Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Insanity done! Turbo fire, here we go!!

So I'm finally done with Insanity. Thank heavens! That routine was just so intense in a way that you really have to really really want it to get through it and finish the job. It does the work though. You'll be ripped if you're actually following it word by word. :) I was in a way but not really, although we did get the 6 times a week nailed. I just modified it a lot just because I had back surgery 3 years ago, so I really did need to take it slow. My husband on the other is doing it, even in the times that I don't when chores & being a mom gets in the way.

So now a friend let me borrow her turbo fire because like us she had moved on to the next routine. :) I started yesterday. And if your like me who is a frustrated dancer, you're going to like this workout. You get to dance but not feel stupid about it. Hahahah Because the steps are so workout related that it just like any other workout, but you have that beat to follow. Alas! My dream of being a dancer has came true! Ha! Its so intense and fun. The more intense it gets the shorter the workout is. So another good thing about is if you're like me who has a very hectic schedule, (wife wise & mom wise lol!) then this workout is made for you. You can choose from a variety of 30 minutes to 15 minute workout or if you just want to do the 10 minute stretch. Its all broken down. And great thing about is it, I now have time to workout in the wee hours of the morning, while everyone else is still snoring. Haha! I could never do that with insanity because its like 45-60 minutes and every workout is going to take your breath away that you need a lot of recovery time. I like insanity, but its for those who are really dedicated. So trbo fire is good for me because I am always short on me time and this is perfect me time without getting the to do list piled up. Plus! Its a good stress reliever because you're constantly punching and kicking the air. Haha!

Monday, May 21, 2012

About to explode

I just wanna say that I am overwhelmed and definitely stressed out. I feel like there's a ticking time bomb inside of me and I am just anxiously watching out for it to explode. You ever have that feeling? Believe me its not just the party planning that's causing it. I don't even know what's causing it. I'm just... I guess tired and anxious and stressed. I guess what's really stressing me out is the people around me that feels also like walking time bombs waiting to explode. And I'm just anxiously waiting for it to happen, feeling helpless and overwhelmed by everything else. I don't know. I feel like my brain's just trying to unscramble everything and its messing up with my body's chemistry. Lol. I have that ugly feeling at the pit of my stomach. I just wanna scream. But I have to get it together because no one else will do it for me. Ahhhhhh!!!!!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Scrambled Salmon

5 eggs
3 tbsp of mayo
Pinch of salt
Diced onions
Diced tomatoes
Diced green onions
Salmon fillet (chopped to preferred size)
1 Cheese slice cut into small pieces.
Half a stick of butter.

In a medium bowl combined 5 eggs and start whisking. Gradually add the mayonnaise and keep on whisking until well blended. Add a pinch of salt and mix some more. Set aside.

Dice half a red onions. Dice half a red tomato. Dice 4 green onions. Cut salmon fillet into pieces. Cut 1 cheese slice into pieces. Set aside.

Melt butter in a frying pan on medium heat.
Saute the red onions & red tomatoes
Fry the salmon on the same pan, 2 minutes on each side.
When salmon is cooked, add the scrambled egg.
Cover for 3 minutes. Add green onions & cheese on top. Cover for another 5 minutes on low medium heat.

Served over hot rice or bread.

Friday, May 18, 2012

What's on my mind?

This phrase keeps going through my mind right at this moment.

Don't blame God for the problems you are facing. Blame yourself or the people around you who actually makes it happen.

Not a good thought, I must admit. I was brought up not to dwell on blaming, but instead to focus in dealing & trying to fix problems. Its such an easy advice to throw to people that comes my way. Not so easy when I have to do it. You see, it's so natural to get engulf in all the craziness and just sink into all your feelings and emotions and allow them to dictate your every thought until it becomes who you are and affects the way you live. Before you know it, you are a completely different person, defined by your past, and without knowing it, dictated by the one's who did you wrong. The bad part about it is, this is exactly what's happening and you don't even see it that way. Because if you did see it that way,, you would have probably stopped yourself. Imagine a life dictated by the people who did you wrong? Who wants that? No one! But it happens anyway. Why? Because like I said earlier. We get engulfed in our own sorrows & pains that it clouds our judgement. And by the time we realized it, we have dug our own grave so deep that it would take a massive deal of effort to just get out of there. In plain English? Its not going to be easy at all.

So what do we do now? Blame God? Of course not. Why not? Because there is actually a thing called free will and nobody in this world are forced by God to do something. You know who forces people? People themselves. So were back to blaming people? And go back to the dugging a whole for yourself thing? No thanks.

