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Working Out Too Much?

Lately I am feeling something on my left side of my abdomen. I am not sure what it is but surely I am experiencing it just whenever. It happens at home, it happens after work out, it happens before I sleep, it happens anytime, anywhere so I really can’t pin point what’s causing the pain. It couldn’t be apendicitis since it’s on the left. I don’t think it’s kidney problem too since I don’t feel anything when I pee. Someone told me I might be dehydrated and that’s my number one suspision.

According to WebMD website, Dehydration is a condition that occurs when the loss of body fluids, mostly water, exceeds the amount that is taken in. With dehydration, more water is moving out of our cells and bodies than what we take in through drinking.  We lose water every day in the form of water vapor in the breath we exhale and in our excreted sweat, urine, and stool. Along with the water, small amounts of salts are also lost. When we lose too much water, our bodies may become out of balance or dehydrated. Severe dehydration can lead to death. (source:http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/dehydration-adults#0)

Based on my understanding on this article, there’s a possibility that I am dehydrated. I do drink lots of water only when I exercise. I can barely finish one of my tumblers. No wonder I barely sweat and my skin is very dry. I am not so sure about this yet so I am going to see my doctor about this and hoping it’s nothing dangerous yet. I exercise more so  could be healthier and be a better person, be a better mom to my kids and husband to my wife and I plan on maintaining that for them.

Zumba® Instructor Training

I love dancing since day 1. Who doesn’t?  I’ve been in dance group in Elementary, Highschool til’ College.  And after that, I continued dancing by attending Zumba in the nearest fitness facility in our neighborhood. I loved it so much that I can spend money for it more than shopping! I told myself 5 years ago that I wanted to bring it to the next level and be an instructor but I didn’t get to do it. First, I don’t have the gut to do it, second, I don’t know how to do it.

When we moved here to the States, I thought I am going to be led to a different path. I learned  a lot and did a lot of stuff and forgot about it. I did still attend Zumba classes, I loved it but ever occured to me again the idea of being an instructor. And besides, it’s not my priority anyway, I would like to find a real career that could suffice my family’s needs.

A lot of things happened within 4 years, a lot of things changed and one of them is when I decided again that I really wanted to be an instructor. I don’t know what exactly pushed me to do it. There are so many reaasons and one of them is that, some instructors really inspired me. When I mentioned to them that I want to be an instructor, they encouraged me and I felt their sincere happiness for me. Then from there I decided to schedule my training!

My husband is very supportive. He is always there to support me, guide me, teach me, and even drove me to my training venue! That’s right! The whole  Gang drove up to Kansas, stayed there for the night and had fun after y training!

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My Supportive and Loving Family

The venue was not that far, It was 3-hour drive from our place. I was one of the lucky ones to become a student of one of the best Zumba Trainor, TONY WITT in his very own studio in Kansas, the  Amore Dance.
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Me and Tony Witt

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I arived early that I get the chance to pose with the Zumba Creator – Beto Perez. I wish it’s the real Beto Perez but I am hoping someday, I will have the opportunity on meeting him.

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Me and Beto Perez

This experience is a one whole unforgettable experience for me. I’ve learned so much for just one day and I plan on expanding my knowlegde more and that is why I chose to become one of the members of  ZUMBA INSTRUCTOR NETWORK or ZIN.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my friends, fellow instructors that inspired me so much and most of all, my HUSBAND and KIDS that are always the very REASON why I have all this POWER and STRENGTH.


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ZUMBA BASIC 1 Training Group Pic

Now that I am an instructor, I hope to see beaufitul faces smiling and rocking with me! Hope to see you in my class!

Visit http://jeslising.zumba.com !

 

Vetprofen (Carprofen) for Your Dogs

Dogs are wonderful companion at home. But of course, to make them a good one, you should take good care of them too. Thus, when they experience pain, you must give cure to it such as how vetprofen works.

Just like humans, dogs feel pain too. And in no time, they get injured or sick as well. If that happens to your pet, make sure to send them to vets that will help them ease the pain. Vets know exactly what to give to your dogs and if what meds are prescribed, make sure to give it accordingly to your dogs and never forget of the time.

Birthday Blues

137787I found myself crying for some reason while preparing the ingredients of our dinner today. Was it the onion? Definitely NO, if I am a girl of many talents, cutting onion without crying is one of them. But I guess I have an idea – my birthday is coming so soon! Yeah, for real, I get very emotional when my birthday is coming. I don’t know, that is why I am asking myself why? What’s up with my birthday? Do I want something on my birthday? No, I am not that material girl or a childish person that wants present every birthday. I grew up with nothing and I am used to have no birthday celebration since my dad died.

