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Weight Loss Journey- How I lost 10 lbs of fat


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%




1. Bikram Yoga Manila – first officially sanctioned  Bikram in Manila. Two studios located in Makati and Quezon City.


5/F CKB Centrre

203 Tomas Morato Ave.
Quezon City

Telephone Nos.(+63 2) 376-4632 or 415 – 8910

E-mail   info@bikramyogamanila.com

15/F, 88 Corporate Center
141 Valero Street corner Sedeño Streets
Salcedo Village, Makati City 1227

2.Ananda Marga – prides on teaching yoga in Manila since 1967. Offers course consisting of 8 sessions and cost Php 2,500, including a book and CD. Drop-ins are Php350. 50% discount for students.

46 Maamo St.
Sikatuna Village
Quezon City
1101 Metro Manila

Airmen’s Village,

Pulang Lupa, Las Piñas
Tel.: 02 924 6068
Mobile: 0929 541 9501


3. Yoga Manila -Dedicated to the study and practice of yoga, we offer classes (Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Pre-Post Natal Yoga, Slow Flow, Vinyasa and Yoga Ed Kids), courses and workshops. Studios: Alabang, Rockwell, Makati, Greenhills.

Makati Studio
Greenbelt Mansion, Unit 506, Perea St, Legaspi Village, Makati City
Ortigas Studio
Chi Spa, EDSA Shangri-la, Manila, 01 Gardenway, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
Alabang Studio
405 Bougainvilla corner Sanggumay, Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City
Rockwell Studio
Joya Gym, 3rd flr , Joya North Tower, Plaza Drive, Rockwell
SMS: +63917.522.YOGA(9642)

4. Iyengar Yoga – The Iyengar Yoga Center Manila is a space dedicated to the practice and methods of our Guru, BKS    Iyengar.

21/F LKG Tower, Ayala Ave. Makati City

For further inquiries please email us at info@iyengaryogamanila.com or contact us at (02)753-4495 or (0917) 535-9711.

5. Pulse Yoga – The benefits of yoga are determined by our dedication to practice and our expectations. Many people are attracted to yoga practice initially for the physical benefits, which are innumerable, but realize over time that yoga has improved their lives. For those seeking exercise or stress relief, there is nothing better than yoga.

pulse studio greenhills
23 Florida Street, Greenhills
1501 Mandaluyong City, Philippines
+632 7217900
+63917 84PULSE

pulse studio makati
2289 UPRC III Building, Pasong Tamo Ext.
1231 Makati City, Philippines
+632 4684165
+63917 83PULSE


6. Yoga Philippines -A life changing place where you will rejoice in every class, which is solemnly made to nourish the body, mind and spirit.  A space that is transformed to achieve the warm feel of a home environment, to help you uncover the gift of yoga practice. A Center which is perfect for all who are searching  for conventional and traditional learning for a very reasonable price

email: info@yogaphilippines.ph

cellphone: +63917-500YOGA(9642)

landline: (632)2119158

Address: Lot 19 Blk 20 Greenwich St Hillsborough, Alabang Village, Muntinlupa

7.Bliss Yoga – A sophisticated and serene studio has just arrived in the heart of Makati. Located in the Penthouse (28th Floor) of the Trident Tower, Bliss Yoga offers classes to help strengthen your body, soften your heart, and clarify your mind.

(My personal favorite!) I enrolled last week for their unlimited monthly. I think if you are someone without any YOGA BACKGROUND, this is the place to be. As the teachers are open in assisting new faces, giving modified poses and the place is just like a second home. The rooms don’t look like a dance studio, it’s like a large serene room. The students too are just full of spirit, eager to get committed and offer their session to their own causes. You only need to bring yourself since they offer towels, hand towels, yoga mat and water. They even have a cafe lounge that offers vegan and fresh fruit shakes, HEALTHY!

28/F of Trident Tower Penthouse

312 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue

Makati City, Manila

Direct Line: (63 2) 753 1954

Mobile: 0926 711 7462

It’s right at the back of RCBC Plaza… The green Tower…

8. EkagratasalaNew!!!

Ekāgratā Śālā is a home based yoga space in Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa, Philippines.

Ekāgratā in Sanskrit means one-pointedness or concentration. And Śālā (shala) in Sanskrit means space or a place to learn in. In Filipino, Sala also means living room.

Ekāgratā Śālā offers a comfortable space for you to practice and focus on your yoga.

525 Country Club Dr. Ayala Alabang Village

Karen Sumcio [ekagratasala@gmail.com]


9. Vinyasa Yoga Center *New!!!! –

Mailing Address *22nd floor Palm Garden Spa Strata 100 Bldg. Felix Ortigas Rd. Ortigas Center, Pasig City

email address  yogacenter06@yahoo.com

Land Line : call us @ +(63 2) 232-9189 / +(63 2) 637-9003

For more info txt or call us on this mobile numbers +63(915) 292-0989 / +63(920) 947-5915


280 Santo Domingo Subd. Mayapa Calamba City

Humana Wellness building, Santa Rosa Laguna

+639185539698/+6349 834 2446

eMAIL: Shakti_yogini@me.com

11. Prana Yoga – Vinyasa

Estrella Cor Amapola Streets Guadalupe Viejo, Metro Manila Philippines

Contact Person:
Ms. Ina Sibug
Email: inasibug@yahoo.com
Mobile: 0920-9019228

2nd Floor Commerce Center

Commerce Ave., Filinvest

Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila

Philippines 1780

(02) 846-5496
 13. Yoga Flow Alabang
Upper Level, Casa Susana, Alabang Commercial Center
Madrigal Avenue, Alabang
14. Yoga+
Unit 1102 Fort Legend Towers 3rd Ave. cor. 31st Street, Global City, Taguig
Tel No:             +63-2-238-2768      
Mobile No:     +63-917-808-3957       
Email: info@yogaplus.ph
Facebook: facebook.com/yogaplusph
Twitter: twitter.com/yogaplusph

More of the Biggest loser Asia Club


So like what I told you, more info about this on-line club… I have been using it for almost a week now and it’s like E-diets.com. Only more user friendly. It shows your starting and most current weight the same way/look as during the weigh-in of the show. There’s a diary, a program you can follow and tips. The best part I think would be the food suggestions are asian which is so much easier to follow. Lowlight, it doesn’t have that great amount of food in their database unlike livingstrong.com