It’s a Merry Christmas! I just wanna greet all of you a Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! It has been my third year sharing our Family Christmas photo on the blog. I know I don’t usually post a lot of picture of my family on the blog , you know kids, you can’t force them to post for a photo if they are really not into it.
But with the Christmas theme, they are always game to strike a pose. Most of us loves a Christmas specially the kids! Me too, I guess I am a child at heart.
I just wanna thank you all for your support and let’s celebrate this joyful day.
I just started Working on my 2018 health & fitness goals with BodyBoss | Fitness & Nutrition Guide. HavingBodyBoss Ultimate Body Fitness GuidePlus BodyBoss Superfood Nutrition Guide. It is towards consistency with my fitness routine and adding this new meal plan for simple healthy eating recipes to help me crush cravings and build the body of my dreams. It is to be toned and fit so I have the strength and energy needed for a busy working mom like me.
It has been a week since I started following this 12 week meal plan and so far I am liking it already. The recipes are so easy to do and so tasty. Even the kids are really loving it and perfect for my busy schedule. It surely gives me the energy that I need to last a day.
The best thing about it? It is not a diet plan! Don’t think about skipping meals or avoiding carbs because I know that’s what most girls do when they think of “healthy/clean diet”. The BodyBoss Nutrition Guide focuses on Superfoods! BodyBoss revolutionizes your diet but are not restrictive – there’s no cut out of entire food groups like your carbs.. or any crash diets cause they are ineffective in the long-run and results in binging or crazy cravings! Instead, BodyBoss offers healthier alternatives of carbs, and no refined sugars.. they teach you how to do healthy food swaps so you can still have your snacks and occasional sweet temptations – the healthier version 😉
Healthy eating can be easy and convenient with nutrient-rich superfoods such as eggs and blueberries, which are commonly found. I love the simply daily structure of it with 3 meals and 2 snacks so that I am never hungry!
It also includes a worksheet to track result, weight loss tips, weekly shopping lists, handy kitchen hacks and post workout smoothies and snacks. The best of all is the approved cheat meals. However, if you have any medical issues or condition, you may want to consult with your doctor before starting on this new meal plan and workout routine.
The guide is available online and printed book with free delivery worldwide. It is small and handy that can fit in your bag!!
Another thing I wanna share with you so you get to know me more. Honestly, I really do not cook that much most of the cooking is done by my husband. But since I started with this meal plan, my cooking skills are actually kicking back in. I myself prep the meals and hubby just wait and critic the taste. So far all comments are good and he is really like the recipes.
I also posted before about the Bodyboss 12 week fitness guide HERE. You can find my reviews and all of the picture of my before and after and some of the workout pictures you’ll find it there.
I hope I was able to inspire you with another fitness journey you might wanna try. It is actually the best time to start not on the first day of 2018. It might be hard just by thinking about it with the holidays and food parties. You will never know until you try, just always stick with the plan and your goals. You can do it!!!
Thank you for supporting simplychristianne blog. Have a wonderful day beautiful people!
As you all already know if you have been following my blog, I always do try my best to squeeze in some workout time as much as I can. But in the past few months. I have not been successful with my ultimate goal of toning. And I needed a proper workout program to keep me on track to achieve my body goals! So there comes this new HIIT program which is called the BodyBoss Ultimate Body Fitness Guide for maximum power and fat burning.
In this post I will be sharing my results using the Ultimate Body Guide! Looking at the first 2 photos above, you will notice that I am more toned now than before. I started this training last June 21 and I am currently on week 3 cycle 1 of the 12 Week Step-by-Step fitness program. I really disciplined myself and have not been skipping any day. Their workouts are only 24 minutes, 3 times a week so no excuses!
Even when we went out of town I brought it with me. That is what I like about this method, you
can do it anywhere at anytime. And you don’t need any equipment at all!
On the picture above, can you see the big difference on how my abs look?
The BodyBoss Fitness Guides includes a free 4 Week Pre –Training for beginners to get their body ready for the main program!
I use the printed version with detailed instruction and pictures but you can order the online version, which gives you instant access to the online training program. The online guide also includes GIFS of every exercises to show you how it’s done! You can purchase the package which is the online version plus the 200 page booklet. I suggest you get the package so you don’t have to carry the book with you all the time like I do when I went out of town.
I hope I was able to give you all an insight to my new workout routine. So if you are looking for a new workout routine, give this one a try. Just focus and be disciplined and you will see good results. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask me.
This post is sponsored by Bodyboss but all opinions are my own.
It was indeed a pool day in Mykonos even though the weather was a little cold. Once we were dipped in the pool it was nothing. As long as we are under the gorgeous sun! The kids and the whole family was so happy because we were able to swim. If you have been following me you know we do love to be in the pool or beach. This pool in our hotel here was the perfect spot with a gorgeous view. It was so deep though so Adi was only able to swim on the side so she can grab the edge of the pool. While Aidan, I am glad I brought his life vest then we did not have to worry about him.
