Showing posts with label ShesTheMom. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ShesTheMom. Show all posts

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Join #MyShopeeWish and Win a Home Appliance and Gadgets Bundle from Shopee and Willie Revillame

Shopee along with its newest brand ambassador, Willie Revillame has once more came up with an exciting promo! One lucky Filipino’s dreams will come true with #MyShopeeWish.

#MyShopeeWish is an online contest asking users to submit heartfelt video entries for a chance to win a Mega Package from Shopee and Willie Revillame. The Mega Package includes an exciting selection of gadgets and home appliances from top brands such as a La Germania Gas Stove, LG Refrigerator, Sharp Washing Machine, Union Electric Fan, Ballarini Frying Pan, Samsung Galaxy A12, and Sharp 32-Inch Television.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Are Diamonds Really A Girl’s Best Friend?

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, or so we’d led to believe. When that quote first became popular, it was a different time - we’re talking over fifty years ago - the world was a completely different place. Women were purely homemakers and mothers who waited at home for their husbands - it was a different time, and the world was a totally different place. 

Despite the fact that the world has changed a lot in the past fifty years or so, us girls still love diamonds. For generations, those bright, glitzy, sparkling stones have captured our hearts, drawing us into a lifelong love affair. But what is it about diamonds that we love - what is it that makes them the perfect timeless accessory? Why do we lust over diamonds when there are so many other beautiful gemstones to choose from? 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Valuable Life Lessons For Moms On The Go

If you’re a mom, you’re probably used to putting other people before yourself. To be a mother, you have to sacrifice a lot, but that doesn’t mean losing sight of what’s important to you. Every mother can learn valuable life lessons from welcoming children into their family. Sometimes, it takes a while to recognize them. If you’re expecting or you have children already, here are some of the most important life lessons moms can learn.

New Balance Debuts the 247 Sport

Last February 7, 2016, I attended the launch of Boston-based New Balance Athletics, Inc. new model of shoes, the 247 Sport. The event was held in Manam, Bonifacio Global City. The new model was designed with the modern urban lifestyle in mind, classic New Balance quality and craftsmanship is fused with modern performance-inspired details for a contemporary new style. The New Balance 247 Sport is already available at New Balance, and global retailers beginning February 4 (for specific markets) and February 11 (for EMEA and Philippines) for a retail price of P4,595.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Jolly Cow Fresh Milk: Official Milk to the 2017 Philippine Coffee Championships

Athena loves Jolly Cow Fresh Milk. This photo is her wining entry to the #JollyCowHappy Promo on Facebook!
Jolly Cow Fresh Milk, the deliciously creamy milk loved by the whole family, is proud to announce its participation as the Official Milk Sponsor to the 2017 Philippine Coffee Championships – the battle royale of competitive coffee making in the country. The Philippine Coffee Championships will take place on March 2 to 4, 2017 at Hall A of the World Trade Center Metro Manila in Pasay City, and will run concurrent to the Philippine Restaurant, Café & Bar Expo, the premiere sourcing event dedicated to the business of restaurant, café and bar.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

How to Survive Motherhood?

When one becomes a mom, a lot of things will change. And, the amount of confidence that you can lose in what is arguably the most pivotal time of your life is nothing but upsetting. Clothes that you wore pre-pregnancy may not fit in any way at all, skin can change (both in terms of stretch marks appearing and general condition), your mood and temperament can be all over the place and all of this is happening while you’ve got to try and look after another human being - when all you want to do is try and look after yourself and get back to rights. It’s a tough time.

