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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13 Reasons Why I Recommend Feed 5000 To Go

I’ve always been vocal about my favorite kitchen in the South – Feed 5000. I love Chef Len (and her family!) and I love her food. I also happen to be a slow but sure convert of her advocacy — Real Food. What is Real Food? Chef Len clarifies that real food simply means healthy food. No artificial content, no instant mixes, and no MSG. She says it makes her sad that people have become so busy that we no longer plan and prepare our own meals, and resort to eating out where most of the food we’re served contain […]

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Learning something new…like brush lettering

I read once that it’s common for women who hit the age of 40 to try out new things and explore more possibilities. They said that there’s a sudden sense of the value of time and how fast it runs that we become bolder in setting aside our inhibitions to go for the things we really want to do in life. Maybe in my case, when I got married, I decided to live my life. I used to be so obsessed with my so-called career, I did not give time to other things outside my gigs, rehearsals and workshops. The only […]

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Trying out Wellganics

I came upon Wellganics in my Facebook news feed. It was posted by a friend of mine, Chona Borromeo, whom I know to be one of those who have successfully transitioned to healthy eating and lifestyle. Wellganics is her “baby,” a business she came up with out of her passion to make organic supplements accessible to everyone. As you know, our family’s been striving to go all natural as possible with our food and drinks, so I am interested in her products. As far as my experience goes, organic supplements, or organic foods in general, are far too costly to maintain. […]

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Going Organic: Trying out The Green Grocer’s Complete Farmer’s Basket

Last March 3, with three kids and all, my husband and I trooped to the South to pick up my first order from The Green Grocer, an online store selling organic vegetables, meat, poultry, dairy and grocery products. It was really challenging since our car is not yet fixed and the place was located in a village where tricycles are scarce; plus we were anticipating a lot of stuff to carry back home which always happens when we visit my parents. But yeah, we survived the whole trip and I was so happy as I was checking out the items in […]

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