There’s a not so secret secret that a lot of the youth locally know already, that Jamba Juice has something off the menu that you can ask for. I’m talking about the ever yummy Red Gummi shake, reminiscent of gummi bears and everything beary fruity good. My brother and i made a discovery just yesterday. We discovered a juice that tastes just like it.
Tipco juice is made of 3 parts of mixed fruit or vegetable juice. My brother agrees with me on the fact that Tipco’s Purple Carrot & Mixed Fruit variant nails the Red Gummi flavor we’ve been missing from Jamba…especially when chilled. It’s veggie juice without the savory yuck factor some people can’t stand (I can, I love v8) and even my triathlete aunt, Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan, drinks this juice and my cousins, her tri-athlete kids, love it. It’s naturally fruity sweet with NO added sugar, artificial colors or preservatives. We got this box and other variants for around Php80++ each at Iloilo Supermarket.
I owe my aunt an apology, this got railroaded by products and events and today is the 2nd to the last day for United Colors of 88′S NOV.10 RUN registration, for today you can proceed to the following Mizuno outlets to register: Eastwood, Shangrila, or Alabang Town Center or at a special reg booth at Xavier School beginning today till tomorrow Nov.8. The following alma maters, Maryknoll/Miriam College, La Salle Greenhills, Xavier, St. Scholastica and Ateneo have partnered to make the batch of 88 run possible for this Saturday, November 10.
If OCHO-OCHO was your batch you may see a lot of familiar faces while breaking a sweat! Choose from routes as short as 3.88k or as long as 21.88k! The run will be kicking off at BGC Fort at I’ve included the race route maps by distance below. The longest distance group, the 21.88k runners should assemble at the start of their race route by 4am, the rest of the runners for the 10.88k distance and below will assemble at 5am.
RACE ROUTES BY DISTANCE (CLICK TO ENLARGE)
Whether you were batch 88 or not, the run is special because it is open to beginner, intermediate, and advanced runners as well. I was invited (but no won’t be running, keeping my sked open because of TVC shoots), and neither am I from any of the participating schools nor am I batch 88 so feel free to “gatecrash” as an outsider…but AHEM, just register before you do. For registration venues refer to the selected Mizuno outlets I mentioned above or if you miss registering tomorrow you have one last chance on November 8 to hop over to Xavier and sign up at the Admin area, outside the AAXS office. For more information Like the United Colors of 88 page on Facebook.
Most of you know of her and you know the cosmetic range that bears her name.
Watch and hear this ancient video of Elizabeth Arden herself speaking on the eradication of old 1890′s Victorian style posture and the renaissance of posture in the new century with the support of proper exercise. What a gem of a video and I couldn’t help but giggle at the way these women were exercising on the beach, but in fairness I do want to get my splits and handstands back eventually. Temptation Island, anyone?
Have a good morning, and really have it! Don’t let worries or the mad morning rush steal the day away. Remember what Mr. Incredible always says (which is the opposite of what a lot of us say) “I’ve got time” and because he believes, he always does. The day begins with prayer, exercise even if it’s just a 10 or 15 minute routine, a refreshing bath, and breakfast!
Clockwise: Holly’s Lightly Salted (Farm Churned) