Leaving for Puerto Rico in 4 days!! I am so excited. Have been working out at the gym for the past few months, and for the first time in my life, I'm starting to diet. I have always been skinny, but have never been fit. Meaning, though I can fit into a size 24 jean, there are times where I will have to suck in my stomach to make them fit. 

I've been going to the gym about 5 times a week, and running just about 4-5 miles each time. At the suggestion of the boyfriend three weeks ago, after complaining to him for months about how I've been working out and not seeing any results, I've cut out rice and noodles for my diet. Being Asian, that's like 99% of my carb intake. My lunches and dinners now consist of fish, tofu and lots of greens. My dad makes the best watercress salads. For breakfast, I have a slice of wheat bread with peanut butter and jelly.

And the pounds have been dropping like water. I don't know why it took me so long to finally compromise on my diet. I thought it would be such a pain and I don't believe in building walls against temptation, but I haven't missed rice or noodles at all. On the weekends I will indulge on some rahmen or pho, but for the rest of the week I stick to my diet.

My girlfriend introduced me to Zico coconut water recently. It's delicious and helps me recover quickly from my work outs. I also find that when I drink before a workout, I tend to have more endurance while running or doing cardio kick boxing.

This is what keeps me going. Feeling sore and seeing results. Hopefully, I can wear my bikini on Friday and not feel like my gut is hanging out.