Now this post is making me cry again coz I remembering the very last, vivid and only memory of my birthday with my dad. It was raining, yes it’s always raining on that month. I remember my dad brought home a rain boot as my present, I was so happy and very excited to go out and walk it through the muddy street where I used to then ride in his singe motorcycle. My brothers in front of my dad, then me behind him then my mom and my baby sister behind me, all six of us. Don’t ask me how we fit in there, we just did. I remember heading to my cousin’s house which birthday is just after mine and we used to celebrate together in my other cousins’ house. That’s the only birthday I remembered with him and when he died, I never had any party anymore.  Or maybe there’s some simple celebration with my grandma or aunt where I lived with when my dad died. Maybe they prepared me something during my birthday or give me presents but honestly, I don’t know if I just don’t remember or there just isn’t any coz the next birthday I remember after  was when I turned 18.

It was midterm, 1st year college. Nobody knew it was my birthday, we were all busy answering our test papers. I was trying to concentrate more on my test papers rather than concentrating on thinking how pathetic I was on my very special day. My 18th birthday, my debut, where I should be wearing a fancy dress, having a party, dancing with my 18 roses and listening to every greetings of my 18 candles, opening 18 gifts like other 18th birthday celebrators I knew did when they turned 18. Then I finally realized, I am not like them. I don’t have my dad anymore that used to give me a “Happy” Birthday! We can barely buy food to put on our table three times a day, very ambitious of me to dream of such fancy birthday. Then I finally came up to my senses, my friend Rose pulled me out of the road and told me I almost got hit by the tricycle thats passing through. Wow! I didn’t even know I was close to my house already. Good thing my friend commuted home with me, if not, maybe my 18th birthday will be a tragedy. Oh well, I’m still a lucky human being I guess coz aside from my friend saved my life, I went home with a family waiting for me. I saw a banner made of manila paper with HAPPY BIRTHDAY written with crayon and some drawings of my brothers for me. They are very creative , they even turned our meal (rice and small fried mackerel) into a pretend cake with candles, sang me a happy birthday song and made me pretend blow the candle (small mackerel sticking on top of the rice).They tried, it was a touching moment but I’m still sad. And that’s how my 18th birthday was. After that night, I promised to myself that once I get a job, I will definitely throw myself a party.  So I did!

It was my 19th birthday, 2nd year college when I finally had my first “official” job in this fast food chain. I threw myself a party, I invited most of my classmates in college, my aunt cooked for me, bought alcoholic beverages (18 years old is the legal age in the Philippines to drink, so yey!) and had so much fun! It was unforgettable, my very first party since my dad died.

My  20-28th birthday celebrations was with my boyfriend (my husband now) . We both have the same birth month so we celebrated together, invited our common friends and again, had so much fun! My 28th birthday was kind of different. We were in two different sides of the world, he celebrated his with friends here in US and I celebrated mine in the Philippines. First with my girl friends, we ate out, had cake and lots of laughters and gifts! Then had another party at my cousins, after long long years, there I was celebrating it again with my cousin that I used to celebrate birthdays with when we were young. That was one wonderful party!

After my 19th birthday, I dreamt of having my 30th birthday celebrated in this food chain where most kids celebrate their birthdays. Yeah, youre right -it’s a kids party. Where theres party hats, cake and ice cream, mascot, party host and lots of foods,  games and goodies I never had when I was a kid. That didn’t happen but God gave me a bigger and better blessing -moving here in US! I was able to celebrate my 3oth birthday in a different way to thank the Lord for my 30th year of existence in this world and shout out to everybody how blessed I am. I hosted an online giveaway to celebrate it with my blogger friends. I had a “YELLOW” themed party with our new family anf friends in Arkansas, I have this very pretty dream come true “TWEETY BIRD” cake made by a talented friend. And lots and lots of presents I’ve ever had in my life  from different countries aside from US,  SG, Japan and Philippines! It was a blast and I am overly HAPPY!

Then I turned 31. I was thinking, I was satisfied with my 30th birthday and I think I am not going to have any more party or atleast wait for another milestone – my 40th. But it’s my husband’s turn that year,  it’s his 30th birthday so I threw him a supposedly “surprised” Star craft theme party but he has to know about it the day before the celebration because he needs to help me preparing haha! It was another fun filled party!

