When I quit my job a year ago and concentrate on being a full time blogger, I have noticed that I’m gaining more and more weight. Since all I do is sit down and face my computer the whole day, take a cat nap when my system can no longer bear being awake – which means I don’t get enough sleep, as well, I have noticed that my body is getting a little bit wider every single day of my blogging life.
At first, it didn’t bother me at all because I was thinking that I don’t need to be “sexy” anymore since I’m already married to a handsome man and I don’t think my being “chubby” will bother him either – because he gained much weight also, just like me; and I’m glad I was right! He doesn’t care if I’m changing my “preferences” from medium-sized shirts and blouses to XL sizes because he changes his preferences, too!
In addition to that, I always think that I don’t need to have a fit body and look gorgeously awesome, since I’m not obliged to face and entertain customers and other people anymore, just like what I used to do as a customer representative of the company where I used to work before I left my job.
But these reasons seem useless and nonsense every time I attend certain events, especially blogging-related events where I am invited. I’m not that self conscious, if that’s what you think; it’s just that I can’t help thinking, “what if I still have that not-too-sexy -but not-chubby figure that I used to have?” ; when this line of thinking enters my head, I suddenly felt ashamed of my present unhealthy figure.
That is why, when I was invited in an event for bloggers last October 23, 2009 at Taste Asia, in SM Mall of Asia, which was sponsored by Del Monte, I excitedly attended the event when I was informed that the main topic of the occasion was to help everybody, especially the bloggers to get back in shape with the company’s campaign dubbed as Del Monte Dare to be Fit ‘N Right.
During the launching event, where sports scientist and master coach Jim Saret shared to us that one person is physically fit or in great physical condition, if he can do the following:
- bench press 1-1/2 times his body weight (upper body strength)
- run a mile and a half in 10 minutes(lower body cardiovascular fitness)
- touch the rim of the basketball ring (lower body power)
- leg-press 2-1/4 times his body weight (lower body strength)
- Swim 700 yards in 12 minutes (upper body aerobic endurance)
- do 40 push-ups (upper body muscle endurance)
- touch his toes (flexibility)
Coach also discussed on how to burn more calories with the 4-minute workout through what he called the Fast Intense Training (FIT). The F.I.T Workout or the Fast Interval Training is a four-minute workout that makes you burn at least 400 calories and continues to burn even when you’re done with the workout! Plus, you don’t have to be a gym buff to enjoy the workout. It doesn’t require much space and equipment. It’s scientific, very visual, designed for non-athletes, with measurable results and it’s easy!
Coach Jim Saret also added that exercise will only be effective and working when paired with healthy balanced diet, just like having the Fit ‘N Right products as your routine snack.
Del Monte Fit ‘N Right contains the breakthrough L-Carnitine that helps burn fat and B Vitamis 1, 6, 12 that help speed up metabolism.
L-Carnitine is a natural substance that is occurring in the body but can be supplemented for optimal health. It transports the fatty acids into the mitochondria, the “cell’s powerhouse” where they are burned into energy needed for a healthy heart, important body functions and physical activities. Supplementary L-Carnitine contributes to optimal fat oxidation, and along with a proper diet and regular exercise, promotes healthy body weight.
A clinical study done by the University of the Philippines through Dra. Leonora Panlasigui and company has proven the effectiveness of Fit ‘n Right. In that study, it was found that one can lose as such as 16.7% body fat in just 6 weeks with regular consumption of Fit ‘n Right, diet and exercise. There are studies that indicate that 1000mg per day is ideal in helping you lose weight along with proper diet and regular exercise. Each Fit ‘n Right bottle contains 300mg and the recommended daily intake is at least 3 bottles, at least 2 hours before exercise or physical activity to maximize the fat-burning benefit.
B Vitamins 1, 6 and 12 are known as energy boosters and they help reduce fatigue and increase endurance by facilitating conversion of carbohydrates, protein and fat into energy. With L-Carnitine, B Vitamins can optimize metabolization of carbohydrates, protein and fat into energy.
Because of that lecture and actual workout during the event, I have already decided, and told myself with conviction, that I should start living a healthy lifestyle, not just for physical reasons, but to make my well being internally fit and healthy and I will tag my husband, too, whether he’ll like it or not; and my first step to realize this plan and prove to myself that I am serious when it comes to my overall health, is to join the Fun Run hosted by Del Monte which will commence on November 22, 2009.
For those who are interested to join the fun run, registration is only P300 for the 3K, 5K, 10K men’s and women’s divisions and you get freebies like race packet with the Dare to Fit ‘N Right Fun Run singlet, race bib and Fit ‘N Right products. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the victims of Typhoon Ondoy.
