The Grim Adventures of T G

Healthier. Creative. Organized. Observant. Resilient. Determined. College. Goals. Workouts. Many languages. Engineering. Exchange. Wisdom. And a little bit of crazy everything.

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    Hi guys,
I know it’s been a while, but I’ve been carrying you all in my heart and mind. Everyday I cheer for that we all achieve our goals. Not one day has passed by without me thinking of all the tumblrs I visit, and all the messages out there, the cheering spirit, the energy. How could I forget? We share the same goals in one way or another. The same feeling. 
The year is basically over in here. No more classes, no more hard working. I’m finally on vacation from school and from Novartis. So, I’ma tell you how my year was, in short version. 
2012 started in Vegas.. and I liked the city, the crowd, the parties so much, Im returning in 5 days from now! 
I was living in Cali, San Diego until february, when I returned to São Paulo. I miss Cali like crazy. Tears come to my eyes when I think of La Jolla shores, and the air conditioning treadmill cinema room at GOLD’S GYM. 
I met lots of new people in college this year, and most of them are already gone from my life. I don’t ask for much and I’m extremely easy to cheer, but I do ask for true friendship in return, since I rarely offer less. Many of those were not friends, just classmates, but the ones I thought they were, turns out they had all the kinds of diferent interests. I’m guessing only one of them was true. 
Second semester was crazy on fire and really lonely. I was working out less than I expected. I was able to save the year, but with one dependency subject. Great and unnecessary at the same time. No one to blame, but me. At the same time, I was getting paid for free. I barely had something to work on the project. 
Tomorrow new season is officially on! SUMMER! - love and hate relationship. These days are hot and cold and the gym has suspended classes due to holidays. Great huh? NOP. Not for me. I had lost 2kg (~4,41lbs) and it’s here again. Anxiety, I’m guessing. I’m unhappy with it.
Now: I have to work on 2012 budget and schedule. More classes = less time to workout, less time to work translating documents, less money…

Hope you all are ready to hear lots of no’s, ready to prove people wrong and to be successful over the coming challenges! Also, please have a Happy Holidays? : )
I’m off to lunges! ;) 

    Hi guys,

    I know it’s been a while, but I’ve been carrying you all in my heart and mind. Everyday I cheer for that we all achieve our goals. Not one day has passed by without me thinking of all the tumblrs I visit, and all the messages out there, the cheering spirit, the energy. How could I forget? We share the same goals in one way or another. The same feeling. 

    The year is basically over in here. No more classes, no more hard working. I’m finally on vacation from school and from Novartis. So, I’ma tell you how my year was, in short version. 

    2012 started in Vegas.. and I liked the city, the crowd, the parties so much, Im returning in 5 days from now! 

    I was living in Cali, San Diego until february, when I returned to São Paulo. I miss Cali like crazy. Tears come to my eyes when I think of La Jolla shores, and the air conditioning treadmill cinema room at GOLD’S GYM. 

    I met lots of new people in college this year, and most of them are already gone from my life. I don’t ask for much and I’m extremely easy to cheer, but I do ask for true friendship in return, since I rarely offer less. Many of those were not friends, just classmates, but the ones I thought they were, turns out they had all the kinds of diferent interests. I’m guessing only one of them was true. 

    Second semester was crazy on fire and really lonely. I was working out less than I expected. I was able to save the year, but with one dependency subject. Great and unnecessary at the same time. No one to blame, but me. At the same time, I was getting paid for free. I barely had something to work on the project. 

    Tomorrow new season is officially on! SUMMER! - love and hate relationship. These days are hot and cold and the gym has suspended classes due to holidays. Great huh? NOP. Not for me. I had lost 2kg (~4,41lbs) and it’s here again. Anxiety, I’m guessing. I’m unhappy with it.

