Thursday, January 22, 2015

30 Day Shred Level 2: My Feedback and Review


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Hi guys I just finished the Level 1 of 30 Day Shred of Jillian Michaels and wow its hard and difficult at first but I got to used with it along the way. Right now I am in my Day 4 of Level 2 and I think I like it more than the Level 1.

Level 2 is less of cardio than the Level 1 and more of strength, legs and abs although jumping rope is still present but less of jumping jack. Believe me I hate jumping rope as I mentioned in my previous post but now it seems easy for me now as well as the jumping jack. I think that Level 1 is to build more strength and prepare your body as you level up with this workout video and I am glad that I completed the Level 1 first (I think sumobra pa ako ng 3 days), now I am stronger than before (I can do the military push up now yeay).

Although I said that I like Level 2 more than the Level 1 there are also combination here that I hate also like plank with jack, plank and jump towards abs though you can follow the beginner for lower impact. I also hated to do the military pressed which gives me pain on my knees and sore in my thigh, but overall I like the Level 2 better than the Level 1.


If you are looking for the Level 2 of 30 day shred, you can watch it and follow below:



By the way someone already notice that I am slimmer now than before (yesss) although I didn't expect much because I still haven't change my diet or watch what I eat (still no rice and maintain my 1200 calorie intake) but I added Tipco juice so I can have enough energy before the work out.

Read my 30 Day Shred journey in the link. And if you are also in this journey please contact me so we can support each other to finish this in 30 days (can't wait to see the result). 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Is Tipco Juice a Healthy Drink?


I have been learning juicing on my own using just a blender with my preferred fruits and vegetable. I know it’s good for my health but the downside is it’s kinda lazy to prepare everything from chopping it then cleaning all the mess after, not to mention it is expensive too.
tipco juice review
Tipco broccoli

So I find Tipco in department store and I am curious because the flavor that caught my eyes is broccoli which is a really crucifix to eat but very convenient if you just bought the carton and drink from it instead of blanching fresh broccoli that sometimes it’s hard to find in public market. So I did buy it for Php 114.00 per liter and to my surprise it doesn't taste veggie bitter from broccoli instead it is very fruity sweet. And I wonder is this really 100% pure juice from what its package is saying or mix with artificial sweetener to make the taste good?

According to its package:

Tipco is 100% juice for Del Monte Quality and I chose Broccoli and mixed fruit juice. It has naturally contains antioxidant made from 100% real vegetable and fruit juices. Serving size is 240 ml or 1 glass that has 91 calories only. It has also noted in the package to keep refrigerated after opening and consume within 3 days only.
  • No sugar added
  • No flavor added
  • No color added
  • No preservatives Added

Ingredients: broccoli juice, kiwi juice, tomato juice, grape juice, apple juice, orange juice, pineapple juice and green tea powder (the juice is color green)

tipco juice review
Tipco broccoli

I suspect that the other fruits include in this juice makes the broccoli so sweet that even children will  be pleasurable to drink it. I even search if there are legit reviews about this juice but only end up with sponsored post or gratitude post from Del Monte Company. I knew that Tipco originated in Thailand and I don’t know if Del Monte repackages it or import these juices from there but I saw a video on YT how they juice fruits from its factory which you can watch below.  I also think that it has no preservatives because the juice will be spoil after 3 days when you open the carton. 



Ask me if I buy it again, yes I will but not frequently as I am still skeptical with the sweet taste of it I'm afraid I end up having diabetes with this one. But I recommend this one if you are working out or having a circuit training like mine who is in 30 Day Shred of Jillian Michaels

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Look Renee Zellweger Looks Different Again


Last year we are shocked that Renee Zellweger came out in media that obviously a very different person from what we all knew her in “Bridget Jones Diary”, “Me, Myself and Irene” and “Jerry Maguire” film. Her face became thinner and the color of her skin is a little darker than she used to be (a little tan probably).  Her looks is quite unrecognizable because her eyes became wider maybe with the use of cosmetics make-up or surgery which she denied in several interview. Another picture of her came out lately and again it looks different from her last appearance sometime in November 2014.

This is the Renee Zelweger we all knew from the Bridget Jones Diary movie:



This is the Renee Zelweger that shocks us last year:




And this is Renee Zellweger now taken just recently:


Source of images: www.fishwrapper.com

Sunday, January 11, 2015

30 Day Shred Level 1 Day 5: Gaining Strength and Gaining Weight Too



Hi guys here’s the update of my “30 Day Shred Level 1” and I think it’s getting better because I feel I’m gaining some strength and the circuits became easier with me now than day 1 to day 3, although there’s still pain and soreness but it is tolerable. I also feel that I began to develop my endurance especially in the squat position and jumping rope which I find the hardest part in the Level 1. 

I also noticed that I dropped 1 kg when I stepped in the scale this morning having 52 kg but the bad news is I also attend a christening party today where food is present and I give myself in. And tonight I stepped in the scale and it gives me a hooping of 60 kg (paanong nangyari yun).  

Well, hopefully it’s just a water weight because I drink a lot of water after my 30 Day Shred workout. I can’t wait to reach my Level 2 and I will continue to update you all guys, wishing to hit that 50 number in my scale. (#BalikAlindogPaMore)

Thursday, January 8, 2015

30 Day Shred Level 1 Day 1 & Day 2: My Review and Feedback


Jillian Michaels, 30 Day Shred
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In quest to level up my work out from following an app in my mobile doing abs/ arm and from attending aerobics in my place I tried the “30 Day Shred Program of Jillian Michaels having 3 levels to be perform with 10 day each (not sure if you need to rest after one another but me I need some rest lol). I am aiming to hit 50 kg this year but it seems no matter what I did it didn't get any better from my 53 to 55 kg current scale (malapit na eh konting konti na lang, kaso ang hirap nyang abutin).

And I almost gave up after Day 1 of level 1 I feel so sore and it’s hard for me to walk normally and all my muscles in my arms are swelling and in pain. I even try to delete the history of my internet to delete the YouTube video of 30 day shred by Jillian Michaels (lol). Then I keep on thinking if I quit now there is nothing for me to accomplish and maybe I cannot meet my goal of 50 kg which is kinda depressing for the whole year if that happen.

And today I look again at YouTube and start doing the program though this time I followed the beginner trainer (I think her name is Anita where she only performed low impact of the program) also I stop when I need a little rest then go back after I recovered.

It’s hard the first time I do it but I guess this program is working because my arms and thighs are all sore which I think it is starting to work in my body. And on Day 2 the pain is much lesser than the Day 1, all I have to do now is to keep on pushing myself and looking forward to finish the 10 days of level 1. I am pretty sure that each time I do it, the pain will suddenly subside until it is tolerable. 


If you want to follow also this program you may watch this video below from BeFit where they upload Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred Level 1. I haven’t look for the Level 2 yet and I’m scare that it will overwhelm me or intimidate me somehow but I will in the future.



Note: Just a little warning if this is your first time to do the 30 day shred program make sure that you finish the whole video because if you stop in the middle of the workout video you might miss the stretching that your body needs to prevent some injuries and sores too (because I stop in the 16 minute video of it in Day 1... yeah I am a fool, and it's super hurts the next day).