Registration is on November 16, 2009 at the following venues:
* CEMG Office – Unit 3A Vernida I Bldg., Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City/ Look for Marianne Tapales (892.5842/09155498282)
* Dare to be Fit ‘N Right booths in selected SM Hypermarkets: Mall of Asia, Sucat, Pasig, and North EDSA and at the Del Monte Office on Bldg. 3., Bonifacio High Street.
* Fitness First branches
Or you may register online at http://www.runningmate.ph/del_monte
Official call time on November 22 is 4 a.m. at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall. So, are you ready to get fit and right like me and my husband?
For more information, you may check out the Fit ‘n Right fan page in Facebook too!
Photos during the event:
Sama-sama tayong magpaka-fit ‘n right! kaya natin to 😀
you can do ti!
Wow, reverse before and after naman. 🙂
@leirs, I want to be fit and healthy n din. bka pag healthy nko, magkababy nko…. =)
sis! I hope you’ll be able to reach your goal and obtain your sexy body once again, together with your hubby…
@hariette thanks sis. I really hope so.
Wow!! First. 🙂 All I can say is that I love how Fit and Right tastes. It is good that you are gearing towards the promotion of a healthier lifestyle. Fit and Right is just the right thirst quencher that not only tastes great.. it makes you feel great too.
I’m gonna try your favorite berry grape flavor soon. Let’s be fit. 😉
Kayang kaya yan sis, just follow the steps sa blog post ko about the FIT workout! We can all do this!
Yes, indeed blogging sort of forces us to a sedentary lifestyle plus blogger events like food events do pack on the pounds if we’re not that conscious. I too have decided since that event at Taste Asia and I’m glad you and your husband has joined in the program.
Cheers and God bless! =]
Try mo muna na less strenuous exercises sa FIT workout then gradually increase frequency para di mabigla 🙂
@jumpshotph.com it’s kinda frustrating nga eh. pero my goal is to go back to “before” =)
@Ed yes we can do it. yan ang goal ko ngayon. maging fit and healthy
@bryan try the new Fit ‘N Right variants. I love the watermelon and Blueberry-grape flavor.
Now I miss Fatima. my Fit N Right partner in our office. naalala mo un?
@earth I tried the FIT workout yesterday. Mejo masakit sa katawan kasi matagal ng walng exercise pero I feel great.
kaya natin ito sis! nothing beats a healthier us 😀
i believe we can do this. basta exercise lang.
wish me luck as i run 3k!
@jen yup kaya natin to
@jp, hmmm kaya ko din kaya ang 3k?
@sire, sali tyo sa fun run
ang hirap naman talaga kasing magmaintain ng weight.good thing meron na namang lumabas na new workout, hope this F.I.T. and fit ‘n right combination helps all of us who are trying to lose weight and live a healthier life.hehe. 🙂
Ang payat pala ni Monch dati. Hehe. Anyway, sabay-sabay tayong magpapapayat! Woot!
@fitz, nahawa yata sakin si Monch. hahaha. tumaba sya nung nagwork sa call center. sana next year FIT na tyong lahat
@edel, buti nga ikaw pagmaintain lng problem. mas mahirap mag lose weight e. =) pero kakayanin natin to.
ang payat nyo pa nun. sali ako dyan. gusto ko magpapayat
Good on you for being proactive in taking the first step. The First step is always the hardest and the decision is to stay true to the commitment to health and wellness is another challenge as well. Go! Go! Kaya mo yan!!!!
I love before and after photos, kakatuwa lalo na kung mga payat dati.
Hmmmm….. masubukan nga yang berry flavor. I have tried Pineapple pa lang kasi so far.
that’s nice.. goodluck with your goal.. 🙂
hi aeirin 🙂 tested raw yan! My sis’ officemate drink a bottle of Fit ‘n Right everything. Pumayat raw. And need an OB? I have a very very very good OB, buntis lahat ng kilala kong client nya 🙂
I wish you all the best, Aeirin! 🙂 And you know what? I”d like to make some FIT Workout with Fit n Rite, too. I really hope that this combination will help many people achieve their ideal weight.
Woah!! Ahaha! Ang payat ni Mon noon!! Ahahaha! I wanna run run, sana wala na akong pasok nun 😛
Kaya mo yan Mommy! Before 2010 ends, I am sure you will get your goal. Just be consistent! Ajah!
