How’s your weekend?
Mine was full of catching up – with housework, that is hehe! I did a major housecleaning yesterday and it felt really good – moving around like I’m having a workout =) Which reminds me, I am starting to gain weight already (what with the many food try-out invitations I’ve been getting!) so I have to seriously start exercising again to burn those calories.
That’s why I really pushed myself to clean our apartment thoroughly (while AJ’s asleep) and not only did our apartment feel light after, I did, too!
I also changed our soft covers (after 2 years!) using those that we ordered straight from Mandaue Foam, Banilad Branch in Cebu. It matched perfectly the green throw pillow cases I bought at The Landmark.
These pillow cases, like those you saw last time, cost around P50.00 each only.
Then in the afternoon, I treated myself to a good home-serviced massage. I used massage oil I bought at Ritual early this called, aptly called “Oh Happy Day”. It’s very mabango and easily warmed up on my skin. Very relaxing.
Then today was grocery day. Time to replenish our food stock. There’s also an ongoing BPI Madness Sale at Glorietta and I almost found myself buying a new laptop to upgrade from the Asus EEE10 I am currently using (yes, I’m using a netbook only for blogging).
But these got me distracted from shopping for a laptop:
The Nescafe Dolce Custo Piccolo is on sale at 50% off! I thought this will be in our wish list forever but here is it finally within our budget’s reach hehe!
Goodbye new laptop (for now), hello new coffee maker!
We bought the coffee capsules for the Dolce Gusto machine (Lungo and Vanilla Latte Macchiato flavors) at The Landmark grocery. The coffee capsules aren’t sold in individual packets; you have to buy them by the box (with 16 coffee capsules per box), which retails at P365.00 at the Landmark. That’s around P22.81 for each cup of great coffee! What a sweet deal!
I also bought myself a Thera-Band exercise latex band, my exercise tool of choice as I do not like carrying dumbbells. Also, I think it’s more fun to do stretching like this lady below hehe! (photo source here)
I got the medium latex band and it comes with a little manual containing exercise instructions for the shoulder, arms, chest, upper back, neck, abs, hips, knees and ankles. Super sulit at P399.75! I have given it a test run earlier, and I am already looking forward to doing at least 3 sets of exercises per body part, focusing on 2 body parts per day.
So there, getting back into the groove isn’t that all difficult once you have set your mind into it. And with good massage + Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee as positive reinforcements or rewards, I think I can easily set my mind (and heart) into those exercise routines =)