Sunday, July 31, 2011

Stay Fit and Healthy Even While Traveling

While traveling can be so much fun, it presents a challenge to health buffs out there and that is to maintain weight even with the presence of amazing foods. Now if you are thinking about traveling, you often wonder if working out is possible even while on the road. Yes, it is possible to lose weight and maintain your figure even while on a foreign place.

When booking for a hotel accommodation, check if the place has a fitness center. Most hotels offer this and it doesn’t matter if they have state of the art equipment or just the basic treadmill all you need is one that can help you sweat a little during your free time.

Check the areas around and see if there are any walking trails that you can take every morning. Another good and easy thing to do is opt to walk rather than catching a bus or taxi cab. Exploring a city by foot is a fun and healthy adventure. Take a few pauses and rest on a park.

You can also bring your favorite workout DVD with you when you travel. There are also some lightweight exercise accessories such as yoga mats, resistance chords and Pilates band that can fit easily inside your luggage. If you are finding it hard to sweat those pounds, you can put in more effort towards your food choices.

Joanne is a freelance content writer is also fond of traveling and outdoor adventures.


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Bye Juaning

Since Tuesday, tropical storm Juaning has been affecting the whole country with her heavy wind and rain. Monday, classes were suspended when the students are already in their classes making parents more worried. Tuesday, more schools declared class suspension due to floods and rains.

Today, in our place, students are back to school. No more rain and I can see mr. sun outside. Some parts of the country though are still under storm signals and hope there’s not much destruction.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Wazz Up?

Wow, I have not blogged on this blog for a while now and I must admit that I feel guilty about it. Been too busy blogging on my other blogs as they have more opps recently.

I’m also making new digital scrapbooking kits on the side that’s why I’m a little bit busy. In fact, I just finished another digi kit that I’m already uploading at Artscow.

Nothing much has happened lately, except that I’m been burying myself at home because my stomach pains and problem is attacking once again. I don;t want any major embarrassment or discomfort when I on the road or out that’s why I’m not going out lately. I’m missing a lot of fun but how can I go out when I have stomach concerns all the time? Poor me.. I don’t know what to do, I guess I need to drink meds again or get a second opinion about what I’m feeling right now because it’s not normal anymore.

Anyway, I’m still hoping for good things to come to me with regards to my health.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Trying to be Healthy

Recently, my bro had a mild heart attack and he was confined for 3 days in the hospital. I hope he’d already stop smoking, eating too much pork/fats and staying up late that really put toll on his health. Now, he is recovering at their house and I hope he’d change his eating habits for good. I took his blood pressure today and it’s only 110/70, already getting better after having a 180/120 bp on Tuesday.

I also learned from my sis Joy that her husband is also into medication for having high cholesterol and also to stop him from smoking. It seems the medication is doing great for him as he is not smoking anymore. I diet rich in veggies and fruits is what BIL have been eating these days and for sure in no time, he’ll be back into playing golf once again every weekend. Who knows he might even get a golf cart gps systems to be used on his games.

Oh well, I hope my brother and BIL will keep in mind that they need to be healthy not just for themselves but for their families as well.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Craving for Sugar Free Chocolate Berries

sugar free chocolate strawberries

Thankfully, I’m not diabetic nor dieting because I’m craving for lots of sweets these days. I always get a dose of sweet leche flan (caramel custard) every now and then for dessert. There are times that I also buy cakes at Red Ribbon or order cakes/pastries at our local neighborhood delicacy shops just to satisfy my sweet cravings. In fact, I wanted to order cream puffs once again as I’ve been longing for it’s taste once again. Too bad my sister who can also bake cakes, cuppies, and pop cakes is in Sydney, if they are not far away there’s no doubt she’ll be baking cakes for us too.

A friend wanted me to try those sugar free chocolate strawberries and I have to say that they all look so delicious. The good thing about it is that, it’s sugar free and I guess even if I’ll load myself with those sweets, there’s not much harm in it.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Shopping Therapy

Thought of buying a new chair that I can use when I work at home. So after lunch time and before heading home, I asked my brother that we’ll be going to SM to buy one. After buying the chair, they headed home and I spent my time in the mall. As usual it was fun trying some shoes and fitting clothes.

Actually, I was looking for comfy flat shoes but could not find the right one, I’ve fitted several styles but nothing fit my feet well. I ended up buying nothing. My feet led me to the jeans section and I got excited when I saw that Lee Pipes and Jag jeggings are on sale. I love jeggings so much because it’s very comfortable to wear. I was able to purchased 2 jeggings and new blouses.. yey! Fortunately, I’m still able to control myself from buying t-shirts and underwear.

It took me about 4 hours shopping and just roaming around the mall, how’d I wish I have unlimited money so I can buy all the stuff that I want.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

They All Had So Much Fun in Davao

My sis and her husband arrived from overseas for their vacation here. They’ve been going to many places already such as Batangas, Tagaytay and also Davao. Fortunately, their vacation was blessed with good weather and safe trip and they all enjoyed their vacation. They arrived from their Davao trip last night and they are all tired but carrying good memories and laughter that they all shared to those that were not able to come with them.

I’m particularly happy for my mom because she’s still fit to fly and go to so many places eventhough she got some leg cramps on the last night of their vacation and this morning. I reckon that their Davao adventure was the most memorable as they were able to go river rafting at Davao river. My BIL, nephews and niece braved the waves as they paddle along the river and upon seeing their photos made salute them.

They all stayed at the house of my sister’s friend and that saves them a lot since checking in a hotel can be expensive especially if you’ll stay for 4 days. They can easily roam around because they had service vehicle along with the driver that can take them whenever they go. It would be nice if we have an RV but we could not afford to have one and sometimes the rv repair can be expensive as well.

I have yet to watch all their videos and see the other photos especially when they are eating the famous durian fruit. I’ve heard so much funny stories about their experience with Durian and not all of them liked the taste and smell.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

At Last It's Summer

Relatives and friends in the US are enjoying their summer this year. Gone are the days when they are confined wearing thick and layered clothing just to make themselves warm or turning their heaters on. Not to mention that hard time travelling on the snow road where they sometimes need to put tire chains on their wheels while they drive on the thick snow.

Now, I can see tank top, shorts and bikinis for they can now soak in the sun and the beach to enjoy. I bet they waited this season for so long because winter can sometimes make them bored and sad.

Meanwhile, here in our part of the world, summer is over as rainy season is on since June already. We already experienced lots of typhoons and there are still more to come.