Saturday, June 26, 2010

Health and Fitness

Hi guys! I have been away for a while. A few things changed. I have been watching my health and trying to maintain my weight. There are various information that I have learned throughout this experience that I want to share with my readers. My boyfriend and I enrolled ourselves to the gym, and I have benefited greatly from it. I have been in and out of the gym for about 3 months, and I have lost 6 pounds. I go to the gym for at least 5 times a week. I know that six pounds does not sound much, but I am trying to lose more body fat than muscle. The more muscle you have, the better. I am not necessarily talking about being a body builder and losing my feminine side. I am talking about the complete opposite. A woman can not have manly muscles because we do not have as much testosterone as man have that is required to obtain huge muscles. Building muscles help burn more calories when sitting down, and doing nothing around the house. Cardio alone will only speed up your metabolism while exercising; however, it will slow down after your cardio exercise. It is better to do weight training and cardio together in order to achieve the body you want effectively. Exercise is important; however, you need to maintain a proper diet to go along with it.

Less than 15% body fat is not healthy in the long run because it can cause some complications in the future. If you are planning to have a baby in the future it is not healthy to have a low body fat percentage less than 15% because your body looks at how much body fat you have and see if you are capable of providing enough nutrition for the fetus.

I want to continue my healthy life style instead of trying to loose weight the wrong way. A few years ago after I graduated from middle school, I weighed 122 pounds. i wanted to loose more weight by attending the gym. I thought that it would be a healthy way for me to loose weight. The sad part was that I did not known how to loose the weight properly. After attending the gym, I would not eat anything the whole day. Sometimes, I would only eat an apple as my meal. I dropped the weight fast. I was not thinking of the consequences. I dropped to about 110 pounds. What I didn't know is that the weight I was loosing was not fat. It was muscle. When I do not eat anything the whole day and then exercise vigorously at the gym, my body enters a "fight or flight" reaction. My body started eating away the muscle, which made my metabolism slower. My skin was flabby and I was not toned at all. I gained back my weight after a few years later. I ended up weighing about 125 pounds. I learned from my bad choices, and I was a naive teenager. It is not healthy to take a few bites a day. Your body needs a complete meal. You have to eat at least 5 times a daily to satisfy your self.

Now that you know some of the 411, I will be posting up tips and daily knowledge that I have acquired that I find interesting to share. Starting off with:

1) Drink water before meals: In my opinion, it is NOT true that drinking water before having a meal will cause the food to sit on top of your stomach. It is completely the opposite. I remember my physiology teacher telling me that water helps break food and allows the body to digest. If you pay attention to a planned course meal, you will notice that appetizers are usually in liquid form, such as soup. This is because increasing your water intake help burn calories. We all know that water helps us remove waste from our body, however, it also briefly increases our metabolism.

Friday, October 16, 2009

My wish.

1) Balenciaga Wallet : $545 This is the cutest wallet ever! It's leather. It will not wear out. It's a timeless peace that will not go out of style. It's femine and can be worn with casual outfit yet it is sexy. If I buy this, It will be my last wallet hehe.

2) Canon - PowerShot 12.1-Megapixel Digital ELPH Camera - Black :$250
I love the color black. I can finally continue making youtube videos if I can get my hands on this!

3) I'm satisfied. Nothing else comes to my mind right now.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Kim Kardashian Blonde?

Wow Kim is very pretty even with blonde hair! However, she just looks like Jennifer Lopez to me.

I know that blondes get noticed more, but I think she looks better with black hair.

Thursday, July 30, 2009


OMG this was so much fun. My friend and I had a photo shoot. We woke up at 5:30 am and it ended at 1:00 pm. I did my own makeup and my friend's. Ahhh i love it! I want to keep doing this hehe. The photographer even told he might hire me to do makeup! How exciting is it? HAHA well... the photographer is my co-worker lol. We went to this railroad place with an old bridge, and it's full of graffiti. Amazingly it looks great in the pictures! The color was captured beautifully!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wish List

I have so much stretch marks on my thighs and my calves, and I really want to buy this to remove them! It cost about $135 at

Product details from "StriVectin-SD® is a multi-action skin perfector enriched with Striadril, a key compound containing patented pentapeptides that significantly improve the appearance of facial wrinkles, stretch marks, and minor skin imperfections by aiding the build-up of collagen. Unlike many other anti-aging treatments, Striadril is more stable (longer shelf life), better tolerated (causes less irritation), safer, and more effective."

This item is from Shu Uemera. My friend tried the green Skin Purifier Cleansing Beauty Oil, and she said it works well for her. It comes in different sizes. 5 oz. cost about $35. The reason why I want this product is so that I can remove my makeup well and to help lighten up my skin the same time. I'm tempted to buy the skin purifier as well. Have any of you guys tried these items?

What it is formulated to do (info. from shu uemura's Brightening Cleansing Oil is a one-step, mild cleansing oil that removes makeup while gently cleansing, moisturizing, and calming the skin. It's ideal for those with dull and spotted skin or those seeking protection from UV rays. This gentle cleansing oil leaves the skin appearing more even toned, translucent, and smoothed for a radiant finish every time.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009