As for the kids swimsuit, it was all from Gymboree and mine is from HM. I was looking for a bikini set but was not confident enough to show my tummy so I opted to wear this high waisted bikini. I love it so much!!! I know you will too and I am also excited to wear my other swimsuit. Stay tuned on that one as it is something I haven’t worn before.
you will receive the mattress like this…. in this beautiful big box…. it is free shippingthe whole family is happy with the new bed.. these kids just loves to sleep with usUPHOLSTERED PLATFORM BED WAYFAIR
Let me tell you a little something about our family. Since our kids were born, both of them have been sleeping with us even though they have their own room. It is just our culture (Filipino) to sleep together as family growing up. Of course it changes when we reach our teenage years were we want to have our own private place. We have a queen size bed and we have been sleeping sideways because we do not fit anymore as kids are getting big 🙂 We always tell them they should sleep in their own bed but it doesn’t happen. My husband and I thought of upgrading the size of our bed for us to be able to sleep better. Then I came across Tuft and needle and have been curious about it as it comes in a box.
Then I have contacted them and given this mattress for free. Then after ordering the mattress, I had to order a new bed frame too and everything. So when the mattress came we waited for the bed frame to be delivered. As soon as it was delivered we opened up the mattress and it was so easy to do. You just open the box and remove the plastic cover from the mattress and it will expand in few minutes. You have to give it at least 24 hours to get the full size of it.
We slept on it the first night after opening the box. It was the best night ever! The mattress is soft and has cooling effect and that is the best part of it. I highly recommend this product and it is not that expensive. The owner even reach out to you and sends you email asking how your experience with their mattress was.
If you are in the look out for a mattress visit www.tuftandneedle.com but if you have back problem you might have to consult your doctor as you might need a special kind of mattress for you.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope I was able to give a good insight about this product. My opinions are my own about the mattress.
It will be my second year in blogging on Monday April 17. That is when I wrote my first blog post. I haven’t thought I will keep going. Why do I blog? Just a refresher for those who just started following me through this journey. It has always been my dream to be a runway model, but of course it did not happen. I will buy fashion magazines and copy how those models pose there and always dreaming of seeing myself in one of those print ads. I was lucky enough to be given an opportunity to see myself in the magazine. It was when cosmopolitan Philippines advertise that they were looking for real women in different shapes and sizes to post for them, just send pictures.
Let me tell you, I always dream of those things but my self esteem was really low. I always think of myself as not pretty that is why nobody notice me. And so when I received the call from the magazine asking me if I can post for them. I was in heaven telling myself is this real. It may be petty for some but for me it was already a dream come true. The only thing that gave me doubt was when they ask me if I was okay posing wearing swimsuit for their summer issue. It took me awhile before I can answer as I haven’t even worn a swimsuit in public not unless it was mandatory because it was a PE class. But the after a few thoughts, I told myself, hey!! this is it, then moment I’ve been waiting for so I said yes.
After that a lot of people who knows me noticed it they kinda acknowledge the fact that yes you can. That started me to realize that I really need to get out of my shell. I can do it and I just have to believe in myself. If that magazine is willing to post a picture of me it means I really do deserve it. I also thank my husband then my boyfriend who always give me the courage and boost my self esteem. Then that opened the door for me trying out VTR’s in the hopes of getting into commercials, attending Go sees to audition for one of the best clothing brand in the Philippines. I was not selected from all those efforts though.
Then I moved here in the US in 2008. I still love fashion, still buys magazine and get inspired by those models where I see wearing the prettiest clothes, traveling from places to places and just having the lifestyle that I have always dreamed of. Then instagram came into my life in 2014. I then started to see bloggers like hellofashionblog, lovelypepa, songofstyle and pinkpeonies. I was so inspired by them because they are their own model of their own online fashion magazine (that is what I call fashion blog). I told myself I can do that too. I know it was a lot of work but I think I can manage since my husband is a good photographer. I researched on how to start a blog and then from then it was trial and error. And here I am still blogging on things that I love and sharing it to all of you to give inspiration. As those models inspired me, I wanna be an inspiration to all of you too. I was getting questions on how I do this, how do I manage and it was so nice to know that there are people who look up to me and I give them inspiration.
I hope I was able to inspire you with this post that even if you don’t have that self esteem. It can change but you have to be surrounded with people that believes in you and that will uplift you. Those people who will support you with your hopes and dreams. Stay away from people who just says stop doing it because you can’t. Remember, if you can dream it, you can have it! So I challenge you to come out of the shell and spread your wings. Let me tell you, blogging is time consuming and a lot of work, but rewarding so you really don’t feel it much because you know you love what you are doing.
Have a lovely weekend to all of you and enjoy this wonderful Spring weather. Thank you for stopping by and for all you wonderful comments.
I was so thrilled to share to you my first experience as blogger to attend an event. Also sharing my simple casual look at Kneipp Store Opening at the Pentagon Mall in Arlington, VA last week. As a blogger, you feel worthy when a company invites you to their store opening, right? It means they value you and what you have to say. Not only that, you I also get to know a good product to share to all of you and specially to all the people who lives in the DMV like I do.
