Monday, 23 January 2012

Achieving my New Year's Resolution- A Slimmer Body: 2. Healthy Living, Healthy Diet : Whole Wheat Cereal + Low Fat Milk

Eating right and eating healthy is also important in achieving my goal this year.
Though exercise really improves and tones our body, a good diet is also necessary.

I’ve realized that no matter how much I exercise if I’m not eating right, I will not really achieve my goal.
So I started to eat a lot of veggies and fruits every day.
I also cut my meals at dinner.

A lot of people says that eating less at dinner will also keep you fit.
This is because our body is going into the rest or sleep mode that it cannot digest the same way as it did the day time.
For my diet, I usually eat late for my breakfast. Almost lunch that its already brunch. I eat usually 9-10 in the morning for my brunch. I don’t have any morning snacks.

And the afternoon by 2-3, I eat my afternoon snacks.
At dinner, I usually eat a lot..But that’s before I decided to have a diet.
Now I eat less. What I have for dinner is just about some whole wheat cereals and low fat milk with some veggies and sometimes, fruits.
I don’t know  if this will work for me because it’s difficult to really follow on  a strict diet.

I’m into this Whole Wheat Cereal and Low fat milk diet at night.
I can’t follow its recommendation to have it at breakfast.
In its packaging it promises "show your shape in 14days"
But that's if you eat this at breakfast and dinner in which its kinda difficult for me.

I think, even if you're not into this type of diets, you'll still loose even an inch if you just cut your meal even a little during dinner. :)

Any ways, I hope this will help me achieve my goal this year.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Achieving my New Year's Resolution- A Slimmer Body: 1. A very good running shoe: Skechers Resistance Runner PRO RESISTANCE Shape Ups

Last year, I set a goal for my self that I should have at least 27" waistline. Unfortunately, that did not happen. But, I was able to loose around 5lbs and I think I improved my body size since I was able to wear some of my old and favorite clothes before I got pregnant. :)
If you may ask, this might be because of a little excersice, which started around mid-October, some little and not so strict diet, and some advanced science through a series of lipo-cavitation and radio frequency treatments which my consitent weekly sessions started by October.
Before 2011 ends, I decided to really achieve the dream body I always wanted.
I also realized that lipo-caviation sessions will not work as effective as you expect if you won't really exert the effort to exercise and diet. So I decided to focus on one physical activy that I am capable of. I was not really a sporty person but I guess, running really fits anyone. (just seek medical advise if you are undergoing some medications)
Actually, last November, I looked for a good running shoes. I saw this Skechers Resistance Runner PRO RESISTANCE . I wasn't really into buying this one but I thought that this will push me to run because if I don't use this shoe, its just a waste of money.. (that's my motivation..hehehe :) )
I saw this shoe in SM dept. store in Sta. Rosa Laguna. I actually don't have any idea on how much this cost that I actually fit all their shape up shoes in the display rack!
When we're about to pay at the cashier, it was a whooping PHP5800++  !!(I was not sure of the exact price, I already forgot :) ) Leaving us no choice to buy it, hehehehe.. But I was happy for it :)

Now let me share my experience with this shoe.
Actually, its really comfortable to wear.
It looks like an ordinary shoe, unlike the other shape up shoes from skechers, this don't have a very noticeable inclined sole.
For me, it makes me accelerate better because it push you to move forward.
I like the tongue lock - it holds the tongue in place :)
Just one cons, after a long run, my right foot just felt a little pain. not sure if this was shoe related or me, just not knowing how to run properly. hehehe :) My gym instructor said it was just me.
Anyway, overall this was good shoe.
I also asked my instructor if it really help tone/shape up one's body.
He said yes.. (I'm glad that he says YES because if not, I will just realized it wasn't worth the price!)
It really help shape up because it helps you move forward because of the shoe design, making you run more and helps in better body position.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Nailaholics - Hand and Foot Package Experience, Something new before 2011 ends

Last January 2011, I planned on trying a body scrub session. This was really new to me since I never tried having this in a spa.. But before 2011 ends, I also end up doing something not so far from what I planned - a hand and foot spa session.
From the outside

I searched for a good spa within our area (Laguna, Philippines) for a good spa. I feel like NAILAHOLIC maybe a good spa to have this experience.

The place looks so inviting for me. Seems I can really relax at this place.

I availed their new service, Moroccan treatment (if I remembered it right :) ), hand and foot spa which also includes manicure and pedicure. Well I guess I need that too since I don't usually have my hands and feet mani or pedi cured, I just trim my nails!

Whats with this Moroccan Treatment?
- this includes, scrub, mud wrap, Moroccan oil massage, manicure and  pedicure
- price: around 1000+ (I forgot the exact price)

Now let me share my experience:

My feet were soaked in a solution (not sure what it was)
Scrub up to just below my knee
Mud wrap - a cold and relaxing wrap
Oil Massage

The same thing applied to my hands up to my arms.
I just wasn't able to take pictures of it :(

For me, the spa is good and relaxing but the manicure and pedicure, not so good that I actually repeat my nail polish when I got home :(
My nails were not as clean as I expect it since their name is "Nailaholics" they must be very expert on nail cleaning, nail arts, nail polish.
My expectations were not met :(
So for me, this was not really worth the fee.
Maybe it defends on the branch.

Hope you'll never have the same experience that I had.