Workout Home Moms during the Quarantine Season

It all started when one of the girls in our Victory group asked how she can jumpstart her fitness journey, and since I’ve been aiming to get back in shape after slacking for months, I volunteered to be her accountability partner. So we started on our workout journey together by sending each other photos of our sweaty selves after each workout every day. A couple of weeks later, two others joined and we started a new challenge of sending time lapse videos of our workouts in our private group chat. Before the month ended, the rest of the women in […]

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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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How to fight depression for work-from-home moms

It’s not unusual for any work-at-home mom to struggle with loneliness or even depression. I know I do from time to time. Before I move on, I want you to understand that if you are going through depression, you need to seek the help of a professional for that.  But this also applies to the common pangs of loneliness and sadness anyone of us may go through, like when we miss our friends or when we miss our youth. You know what I mean? But anyway, now that I’ve mentioned it, mine’s partly triggered by my biological clock (I’m almost 40, […]

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