Plana FORMA: Trusting the process

Just yesterday, my visiting mother-in-law who hasn’t seen me in years, told me how big I’ve become. Normally, comments like that would get me plunging into some drastic diet plan, but I surprised myself that I was okay with it. It’s true, I am overweight. And I guess the reason why I didn’t feel so bad was because it’s not like I’m not doing anything about it. I’ve been working out at home – doing Zumba and body weight workout programs the past few months; and at my husband’s coaxing, I have been running with him and our boys at Track […]

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Why we take “well-balanced diet” seriously at home

Chicken is a staple at home. I know that there are new brands in the market, but I’ve always stuck to the one I grew up with and know so well – Magnolia Fresh Chicken. I usually get free range chicken because I think that it’s the better option, but I don’t mind getting whole chicken either. I’m a big believer of the notion that trusted brands will not risk losing their credibility by intentionally messing up their products to fool their consumers. Magnolia’s one of them trusted seals. Did you know??? Some fast facts about Magnolia Fresh Chicken: The […]

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Starstruck! Meeting Zumba creator, Beto Perez, in the flesh

I’ve never tried Zumba®, although I’ve heard so much about it. So, when I got a slot to Beto Perez’s media conference yesterday at the Intercontinental Manila, I was soooo ready to party. You can bet I came in my workout clothes! Beto Perez is the original creator of Zumba®. The story behind how he stumbled upon it is very interesting. He used to teach an aerobics class back in the late 80’s and he forgot to bring the music. He improvised on some salsa tapes  (yes, cassette tapes!) he found in his bag and everyone ended up loving the […]

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Fun old school workout for Work-from-home moms

“Whatever works is worth doing”, that’s my new mantra when it comes to fitness. After trying out all those hip workouts they advertise on Oprah, and while the rains aren’t letting up long enough for a run, I realized that the old school workout, MTV Grind featuring dancer and choreographer, Tina Langdon and body builder, Eric Nies  was the one I needed.   And I think it’s a good workout for every Work-at-Home Moms like me! Let me tell you why: 1. It’s old school but it’s fun. 2. It burns calories and gives you a good sweat afterwards. The […]

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My 21Days No Junk Food Challenge: Consistency

I’m blogging about my 21-Days No junk food challenge a little later than planned. I went into it back in April (?), see? I’m not even sure when I started. I actually documented it on my Facebook but I feel too lazy to scroll back to find it. Anyway, I first saw it posted on Binondo Mommy’ s FB status. I’ve been on a  lookout for a diet and workout program that’s doable, affordable and fits into our routine. Signing up with a personal trainer is ideal but right now, my best option is to find something that I can do […]

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