You’re not alone. Almost every other mother feels like this at some point, and those who don’t show it are hiding it well. Put a bit of time into yourself and you will be back to feeling like you in no time (not the old you, though - you’ll realize you’ve come a long way since her). 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Whisk Your Partner Away This Valentines Day With a Romantic Mini Break

Since it's the LOVE Month, here's my most favorite Prenup photo of ours
It's the first of February and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so if you’re planning on treating your partner or getting away this year it’s time to put plans into action! When life is busy and chaotic, a mini break with the one you love is just what the doctor ordered- a chance to relax and unwind and spend quality time together. Here are some things to think about when you’re planning your break.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The History of Being a Productive Mom

According to an article I have read, we are one of the most productive generations that have ever lived. The amount of technology that has been developed over the past couple of decades has been astounding; we are able to live our lives with relative ease and for as little output as there has ever been. Yet, as Moms, we are craving more productivity, more stuff going on and we don’t seem to have figured out how to have gotten there already - even with the added extras that we have in the 21st century. How did people (especially women/mothers) in the last century get on without all that we had? Comparing days gone by with the goings-on of today may just surprise you… 

Monday, December 12, 2016

Philippines Gets First Taste of La Dolce Vita with the New Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut

Late last month, Swiss Miss, the world-famous chocolate powder drink, launched their newest flavor-Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut. The newest flavor draws inspiration from this luxurious Italian lifestyle that evokes the romance and passion of Italy. And, what better place to host the event to than in Venice Grand Canal Mall, Taguig which gives the authentic Italian feels.

In Italy, “La dolce vita,” which literally translates to “the sweet life,” celebrates the Italians’ flair for passion, romance and life’s luxuries – from savoring sumptuous meals with family and spending moments with friends and loved ones to listening to passionate music and donning the latest fashion pieces. Indeed, in this wondrous country, every day is truly La Dolce Vita!

Made from premium, imported cocoa and real milk, Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut fuses the aroma and flavor of roasted, buttery hazelnuts with silky, creamy and frothy chocolate. It’s truly a feast for the senses. It's an affordable indulgence with the right balance of creaminess and sweetness, the new Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut can be consumed hot or cold, at home or even on-the-go. 
We’re proud that the Philippines is the first country in the world to try this new flavor. The new Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut flavor is truly a very exciting flavor because of hazelnut’s unique taste and aroma,” said Cathy Castro, Swiss Miss Asia marketing manager. 

The launch of Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut coincides with the launch of their first ever global endorser, Anne Curtis. Aside from hosting a top variety show, the princess of all media, is also an actress, host and award-winning endorser whose daily activities on social media garners millions of followers. 

Work is important, but we should also allow ourselves the well-deserved indulgence by enjoying life and rewarding ourselves after hard-won victories – big or small. With Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut, this is possible anywhere – at work, at home or even while travelling!,” said Anne. 
Living "la dolce vita", Anne embodies the essence of the brand by finding time for leisure and travel in spite of her busy schedule and rewarding herself for her successes. Her recent trip to Italy showcased her passion for life’s pleasures, such as food, fashion, and love. 
Experience la dolce vita by enjoying life’s little pleasures and rewarding yourself with the new Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut. 

Experience la dolce vita by enjoying life’s little pleasures and rewarding yourself with the new Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut.
Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut is now available in leading stores and supermarkets nationwide. For more updates, visit Swiss Miss Philippines on Facebook and follow them on Instagram @SwissMissPH.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Presonus Firepod: Professional-Quality Recording System

Looking for a complete, convenient and compact, professional-quality, no-hassle recording system? You gotta check out presonus firepod which is now known as PreSonus FP10 FireWire recording interface. It is a complete 24-bit/96kHz recording system that combines 8 high-quality PreSonus XMAX microphone preamplifiers with 24-bit/96kHz analog to digital conversion. Above this, it's affordable, clean, and quiet sound great for home studios!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Tupperware Brands Philippines Blogger Meet Up Featuring New Products

Who doesn't know about Tupperware? Ever since it was introduced here in the Philippines about 50 years ago, it has become a household name. I believe you or your mom own at least one Tupperware product at home, right? Funny thing is, that even non-Tupperware brand products are called it, you probably made the same mistake. Haha!

Last October, I together with my fellow Mommy Bloggers, attended the Tupperware Brands Philippines Bloggers Meet Up, at their headquarter in Five E-Com Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. The Blogger Meet Up intends to showcase their latest innovation, the Speedy Chef. The program was just short with a quick actual demo on how to use the Speedy Chef, wherein we also got to personally try it. It was really fun!

