Category Archives: Health and fitness

Reality Check – Shed off that pounds away

 

OMG it’s already a month after the holiday season officially ends and you haven’t shed off those extra pounds accumulated during those times. lol. #RealityCheck – One of the hardest things to do is to go on diet if your meaning of diet is starving yourself which is very very wrong. You just need to lessen your intakes of carbs, fats and sweets which were abundantly served at the feast table during the holiday season. Okay, easily said than done, been there and I always get sidetrack, I’m just human you know, hahaha. DISCIPLINE is really the key. πŸ™‚

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Eat more healthy food like veggies and fruits and sweat out those excess weight by simply walking, running/jogging, go up and down the stairs of your home or office (lessen the elevator rides and you’re doing your company some favor by saving on electric bills and yourself more). Do some stretching/dancing work-out at home in the tune of lively music, you can try to look atΒ  guitarcenter.com has komplete 10 for more bubbly music accompaniment.

There’s no harm in trying and you might succeed without noticing it. πŸ™‚

 

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Zumba at home

Rainy days are here again, the cold temperature plus the wet weather always made me want to stay home and let the time passes by, watching the rains fall outside the window, this is where procrastination sets in, just chillin out and relaxing. But hey, this also made me feel heavy, no work-outs and exercises at all, can’t run or just walk to sweat out outside. πŸ™

zumba at home

Well, I found lots of exercises to do in the comfort of my home, zumba videos are abundant at Youtube channel, lively music with tc electronic to accompany me when I danced my heart out keeping me fit and healthy even if the weather is sooo gloomy, finished 17 tracks non-stop and feeling addicted too into this set of videos. Yup, there is no excuse when you want to accomplish something, if there’s a will there’s a way.

Be safe and dry everyone, in this part of the world it’s rainy season, while on the other side is summer.. so enjoy whatever weather you have!!! πŸ™‚

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Zumba work-out at home

 

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When I’m not in the mood to go out and attend my Zumba class, I just turned my computer on and go to Youtube channel to watch and follow the dance steps of the many Zumba videos I can find there. Doing the work-outs at the comfort of my room any time of the day usually starts at late morning when I’m done with my regular house chores. I know how important it is to sweat out and shake my body to keep me fit and healthy, moving those muscles with the beat. Dancing also clears my mind of stress and other worries resulting for a more alert and happy me.

Listening to upbeat music made me feel young and keep me updated to modern sounds that my children are into. lol.. Having a big b-52 speakers with good quality sounds made me fully enjoy the tune and the exercise as well. So for moms who have no time to go to gym for work-outs, you can also try this exercise at home, check more videos not only of Zumba but some other form of exercises to keep you going. Remember: health is wealth.

Living a Healthier Life

outdoor exercise

Counting calories and adding exercise into your routine can be overwhelming. There are many ways to make sure that you are moving toward living a healthier life. It is possible to live a healthy life without missing out on your favorite foods and activities.

Track Your Fitness Goals
Keeping track of your fitness goals can help you stay on track. You can use a daily planner to keep up with your progress. You can keep track of the number of glasses of water you drink each day and your activity level. You may also want to keep a record of the foods that you are eating. Keeping track of your goals will help you see which efforts are contributing to your success. If you notice that you are meeting goals more quickly after starting a new exercise routine, for example, then you will definitely want to continue with the new routine.

Prepare Meals Beforehand
Food is often an obstacle toward a healthier lifestyle. Try to keep a healthy meal prepared so that you do not feel tempted to indulge in unhealthy snacks. Having lettuce, boiled eggs and turkey on hand will help you make a healthy salad without having to make a trip to the grocery store or spend time in front of an oven. You may want to prepare meals in advance so that you will have healthy food ready when you are too busy to cook. Try to purchase snacks that provide protein and are low in calories.

Exercise Often
Treadmills and elliptical machines are great for burning calories, but being outdoors can be a fun way to add adventure to your fitness routine. Consider jogging through a local park or going for a swim at a neighborhood pool. You may also want to join friends for a soccer game or a round of Frisbee golf. Participating in fun activities may help you burn calories before you even realize that you are doing so. Ordering sunscreen in bulk can help you prepare for a whole summer of outdoor fitness activities.

Tracking your progress, preparing healthy food and spending extra time being active can help you achieve your goals. Once you have an established routine, you will be surprised at how easy it can be to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Fun fun place to do work-outs and plant hunting

 

working-out couple

This is the continuation of my other post about the new work-out hub we found and loving it. As I have described on my previous post, it has offered different exercising machines to use for free, it has a big open space for jogging and walking, also a free Zumba class. After a tiring hours of doing the exercises and you got hungry, there a lot of food stalls to eat breakfast or lunch.

plants

And if you are a plant lover, there are stores for different varieties of plants, decorative home plants, vegetables and fruit-bearing trees to choose from, organic fruits and veggies and other preserves is also available, which the husband really liked as he is into urban farming at home.

For a little fun, there’s a zipline for the adventurous and playground for kids, also a fish spa for only 60 pesos (sad it was not yet open when we were there, I really wanna try it, hmm maybe next time), almost everything is there except maybe a fender showmaster for guitars, oh well maybe or maybe not, who knows. πŸ™‚

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