Saturday, July 25, 2015

I didn’t lose weight but I Gained Muscle

Hi guys, I just feel like writing again and sharing some things here on the internet. Today I want to share my weight loss journey that I started since January of this year. My struggle in this journey is my diet although I already eliminated rice I still eat some bad carbs like white bread, cookies and burgers plus chips. In short I still eat my regular food except for bulk rice. 

Fortunately I still maintain my weight which ranges from 52 to 53 kgs, yet the size of my shirt is now in small and sometimes falls to extra small. My husband also notices my small physique since I landed here in Doha, Qatar. Yes I am here now, and this is another reason why I struggle on my diet because it is easier for us to order through phone in many fast food here than to prepare our own food. 

To maintain my weight I am now doing the Jillian Michaels: Banish Fat Boost Metabolism Complete Workout which we can all view freely in YouTube, plus some videos of xhit daily. I am still recommended the 30 day shred by Jillian for starting to lose weight for a month which will help you gain more strength, endurance and some muscle. Then choose whatever workout you are capable to do (or enjoyable) for your health and weight loss. 

Here is my schedule of workout: 

Sat – Mon – Wed 

Jillian Michaels: Banish Fat Boost Metabolism Complete Workout 

 Sun – Tue – Thurs 

Arms Workout

Abs Workout

 Back Workout

Legs Workout

Inner Thigh Workout

Friday is my rest day since this is consider weekend  here in Middle East and if you notice my schedule for Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday seems a lot  but these videos were only short and easier to follow.

At the end of the day any strenuous activity can help you lose and maintain your weight so if you enjoy brisk walking, jogging, bicycling or swimming as long as you are active then do so and do it till you drop. 

Friday, June 5, 2015

How to Choose Your Right Physician

Physicians go through extensive schooling and training in order to better serve the sick and ailing population. There are many schools offering education in becoming a doctor as well as making sure they are professionally conducting themselves and acting in the best interests of the patients. These physicians tend to patients in hospitals, homes, clinics, and other facilities. Physicians are seen all the time when patients get sick, for regular checkups, for vaccinations, and for referrals to other officials as well. Often times, physicians can also be licensed in surgery as well after going through extensive schooling.

There are many cases where surgery might be required and needed. One of the common problems patients face is fear of surgery or fear of not knowing what can happen. This is where the surgeons have to reassure the patients of all the risks and what is going on to make sure the patients are comfortable before surgery.

One of these physicians who is a surgeon as well is Dr John Clarke St Petersburg FL. Many physicians have background fellowship training to prepare themselves for different scenarios and interactions with patients. This training is extensive and prepares physicians for future scenarios and experiences with patients. Part of the physician’s job is to prepare themselves to tell patients information and preparing themselves mentally.

Physicians have the responsibility to take care of others and to help anyone in need. Physicians have the responsibility to help anyone even if they don’t like someone or don’t want to. This is one of the oaths the physician has to take before becoming certified. There are also physician assistants who also assist the physicians with any consulting or talking about specific patients. These people work together as a team to do what is best for the patient.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Running indoors during the chilly months

It is universally known that running is good for both the body and soul: it burns calories, reduces the risk of high blood pressure and can beat off feelings of anxiety. But even though the winter evenings and mornings are getting a little bit lighter and ever so slightly warmer – it’s still not ideal exercise weather out there.
Cue the trusty treadmill. Whether using one at home or in your local gym, treadmills can keep you going through the colder season, especially if you’re training for a race next year (go you!). Let’s take a look at how running machines should be used as part of a healthy lifestyle, whether you’re a newcomer to running or a 10K pro.

Beginners guide
Perhaps your New Year’s Resolution was to take up running and you just can’t seem to break into it. Starting off on a treadmill means that you can run in safety, with a TV or music to keep you motivated, at a constant pace on a steady terrain. Once you get the hang of it, it’s time to really push yourself: mix up slower paced, incline runs with faster, flat sprints. You can do this by selecting rolling hill and sprint interval settings. This type of training will build muscle and better your endurance, as well as burn off fat. However, it is essential to remember not to overdo it. If you find yourself hanging onto the side bars, the setting is probably too fast; listen to your body and slow it down.
Cross training
Some of you might have been running or working out for a few months or more and are now looking at how to carry on training indoors. Cross training is the best method to really keep your fitness levels up. This involves combining exercises from disciplines other than running. So you might spend one evening on the treadmill then another on the rowing machine, water running or even in a yoga classes. These will improve areas that aren't used very much in running, like upper bodies and flexibility. You’ll be raring to go once the sunshine makes an appearance.
Head outside
One thing a running machine can’t offer you is the unbeatable high of the icy, fresh air hitting your lungs in the great outdoors. If you are adamant on running throughout winter, be sure to wrap up warm with layers (but not too many!), wear wetness wicking socks and reflective gear, warm up properly and run in a safe area.
A study published by Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise showed that 30 minutes walking on a treadmill can lift the mood of people suffering from depression. This proves the invaluable benefits a stroll, jog or run can do for you, both indoors and outdoors. Start at your own pace and you’ll soon be in the best shape ever. 