Ms. Melody Yap, Marketing Manager for Tupperware Brands performed the actual demonstration by making meringue using the Speedy Chef.

The meringue looks perfect!

After the actual demo, Ms. Yap taught us another recipe using the Speedy Chef, Speedy Chopper and other Tupperware products. This time we went live on Facebook so Tupperware Brands Philippines followers on Facebook got to watch us we whip our own 30-second choco-peanut mousse.

The Speedy Chef works like a manual mixer, it efficiently whips  small or large quantities of food - one loop is equivalent to 113 times mixing.

The Speedy Chopper, chops different herbs and small vegetables. Creates dips, sauces and purees too.

Here's the video:

Not to exaggerate, but yes the recipe only takes 30 seconds to make, of course less the preparation of the ingredients. But honestly, since I'm still not used with the products and the recipe, it took me more than 30 seconds. Nonetheless, I had fun the entire time!

I've always wanted to have my own mixer, I'm really not good in baking but I can bake, thanks to Google haha. Ever since I learned how to bake, I was only able to bake, banana, bread, bread loaf and cake without the icing because, I don't have a mixer. And, it was like an answered prayer when Tupperware Brands Philippines let us take home all the products on our table, yey! Now, I can bake a cake with icing, haha! On the other hand, the Speedy Chopper makes chopping garlic, onion and other spices so much easier and tear-free! Thank you so much Tupperware Brands Philippines!

By the way here's the recipe for the 30-second choco-peanut mousse, which you can easily whip up using The Speedy Chef and the Speedy Chopper:
30-second choco-peanut mousse

After the event, they also toured us to their mini-Christmas Store featuring products from their Christmas Catalog which you can check here

To know more about Tupperware Brands Philippines latest product offerings visit their website and follow them on Facebook

Thursday, November 10, 2016

More than 1M deals Await Shoppers for the Lazada Online Revolution

Online shoppers will surely rejoice for the biggest online shopping event in Southeast Asia, the 5th Lazada Online Revolution. Since its launch in 2012, Lazada Online Revolution has offered shoppers more exciting and effortless Christmas shopping experience. This anticipated shopping event will kick off on November 11, 2016, just less than 9 hours to go and it will be participated by more than 12,500 local and international brands and 6,000 merchants.

During the event several prizes were raffled off and I won Precious 100% Herbal Pillows goodies. I rarely win in raffle contests so I felt excited though I wished I won the Powerbank or the TV haha!
This year, Lazada will offer everything customers love – from huge discounts to flash sales and exclusive bundles. And, last November 3, 2016 I attended their media event where they announced this year's theme, ‘Brands for All,’ putting customers’ favorite brands in the spotlight. Customers can expect jaw-dropping, well-curated offers, and exclusive launches of branded items.

These deals come on top of the wide and growing assortment on Lazada. To date, Lazada boasts an unmatched catalog of close to 30 million products for consumers across six Southeast Asian countries. In the Philippines, the assortment grew 4x more than in 2015. 

Something to watch out for is the P11 peso deals featuring a Virtual Reality Box, LED light bulb rotating lamp and a Genius gaming mouse among many others, are up for grabs.  Limited-time flash deals on a 32” Slim LED TV for Php 5,499, a Fujidenzo 20L microwave oven for Php 1,999, a Star Mobile 4.5” smart phone for Php 999, an HP desk jet printer for Php 888, and a L’Oreal lip and cheek palette set for P399 are only some of the many highlights during this mega shopping day. Perfect value indeed for all the Christmas gift-seekers out there.

The deals extend to over 17 product categories including Fashion, Health & Beauty, Home & Living, and Electronics. Lazada is focusing deep into its customers’ interests with weekly specials- a curation of items for beauty fans, supermoms and families, techies and fashionistas.

