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Sweat off the Sweats

 

After spending time with my Audi Q5 for two months, which I leased, out of town with my partner for a monthlong adventure, I gained a lot of weight. Yes, I did! My muffin top is growing strong and I was really eating a lot. Well, now, I decide to ditch the sedentary lifestyle and sweat all the sweets I ate.

There’s a lot going on now in our fitness industry.  Fitness gyms and wellness studios are appearing in every corner of the city.  With this increased number of facilities come different selling strategies and trends to attract people to choose their facility. 1-on-1 functional training: This type of training is currently available in the new gyms in the city.  It’s a private training session with a coach who assesses your status and develops a training program that will fit your needs and capacity to train. This training is individualized, making you achieve your goals faster.  Also, the training environment is safer because there is a coach supervising your entire training session.

 

Semi-private group functional training

This training is somewhat similar to the first one but with more people training with you. This program is more general but taking into account the needs of all the participants of the training session.  It is also safe because there is a coach/trainer supervising the training floor.

 

Specialized group training class

 

Now, this confuses people who are looking for classes to join. The difference between specialized group training classes from semi-private group training classes is that the latter uses different training methods (i.e., dumbbells, suspensions, kettle bells, etc.) and develops programs for the needs of the whole group.

Redefining beauty

We are blessed with naturally tanned skin. This feature has always made us stand out among all the other races. However, not all of us take pride in having this complexion.

For many years now, there has been a misconception created among the minds of the Filipinos. It’s gotten so bad to the point that even as a kid, we were made believe that being fair skinned translates to being pretty, thus having a dark skin tone got us entitled to bullying or being called ugly. And it’s not just a thing of the past. Up until today, we still see individuals discriminate our fellow countrymen because of the society’s beauty standards they fail to meet.

At such a young age, an actress and influencer became a victim of standardized beauty. Being a mixed race from two nations recognized for dark complexion, she was born possessing a tawny, beige skin. During her stay where she attended school for a few years before she settled in California, she felt profoundly affected by the notion implicted into the society.

“Every moment I spent there, I became increasingly more frustrated with the colorism so deeply woven into the culture…the toxic idea that dark skin was ugly made me ashamed and embarrassed of my skin tone,” she said in a Twitter post.

Due to the pressing need to address the issue of colorism, she decided to raise awareness among the public by spearheading the campaign, which is geared towards “challenging the traditionally enforced beauty standards within mainstream Filipino media.”

The movement, which started last October encourages tan-skinned individuals to showcase their beauty by tweeting their favorite selfies and redefine the meaning and understanding of beauty.

“Tan and brown-skinned are made to feel insecure, ashamed, and embarrassed of their skin despite being indigenous to a cluster of tropical islands in the southeast Pacific, where the geography climate make brown skin the norm,” explained Jackson. It was created to empower, reclaim, and redefine what it means to be a Filipino and to celebrate our diversity of color.”

She also highlighted that people must learn to accept their own skin before anything else. This girl, who was first working as a project manager for a dashcam test website, said that social media must be used to spread the cause of reaching out to people.

The campaign then gained popularity from Twitter users, and us residing in different continents across the globe wholeheartedly supported and actively engaged in it. The courage Jackson had garnered and the compassion she had shown to these people paved the way for acceptance and self-love that they missed for so many years of their lives.

“It took me a very long time for me to love my color as it is, and I never want anyone to feel the way that I did,” added Jackson.

Aside from the campaign, Jackson continues to spread the advocacy of loving authenticity through her Youtube channel where she collaborates with other content creators to try and discover different traditions in Asia.

This generation indeed is where we should start to break the norms that continue to let down our image and culture. This is the time to create better ones that would contribute to the betterment of the lives of many through empowerment. And, just like her, we should never be afraid to stand up for what we believe in.