Image by Jennifer C, used under the Creative Commons license. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

AXN Announces “Asia’s Got Talent” Judges: David Foster, Melanie C, Anggun and Van Ness Wu

Asia's Got Talent

SINGAPORE (13 January 2015) – It’s a YES! Grammy-award winner David Foster, UK pop sensation and former Spice Girl Melanie C, Indonesian rock icon Anggun and Taiwanese-American pop idol Van Ness Wu have been named as the celebrity judging panel for the season premiere of hit talent search show, “Asia’s Got Talent” on AXN.

Billed as the biggest talent competition in the world, “Asia’s Got Talent” will light up screens across Asia in March on AXN and will feature some of the region’s most incredible performing artists as they compete to take home the coveted winning title.

Hui KengAng, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia said, “We have put together a superb panel of judges for ‘Asia’s Got Talent’. This is definitely our most ambitious original series to date and is very much in line with the type of smart, high-quality local programming that audiences have come to expect from AXN."

Paul O’Hanlon, Managing Director of FremantleMedia Asia said, “We’re proud to say that ‘Asia’s Got Talent’ will be the largest version ever of the Got Talent franchise, and our judges bring a depth and breadth of experience and talent worthy of this show.”

From thousands of applicants, the four judges must select Asia's most jaw-dropping, mind-blowing, and breathtaking performances.  Those who move on to the semi- finals will face an even more intimidating judge, the AXN audience at home who will ultimately determine who wins the first season of Asia’s Got Talent. Adding to the excitement, the semi-finals and finale will be held at the iconic Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, with the winner awarded a contract to return and perform live at Asia’s leading entertainment destination.

A powerful judging panel:
Anggun, Rock Icon
Anggun started singing at seven and by 12 released her first Indonesian studio album, ‘DuniaAkuPunya’, with hit single ‘Mimpi’ recognized as one of the ‘150 Greatest Indonesian Songs of All Time’ by Rolling Stone magazine.

A series of singles and albums followed to make Anggun the biggest Indonesian rock star of the 90s. Her international breakthrough came in 1997 with ‘Snow on the Sahara’ which was released in 33 countries worldwide, topped music charts in Italy and Indonesia, and made the top 20 in Finland, France, Japan, Spain, and the US. Following that, Anggun released five more studio albums, and released songs that featured in Danish movie “Open Hearts” and the Hollywood box office hit, “Transporter 2”. Anggun is a recipient of the ‘Chevalier des Arts et Lettres’ from the French government. She is also a judge on “X Factor Indonesia” and “Indonesia’s Got Talent” TV series.
David Foster
David Foster
David Foster, Music Producer
David Foster discovered and launched some of the greatest music careers including Michael Bublé, Josh Groban and Celine Dion. He has created hit songs and award-winning platinum and gold albums for Earth, Wind & Fire, Natalie Cole, Michael Bolton, Seal, Chaka Khan, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Chicago, Hall & Oates, Brandy, ’N Sync, BozScaggs, and Gloria Estefan; propelled classical singers like Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban into mainstream popularity; as well as created soundtracks for hit films like “TheBodyguard”, “Urban Cowboy”, and “St. Elmo’s Fire”In 2008 and 2011, David performed and hosted his very own, star-studded “Foster & Friends” concerts in Las Vegas to celebrate the music from his career and toured Asia annually from 2010 – 2012. David has won 16 Grammy Awards from 47 nominations, and is the chairman of Verve Music Group.
Mel C.
Mel C.
Melanie C., Pop Icon
Melanie was part of the iconic five-member Spice Girls, in which she was nicknamed ‘Sporty Spice’. Following that, as a solo artist, Melanie sold more than 12 million records from six albums that she released. She has the second most No.1 singles in the United Kingdom and is also the only female to top the charts as part of a quintet, a quartet, a duo and solo. Melanie also performed the role of MrsJohnstone in the West End musical “Blood Brothers,” for which she was nominated for ‘Best Actress in a Musical’ at the Laurence Olivier Awards. In 2012, Melanie co-starred in the musical “Jesus Christ Superstar”, and also judged the preceding talent search series “Superstar” to select the lead actor for the said musical.