As if these weren’t enough, Lazada will also launch games to make Christmas online shopping more fun. Follow Lazada’s social media channels to get free shopping vouchers, brand giveaways from Samsung, MamyPoko, Unilever, JBL, Lenovo, and more. To top this all, Lazada will also raffle off an Isuzu 4x4 pick up!

Led by the Lazada co-founder and CEO, Inanc Balci (center), Lazada team and VIPs from top brand partners eagerly pose for a group photo as they aim to provide Filipinos with a large assortment of products from different categories, during the Lazada Online Revolution media launch last November 3 at the Ascott BGC Ballroom in Taguig City. In the photo (first row, left to right) Bosch Business Developer, Juan Paulo Mendoza and Brand Manager, Martin Valenzuela (Power Tools); Unilever E- Commerce Manager, Kay Veloso; Nestle Sales Business Excellence and E-Commerce Head, Randy Allan Elido; ASUS PR Head, Anvey Factora; Mamy Poko Brand Manager, Ann Charmaine Obedencio; Loreal CEO Thibault De Saint Victor; Reckitt Benckiser eCommerce Manager, Justin Rafael S. Francisco; Imarflex VP Sales & Distribution, Anita Papa Senior. (Second row, left to right) Bum Fashion Marketing Manager, Stanley Briz; Platinum Karaoke Sales Director, Ankur Chaudhary, , Cherry Mobile Product Marketing Head, Lorraine Javalera; JBL/ Harman Kardon Country Head, Larry Secreto; Microsoft CBD Director, Jerry Bongco, P&G Assoc. Director of Sales, Luis Yanga; Canon Jill Santiago, SanDisk Country Sales Manager, Ron Flores; Samsung Chief Marketing Officer Chad Sotelo.
Last but not the least, Lazada has also partnered with top brands to make shopping more rewarding. Use your MasterCard to get an additional 12% off on top of already discounted prices. And if you’re feeling lucky, Isuzu Philippines is giving away a brand new pick-up for more out of town road trips, and Turkish Airlines is raffling off air tickets to fly you off to your dream vacation.

I can't wait to see more amazing deals and check off my shopping list. I know you are as excited as I am so make sure to complete your shopping lists, ready you shopping game on and enjoy more than 1M amazing deals! The good thing is Lazada Online Revolution will run from November 11 to December 12.  Visit or download the Lazada mobile app for free to join the biggest online shopping event of the year. 

Friday, November 4, 2016

The New and Improved Powerpuff Girls Relaunch + Unboxing

Our favorite superhero trio drove solid cartoon mania fans last October with their biggest and most anticipated comeback of the year. From the last time we saw them in May, 2016 for the Mamajama's Day Out Event, they are now better, bolder and braver. And last, October 22, 2016 at SM Mall of Asia Atrium, was the grandest up-scale launch of the new and improved Powerpuff Girls!

It was a perfect weekend blowout for the whole family. Everyone got the chance to experience the
world of this favorite childhood characters and witness bubbles, buttercup and blossom live and up close. It was a Saturday of fun and action-filled activities for the kids at heart at the Powerpuff Townville where sugar, spice and everything nice all belongs.

And because of this, cartoon network sent us a little surprise which my 2 girls happily unboxed. I posted the VLOG on my YouTube Channel which I'll be posting below as well.

We got a toy set which includes Bubbles, Brianna's favorite together with Princess Morbucks, villain in the 2016 version of The Powerpuff Girls.

Powerpuff girls is exclusively distributed by Richprime Global Inc. So mommies if you want to get this kind of toy for your kids, you can avail them at the leading toy stores and department stores nationwide, prices start at P 299. Get to know more about their products by visiting their official Facebook, Richwell Club and Website at

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Tristan and Athena Goes to #VitaCubes2Good Fun Day at Active Fun BGC

Aside from sharing tips and being able to relate to other mommies out there, one of the many things  I love about blogging is that I get to have fun with my kids through mommy and kids related events.