Last year I turned 32 and my husband 31. We didn’t plan on having a party but since we just moved to our new house, might as well have our “first birthday” in it. We had “Beer-Ger Party” , a burger party with beers! We had lots of visitors and lots of gifts. It was a very nice celebration, we really did party hard. I think most of us got pretty drunk!

So after reminiscing all those happy moments, I am again asking myself, why the birthday blues? Is it because my husband doesn’t wanna have a party this year? I can always have another party when I get back to work.  Do I want a present? I can buy myself something, oh wait, I don’t have any money. Do I have something I feel like I haven’t accomplished at this age? Hmmm…aside from a tattoo? Nothing else.  I can’t figure it out. I’m just having this very sad feeling that I can’t get out of my system. I am convincing myself theres nothing to be sad about so I am hoping this will go away soon!

Good Morning Tuesday!

Sitting in the dining room staring at the white  window drapes while enjoying the sound of the fan whirring behind me. It’s 7:15 in the morning, Tuesday, kids are on summer break but hubby still needs to go to work and that is why I am awake since 6:30. My coffee is still hot  I can’t take a sip yet. Ah– I wanna go back to bed… but I don’t want to332022,xcitefun-tuesday-greetigs-1. That is why I am right in front of my mac air right now letting my mind flow while my fingers documenting it and then suddenly my blood is flowing little by little and thinking what should I do today. I am done with my landscape project in our front house but I am still itching to do some more gardening.  I know I still have pending projects in our backyard but what can I do I don’t have enough resources yet, Ill wait til next payday  and I’ll ask hubby  about it (big grin). So instead of planning for today’s agenda, I’ll just plan on what to do this summer before kids go back to school on August 1st. Yep, you read that right, August 1st is the NON TRADITIONAL schools first day! Like what I already planned, I have activities and schedule for  the kids to follow everyday. I know it sounds like “not fun” at all but I am trying to make their days exciting like let them play minecraft the whole morning ( looks very long but trust me it’s still not long enough for them) since it’s summer break! Aside from activities planned, Annual Physical is part of it.  Yep, we wanna make sure our kids are in good shape. Fieldtrips and attending local activities in our city is also part of my plan aside from swimming and biking ofcourse! And lastly, my favorite (what I have in mind so far) is  shopping!  Quarterly, we are shopping for new clothes, kids are getting bigger and bigger every year, they need new shoes, new set of clothes and undies. Not just for kids but for my me and my husband as well. I would need some summer tops and shorts, my clothes are either shrinking or I am just gaining too much weight! I also need to buy some ——- oh my husband is leaving now, let me walk him to the garage and kiss him goodbye! Blog more later! Happy TUESDAY!!!!

Spray-On Magnesium Supplement

I am not getting any younger, so I’m pretty sure that soon, I’d start feeling brittleness in my bones. I know that’s something I can’t avoid. But I can make my bones strong and healthy enough so I won’t have to suffer prematurely. I can always take calcium supplements. In fact, there are some calcium supplements which also help improve the skin and muscles aside from the bones. However, without the right levels of magnesium, my efforts in taking calcium supplements would be futile.

There are magnesium supplements available in wellness stores, but I have found something better and I can’t wait to try it out. I’m talking about BetterYou magnesium supplements. It’s actually an oil spray that efficiently supplements the body’s magnesium level.

So what’s so great about this? Well, as I’ve said earlier, it’s an oil spray that you simply spray on and massage onto your skin. Because of this, the magnesium is directly absorbed by the skin tissues, and it immediately reaches the cells and does its job. Obviously, it works faster than supplements in pill form, and since there is no need to take in anything, it’s safe even for pregnant women. I’m going to try it out soon, and then I’ll let you know how it’s working for me.

Herbal Products

Have you heard about  Herbal City LLC  products? They are selling lots of herbal products of different use such as Party enhancersK6 herbal incense , Spiritual powders and more! I am just amazed how this company manage to create such herbal products. I wish all of the manufacturers will start making herbal products too.

I am into Herbal products than synthetic. If only people can just use herbal than any other form, I am sure we could still save the earth from dying. There are so many chemicals that has been used nowadays and it is harming our environment. I know we don’t have any choice most of the time but let’s try to use some herbal products as our first option. I understand that some herbal products are more pricey than the synthetic but there are also some herbal products that are affordable. There are plenty of benefits when you use herbal products maybe that’s why they are more expensive than others but imagine the worth you can get? Herbal are natural, no chemicals and that means no side effects to the body. Another benefit is that, you can help save our environment.And more importantly, herbals are more effective since it’s natural. So I must say, start using herbal products now!