This week I have finally booked my GMAT and TOEFL appointments. My primary goal at the moment is to get accepted into a really good Master’s Program, so I’m focusing on crashing the GMAT. I would be quite content with a 700+ score. I think that for a non-native English speaker, who has never lived or studied abroad (or in English for that matter), the 90th percentile would be quite an achievement. Of course, the higher the score, the happier I’d be 🙂 So I’m grinding now, which can get pretty lonely and boring at times, but I gotta do what I gotta do.
On Wednesday, I took out my parents to a nice all-you-can-eat restaurant here in Budapest. We celebrated my dad’s birthday, and it felt so nice to be able to treat them a bit. They are always saving money on themselves, but special memories like this one are priceless, and our precious time together needs to be cherished while we have the opportunity. So I absolutely want to do more cherishing from now on! ^_^ Not really something I can quantify, but I’m fine with that.
This lovely plate of delicious desserts is the most perfect intro to my fitness goals 😂 I finally want to start working in my field as a group fitness instructor, or as a personal trainer before I turn 30. My only problem is that my body composition is not exactly ideal – hence motivational – to say the least. It is REALLY difficult for me to lose fat, and to keep it off in the long run. I have to be super strict with my diet, which is a matter of prioritization. So on Monday I started keeping track of my calorie intake again. To compensate for my indulgence on Wednesday, I fasted for almost 24 hours afterwards – I didn’t even get hungry actually, but I’m quite used to intermittent fasting by now. More on that subject, as well as my hi/story later. Let’s keep the focus on my goals now. Strength-wise I want to be able to do a full wide pull-up. For this, I’ll need to lose as much excess body fat as possible. Flexibility-wise: side splits!!! It really is time for me to move on from the front splits. ‘Nuff said.