And last October 22, 2016, Vita Cubes the healthy jelly candy that we love held it's #VitaCubes2Good Fun Day at Active Fun BGC. It was an afternoon filled with fun #VitaCubesMoment that Mommy Bloggers such as I enjoyed together with our kids. 

My kids love Vita Cubes jelly and I don't worry at all because aside from it being a delightful treat, it's also good for them because it's fortified with vitamins and minerals. You can find out here the healthy goodness that comes in every pack of Vita Cubes candies. 

My dates for the #VitaCubes2Good Fun Day was Tristan and Athena, too bad Brianna was sick that time so she stayed in the house with Daddy. Nevertheless, she enjoyed the goodies her Ate and Kuya brought home for her. 

The #VitaCubes2Good Fun Day was jam packed with exciting activities that kids and kids at heart enjoyed. It was a time for the mommies to meet and bond with other mommy bloggers and so with the kids. The event started with a few talks from the Vita Cubes team and some guests then the fun started to unfold. 

Tristan joined one of the games that afternoon, although he didn't win but at least he tried which is a good thing. 

The function hall was filled with colorful balloons and unlimited samples of Vita Cube candies which the kids surely took advantage of. 

Tristan and Athena enjoyed decorating their own rainbow cakes with mini marshmallows, sprinkles, and vita cube jelly candies then ate it afterwards. 

A special magic show was prepared for all of us and we were all amazed watching it. I can definitely see the amazement on Athena's eye. Other activities such as the photo booth with a flip book as a souvenir was also available at the event. Then we were all served with  sumptuous snacks and drinks. Above all these, we were all given a generous loot bag containing Vita Cube Candies, pillow, and other sweet treats. 

Each kid was also given one-hour play pass at the active fun playground. It was our first time there and since Athena is just 4 years old, I need to accompany her inside. It was tiring following them up and down, and around the place but there's nothing compared to seeing them having fun, at least I also got to take their photos.

Having fun at the colorful ball pit!

I can't believe how brave Athena is, she ain't scared of the big slide and actually did it many times. On the contrary, Tristan was the one who's scared and didn't even tried sliding. 

Thank you so much to Vita Cubes and Mommy Bloggers Philippines for organizing this event, Tristan and Athena had a blast. It melts my heart as both of them kept on thanking me for bringing them with me on the event. I do look forward to more fun events like this with my kids.

For more promos and updates, you can follow Vita Cubes on their Facebook Page:

Saturday, October 22, 2016

American Stratocaster Recreated

The comeback of the Fender American Vintage '65 Stratocaster is an authentic recreation of the classic model. It's made with a lightweight alder body and has a new Fender Flash Coat Lacquer body finish. It comes with a rounded C-shaped neck profile and a round-laminated rosewood fingerboard. It also has a vintage accurate pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound, has a three-ply white pickguard with 11 holes. Accessories are also included with every purchase such as the Vintage '65 Strat Strap, Cable, and Cloth; Vintage 3-Position Switch, '60s Strat Information Kit, Owner's Manual, Saddle Height Wrench and it also come with a New Deluxe Vintage Black Case. So order your American Stratocaster now with the no-risk assurance of Total Satisfaction and Low Price Guarantees!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Supro Thunderbolt Plus for a Luxurious Guitar Experience

One of the must have instruments of a guitarist is an amplifier for a superb sound especially during performance. If you are in need of one you should check out Supro Thunderbolt amplifier. It has super simple control but has plenty of versatility. It has a three-way selector switch on the front panel which allows you to switch from the original 35-Watt “Class A” Cathode bias sound as well as beefy 45-Watt and 60-Watt Grid bias modes for additional headroom and tonal variation. Supro thunderbolt will surely give you a luxurious guitar experience!

Guitar Center: World's Largest Musical Instrument Retailer

When I hear the word guitar my older brother pops in my mind. He loves playing the guitar and is good with it. Actually my whole family loves music, each of us can play at least one instrument except me. That’s a sad reality. 