 

Beat stress now

There are many stress factors that affect one whether at work, in school, on days he is commuting, or just at home. Even the internet can give stress in life. Imagine having to deal with slow internet and wifi at home when beating a deadline? Or just begin frustrated from it ( i suggest you have a wlan access point test first before anything else). I also deal with the same struggle ones and i vow not to make it happend agin. So there, be prepapred everyone!

Anyway, there are plenty of ways to beat stress. Aside from doing household work or reading a book, spending time with family and friends is perhaps the most effective.

According to educator Isaac Danlope, social interactions from childhood to adulthood tend to be among the vital factors in predicting the physical health and well-being of an individual. “It is, therefore, necessary for adults to remind children of their importance and that they are loved by those who interact with them; this is essential since the children are discovering who they are and where they fit in,” he says. “Otherwise, what they turn out to be in future should not be defined by social influences.”

I Am In Love With This New Accessory

I am digging this new accessory I bought over the internet. It was really awesome. Well the whole collection is actually so awesome because each color, each design is really fitted for men and women. I mean, who will not love this invention? Wood watcher, or I must say this best wood watch I am wearing right now, should be a staple in everyone’s get up. Whatever you will do for the day or if you have a meeting with a client, a possible presentation, or just about anything you will need for the day, you need to see time every now and then. It keeps you updated, it keeps your schedules intact and most importantly, this best wooden watches keeps you stylish wherever you go.

Ideas for a Debutante Gift

My sister is turning 18 a couple of months from now and as early as now I am thinking of something to give to her as gift. My sister, her name is Delaavin, is not that keen to receive gifts. She is a shy girl nuy with a great heart. She loves her cats. She actually owns seven of them, most of which are stray cats she found by the streets. She is also a very noble and obedient kid. I remember when we were in grade school; she always waits for me when I tell her to wait for me by the court so we can go somewhere before going home. She also told me about her crush when she was starting in the fifth grade. At first I was annoyed but eventually, when she keeps on insisting we talk about her first crush, I just give in because I know I her only friend. Anyway, my friend suggested that I can give her a bag or some cool clothes but I guess she is not keen about them. She is such, a simple girl, and my litter sister. As I was scanning through the internet last night, I stumbled upon this shop which sells wooden watches I was completely awestruck I finally found the gift that if perfect for my sister and I can’t wait for the gift to arrive just in time for her bash.

Facial skin friendly product

No product has ever been important to me as this Vitamin c serum for face has been… Yes, this particular vitamin C serum is incredible for my face and I want to use it forever, and I don’t think that it is necessarily a bad thing or anything like that, to be loyal to a brand or product, but I also do think that sometimes people put too much value in it or become too dogmatic towards their products, or too dependent on the moving, but this is not something that I feel dependent on, it’s something that is helping me find who I used to be before the effects of agent had made me feel bad about myself. No it doesn’t like turn me into something else, it’s not something that I’m saying allows me to be more than myself, it is literally something that gives me the privilege of feeling good about being me, like I used to be, before I started being full of wrinkles and discoloration in my facial skin, which is just made me so self-conscious and socially awkward and giving me such a hard time, and not to mention been disastrous for the health of my skin. I didn’t realize how unhealthy my skin was, but now I do.

 

Amazing Amazon

Specifically, Amazon Prime Canada has a lot of Canadian music, in English and French, and even sells musical instruments. As I said, Amazon Prime Canada offers unlimited photo storage, which I think is amazing, through their service Amazon Drive. I think that Amazon Drive is incredible, and this photo and drive section also offers free apps which is really interesting. So, you can also stream movies and television shows, as well as purchase movies and television shows, as well as purchased Blu-rays, and scanned through new releases and even future releases, and of course, as is the theme with Amazon Prime Canada, all of this is available in both English and French. It made sense that I’m is on Prime was going to extend into the world of ebooks, but their Kindle services are top-notch. Honestly, they offer all sorts of different Kindle platforms, and resources, more so than any other shop that I know of. But, this is when it becomes something totally new. Is that Amazon these days is also serving to shop for all source of everything you might need around the house. I’m talking about Electronics, audio visual equipment, cameras and camera accessories, cell phones and cell phone accessories, all sorts of things. I mean, you can even get Bluetooth headsets and headphones. Top-of-the-line stuff, you stuff, affordable stuff. It’s all available through shopping on Amazon Prime. So if you can wait up to two days, or if you’re in a city you’ll never have to wait that long at all, you never have to leave the house to go shopping for a new laptop a new tablet a new desktop, anything.