    Now: I have to work on 2012 budget and schedule. More classes = less time to workout, less time to work translating documents, less money…

    Hope you all are ready to hear lots of no’s, ready to prove people wrong and to be successful over the coming challenges! Also, please have a Happy Holidays? : )

    I’m off to lunges! ;) 

    (Source: siegfriedlorainesassoon)

  • Food Log

    Food Log

    Food Log

    Food log: Im creating a food log. How’s your habits? Sometimes we never realize how bad it is until we read it! I’ll be posting the things Im eating weekly. Thats because I know I wont be able to do it daily

  • Quick Update

    Quick Update

    Quick Update

    Quick update: Since I no longer have that much time for exercise and I want/ need/ command my cellulite to be gone, Im taking centella asiatica capsules 2x a day. I started yesterday. Since my problem is really bad, I’ll analyse and let you know how powerful it really is!

     

    My dietist oriented me to take omega 3 for cellulite.. I’ll try it too. But later!

  • Late progress

    Late progress

    Late progress

    Hey guys, whats up? I know it’s been a while, and this is way off the deal, but I’m doing what’s possible to be here and write, and accomplish my personal goals. I’m facing different challenges right now, and it is very complicated. It’s all about TIME. I just dont have enough! How can that be!!!

    Here’s an update on my progress. I didn’t really had any progress these last couple weeks. I regained that 1kg I had lost and my belly was huge and somehow I fell off the wagon. Of course, as the smart woman I am, I quickly replanned my healthy way. Something new I noticed: last Sunday I was a little late for Local class and when I got there, there was no room. I went to exercise at the weight room and the weights I used to use were so.. light. Local class is so intense I dont even feel those. Except for the leg press, Im gonna have to adapt everything for cases like this.

     Yesterday was my new beginning, and I’m even better at this! Now I can drink lots of water and I feel like it. This is a huge difference for me, because Im not very friendly when it comes to drinking water.

    Also, I’ve been eating way healthier and I’m being successful watching my fod schedules. So, I’m eating greener, I’m drinking more water, I’m controlling my schedules so I wont eat too much at once, but.. Im exercising less. As I previously said, my classes are back. That means exercises are scheduled for my weekends only now. Thats sad, I really miss and like those.

    So, with my new job, I have even higher goals. Being healthy just got harder.

    I need time to do all of it, but what’s worrying me the most is my language learning. I need to keep up and there’s just no time.

  • Wednesday is for… sleeping like crazy?

    Wednesday is for… sleeping like crazy?

    Wednesday is for… sleeping like crazy?

    Say whaaaat! Yes, wednesdays are for duathlon and body balance.

    I didn’t go to the gym this wednesday. I’m super tired and my muscles are super sore at the point I know body balance would kick me in the arms! I dont know why I feel this tired. It’s just weird.

    Yeah. This wednesday I woke up at 5am - which I’m no longer used to, to meet a director in a distant neighborhood I used to work. We had a job interview. He’s looking for a better executive assistant and I’m looking for an opportunity. He was really polite, and seemed to have all the characteristics I judge to be nice in a boss. Except for the fact he’s looking for someone else without first telling his assistant so she can prepare herself for the change. Everything went well and he told me he intends to take interviews to another round. 

    How I woke up: with really sore muscles. Can barely move my arms, shoulders, chest… 

    When I got home, after the interview I decided to get some rest and it really felt like nothing! I hate when it happens! But.. While I was sleeping with my eyes open, I got a very important call. Atos called me to inform I had been approved and to know if I was still interested in working at Novartis. The answer was yes and I should start by next wednesday!

    I felt so happy for this, I had this crazy interview like almost a month ago. This is the first time I had such an interview. We were talking like friends, as if we already knew each other for quite some time and we talked about everything. He had true leader qualities, which makes all very different. By the end of the interview, I discovered that the company and I shared goals: to develop specific products to impact in people’s lives in such a way to help them turn it around.  I fell in love. So I’ll be working on a huge pharmaceutical company, dealing with projects! Despite the fact that this is not an internship position, I feel it’s a very important opportunity because it’s a pharmaceutical, and it’s something I would really like to work for as an chemical engineer

    More news about jobs! lol Today, as I was again sleeping with my eyes open, BASF called me, and apparently I skipped a few stages on the interview process. I’m supposed to meet my possible future boss this friday. Why did I say yes if I got a job? Because still I have nothing signed. When I get there, I’ll cancel it if prior to Friday. I mean, we never know! This is for a internship position, to work with market development

    Ok! I still owe explanations on the 90 day challenge. May we do this tomorrow? It’s almost 3am here! Forgive me it’s there’s orthographic mistakes. I’m not going to read this before pressing create post.

