• body,  fitness,  lifestyle,  self

    Eight Basic Exercises You Can Do At Home

    “You don’t have to be great to start; you just have to start to be great.” I’m an advocate of a fit lifestyle. Noticed how I ditched “healthy” from “healthy and fit lifestyle”? Hint: DQ Blizzard is my weakness. But more often than not, I feel like a fraud. How can I be an advocate of that if I barely workout? If I constantly rely on motivation to keep me moving? What if there’s no motivation? What if there was no one to constantly push me to be better? Then I will most likely remain stagnant, right? I don’t want that. No one wants that ever for himself. But no…

  • Blog work,  body,  self,  sponsored,  work

    Female Sexual Dysfunction: A Silent Burden

    Here’s something we seldom talk about but should – sex. But I’m not talking about just sex. I’m talking about love making, relationships, real orgasm, and sexual health. March is women’s month, and I think it’s timely that we talk about things concerning women. Our country is starting to talk openly about menstruation (thank heavens, we’re finally catching up with other countries!). Other than that, another subject that seems so taboo (still) but shouldn’t be is, you guessed it, S-E-X. So, yeah, let’s talk about sex, baby.

  • body,  fitness,  personal

    10 Random Fitness Facts About Me

    I know I’m a blabbermouth on social media and on my blog, but I feel like I’m limiting the things I share. Not that I have to share every single thing that’s happening in my life, but I feel like I have this duty to allow my readers to know me better. A couple of days ago, @thefitpinay tagged me on an Instagram photo so I’m thanking her in the form of this “10 random facts about me” list.

  • body,  fitness

    7 Reasons Why I Workout

    It’s been six months since I last went to the gym. Sure, I worked out here and there but they were nothing serious or exhausting. But I could also say it’s because my stamina is getting lower so I couldn’t keep up with my usual program or I needed to lower my weights. After contemplating for about an hour, I finally gave in and went to the gym. It could have been as simple as going to the mall. You know, changing your clothes, putting on your shoes, and walking out the door. But it wasn’t as easy for me. I was so scared to go to the gym for…

  • body,  fitness,  health,  wellness

    A COMPILATION: MY FITNESS BLOG POSTS

    In line with my going back to working out, I want to write this reference list for other bloggers out there who are starting their own fitness journeys. Actually, whoever, you are, if you find my stuff interesting and helpful, then thanks! Feel free to bookmark my blog posts or visit my blog whenever necessary. Here’s the thing, though, I’m all about natural weight loss, exercise, etc. I’m not going to support you if I find out you’re taking Bangkok pills, waist training in lieu of actually working out, taking slimming teas, other diet pills or similar products that do not have therapeutic claims. Those are really risky, to be…

  • beauty,  body,  health,  personal

    Me, Myself, and Love: Discovering Your Own Path to Self Love

    Last February 27, right when I was ready to turn it down, Stacy of the former Plump Pinay blog turned PLUMP Magazine convinced me enough to go to their first talk on self-love with guest speakers Katrina Gumabao, Julianne Tarroja, Rona Samson-Tai, and, of course, Danah Gutierrez (Stacy’s twin). The event was hosted by Nikki Veron Cruz, who was very cute and pretty in person, by the way. The venue, 110 A Space, Legaspi St., Makati, is right across Greenbelt 5’s entrance (with the huge sign of Zara), so it’s pretty easy to find. I thought I’d have to walk long but it’s literally just across the street. Anyway, I’ve…

  • body,  fitness,  health,  wellness

    How to feel good about your body (even if your mind says otherwise)

    I’m currently having one of my episodes where, instead of celebrating how far I’ve come, I’m looking at my body just feeling disgusted about it. And instead of fuming about it, I decided to just write about it and hopefully leave personal tips on how to love yourself and your body more for what it is and what it can do for you despite all your flaws and your tendency to think otherwise about it. I know we all have our own fitness journeys, our own stories to tell, or maybe we don’t since some of us haven’t started on it, if there are actually plans to do so. Maybe…

  • body,  fitness,  personal,  self

    My Fitness Journey And Where I Am Now

    Looking back, I know I’ve already come a long way in my fitness journey. If I were to start from the very beginning, my fitness journey began on the day I started believing in myself. That was summer of 2012. Truth be told, I wasn’t convinced to workout by the constant insults and rude comments, I just knew I needed to lose weight if I wanted to be healthy and fit even at an old age.