Category Archives: 2012

Oxyelite Pro- Review

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So I came across Oxyelite pro by mere accident when I ordered Gaspari Mitotropin from Phil Supplements and returned it back. I had issues with the cracked pills and the smell so they happily wanted to return my money back but chose to try another product. I looked their website and saw OEP. Read reviews and as soon as I got feedback that you will not feel the chill, or light headedness, I asked for them to deliver it asap.

OEP is not the first FB that I’ve used in my life. I’ve tried RIPPED FUEL, Lipo Black for Her, Hydroxycut– all of which, I had that light headedness, jittery feeling and dry throat…. SO I was kinda excited for Oxyelite Pro given the positive reviews of elite athletes and body builders.

First day – I didn’t drink as much coffee.  I only drank 1 decaf in the morning and took the pill. I was alert. I didn’t feel like eating. I was just conscious of my water intake so I drank as much water as I can….

4th day onwards- I was taking OEP twice- one in the morning and mid day. I was able to drink my normal coffee per day and was fine. All through out the 8 weeks, OEP was great. I was seeing the scales move down. I had energy. It helped me lose the 10 lbs by the appetite suppression it gives. It also alleviated my mood.

Pro:

Mood was great

Appetite was suppressed

Energy high in the morning

Aided in my 10 lbs loss

Value for your money – Php2400 for 9 capsules

Cons:

I had acne breakouts. I had very clear skin but I had 2 breakouts on my face, chest and numerous at the back. I am medicating it with benzoyl peroxide and cleaning the area as much as I can.

I had energy crashes. Work out time, I would crash half way. At home, I slept like a baby, too tired.

Can’t mix it with cold medicine- I had colds for 3 days during the 8 weeks and the first day I took Neozep no drowse, I felt wired. Not good to mix at all as stated in the bottle.

Overall, I’d give OEP 8.5 rating as this fat burner works with minimal side effects!!

 

Weight Loss Journey- How I lost 10 lbs of fat

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So I mentioned in the past that I was the active mommy, doing boxing, bikram, running, you name it- but couldn’t lose weight. Finally, mid of December, I re-assessed my plans. This is the new design of my journey to weight loss for 2012:

1. Get a personal trainer 

2. Do cardio 45 mins to an hr 3 times a week

3. Strength training/muscle building 3x a week (with the trainer)

4. Reduce white carbs – white bread, white rice, pastries ( I do this only weekdays) I cheat during weekends.

5. Take a fat burner supplement – Oxyelite pro – the best fat burner so far which I will review in another post. This is available via Philippine supplements and Supplement Hub. Both of which you can order online in the Philippines and delivered at your doorstep, COD.

To expound even further: 

1. Getting a personal trainer- Well, I knew I was spending so much money enrolling myself to boxing, bikram and all that so I finally checked out this gym 4 blocks away from my house. The name is DNK Gym. It’s been around for more than a decade and the equipment used are above standards, with 3 treadmills, 2 cross trainer and 2 stationary bikes. I assessed the trainers who worked there, and got myself the most helpful (in my opinion during my first wks) guy- his name is Warren. The cost is 3k for 10 sessions. I also enrolled for 1 yr which I got at a very good deal (group enrollment with other people) at 8k. Breakdown:

GYM unlimited usage per month – Php 666.66

Trainer per session (1hr)- Php 300.00

Monthly cost : Php 3666.00

2. Do cardio 45 mins to an hr 3 times a week – I know, I know, I hated to run for more than 15 mins. It bores me to death. I think of work stuff and get irritated. However, with me watching TV in front of the treadmill (that’s how it’s set up in DNK), I lose track of time.  This is how I do my 45 min cardio:

5 minutes warm up- walking at 3.5 kph to 5 kph

repeat 5 times: 30 minutes

5 minutes jogging at 7 kph

1 minute- recover 5 kph walking

5 minutes running at 7 kph inclined at 3.5

5 minutes cool down

3. Strength training/muscle building 3x a week (with the trainer) – my trainer is unpredictable. Sometimes he makes me do circuit training, weight training, resistance. I will discuss this further in another post.

4. Reduce white carbs- actually helped when taking Oxyelite Pro (discussed in another post). During weekdays (M-F), I do not eat rice which is a must have on all meals if your pinoy. I eliminated pastries and white bread as well.

As soon as awake- coffee

1 glass of water

Oxyelite 1 pill

Drive to work

Mocha frap grande non-fat

Wheat biscuit (2)

water every hr until I have finished 1 liter by noon.

Lunch- whole grain wheat bread with tuna, light mayo, pepper and salt. Some days chicken, some days sardines in whole wheat bread. I would bring 2 sandwiches but would only eat 1 at lunch.

water – around 500 ml until 3pm

Eat the remaining sandwich before going home

Water again  before workout. Sometimes I drink coffee before workout.

2 hrs workout (M-W-F) – 30 mins cardio, 1.5 hrs weight training

Nightime- boiled eggs (2)

5. Take a fat burner supplement – check out my review on OXYELITE PRO

Starting weight in Dec 15, 2011 – 144 lbs

Body Fat % 36%

February 13, 2011 weigh in: 134.5 lbs

Body Fat % 29.3%