Monday, June 9, 2014

Where have I been???

Oh my gee!! hahahaha. Been MIA and this blog is so neglected. But I will try my best to start blogging again because I LOVE IT!! and I want to share my love for Makeup, My love for Fitness and my weightloss journey and my everyday shananigans!!

Above photo was taken last yeat and Im a lot leaner now...but still chasing that ABS!!

will post more and hopefully some tips on how I lost weight!

Till next time my beauties!!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

SLow progress is still progress!

Photo Taken Last JULY,2013

Progress takes time. Honestly, I get impatient all the time, even when I see progress, I still get frustrated and jsut want to much on something.LOL. but I also realized how far Ive come. Check and follow IG hamhamgirl, to see my progress and exercise.

Sorry Im in my underwear in the above photo ( Taken las thursday before breakfast-I have a more updated progress photo,but will post next time )

This is just to show you what clean eating, exercise can do. Dont get me wrong, I do have my share of cheat meals, quite a lot actually, but as long as you are consistent with exercise and eat healthy 80% of the time, I think its ok. It works for me.

I have mor reent progress photos in my IG account and if you want to see my exercise routine. Please follow IG:hamhamgirl.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Eating clean!

I started eating clean last Feb of this year. For me that means, less processed food, sweets and junk food. I prep meals ( will post next time) and cook my meals so I know how its cooked ( less oil, salt and sauces )

All pictures are taken using my Iphone--You can check my IG account Hamhamgirl. I post my meals/recipes there almost everyday. Its faster for me, I just snap a photo with my phone, and I can post it immediately.

Above photo is my version of shrimp salad, below is an example of my breakfast.4 eggwhites, 1 yolk, multigrain bread and mushrooms. Of coursem lots of

Another typical dish for me is the one above. Brocolli,petchay and beef stir fry :-)

Next time, will post more pics, with recipes!!

Till next time!

Crane Pose-Being A Yoga Newbie.

First and foremost, sorry for not posting in a looong while. Been very busy :-)

Yoga is my favorite workout from the 90X program because its physically fulfilling for me. My body can do poses I never dreamed I can do. I can only practice Yoga once a week but hopefully this Septemeber, I can practice daily. To force me to do this, I will be doing a 30 day challenge again-I did my first 30 days challenge last July.

Crane pose-This arm balance is a favorite of mine. It develops your upperbody strength,balance and core. I did a 30 day Challenge last July/August, learning different poses everyday. I plan to do it again since Im really rusty with my Yoga.hahaha. Like any other skill, daily practice is needed if one wants to get better at it.

To see more fitness photos, recipes, exercise routine, follow my IG account, hamhamgirl. I update that daily. Till next time!

Live long and Proseper!! ( hahaha, just watched Star Trek into darkness.Sorry )

Thursday, June 6, 2013


I have always been intimidated with Yoga. I always say Im not flexible.  When I started doing Yoga X (from 90X program ) I realized that, flexibility is something you can achieved thru practice and training.

Im still not an expert, being able to do Yoga only 2x a week a nd its only been 5 weeks now, but Im surprised on what I can do already. So in time, I know I can improve.

If you would like to try Yoga, you can check out some videos on line and in Youtube. Then if you have time and extra money, you can attend Yoga classes. Its always good too have a professional help you out and teach you the right posture.

YOGA is a great workout because it helps develop your core, balance, flexibility, strenght thru the poses and salutations.

Try to incorporate Yoga in your routine and you will see, in time, your entire physical physique and your concentration improved.

There is a pillow there because the very first time I tried it, I hit my head/face on the floor! So the 2nd until the 4th time, I will always skip the crane pose. Then one day, I said to myself, I think I can do that,  so I did. Good thing my cleaning lady was there to take a photo, or I will not even believe it myself!!

I was so happy and it felt good! I know my crane pose needs a lot of improvement but again, Im confident in time, I can do it in a better position and longer time ( this is just like 3-4 seconds!) In Yoga x its at least 5 breaths (8-10 sec)

2nd time to do a wheel. First time, I bang my head again. I feel so heavy. 2nd time, no head but I need to strtch my arms and smaller space between my head and feet.

My son, seeing me do Yoga, ignites his curiosity. He said mom, look at me. Have fun with it and dont worry if you can make all the poses. Me at first I skip the hard ones, then I realize, how can I improve if I dont try,right? So even if you stumble, feel uncomfortable or it hurts, do it. Before you know it you will surprise yourself.

Till next time!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Tone your Abs, Do Planks!

I usually watch trailers to distract myself. Here I watched World war Z.Imagine you have to Plank ir else the Zombies will eat

The first time I did planks at Ultimate fitness (Metrowalk,Pasig) I can barely make it to 30 sec. Now, I can do 5 min planks, although I need a 1min rest before I can do plank again, and im doing 2 sets only. Its really hard and what you need is distraction.

Planking exercise can tone your arms, definitely the abs and core and back. It works multiple muscle group. Just make sure to mantain good form. Start with 30sec and work it up to 60. You dont have to do it for 5min, unless you want to challenge yourself.

Do this for 4-5 weeks and you can see the difference. Pair this with cardio moves like jumping jacks, jumping ropes and some squats.

Till next time!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Loose that Post baby Fat!

Left pic was taken last March, right pic was May.

I have never gotten rid of my pooch fat ( look at my hanging tummy. Im already flexing my tummy mind you! )

I have gained weight, lose weight and gained again and again. I tried diets and slimming pills. What I havent really tried is a consisted exercise routine coupled with healthy eating. I tried it once last 2011 but I slipped and went back to unhealthy eating.

Turning 40 was a wakeup call. I researched and watched videos, read articles about how to loose weight. I was deermined to give it a try. Im glad I did.

So for all the moms out there who thinks its ok to be overweight because we brought life to this world and we are better moms if we are huggable ( thats what I thought ) think again. Our family, children and husbands will enjoy us more, our company, if we are healthy and happy about ourselves.

For me its not about being sexy or skinny, is aboout being strong and healthy.

If you have injuries like a knee problem (like me) or cant do extreme exercise, start with low impact cardio (walking, treadmill ) and start eating healthy. In 3-4 weeks, you will see the difference.

Next time, will share recipes and food I eat along with some exercise routine!

Till nex time!

Monday, June 3, 2013

What I have been doing??? Im BACK!!

Helloooo Everyone! I know I have been slacking. And yes this post is not about Makeup, but its about Beauty and Health. I started exercising  as early as Mid FEB this year but its only last March when I really did my training/workout everyday ( 6 days a week) and eating clean ( less processed food, more veggies and fruits )

And then I discovered 90X, so I started that exercise routine last May 4. Above is a picture of what I look now. So since this blog is about Beauty Makeup and so much more......drum roll please! I will be posting my progress, weight loss journey.

Expect to see makeup tips, favorite videos and fashion tips, but I will include some recipes and exercise routine that I do as well.

This is for all the Ladies ( Single,Married or Moms like me ) who wants to be stronger and live a Healthy lifestyle, like me. Turning 40 last January made me realize, I have to change my ways and treat my body better!

So, hoora for me and I hope you can continue to support my blog. From Makeup, to Fashion to Living HEalthy!

Stay Beautiful LAdies!!!