I exercise alone.
I watch movies alone.
I travel alone.

Being alone with your thoughts

Extended solo travel can do a lot. It can clear your mind and drive you crazy. It can make you feel detached from the world and divinely connected to it. It can reveal the better parts of you and the worst. Angel, the manatee. Angel, the lionfish. I’ve met them both.

Manatees are considered to be the most gentle animals on Earth. They have no prey. They communicate by hugging and kissing. The lionfish, on the other hand, only brings pain. It’s crushing to witness your unpleasant side. When you do, accept that it came from you, forgive yourself, and move on.

Being alone with your workouts

Fitness continues to be a part of my life but it’s no longer a hype Nike event. Sigh. But thanks to my arsenal of home workouts , I’m maintaining. The photo of my sneakers was taken outside of my old guesthouse.  Every night, I exercised in the driveway while the security guard side-eyed me. I was a foreign lady in Thailand doing 15m sprints in the dark. He was suspicious.

 The next time you can’t get to a gym or need a quick  routine, try my ab or cardio workout.



In other news, I’ve been listening to the Commodores a lot. Zoom is hitting harder than normal.


GSH · 08/24/2014 at 6:26 am

Tried that cardio workout 1 time. Struggled to do 4 sets, damn near died after 3. It was worth it though. Thank you kindly.

Angel · 08/08/2014 at 4:00 am

@FVR. I got a pregnancy workout coming for you! I love you more.

Angel · 08/08/2014 at 4:00 am

@FVR. I got a pregnancy workout coming for you! I love you more.

Angel · 08/08/2014 at 3:57 am

@Badiyah. Don’t make me come over there and force burpees on you. Zoom all day.

Badiyah · 08/07/2014 at 9:24 pm

I haven’t worked out since you left *sigh*. I HAVE listened to Zoom (does snake with head and snaps fingers)

FVR · 08/07/2014 at 11:40 am

I second what Ween said. In the meantime, I’ll be doing some modified side planks and carrying my belly around. 🙂 LOVE YOU ANGEL!

Angel · 08/05/2014 at 10:29 pm

@Slomo. I have no doubt you won.

Angel · 08/05/2014 at 10:26 pm

@Nomi. I know, right.

Nomi · 08/01/2014 at 9:09 am

Manatees give the best hugs!!

Slomo · 07/29/2014 at 9:20 am

Chose to sleep instead of run this morning, so this was very handy. I feel mighty, mighty.

Angel · 07/27/2014 at 8:54 pm

@ween. Thanks, my friend. You and I will reunite one day. You know this.

ween · 07/27/2014 at 12:24 pm

we are waiting w open arms if you ever get the urge to come back to us. there’s a big open space out here that you left behind 🙂 xx.

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