I created this blog as a way to document my journey to get more fit and live a healthier lifestyle. Although I still get complements from people who still can't believe I've entered the golden decade, I know deep inside that i have to exert more effort to stay fit and not gain a lot of weight.
Lately, I have been more conscious about the stuff I eat, reading labels counting calories and all that stuff. But as I said when you reach a certain age, you have to make an extra effort to keep those pounds off. I try as much to stay away from salty food, sugary drinks and pastries. I request waiters to tell the chef to go easy on the salt, and my partner knows its always Zero Sugar when I order my favorite cup of coffee or lemongreentea.
Because your metabolism slows down its up to you to make a conscious effort to check what you eat exercise and move around as much as possible, otherwise those pounds will just keep piling in like those spam messages you get on your inbox.
Its been ages since my last gym membership, but after attending a lot of fitness events I was quite fortunate to get some free trial memberships so I was able to try out a few of the nicest gyms in the city, like Gold's Gym, Fitness First and Anytime Fitness.
Besides the modern equipment, one of the biggest changes I noticed were the types of crowd who now frequent gyms. Unlike before when the only people you see at the gym are either the severely overweight or those who are just obsessed with their bodies, there are a lot more kinds of people who now join gyms. and I would like to think, that just like me they are there to just be more healthy.
Another thing I noticed was their workout apparel. So its not ok anymore to just wear a shirt and gym shorts or leggings. So to complete my workout gear I took to my favorite online store Shopee to check out the trendy and value for money sportswear wear to make me look good as I take a more serious step toward my fitness journey.
Here are the 10 wishlist items from https://shopee.ph/
My wishlist will surely inspire you to keep going. Guaranteed to burn those calories away.
1. New balance/NB 247 White sneakers for men/women
I just learned recently that I should buy "Neutral" shoes when I was offered a free gait analysis. It is considered to be the ideal motion of the foot during running and walking and greatly reduces the risk for injury. I am happy that Shopee carries New Balance shoes and accessories.
2. Power fruit juicer
Instead of eating 10 pieces of carrots with kale. It is advisable to juice them and drink it up instead.
3. Kitchen Stainless Steel Lemon Orange Juicer Hand Press Tool
Just because lemons are in season, you can buy 7 pieces for only P100 in the market. Juice some and make your lemon water.
4. Adidas Women Tights
I have around 10 leggings and 3 cropped tights in my cabinet. But still adding one quality tights is my priority at this moment. I think I have lost around 3 inches around my waistline. Always look for good quality bottoms that don't stretch out after a few wearings.
5. Sport Gym Jacket
It helps you perspire more and is fashionable enough when lounging in the gym
6. Gym bag
A quality gym bag is all I need to carry around my fitness gears.
7. Pilates mat
Its better and safe to carry your own mat for hygienic purposes. Always have a wet wipes and sanitizer after each workout and clean it up.
8. Body dry brush
I started dry brushing 5 years ago. The increased circulation and exfoliation with regular dry brushing helps stimulates smooth the appearance of cellulite. According to a study: Brushing the skin regularly helps stimulate the normal lymph flow within the body and help the body detoxify itself naturally.
9. Aromatherapy stress relief candles
I have collected around 6 Aromatherapy big scented candles. I use it after a day's workout from the gym. It helps me relax and sleep soundly.
10. Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy - Massage Oil
This is one product that I cant live without. A soft massage after a workout by the partner is a must to soothe away soreness.
If you are a first time shopper, you can shop and avail your discount using my code. BSUKILEMON. Get your P80 OFF for a P400 Minimum spend. Valid until July 31, 2018.