As I’ve said in my previous post, we have a new zumba instructor. If before, we had a gay one, now we have a girl. She’s a student. When we had a little chitchat during one of our water breaks, I found out she’s on her final year in college taking up HRM.
We call our zumba instructor by the name of Tyn. Teaching zumba is her part-time job. Somehow, she reminds me of myself when I was still in college as I used to work part-time, too, to support my studies. It started on my third year. Back then, I really had to do it because my father had lost his job. But I digress.
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I stopped doing zumba the second half of last year because I got too busy at work. Okay, make that “I got lazy.” Actually, not so lazy because even if I didn’t do as much zumba as I could, I was able to lose weight and that says a lot about my level of discipline and determination, right? Haha.
Anyway, two weeks ago, I started zumba-ing again. Just like last year, our little zumba club does it every Tuesday and Thursday. We still use the same venue and the same old sound system though I think it would be cool if we could use something like a stagepas 500 at guitar center for a nicer-sounding music. But that’s just me.
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I’ve always believed that good health is a gift. I would prefer good health than money any day. Of course, we do need money to live a good life but then, a good life is worthless if it comes with a terrible sickness that could ruin it any time.
I just found out last week that an officemate’s spouse has been diagnosed with kidney failure and would need to undergo dialysis twice a week. What a nightmare that came very early! The patient is only 41, for goodness’ sake.
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When I got so busy at work in the latter part of May and the entire month of June, I forgot about zumba. I don’t know if we could resume doing it because our zumba instructor left already (and so did the other participants). For now, brisk walking is my form of exercise.
The hubby and I have started walking briskly recently. We do it every night after dinner. These days, we get to walk as long as 3.7 km every session. Brisk walking does not only help us get fit and healthy, but it also helps us relax. It’s also a great bonding activity for us after working the whole day on weekdays.
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I never thought there would come a time that I would need to wear glasses. I’ve always believed that I inherited my grandfather’s sharp eyes. He wore prescription glasses only when he reached 60+ and that was mainly due to ageing. Amazing, isn’t it? In this age of advanced technology where we get exposed to all sorts of chemicals and radiations everyday, our eyes aren’t spared from harm and eventually become vulnerable to damage.
yours truly trying to get the hang of it
The hubby and I still have 20/20 vision (I have sharp eyes, after all!) but we’ve recently found out we have a mild astigmatism to monitor. Astigmatism is a common condition of the eye that causes blurred or distorted vision. I have it on both eyes while he has it on the right eye only. This meant we needed to wear glasses already. And so we did, just over a week ago. The optometrist said we didn’t have to wear glasses all day but only when our eyes are working hard like when we are in front of the PC, reading books and watching TV.
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