Morning: Super Intense Workout
Woke up bright and early on a Monday morning to work out at the gym. Had a 9am appointment with my instructor to get started on a program. Went through a lot of tests on different target areas so that he could determine what to include in my program.
Basically, it was a full body work out in one hour. I pushed myself as hard as I could, and rediscovered how good it feels to break some sweat, get some muscles unused for over three years feel some exertion. It also felt good to be able to respond to the instructor’s encouragements, making sure that I got in some serious number of repetitions at the very least.
After the hour long session, I felt a bit sore, but it didn’t matter because up next was a relaxing getaway from the rigors of work and city life.
Afternoon: Super Intense Pig-Out
Okay, I just negated the workout I did in the morning with quite a hefty lunch at Leslie’s Restaurant in Tagaytay City. Some workmates and I set off at around 11am for Tagaytay, waited nearly 40 minutes for our lunch made up of top-notch Bulalo, tasty Tuna Sisig, and Crispy Kangkong with Lechon Kawali. I had to restrain myself from eating too much, mindful of the hard work I had done in the morning. I was able to get sated by one cup, but the rest of my meal was spent on picking on tidbits of bulalo, helpings of tuna sisig and finishing off the crispy kangkong.
Then it was off to Bag of Beans for coffee. The place was beautiful and it just activated the shutterbug in me. I took some photos and was quite pleased how most of them came out. Conversation flowed from topic to topic, and I actually gulped down two and a half cups of their brewed coffee. It was a shame that the day was humid and mostly hot, because we were looking forward to the cool Tagaytay breeze that came sporadically.
Finally, a craving from last week sated: a quick pit stop at Mushroomburger before going home. Ann and I ordered five of their yummy Mushroom Cheeseburgers for ourselves and for pasalubong. I missed the great tasting burgers because I haven’t had them in a long time, and making the pit stop was very satisfying.
The trip home was a cracker, we spent most of the time laughing at hilarious jokes and comments about what we saw on the road.
All in all, the day was well-spent to recharge our batteries. Though the trip was tiring for our bodies, it did more than enough to raise our spirits and get us through our work until the next road trip.
Edit: Photos of the trip to follow. Gotta rest a while before diving in to work 🙂
Edit Edit: Photos uploaded! 🙂