Well if you’re also a music lover and passionate with playing musical instruments then you should check out guitar center 14 street. They are the home to the world’s largest selection of popular musical instrument offering great deals. They have over 250 stores across United States, where they offer same day pick up. Don’t worry because they also ship worldwide. Make sure to check them out!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Bringing Back Home-cooked Meal Goodness with Knorr #LutongNanay Campaign

I grew up with my mom cooking everyday for us and as a family we would happily feast on those home-cooked meals together. Aside from the sumptuous food, meal time also makes our family closer because this is a chance for us to talk and catch up after each others daily shenanigans. Those were the days I love looking back to, memories of our family being together and complete. Fast forward to the present, we now have our own separate lives as my siblings and I already have our own families too. And as a mom that I am now, one of the things that I admire from my mom is her passion and dedication in making sure that we feel loved and taken cared of with her home-cooked meals every day. 

I love cooking for my family too though I'm really not that good in it, the smiles on their face as they feed on the meals I was able to cook up (thanks to Google lol) makes me very happy. The kids are also the sweetest, they would always say "You're the best cook ever mommy!" hearing this makes me want to cook even more. However, with the fast paced life we have now and as a work at home mom without a helper, most of the time I feel time crunched. To catch up, I would resort to doing things as fast as possible and that includes cooking instant easy to cook meal or sometimes we opt for fast food delivery. 

Knorr recognized this problem faced by every moms out there that's why they launched their #LutongNanay campaign which is now on its 3rd year. Knorr Lutong Nanay campaign aims to bring back the passion for food as shown in home-cooked meals to the Filipino families.

 The campaign also helps busy and working moms find time to cook for her family by introducing simple, smart and great tasting dishes that the family will love through recipe inspiration. 

And, to further promote Knorr’s #LutongNanay campaign, a follow up event was held last August 12, 2016 at The Cookery Place in BGC, Taguig. It was a privilege to be chosen to participate on this event together with some of the ultimate fellow foodie mommy bloggers who are very much passionate about food and flavor just like me. Our household is also loyal Knorr consumer, from their Sinigang Mix, broth cubes and their delicious easy to cook soups. 

The event was hosted by Louise Fandino-Santos, a Knorr Mom and blogger of Mommy Practicality. It started with each of us introducing ourselves and sharing cooking stories, tips, family favorites, and our signature dishes wherein Sinigang is the most common answer given by everyone in the group. Indeed Sinigang is our all-time family favorite, pork, bangus, shrimp or beef you name it, plus it's very easy to prepare! With Sinigang, I also get my kids to eat veggies and they love the #AsimKilig warm soup, yum!

The group sharing was then followed by a short brand presentation on Knorr #LutongNanay.  According to Knorr’s Brand Manager for Bouillon and Seasonings, Dhiren Karnani, 
“Our goal is to bring back the value behind home cooked meals especially since people choose to eat outside or even alone in this fast-paced world. Knorr aims to help more moms bring the family together through the best flavors in their cooking.”  

Because it's an all-time family favorite, the event focused on Sinigang. We were shown clips from one of their old advertisement, and the present.  Then Chef Kai – a talented chef and a mother to two –did a cooking demonstration of the Knorr Sinigang sa Pakwan. After which, we were divided into 4 groups and each group were challenged to cook different variations of Sinigang dish.

The Four different Sinigang variations that we prepared and enjoyed that day, was the Knorr Sinigang with Pakwan, Knorr Surf and Turf Sinigang, Knorr Sizzling Sinigang. and the Knorr Sinigang na Liempo sa Sampaloc which was prepared by my group. All these variations are not usual to all of us so we were really curious and excited. 

Team work :)
With my #TeamSinigangNaLiempo groupmates Khaye, Lally and event host Louise
Ours was the original version and the easiest to prepare among the four recipes. Everyone was busy  cooking but you can sense that we are all having a great time. After cooking, we plated our Sinigang dishes making use of the props available, each of us channeled our inner photography and flat lay skills that are Instagram worthy.

 It was one of the memorable event that I attended. Aside from learning something new that day it was also a chance for us mommy bloggers to bond and get to know each other, it was so much fun!