Van Ness Wu
Van Ness Wu
Van Ness Wu, Actor/Singer
Van Ness Wu was born in California where he took classes in performing arts, acting and languages in Hollywood before moving to Taiwan at 21 to build his career. His breakthrough came with his lead role in the wildly popular hit idol drama “Meteor Garden” and its sequels. Van Ness and his co-actors of the series formed the pop idol group F4 – now known as JVKV – and released three studio albums.

Turning his attention to his solo career, Van Ness released his debut solo album in 2002 and followed that with six other solo studio albums up to 2013, as well as singles collaborating with musicians including Kanye West, Beyoncé, Wang Lee Hom, Kangta, and Coco Lee. He also acted in many other TV series including “Autumn Concerto”, “Material Queen” and “Peach Girl”, as well as movies such as “Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon” and “Kung Fu Chefs”.

“Asia's Got Talent” is the 63rd version of "Got Talent", which won the Guinness World Records title for being the world's "Most Successful Reality TV Format" in 2014. The hit format is co-owned by FremantleMedia and Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment.
The season premiere of “Asia’s Got Talent” on AXN is proudly presented by Marina Bay Sands, BIG COLA, Pantene, Caltex, Jetstarand Tune Hotels.

Marina Bay Sands is the premier sponsor of “Asia's Got Talent.” As Asia's leading entertainment destination and crossroads for global celebrities, Marina Bay Sands provides opportunities for local talent to shine on the world’s stage.

BIG COLA is the exclusive beverage partner of “Asia’s Got Talent”. With BIG COLA, ‘if you can dream it, you can do it’. Contestants and fans across Asia will be encouraged to ‘Think BIG’ and ‘Dream Bigger’ in pursuit of their dreams.

Pantene, the exclusive haircare partner of “Asia’s Got Talent”, makes hair stronger inside and shinier outside to enable contestants to shine and be the world’s number one talent.
Caltex is the exclusive petroleum partner of “Asia's Got Talent.” Caltex delivers a hassle-free experience to get people back on their journey quickly, so they can have more time and energy to do whatever matters most to them. By being a part of “Asia's Got Talent,” Caltex wants to celebrate key moments of the contestants’ journey to stardom, providing viewers the opportunity to enjoy the journey with them.

Jetstar is proud to be the official airline of the very first edition of “Asia’s Got Talent.” With more than 600 weekly flights to 22 destinations across 13 countries in Asia Pacific, Jetstar enables talent to fly further, connect with families and fulfil dreams.

Tune Hotels is an international select-service hotel brand that provides accommodation with high quality essentials in key gateway cities.  Five star beds and power showers help “Asia’s Got Talent” contestants get a good night’s sleep and perform at their best.

AXN is a leader of regionally produced original content in Asia, with notable ratings successes including four seasons of the international Emmy-nominated “The Amazing Race Asia”; the Asian Television Award-winning “Cash Cab Asia”; “The Apprentice Asia”; “Cyril: Rio Magic”; “Cyril’s Family Vacation: Hawaii Edition”; and the Asian Television Award-nominated “Cyril: Simply Magic.”

Monday, January 26, 2015

Omelet Frozen Mixed Vegetable Recipe

frozen mixed vegetable recipe

Hi guys just wanted to share you my own recipe that has only a few ingredients with it. When I bought a pack of frozen mixed vegetable in SM I plan to simply boil it put some salt and mayo for taste and eat it. But I also find it boring and fear it will went on waste so I came up with idea to sautéed it and put egg for more protein nutrients with it.


  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • Garlic and onion
  • Half of the pack of frozen mixed vegetable
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chili flakes (optional)


  1. Heat the pan with a little vegetable oil or any cooking oil and sauté garlic and onion.
  2. Put half pack of frozen mixed vegetable when onion is slightly cook, stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. While stirring put a pinch of rock salt, chili flakes and black pepper.
  4. Put the beaten egg and continue to stir until egg is cook then serve and enjoy.

frozen mixed vegetable omelet

A pack of this cost less than Php 20.00 pesos only and can serve 2 persons per pack or 2 meals meant for my lunch and dinner. Preparing this meal took only 10 minutes including the mincing of onion and garlic. And according to MyFitnessPal app it has 236 calories only per serving including the eggs and other ingredients to it. The best part of this is it taste really good and enough to give the energy I need while maintaining my calorie intake.