In the past two days, I worked out twice. I haven't worked out with that consistency since high school and I haven't worked out PERIOD in about a year-- no joke. Whilst living on my own in Thailand, away from the temptations of America (TV, fast food, etc.), I have no excuse NOT to reinstate some great habits. Hopefully I will get bored with the food soon or I'll need the workouts just to maintain my current state! The fact of the matter is that I feel great about my willpower and the possibilities.
|At my worst. |
Absolutely wiped out!
|My triceps are on their way!|
So... my roommate for the semester moved back to the U.S. after about 9 days :(. So that's a bit of unexpected news. My next one may not come until April.. so that's another bit of unexpected news. This is why I didn't come to Thailand expecting structure and predictability. Flexibility is a great thing to learn! And something that I don't think was necessarily hard-wired into my being. As you can imagine, I have to be pretty independent-- which I can thank mom and dad for hard-wiring into me. Another silver lining: I can dance around in boxers and a sports bra to my favorite pump-up songs every morning and no one will ever know (except my readers, I suppose).
In case you were wondering about the "Part 1" in the title, take a time machine back to the year 2000. Just kidding! It's a Destiny's Child song, family. The few song references throughout my blog were added without much thought behind them but I think I'm going to stick with the theme. It nicely parallels +Aaron Gillespie's column movie reference.
Boy this blog is a weird contrast to the last-- a trip out of the clinic and into my life. It works for me, though, and will probably continue to follow such a pattern as this internship has so many facets that I want to remember and journal about. Clinical experiences, life-changing realizations, cultural differences, etc.
Speaking of cultural differences, here's a fun picture from a McDonald's I found in a mall outside of Bangkok! I love the Thai twist to an American classic. This is the Thai "wai", or bow, for when you say "Sawatdee-krap" ("Hello").
Be sure to visit my video "blog" on YouTube if you haven't for some more detailed shots of my recent happenings! You won't find a lot of me in the videos or much substance to any video, but the clips give far more detail than I can explain with my words or pictures. Also, feel free to subscribe and comment on the Blog! I'm pretty sure I'd feel pressured to write more if you did--which I want to do!