(Personal Post) New 90 Day Challenge: Get healthier habits.

Get healthier habits.


Work to start switching to 80/20 Healthy/Cheat Foods
Sleep at 1am at the latest or get in bed and deal with it.
Start playing with meal prep and on testing meal prep recipes.
Workout: Mat Pilates 3x, Dance 2x, Gym/home workout 3x
Spent 15min to an hour each day reading or working on code/tech stuff.


Switching to 80/20 Healthy/Cheat Foods
Out of bed 9am each day, no matter what time I slept or didn’t get sleep.
Plan out meal preps and make them
Workout: Mat Pilates 3x, Dance 4x, Gym/home workout 5x
Spent 30 min to an hour each day reading or working on code/tech stuff.

(Personal Update) Day 90/90: Made it to the end of the Project 333 Challenge.


Project 333:

I really didn’t update it because I found it so easy once I have my clothing and items pulled. I used less then 33 pieces and I just had to remember to plan when to do my laundry or I would be out of clothing. At the end, I really don’t need that much clothing but I’m also too fat to wear clothing I think is cute.


My own health still isn’t statable but the warmer weather was helping till the Santa Ana Winds kicked in today…baby steps. I’ve been going to mat pilates twice a week, and recently add in 2 dance classes per week. It’s sorta of pushing my ankle, so I might back it down to one dance class a week. I need to lose the 30+ pounds since my ankle surgery. So that’s my next goal for the next 90 days to drop 10-15 pounds.



It’s been a year and half since I decide to go back to school. Part of me is freaking out that I’m not learning fast enough but I feel inspired when I’m in class, so I know it’s the right step.  I have anther year and half left. Not going to cry if I don’t finish it.


I’m on one project right now but I really can’t take on any more till school is done for the semester and my heath improves. Thank goodness for the day job.  I really to get back on track with learning Javascript and learnt use illustrator better.

(Personal Post) Day 49/90: Update


Project 333:

I’m using less then my allowance of clothing and items according to the project. I swamp out a pair of jeans I never used for sweats due to the weather.  When my health gets better, I can start getting rid of clothing and stuff that I really don’t need. Even if I lose the weight, I’ll get new clothing.

Create new habits:

Two hours daily routine
30 mins: Daily work on illustrator or Javascript skills or Weekend: Read a book.
30 min: Clean house + Donate/Get rid of stuff.
15 min each: Draw + Work on Blog/Journal + Ankle rehab + Self Care.

I did good in Jan but failed in Feb once my classes all started. I bite off more then I can chew with all my classes and my health issues flaring up. Need to sit down and evaluate my game plan.

Meal Planing:

This month, I was going to had on meal planing to start eating healthier. My health issues flared up majorly.  I wasn’t able to do much but get what I need to get done and rest.  I’m going to clean out my freezer and start looking into making fz foods that I can pre prep for the slow cooker.  That way if I get sick again, I can just dump it into the crockpot and rest.

Working out:

I started with one class of mat pilates per week for Jan. I’m upping it to two in feb and adding in an hour of dance class starting next week.  March:  Per week: Mat Pilates 3x, Dance Class 2x


(Personal Post) Day 1/90: A New Year and down the rabbit hole aka start to get the habits rolling.

Simplify My Habits

Two hours daily routine
30 mins: Daily work on illustrator or Javascript skills or Weekend: Read a book. 
30 min: Clean house + Donate/Get rid of stuff.
15 min each: Draw + Work on Blog/Journal + Ankle rehab + Self Care.

Twice a week: Meal planing + pull recipes with shopping list.
Read/AudioBook: Two per month. Ideally, weekly.

Project 333
Started to wear my paired down wardrobe. Packing away the rest of my clothing not on my list or on the exclusion list. Hoping to lose some weight so in 3 months I can swamp out to my small size clothing.

Wardrobe for the next 3 months:
2 Pants:  Blk Dress Pant + Jean
3 Bags (Pineapple, main one, lunch cooler)
4 Skirts: Long: Black, Blue, and Stripped. Shorter: Black.
5 Shirts: n/a
5 Pairs of Shoes: Tava, dress, sandal, tennis shoes, and roller walkers.
7 Dress: 3 grey, 2 daily, 1 Hawaiian, and 1 pinup girl black.
7 pieces of Jewelry: 4 pendents, 2 pairs of earrings (I might swamp one out later because it’s pretty damaged), and one bracelet.


(Personal Post)Simplify my habits + Project 33

Simplify My Habits

Two hours daily routine
30 mins: Daily work on illustrator or Javascript skills.
30 min: Clean house + Donate/Get rid of stuff.
15 min each: Draw + Work on Blog + Ankle rehab + Self Care.