A value for money

 

I know, I used to be skeptical too, I really was, I promise that I really had a hard time accepting this, I’m not unlike you, and I am I’m not unlike the mass amount of people who do not believe in the healing energy of the jewelry and type of things that are offered on juju.com, but what I’m saying is that if you are a cancer patient, there is no better gifts for cancer survivors, there’s no better Breast cancer gifts, then things which actually give the value, and provide the emotional support, and the physical manifestation of things like compassion and care and feeling and empathy and sympathy, all of these amazing, powerful things, the fact that you can offer protection with the purchase of a simple stone, the fact that you can R Tranquility around your neck and cultivate these positive experiences within your daily experience as you move forward in your recovery, rather than staying stagnant in it, it’s so empowering. Yes, it is so unbelievably empowering, the fact that we can do this, the fact that we have the ability to cultivate these things that can help us to recover. Trust me, you would have to be a fool, it’s common sense, you would really have to be a fool to believe that somebody in a negative point of you will recover as quickly as somebody who is seeing the positive, and who’s being proactive in their recovery.  That is why depression is an issue, and depression is also such an issue, because people feel so helpless common their helplessness perpetuates the depression that is causing the helplessness, and it really a vicious cycle, and often.

Now that’s a first

Today it has been 2 years, 4 months and 6 days that we’ve been a family of three and today was also the first time that the husband and I had a chance to (really) go and do something just the two of us. So we went to the cinema to see End of Watch (eeeeeeeek! I am a HUGE Jake Gyllenhaal fan and couldn’t wait to see this film. It is excellent. Go and see it! :D)

Everyone can be a VIP

Do you love prams, buggys, strollers and anything else that concerns the first 3 or 4 wheeled transport in your baby’s life? Then you might be very interested to hear about the Pushchair Trader VIP Lounge. Oh yes.

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Last year, Pushchair Trader recruited several eager and excited mums (yes, I am one of them) as their Secret Agents to test drive their new and exciting website. It was fabulous fun. A couple of months or so after recruitment and all sorts of tests to see if it can withstand the onslaught that surely followed Pushchair Trader opened to the public.
If you’re after a pushchair but are not sure which one, if you don’t know if your chosen one is up to your standards or if you’re just nosey and want to check out what’s new on the market, then PT is the place to be. PT regularly test drive and review the newest pushchairs. They also recruit mums all over the UK to test them.
Are you looking to sell your unwanted or unused pushchair or even buy a new one on a budget? Once again Pushchair Trader (hint: the clue is in the name 😉 ) are the place to be with their Selling&Buying pages.
Do you need a buggy board, a footmuff, a parasol or any other pushchair accessory? Then check out the fabulous PT store!
But, and here’s the bait, one of the biggest attractions to Pushchair Trader must surely be their competitions. Last December they ran a 24 Day competition in which you could win a different pushchair every day for the 24 days in the run up to Christmas. Amazing. At the moment they are running a Bump to Toddler Competition worth an amazing £3111! There’s only 6 days left, so make sure you get in there.
So what’s all this VIP palaver about then? Well, if you sign up as a VIP you pay £10 for a year’s worth of membership (that is just under 3p per day) and you get:
Doesn’t that sound convincing? I think it does, which is why I have signed up. 😀
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PS, have I told you that I have already won a stroller with Pushchair Trader? And that was even before I became a VIP…
Lime in her Cosatto, August 2011