40-Day Health & Fitness Challenge
I check my weight every morning. According to a doctor its when your weight is suppose to be the most accurate. For a couple of months now I maintained my weight at 55kg. Despite continuing to exercise I’m stuck at that. My muscles stopped growing. I think this is the state wherein my body is in plateau.
I told my husband about it. And for the gazillionth time he says, “Its with what you eat hun.”
Alright, alright… It is really with what I eat. You see we have this weekend supposed-to-be-cheat-meals but what happens is I cheat all day long.
Cakes, cheese rolls, chips, chocolates -my great enemies. Although I don’t buy them, you will occasionally find these things at home, especially when the mom and the mom-in-law visits. I couldn’t resist to eat them! :P
After weekend trainings when teammates or myself suggest to eat somewhere, the first place we think of is S&R, where you can buy a huge box of pizza for Php500 and an unlimited drink for Php49. Oh! So yum!
There are times when I need to be at my daughters’ school for PTC or when parent officers have meeting. I never fail on having these for snack: fishballs, cheese sticks, iced Milo and sometimes cheese flavor dirty ice cream. Hahaha!
I hope my husband don’t get to read this. :P
So today, I pledge for 40 days that I will get rid of these unhealthy/ junk food. In addition:
- I will not have any processed meat products such us bacon, burger, corned beef, ham and hotdog;
- No sodas, bottled juices, coffee and even milk tea (bye Gong Cha wintermelon milk tea);
- Will not eat food from Jollibee, McDonalds and the like; and
- I will not have pork.
Cheat meal will stay. Strictly 1 meal! I guess I can still have chocolates! After all, it releases endorphins! :D
My food intake will be logged everyday plus my work out/ daily routine. Lets see if I can do this! Good luck to me! :D
The Mom paddles…
2012 is my 2rd year with PDRT (Phil. Dragonboat Rowing Team) Fireblades. If you think about it in school years I’m just in kinder 2. :P
Started dragon boat 2007 in Dubai. I was having lunch in a cafeteria one day with my colleague, Ben. We were chatting about sports and other stuff. He mentioned that he’s the captain of a dragon boat team and invited me to try it. The next day I showed up at the venue and so there begins my journey…
Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Burj Al Arab - Where we train 4x a week. What a sight! photo by
The Noodle House Dragons - my first dragon boat team. Taken during my first and last race in Dubai :P
After 6 months of training I needed to stop because of my tight schedule at work. All I can do then was take photos on race events.
Phil - my husband (not Younghusband :P) started dragon boat paddling in Singapore with Safra before coming to Dubai.
Left - Phil’s Team, Dubai Flying Dragons; Right - Dubai Diggers (formerly Noodle House Dragons)
My NH teammates
Before returning to Manila, Phil began searching for a db team where he and I could join. He found PDRT Fireblades thru net.
2009 - still taking photos because of my baby bump :)
Three months after giving birth I started paddling again.
Starting weight: 68kg
First race - Womens 300m, MBC (After 2 months of training)
First gold medal - Mixed 300m MOP
First international race - 800m w/ standing, Padang Indonesia
First time as signal :D
Last PDBF Regatta
SAVA Sprints VI Singapore
MBC Sea Sports
Laguna Festival w/ Governor Jeorge ER Ejercito. photo by Anna Liza
Stretching while Inoue’s crying :P
Boat #3 - 1st time I paced for the Womens team.
With my eldest, Charlize
Bronze (Minor Finals) - 300m SAVA VII photo by Sherwin Borela
Legaspi - Champion :D
PDRT Womens Team - FEATI Dragon boat race
Current weight: 56kg - blame it on the holidays :P darn it!
Its going to be a great year ahead! Its the year of the dragon! A lot of races are already scheduled, local and international. Excited!!!! :D
To see more of my team check this out:
Thank you Shari, James Leetong and Edmer Balmeo for your photos :)
So this blog thing is keeping me awake until 12am! And just now, found out that someone is already using “Momma Ventures”… WAh! :O