Twice a week: Meal planing + pull recipes with shopping list.
Read/AudioBook: Two per month. Ideally, weekly.

Project 333
“…is the minimalist fashion challenge that invites you to dress with 33 items or less for 3 months.”  – Courtney

“What: 33 items including clothing, accessories, jewelry, outerwear and shoes.”

“What not: these items are not counted as part of the 33 items – wedding ring or another sentimental piece of jewelry that you never take off, underwear, sleep wear, in-home lounge wear,  and workout clothing (you can only wear your workout clothing to workout).” I’m also excluding what I’m wearing for medical/health reasons like my scarves and jackets.

33 items:
5 pairs of Shoes
5 Dresses
3 Skirts
2 Pant (including Jeans)
1 Necklace (my sun one)
1 Earrings
3 Bags (Pineapple, main one, lunch cooler)
8 tops (two dress tops, 5 everyday)
–  with 5 items left




Be kind to yourself…

beautiful young girl in little room. creative concept

Until you take care of your health, there is nothing alas you can do for others or your work. These past few years has been a challenge that I didn’t work a traditional 9-5 job. I prided myself on being the best hire gun I could be for my bosses. It was part of who I was, and walking away from that to put the needs of my family first, has been a mental challenge.

Came into WordPress as a hobby, which turned into a side job, that lead me into wanting to go into it full time. That is the road now that I am working on and I know it will take a few years.  When it was a side job, I was freelance and I sub contracted also but I was ashamed that I wasn’t progressing very far.  It was because I was tried, very tried because I was taking care of things for my family and wasn’t taking care of my own health.

Two years plus ago, when situations with my family when to total chaos after my then recent ankle surgery, I’ve been pretty hard on myself for not progressing very far on my coding.  Have to stop and pat myself on the back, I did the best I could, and I’m still here trying.  Never stopped because this is no longer just a hobby but it’s a passion. Need to stop hiding my code. People will laugh, and judged, but you know, what I have git and I will improve. Not only do I have to improve my mental health but my physical health.

Just weighted myself, I dropped 9.6 pounds since the beginning of the year. I would like to lose 6.4 pounds by my Bday, so I need to start working out (baby steps), and making a meal plan on what I eat. If I don’t, I will not cry over it, just keep on working on it. Ideally, after reaching that goal, I would like to drop anther 30 pounds to reach my pre ankle surgery weight. If it takes anther year, I don’t care as long as I do it healthy and correctly.  Have to keep the same mental status with my coding.

Some people told me it’s the hands of God/Fate/Universe that holds you back till it’s your time. I’m just going to sit here and fine tune my craft, my code, my body, my health, my mind till the path I create is being built. It’s never going to be prefect, but it’s my own path and I’m going to be walking it as I’m building it. There will be mistakes, but as long as I learn from them and don’t stop trying, that’s all the matters at the end.  People will judge, but that also means they are stopping to notice what you are doing.  If they aren’t stopping to help me improve, they are not important to me, and not part of my tribe I’m building a long the way.

Self Love Challenge: Day 17

Female hand holding heart shaped cup of coffee drinking, unusual high angle view

Learning to love yourself to just give up all exception for the day when things are going right, and just take a mental day off. I spend most of the day stressing of all the things I should be doing but physically couldn’t due to my asthma issue. I gave up towards the end of the day and just wonder mindless between reading a book which I stop half way through because it turn into the conflicts of being a single working mom empowerment book, cleaning within arms reach, and writing till now. I’m going to be and hopefully get some sleep tonight.

Self Love Challenge: Day 13

Cute little girl walking in the woods at summer

Self love change to work out despite my breathing issues. When to Bootcamp and Yoga today. Really didn’t want to and I can only do about 20% of bootcamp. It’s really just running 2 miles and some straight training. I just walk about a mile. Baby steps. I discover in class today, that I don’t care for that style of yoga and it’s a hard challenge for me to hold positions with my ankle injury. That might be axed till my ankle heals or gets surgery.

Self Love Challenge: Day 12

stressed woman with computer, papers, calculator

Loving myself to be kind to myself. My coding skills is not where it once was. I took a few months off and I need to get back into the game. Need to stop talking down to myself but I hate that I’ve slipped. Each time I go to Dev Meetups and hang out with people who are doing Dev work, I really enjoy learning and see what they are doing. It inspires to me to do more. I think I need to figure out how to be in that environment more.

Self Love Challenge: Day 11

Set of fabulous items

“You’re The Average Of The Five People You Spend The Most Time With”
-Jim Rohn

I need to love myself to shift into hanging out with more motivate people. Love my friends but a lot of them are at different points of their lives then I am.  Need people that are on the same path as I am to help motivate and grow me  as I can for them. The other problem is that I need to figure out and narrow down to what I want to do.