Ako naman gusto tumaba. Wala bang pang pataba? Hehehe 😀
Wow, payat mo dati! You will regain the figure back as long as you stick to the plan and of course, more fit ‘n right juices 😀
@berryblitz, really? may pag asa pa pala ako. hmmm about the OB, may OB ako pero takot lng magpacheck up. pero I’ve decided next week punta na ako. If wala p ring nangyari, Ill contact you para dun sa recommended OB mo =) thanks ha
@Meikah Delid, thanks. Actually, I don’t worry being overweight basta healthy. Pero it will be a plus point if I become sexy =)
@ada, oo payat si monch dati. nahawa yata sakin. hehe. Ako din I want to run kaso ang question kaya ko kaya un?
@pinaymommy, actually, ung FIT workout is not pampapayat or pampataba. this workout will make you fit. =) try mo din mommy. para lahat tyo fit and healthy
@mitch, sis yummy ung blueberrygrape. sana next time tyo magkita FIT n ako. hehe.
@micamyx, laki ng tinaba ko nung nagquit ako ng job. lagi nlng kasi nkaharap sa laptop. pero goal ko na tlaga is to lose weight. baka sakaling magkababy na =)
Fit N’Right not only gives the protein to make you go through the day. Del Monte is giving you all the right reasons to be healthy and fit all right.
let’s all do this together! game?!?
One thing that I love about Fit ‘n Right is that it is made by Del Monte.
And Del Monte always gives their best when it comes to nutritious foods and drinks.
Feel free to visit my entry too: http://recyclebinofamiddlechild.blogspot.com/2009/10/perfect-timing.html
You can do it sister! You can never go wrong with healthy living.
Been drinking Fit N Right ever since. Together with proper diet and exercise, the combination will never fail to amaze you with the “healthier” results! 🙂
naku! sabi ng mga friends ko eh nag ge gain na rin ako ng fats sa katawan.. hmm… kelangan ko na rin ba nito? hahaha! apir iris!
my cousin can attest to that (fit n’ right helps to lose weight) plus proper diet and exercise 🙂 kayang kaya yan iris 🙂 go girl power 😀
kelangan ko na ulet uminom ng Fit n Right palaki nako ng palaki kaka bake, cook and food blog hahaha.
Fantastic post! I suggest you do a lot of crunches. It helps tight your belly, makes it firmer and strong. Good luck to us who want to live a healthy lifestyle! 🙂
it is really hard to lose weight especially with OUR kind of lifestyle – blogging, attending food tasting events, just sitting down, sleeping, potato couching, and the list goes on… at least, del monte is here to help us. my friend told me I should avoid fatty foods and concentrate on fruits and juices. well, that is where fit ‘n right gets in the way. good luck to us!
Hayaan mo sis, kahit di ako umattend ng event, I’m gonna do the 4-minute workout with all of you. Hope we reach our ideal weight with this and Fit n Right. For health’s sake na rin.
I drink fit n right but have not maximized its use though. I mean I did not observe any change in my body. Although like you I’m not that conscious too and I am not that too fat also.
Wow, this is the first post that I did saw pictures of actual bloggers’ event in the Philippines.
You are doing well in your blog. Can you give me some advice? Is it worth it to become a full time blogger?
Will there by any chance also that I can be a part of your blogroll?
grabe, ang hirap kaya ng FIT workout 🙁 pero dapat kayanin! hahaha. inom na lang ako 1 litro ng Fit n Right everyday!!!
yes u should contact me if ever about the OB. Hmmm medyo nagalit ata sya sa akin kc hindi ako sa kanya nagpaanak (tama ba term ko?) long story. pero nipropromote ko sya sa blog and forums. She’s really good!
ako tuloy napaisip about fit n right kung everyday iinom ako. kaso… ang gastos hahaha
kala ko gimik lang yun ad nila sa TV pero totoo pla non subukan ko yan workout nila. thanks for sharing this. now i’m having a healthy lfestyle with fit n right!
disiplina sa pagkain, work out at fit n right im sure after a month makikita mong sexy ka na ulit 🙂
ang payat mo ah dati.
go iris go!! we can do it!! 😀
You can do it! The facts were truly mind-blowing! Now aiming for a healthier change! 😀
Post your progress! 😀
I guess eating fit n’ right products isn’t enough! ehhehe 🙂 We still have to couple it with proper exercise.
Good luck! Hope you’ll be able to achieve your ideal weight.
Are you joining the Fun Run? 🙂
To mentain healthy & balanced life we need to balance our daily schedule and diet to stay fit and healthy & enjoy our workout,there are lot of people who shared their experiences and get famous with real twitter followers and their facebook post viral is also their.