February 04, 2020

Things I do differently now

Victoria Park
My behavior and habits have really, drastically changed since moving to Hong Kong last April. I'm sure it's partially to do with my age—middle age!—and it definitely has a lot to do with living in this city at this particular point in time. In no particular order: I wear sneakers almost every day. I go to the gym at least five times each week. I leave my apartment every morning before 6:30 a.m.. I try to take more than 15,000 steps each day. I haven't really made any new friends outside work, so I have full control over a lot of my free time (yay!) but I spend a lot of it on my own (boo!). I've gotten really into midi dresses. I own a lot of leggings (my favorites right now are the new Gymshark "Training" leggings—they're only $35 and they're super-soft and squat-proof). I wear a lot more color than I did in New York. I use backpacks a lot. I go to bed before 11 p.m. most nights. I eat a lot more protein. And some days I carry three reusable drinking vessels at a time: a small bottle for pre-workout, a liter jug for water, and a venti-sized travel mug for hot coffee. That's a lot of mugs.