  • Monday is.. no longer the day I like the most!

    Monday is.. no longer the day I like the most!

    Monday is.. no longer the day I like the most!

    Yes, I used to love Mondays, and deep down, I still do. I always loved Mondays way more than Fridays. - actually ever since I started university, I never liked Fridays.

    Seems with me it’s the reverse. Everybody loves Friday and hates Mondays. I always enjoyed waking up early, going to work, studying.. call me weirdo, a lot of people do - and I dont mind them!

    My Mondays used to be the best days. Fresh start for the week. I’m fast, I’m full of energy to spend working and studying. It’s the day I have heavy subjects for classes, and very important ones. This year, the challenge for taking it to the next level in university is simple: organic chemistry, chemical physics and calculus II - or as I like to call it, calculus, the return. hahaha yeah, freaking silly 

    All the other subjects wont fail me. Those 3 are the ones with potencial to do it, and I have 2 of them on Monday! 

    Fridays are always mega heavy. They do it so we won’t skip classes to hit the bar. Friday is also that day that you wake up and go to work because you have to. Not because you like it

    See the difference? It’s a high low experience. Despite of all the good things that happen on Fridays, this day is still a ‘low’ due to the prior days.

    Guys, I need to talk to you about the 90 day challenge. I’ll try to do it today, but later, ok? It’s a long explanation and I think it’s really important to understand the essence of it. So, see you later!!!

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    Last night I said I was going to try to come by more often, I’m sticking to what I said. 
This is my workout plan and I’ll start working on it tomorrow morning, that’s why it starts with Saturday. I created this according to my gym schedule. All of those are classes, except CERET and weight room. 
Also, Monday is blank because that’s the day the gym is closed. So, here’s some explanation of what these classes are for and how they fit me:
Duathlon - mix of treadmill and bike, this is a one hour class. Half tread, half bike. It’s good to get rid of fat and excess/vanity pounds. It works your body and mind. Ideal to clear your mind and reach solutions. 
Bike - this is a one hour class. Very intense, you will use all of your strength and will sculpt your thighs, burn fat, improve your posture and will also increase your comfort (e.i. for me it was no more back and neck pain). This is optional on Fridays, because I like to go out on Fridays and July is perfect to leave home earlier. 
Pilates - one hour class. Works body and mind. Improves your strength, posture, concentration, etc. Don’t think that because it’s not a very dynamic class like the first 2, you wont feel a thing or wont get results. Pilates is hard!!!
Local - one hour class, super difficult to get a good spot to practice the movements (a lot of people look for this and if you get there like 5min earlier, the room is already full). Hardcore class. Works every part of your body with individual exercises. The good thing about this is that it saves me from going to the weight room, that is crowded most of the times and you must wait for others to finish, specially during summer and also, after July I wont have time for the weight room.
G.A.P. - one hour class. This class is new for me, I’ll be trying it for the first time on Tuesday. This seems to work abs, butt and thighs. I’ll post more info after the first class!  
ABS Power - the schedule says it’s a 50min workout, but really, the teacher is always late, so we have around 35-40min of class. Its pure abs, all the kinds of sit ups, NONSTOP (= somewhere between 600 and 700). I love it. Do I want a flat ab? YES. That’s why I run. Crunches wont be much of use if there’s fat covering my treasure!! Optional because there are 2 instructors, and I dont like the class of one of them (can’t remember which day she is there).
Body Balance - this is a one hour class, probably my favorite. It’s a mix of Tai Chi, Yoga and Pilates. I hate Yoga, seriously. I thought that was just too boring. So, its good because it allows you to relax and work on your muscles, posture, control, mind, balance, etc. I always end the class meditating. Its wonderful. Now its just a twice a week class, unfortunately, which means since it is no longer on Sats or Sundays, I wont be able to take this class after my college break. But it is totally worthy!
If you’re wondering about CERET, that is the name of a community club, more like a big square (platz) with walls around it. (it also has other features, such as pool, tennis square, etc). The reason why it’s placed on Monday as optional is because of the schedule, I’ll probably be hella tired and lazy! What will I do there? Run, of course.   
Regarding the weight room, I’m only there to use Leg Press 180º and dumbbells. During Local classes I’ll be already exercising my arms and shoulders, so I won’t be needing the dumbbells on July. 

