Okay my faithful readers, friends, and followers. You all know how I used to look around 2007/2008 right? Chubby, with a hint of bulk. That's right, 178lbs and a 36-inch waist that could use some trimming.
Around November 2009, I basically just decided to screw the chubby part, and go all out stripping it away from my body. What I got was a new physique that runs 5k in 35 minutes, does 60 push ups in 60 seconds, hold a plank for 90 seconds, and weighs 146.5lbs. That's right, plus the waist is now 31 inches. A little under 147lbs, welter weight for boxers I think.
I love being fit. I love being strong. This is me. New and improved. :)
I looked at my course flowchart and guess what, I have only 20 units left in De La Salle University - Manila.
I am currently doing my thesis this term (submission next week!) and I knew I had little time left in uni. I didn't expect it was just one last term.
Out of that 20 units, I will be doing 3 units during summer, for on-the-job training (OJT), to get experience before I dive in head first into the working world. That leaves 17 units, NO majors, and thus, a walk in the park. I even have two PE classes in my last term. Laughable, really.
So. Yeah. I'm going to graduate very soon. I can feel it. I can taste it. And one day this year, I'll be writing a blog post summarizing about three years of my life; the most important three years of my life at this point in time.
I am excited, but if I'm honest, a little scared as well.
So. My blog has been dead for almost a month now, and it has been mostly due to university priorities, not to mention my quite unstoppable addiction to fitness. Mid-terms just ended, and I'm glad to feel I did quite well in many of my subjects. :)
My 21.5 units certainly aren't helping me sleep better, that's for sure. Apart from the latter half of our thesis (which is due soon, I might add), my minor subjects are actually much more draining than the majors! It doesn't help that two of these minors are in Filipino, which I am not exactly very fluent in. Of course, survival in the subjects is pretty much guaranteed, but who doesn't want a 4.0 in minors? I certainly do.
On a happier note, I am finally below 150 lbs, and it's consistent! I tip the scales at 148 lbs, but of course, my target still remains set at 145. That's perfect welterweight size. Since I took up boxing about 4 months ago (Elorde Boxing Gym, I love you), I think of body weight in fight weight classes. HAHA.. Seriously though, it's a GREAT way to keep in shape, and carve all those cuts. :P
Being the academic manager of the university pep squad has proven to be a great and unexpected challenge for me this term. The sheer workload of one person (myself) monitoring an entire pep squad (over 40 members) drove me crazy the past month, but thank God for our Sports Academic advisor, Ms. Grace, and the always-ready-to-assist fellow academic managers, I am slowly but surely learning the ropes. It's great experience, one that I would never regret taking, although it does dent my social life quite a bit. Ahaha..
As for dancing with Skittlez, my time in De La Salle University - Manila is slowly coming to an end, along with my competitive eligibility with Skittlez. Due to some (rather stupid, foolish, and uninformed) possible rule changes, I might not even be able to compete this year. *sigh* Still, my heart is still in the crew, as it has always been for the past two and a half years.