So, here are the finished products that each groups prepared. Caution: Drool worthy! I'm so excited to whip up these new #AsimKiligPaMore Sinigang dishes for my family. 

From upper left to lower right: 
(Click the names for the recipe)

Now, I'm also more inspired and determined to prepare home-cooked meal for my family.because they only deserve the best from me. Just like what Dhiren Karnani said:
“Cooking is a force for good. When a mother cooks, it is often seen as a way for her to ensure her family’s well being – and through Knorr, moms can serve nutritious meals without sacrificing great flavor” 
Thank you Knorr for having me and for bringing flavors to the Filipino lives for more than 45 years now and counting! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Embracing Womanhood in a Day of Fun, Food and Fitness with Jeunesse Anion

Back in the days, I wasn't really that conscious about my figure. I was blessed with a skinny body frame so dieting and exercising wasn't really my thing. I can eat as much as I can and anything as long as it's edible and I don't gain weight.  When it comes to physical activities, I'm pretty much on the go as I was still very young back then. The only time I get to exercise was at school, during our P.E class, or whenever my friends and I would go swimming and on occasions we go dancing at the clubs though I'm really not a good dancer lol. Life was that fun and easy, I get nostalgic reminiscing the past.

Fast forward to the present, I am now a mom to 3 active and lovely kids. Though I didn't grew big nor significantly gained weight during my pregnancies my body has undergone a lot of changes. After giving birth and coping up with the new chapter of my life, I lost weight. Looking back on my old photos, I looked sick because I was really thin. Then the next thing I know, I was gaining weight. I started to become conscious with my body so I try to compensate by binge eating. Thank God for my genes, I didn't get fat but my thighs and my tummy became flabby, again I felt a bit insecure. I started watching workout exercises online and exercised at home, but ever since I started working plus mommy duties at home I wasn't able to find time to exercise anymore. I also attempted to go on a diet but I failed big time, I can't resist eating. I just love to eat! Eventually, getting fit was no longer my priority. I used to say I still need to look good and feel good even as a mom but I got used to my lifestyle already and thought to myself, "I'm already a mom anyway who cares if I gain weight or look a little fat!". 

But a few weeks ago, this mindset of mine was changed when I received an invite to a day of Fun, Food and Fitness with Jeunesse Anion. The event made me think things through.

First of all, what is Jeunesse Anion? 

Jeunesse Anion is a Sanitary Napkin by Wellgold International Inc. which is the first anion sanitary pad available in the retail market today. They aim to give Filipinos top-rated quality and innovative products that are specifically designed to give value to the users, their health, and their lifestyle.
I have seen this product on a documentary show on television before but haven't got the chance to try it until now. At the event we were given Jeunesse Anion Napkin and I'll be making a personal review about it soon.

Staying true to its advocacy – to provide sanitary pads and liners that help to do more for our wellness and by empowering women to get into the habit with practical healthy living upgrades. As a mid-year treat to all hard working moms, Jeunesse Anion has partnered with Marriott Hotel Manila to freshen up those habits and stay motivated with an hour of Zumba and exciting demo of healthy one-pan meals, courtesy of Simply Cereal, Doña Elena Olive Oils, Clara Ole, and Al Dente Pasta.

First thing I thought when I got the invite was, Shocks! I don't think I can do Zumba as I am not really good in dancing, but it surely is an event I don't wanna miss so I said yes! However, a week after the invite, inevitable things happened. Hubby's lola got sick and was confined (she's now in heaven) at the hospital, so hubby's cousin who was supposed to baby sit the kids can't baby sit because she was the one watching over lola at the hospital. Since I already confirmed my attendance for the event, I was hesitant to cancel last minute so I asked if I can take Brianna with me instead and Ms. Vannah said yes. 

I seriously din't know what I was feeling then, I felt somehow relieved that since I'm with Brianna I had an excuse not to do Zumba and save myself from shame haha. But still I brought along with me working out outfit just in case, you know. 