Just feel like saying this, I’m not a personal trainer or anything related. I just like to exercise because I have a lot of energy and it makes easier for me to sleep at night. Of course I have other reasons, such as being healthy, relax… Yes, I have problems sleeping. Even when I wake up at 5am and get home around midnight, I have to force myself to bed and most of the time can’t sleep before 1am!
Ready for the challenge? I should come back with a plan to cover the months when I’m not in a college break soon. 

    Last night I said I was going to try to come by more often, I’m sticking to what I said. 

    This is my workout plan and I’ll start working on it tomorrow morning, that’s why it starts with Saturday. I created this according to my gym schedule. All of those are classes, except CERET and weight room. 

    Also, Monday is blank because that’s the day the gym is closed. So, here’s some explanation of what these classes are for and how they fit me:

    Duathlon - mix of treadmill and bike, this is a one hour class. Half tread, half bike. It’s good to get rid of fat and excess/vanity pounds. It works your body and mind. Ideal to clear your mind and reach solutions. 

    Bike - this is a one hour class. Very intense, you will use all of your strength and will sculpt your thighs, burn fat, improve your posture and will also increase your comfort (e.i. for me it was no more back and neck pain). This is optional on Fridays, because I like to go out on Fridays and July is perfect to leave home earlier. 

    Pilates - one hour class. Works body and mind. Improves your strength, posture, concentration, etc. Don’t think that because it’s not a very dynamic class like the first 2, you wont feel a thing or wont get results. Pilates is hard!!!

    Local - one hour class, super difficult to get a good spot to practice the movements (a lot of people look for this and if you get there like 5min earlier, the room is already full). Hardcore class. Works every part of your body with individual exercises. The good thing about this is that it saves me from going to the weight room, that is crowded most of the times and you must wait for others to finish, specially during summer and also, after July I wont have time for the weight room.

    G.A.P. - one hour class. This class is new for me, I’ll be trying it for the first time on Tuesday. This seems to work abs, butt and thighs. I’ll post more info after the first class!  

    ABS Power - the schedule says it’s a 50min workout, but really, the teacher is always late, so we have around 35-40min of class. Its pure abs, all the kinds of sit ups, NONSTOP (= somewhere between 600 and 700). I love it. Do I want a flat ab? YES. That’s why I run. Crunches wont be much of use if there’s fat covering my treasure!! Optional because there are 2 instructors, and I dont like the class of one of them (can’t remember which day she is there).

    Body Balance - this is a one hour class, probably my favorite. It’s a mix of Tai Chi, Yoga and Pilates. I hate Yoga, seriously. I thought that was just too boring. So, its good because it allows you to relax and work on your muscles, posture, control, mind, balance, etc. I always end the class meditating. Its wonderful. Now its just a twice a week class, unfortunately, which means since it is no longer on Sats or Sundays, I wont be able to take this class after my college break. But it is totally worthy!

    If you’re wondering about CERET, that is the name of a community club, more like a big square (platz) with walls around it. (it also has other features, such as pool, tennis square, etc). The reason why it’s placed on Monday as optional is because of the schedule, I’ll probably be hella tired and lazy! What will I do there? Run, of course.   

    Regarding the weight room, I’m only there to use Leg Press 180º and dumbbells. During Local classes I’ll be already exercising my arms and shoulders, so I won’t be needing the dumbbells on July. 

    Just feel like saying this, I’m not a personal trainer or anything related. I just like to exercise because I have a lot of energy and it makes easier for me to sleep at night. Of course I have other reasons, such as being healthy, relax… Yes, I have problems sleeping. Even when I wake up at 5am and get home around midnight, I have to force myself to bed and most of the time can’t sleep before 1am!

    Ready for the challenge? I should come back with a plan to cover the months when I’m not in a college break soon.