Let me say it again. Just what do we do here? We all know. Its common sense. Easy fix. Easy solution. And yet everyone fails to do so. Why? Because the easiest things on earth are actually the hardest thing to do because of our own damn pride. Or maybe its just not pride. Maybe its the pain, the memory, the present situation we are in. It jogs our emotions. And then we feel. Its the feeling. The most fleeting thing in the world and yet we always go by it. Why? I don't know. I guess I'll have to figure that one out on my next rant. Goodbye!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Shrimp Mac n' Cheese

Recipe soon!

Hayli's Party Preparation

So it's my daughter's 1st birthday next week and we are just so swamped with to do list. She only turn 1 once, lol. So everything has to be memorable and good so when she grows up and look at her pictures, she will feel very special & loved. Hehehe

I chose the Alice in Wonderland theme. It was suppose to be Hayli in Onederland, but like I said, she will only turn 1 once so it shouldn't just be my decision. Besides the theme is so complicated & has too many aspects. I would need to be very creative. And frankly, I really don't have time for any of that. Lol!

Anyway, as you know, recently went to Vegas about four weeks ago. And while we were there, we visited the four floors of the M&M store. While roaming around the M&M store, my husband liked the colorful theme and all that he was like, "We should make M&M the theme for her party." And of course there has to be some middle ground. Lol! So we finally landed on a Candy land/ sweet shoppe theme.
With all the help and wonderful ideas of my supporting husband, creative mother, wonderful sisters and the boyfriends and a family friend that's more like an older sister, we are on the way of making a candy shop out of our house. Lol!

But for now, this is how our house looks like. Its a work in progress. And I have till the weekend to put everything up so we have three more days to relax. :) *fingers crossed*

enjoy the pics!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Filipino Style Spaghetti

Recipe will be up soon!!!!

Enjoy the pictures for now :)

Onions (chopped)
Garlic (chopped)
Ground beef
Canned mushrooms
Tomato sauce / spaghetti sauce
Velveeta cheese
Cream cheese
Sugar / condensed milk
Spaghetti noodles

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Vegas trip!

So I never told you how our vegas trip went? Shame on me.

I was so caught up in getting caught up with everything around here. My baby's upcoming 1st birthday bash, laundry's still piled up from the trip, don't even get me started with the clothes that needs ironing & folding, empty ref, need to grocery hence the loooong grocery list, and of course there's Insanity! How could I even forget that when we didn't do any workout while away. So yes. I was so busy in Mommy/house duties. (to be honest, I've only done the grocery part and a little bit of the decor for baby's party)
Man, I need two whole days, 1 day to clean this whole house and the other day to just sit and relax and not think about anything at all whatsoever!!! I wish! Who knew four hours of sleep could be a luxury sometimes, and 10 minutes in the shower all by myself very relaxing!

So I really needed that vegas trip! Lol! It was fun! Wish it didn't end. It was that fun! It was like my own version of "spa". Lol. You wake up to just take a bath. Somebody else takes care of what you eat. All day you just walk around, take pictures, eat!, sight see! You get back in the room and the whole room is all cleaned up. You curl up to new sheets at night. New towels that's always so hot & toasty! Did I forget to mention room service? Wish we had room service in our own house! Lol.

But that's why its called a vacation. If you had that everyday, it wouldn't be that special.

Now I'm back in my city, which I happen to love, no doubt about it. My life, which quite frankly, a lot of people would wanna have. So even thoughI don't have that kind of life in my vacation everyday. I realized while I was away. I still had a pretty awesome and blessed life that I get to spend with two of the most adorable people in the world. My baby and my husband!

Ps: I'll expand more on the trip when I get around to uploading the pictures! ;)

Stuck in bed

Woke up early today. I was planning to make a good breakfast. Blueberry muffins, scrambled eggs, crispy bacon strips, toasted bread, fried hot & spicy spam, hot caramel macchiato coffee, mango shake. Yum!

Unfortunately, my baby is sleeping near the edge of the bed, so I have to stay put at the edge of the bed myself. I want to move her to the crib, but then she'll wake up and start crying or be all hyper and I still won't be able to make breakfast.

I can't go back to sleep either because its too cold, the ceiling fan is on. I should turn it off, but then baby's gonna be all sweat. Baby & daddy, they like the cold. Not me! So I'm all curled up at the edge of the side of the bed because my baby is literally sleeping on top of the quilt. So I am using one of the pillows as my blanket. I am literally in a weird position were no one could actually fall asleep in.

But its all good. If I cooked that huge breakfast, who's going to eat it? Its almost lunch time and everybody in this house is still snoring. Even our bulldog is snoring his nose off.

So I gues we'll stick to oatmeal, if they ever wake up soon. Or just plain coffee because we are late!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Funny quote!

"The best way to make someone remember you is borrow money from them."

Its been a while

By a while, I meant a whole week.
I'm trying to squeeze a blog while on my way to work.
Oppss! I'm already here. Boo hoo! Lol.
Will definitely blog later.

Quote for the day

You have the right to criticize only when you're doing the job perfectly yourself.