We arrived late at the event with my blogger friend, Eihdra and the event already started, everyone was already dancing Zumba and they seem to be having a lot of fun! I was tempted to join them but Brianna didn't want to be left behind so I just watched. Their lively energy is so contagious. By the way they were dancing Zumba with the multi-awarded celebrity host and performer Regine Tolentino. 

She’s the country’s “Dance Diva,” and a strong influencer in the dance fitness industry who proves that it’s one of the best ways to recharge our batteries. Regine is a licensed Zumba ® and U-Jam ® Fitness instructor, and certified by the AFAA (Athletic and Fitness Association of America).

Apart from hosting, Regine is also an actress, designer, entrepreneur and a mother to two adorable children while a host for several TV shows where she teaches dance and promotes healthy lifestyle change. If you’re wondering how she does all these without getting tired, it’s simple – she just loves looking beautiful, feeling healthy, and staying fit. Dancing is Regine’s way of keeping that tip-top shape!

These lively and lovely bloggers got an award for performing their best at Zumba!
Exercising to music like doing Zumba has loads of physical and mental benefits including improved condition of heart and lungs, increased muscular strength and tone, while reducing risks of osteoporosis and heart attack. Attending Zumba classes not only develops healthier body, it also helps moms become socially active, increasing emotional power. Much more, it have a mood-boosting benefits as it favors the release of endorphin that helps us melt not only fats but also PMS symptoms like moodiness.

After all the Zumba, we were treated with sumptuous but healthy meal. We were also introduced to Len Santos-Ding, a chef instructor at Heny Sison Culinary School, contributor of recipes to Yummy magazine, and holds regular cooking and baking workshops in Kitchen Studio at Ayala Alabang Village. She also manages their family catering business Feed 5000. On top of her many jobs, Len is a super mom and like many others, she only wants the best for her family and loved ones. 

Len started catering when she was 19 while taking up BS HRA in UP Diliman. She enhanced her food knowledge and skills, and finished a two-year culinary program at CCA Manila. From then on, she continued to promote nutritious meals recipes but not intimidating for the family.

Feed 5000 chef mom-instructor Len Santos-Ding taught us healthy one-pan and one-pot recipe meals using Simply Cereal, Clara Ole, Al Dente Pasta and Al Dente Virgin and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
At the event she taught us how to prepare foods that are high in nutritive value, infused with antioxidants and good fats. “If your body is not starved for nutrition, it doesn’t crave junk food,” she said.

Preparing healthy meals start from grocery shopping. Choose food that is real and fresh but just as satisfying. It should give you energy throughout the day,” she added. 

Len’s tip: Choose easy to prepare recipes so you don’t get discouraged halfway through and opt for fast food.

It was indeed a day filled with fun, food and fitness, I just felt a little sad that I missed the Zumba part. But then again I learned a lot. I learned that being fit and healthy shouldn't be a goal but a lifestyle. Jeunesse Anion understands that moms have a plateful of things to do both at home and at work, but busy is not an excuse. Apart from the aesthetic purpose, I realized that being fit makes me a better me and I think that being at our absolute best self is the ultimate gift we can give to our family.  

I also learned that I really didn't have to starve myself to be fit, so dieting is not a healthy option to lose weight. What's important now is the quality of food that we eat, it shouldn't be just delicious but it should also be nutritious. 

And when during that special time of the month comes, we now have an ally, Jeunesse Anion sanitary napkin and liner that helps eliminate bacteria, odor, and relieve menstrual discomforts such as cramps and dysmenorrhea. Since it’s also the first anion sanitary napkin available in the retail market with quick absorbing top sheet and breathable material made of virgin pulp cotton, there’s actually no excuse to feel crappy about exercise and preparing our own meals. Much more, its non-liniment material helps fight vaginal infections or irritations that’s guaranteed safe for pregnant women and new moms.

Thanks again Jeunesse Anion for this wonderful event and for letting us embrace our womanhood. I look forward for more events like this!

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