Tiger Print Cropped Top: Topshop | Black Skirt: Mango | Earrings: Yhansy | Cuff: Forever 21 | Belt: Kashieca | Clutch: Anya Hindmarch | Gladiator Sandals: So Fab!
First of all, I apologize in advance for having to resort to a quick post–I just celebrated my birthday yesterday (eating is taxing, okay) and I worked my butt off in the gym a few days prior so obviously, I am physically exhausted–so much so that I’m 5 seconds away from shutting down my laptop and taking a nap on my couch.
But I can’t. I can’t neglect my duties and I can’t be lazy. I can’t allow myself to settle for mediocrity by posting a blog entry filled with music verses from some select pretentious hipster band that only a handful has probably seen once or at most, twice, on MTV (or if you want to be mainstream, something from Justin Beiber, I don’t know how people do their blogs nowadays, I’m so out of the loop) and then supplement said post with an annoying and juvenile explanation like: “oh hi, this is what I wore today for no apparent reason at all but to be fantabulous, hihi!“
Sorry, gym makes me really cranky. I am a thundercloud and I can’t deal with stupidity today (most probably because I know for a fact that I am going to have to deal with stupidity and her many cousins, tomorrow). On the plus side however, I am officially skinny, and in effect, I am no longer going to deny being skinny (or as my detractors would say, “skeletal”). After avoiding junk food and going to the gym (for the past week at least), my waistline is now at 23 inches and I’m 1 lb off my initial goal weight. Also, I am seeing muscle definition!
Don’t worry though, I’m not neglecting food and I’m not abusing the phrase “gym insanity”–I’m still pretty much healthy and eating a lot (mostly to cater to my rather speedy metabolism). I don’t think I’ll ever employ strange methods like mixing up a cocktail of medical drugs with weight-loss aids and ephedrine just to lose some fat percentage. People who know me can attest to my so-called insatiable appetite as well. In fact, for my birthday dinner, I had 2 main courses: truffle mushroom risotto (my favorite) and a 250 gram order of Wisconsin Sirloin with mushroom gravy sauce and potato gratin. I also had a white chocolate sponge mini-cake for dessert, sue me. That is roughly 3,000 calories… or more, I reckon.
What’s paramount, I think, is if you’re confident with how you look, and you look and feel healthy? It’s all good.
Enough of that.
Before I forget, I would like to thank everyone who has tweeted me, emailed me, facebook messaged me, and who has done nothing short of greeting me during my birthday. I had such a lovely time and I’m sure that it’s been the best birthday thus far. Everything in my life is wonderful and I certainly cannot ask for more. I feel so blessed. I am motivated, inspired, and healthy–physically, spiritually, emotionally, and the whole shebang.
So I shall remember this and put it in writing: My 24th birthday was beyond special. A few weeks before the occasion, I treated my family out to dinner. A day before my official birthday, I went out with my teammates from the office. On the eve of my birthday, I spent it with people who mattered–my boyfriend and his family. All-through-out, I was getting the support and the encouragement from my parents and siblings.
Despite being 24, I feel infinite (hello Perks of a Wallflower!).
Mostly though, I think that I cherish my 24th year a lot because I got to spend it with the love of my life and he’s made the occasion nothing short of perfect. I can’t ask for a better man, I swear.
Likewise, I want to thank you all for being a part of it–to those who had witnessed my growth and my development, to those who had recently discovered my blog and had thought I’ve a unique blogging style, and to random lurkers, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Anyway, here are some more outfit shots from last, last week’s Fridate.
And finally, photos from my birthday dinner yesterday!