Friday Things

Hello friends!

So this edition of Friday Things is almost at the end of Friday night, but it still counts, right? It’s been kind of a crazy day but I had time to kill so figured I’d do a quick post.

So I have a confession: I just finished watching the last episode of Fuller House. And I actually liked it. Lol. Like so many kids growing up in the 90s, I loved watching Full House. It was one of the few shows I could watch with my (brown) parents, and they actually enjoyed it too! When I first heard about the remake/sequel, I was a bit hesitant, but then jumped on board when I watched the trailers. But after watching the first few episodes, I was a bit let down. The show was insanely cheesy. I guess it didn’t help that I had my husband watching it with me and he kept cringing every five minutes. He eventually gave up and I thought I did too, until I finished my Downton Abbey rewatching and decided to give it another shot. And I’m so glad I did!

The show is still cheesy. The humour is silly. The characters repeat many of the same lines. And there’s so many attempts to break down the fourth wall. But it’s still cute. And funny. And loveable. It’s like curling up with an old teddy bear, one you’ve outgrown but still have fond memories of. So if you’re looking for something light and silly to watch, I definitely recommend it! Especially if you watched and loved the original. Just try to look past the cheesiness…

In book news, I’ve been struggling with a book called Kingdom of Little Wounds, and it’s honestly one of the gruesome books I’ve ever read. It’s supposed to be a teen fairytale retelling, and while the concept sounded interesting, it just depresses me. It reminds me of cautionary tales masked as fairy tales and there’s also this whole sickness aspect to it. I really want to soldier on, but I feel like it might be on it’s way to becoming another Did Not Finish title. 🙁

I’ve also started dieting again. And it’s just so difficult! I don’t remember how I used to do it. The last time I lost a huge chunk of weight I dieted for about a year and it became so easy to me after awhile. But it’s only the second weekend and all I want are cookies and ice cream and pasta and pizza and everything else sugary or carby. Yup, it’s like when I’m fasting: when I can’t have it, I want it! I’m thinking about having cheat days on Saturdays again, like I used to, because I think it helps me stay on track the rest of the week and not cheat in little ways. I also tried to cut back on the baking, but my excuse is my husband, and so far I’ve made him sugar cookies and brownies in one week and sampled them both. 🙁 Ugh, why don’t I have more self-restraint!

But in related news, I HAVE been working out! I know, it’s crazy right? You all remember how much I hate working out right? And the truth is, I still hate it. But I’ve sort of found a solution. I find this link to some Jillian Michaels workout videos and I decided to try them out. In the beginning I was only able to do about 20 mins (including the stretch lol) but now I can do 40 mins! I know, I’m amazed too. I do it in the morning, first thing when I wake up, well before I have a chance to get lazy and skip. It’s been 2 weeks and I haven’t skipped a day yet 😀 I was starting to get bored of them, because I have to listen to the trainer say the same thing every single time I do it, but now that I can do most of the workout, I just put music on on my laptop while the video plays and I follow. It definitely makes it slightly less boring. Here’s hoping I get some results soon!

Anyways, it’s getting late and my eyes are closing as I type this. So I hope you all have a good weekend! I’ll be back soon to share a new recipe with you all. 🙂

Thanks for reading,

Ikhlas

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