In the event, I got to learn this new beauty and skincare product and got to try it and know more about their mission and vision as a company. It is a product of Germany and is making these natural products and concepts for health and well being. I like that they have good beauty products and what interests me is the stuff for wellness. As a PT I always deal with muscle and joint pain and they have products for those. I really loved them and used it already on my husband.
Another thing that I liked about them is their drive to fight against hunger. As you can see we were all wearing flower crowns here. There are 3 ways to help them with their campaign.
1.) Snap a photo wearing floral crown and post it on instagram of facebook with hashtag #kneippgrows (every post means “grower start kits” are given to communities in need) I love it because you are not just giving them food and then when they consume then they will ask for help again but you are actually educating those communities to learn how to harvest them and be able to feed their families long term.
Today I am sharing you one of my new routine, Introducing SkinnyMint TeaTox. I just wanna inspire all you ladies out there specially the mommies like me who are trying to be a good example to their kids by living a healthy lifestyle. I am excited to share with you to meet skinnymintteatox.
Since the start of 2017, I told myself I wanna be better version of me and so I have been really trying my best to fit to my schedule to work out as I have talked about on this post. I have been trying to eat more healthy food and I have to have something to boost all the things I have been doing. So I addedSkinnyMint Teatox to my lifestyle change. It helps kick that bloat, boost metabolism and reach your goals in just 28 days. It has this main ingredients: Green tea, Yerba Mate and Gurana. I started drinking their Morning Boost tea as a part of my breakfast, I had to let go of my coffee for now. and they have the Night Cleanse tea which You only drink every other night. Its main ingredients are: Ginger root, Lemongrass, Senna Leaves and Psyllium husk. I am loving this as I really am a night time tea drinker if you will sometimes see it on my insta stories.
So far, I have been loving this because I feel more energetic in the morning and I really feel that it is cleansing my stomach. And in the evening, it soothes me and calms me so I have a good night sleep. Another thing I like about this tea is the all natural ingredient as I have using chemically processed food.
Are you one of those people like me who are incline to fashion and would love to express more of your passion by becoming a fashion or personal style blogger? Let me tell you how it all started for me. I do not know anyone personally who is into fashion, lifestyle or travel blogger so I was hesitant to be one as I know I will be all alone in this journey. I have no one to talk to about it that can relate and can give an insight. But then I kept on seeing these beautiful pictures of @songofstyle @hellofashionblog @rachparcell @lovelypepa and how successful they are blogging and I am truly inspired by them. So I started googling about how to start a blog then sign up on wordpress , so there is no backing out.
So when I was starting out, it was really frustrating because I do not have much resources myself, just relying on goggle pretty much on everything. I have been making a lot of mistakes and it would have been prevented If at first I already have the right resources for me to grow as a blogger. I just wanna give a special thanks to another blogger Mr. Craig Smith of http://thewiseaffiliate.com/ who helped me transfer my files from wordpress.com to my own hosting site without asking for anything in return, just helping another blogger.
To cut the story short, I was already blogging for a year and half and I still feel lost. Then I came across this community of bloggers and see that they uplift and grow with each other. So i joined as I really want to be successful with this and level up my blog. If you have been following me, you’ll be able to tell how my website, my instagram, my pictures and other social media has improved. It is all because I joined the Style Collective Community. Paying $10 a month is so worth it for all the resources I get that helps me to grow as a blogger, meeting new people and getting a lot of help through them as they overflow with great resources coming from Tax experts, IT experts… brand collaboration…
Every experience though I cherish because I learn from them. There are a lot of things to know if you want to be a successful in your passion. So if you are like me who wants to get better with what you do, or just want to make friends in the community sign up here. It is soooo worth it!!
I wanna be able to friends with you too and let’s help each other rise.
Let me tell you What makes me always feeling fresh. I was so happy to be able to partner with the brand that I have been using and loving everyday. I am so excited to tell you my story why I switched to Dove and why this partnership was a perfect fit. As a physical therapist, I am always on the move at work. As a mom, also active at home and also when I workout.When I am resting, I will sit next to hubby and tell him about my work or workout. He will always tells me my underarm doesn’t smell good. I will always get offended and will say “I put on a deodorant you know! You must be smelling something else” Then he will say, “well… you better change it because it is not working.” You may say he is harsh but he was just trying to help. He will always tells me that instead of other people telling you that let me tell you now because I am just concern about you. (that is love <3)
But then he was telling the truth, I really do smell after work, workouts and mommy duties so I went to the store to get me a new antiperspirant. I have been hearing good things about Dove so I gave it a try. I’m glad I made the right choice switching to Dove. Since then, even though I am sweaty, I never heard any comment that I don’t smell good. This really does the job! And this Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant offers 48 hours of odor and wetness protection plus added skincare benefits of Dove ¼ moisturizers and NutriumMoisture for softer, smoother underarms. Another plus for the skin that I like about it.
Photos: Novel (my better Half)
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