went to San Francisco again this past weekend. the genesis of the trip was to help sam, my ex-ex-boyfriend celebrate his 30th birthday. flying halfway across the country for a birthday? well... seeing that he had friends flying fully across the country ... i guess i needed to represent texas. and its sam... the only person i've been intimate with and still talk to with amicability ... that speaks of something i guess. anyways, sam and i and about 20 other or so of his friends (from various stages of his life) had dinner and some continued on to a little quiet party at his place. it was a fun evening ... not crazy ... but enjoyable. and it is always fun to see sam.
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however, the other part of the trip entailed being entertained by hector's friends. they were kind enough to offer us (yes, hector came with me!) 2 evening stay and even a great tour around the "must see" sights of SF. the touring afternoon was long but filled with some seriously spectacular scenes to be had around the city. i think my favorite was going up to "Twin Peaks" and seeing all of SF laid out in front of you ... it was a beautiful sight. and of course, i appreciated the poetic end of the day watching the sun dip into the Pacific Ocean ... quite nice. it was a perfect "weekend" trip ... well almost ... as i had to immediately go back to work when we got back sunday evening to prepare for the work week. but i did realize how much i love SF ... whyd idn't i ever really think of that town to live in before?
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speaking of traveling, the next thing to look forward to is this ... after almost 2 years of working at SWA, a job where i originally was brought on to do some projects in china... and consequently NEVER worked in china (except 1 time yes but it was a short 1 week charette) ... lookee here ... i am actually working and even more ... going to china finally. i will be in hunan a week or so and then topping it off with 2-3 days in hong kong... city i have never been to. to be honest, i am jazzed about hong kong but only ho hum about the actual job in hunan ... haha... oh well. well... i am also jazzed about flying first class and business class all the way as well... sweet! anyways, this week will be busy trying to figure that all out and preparing.
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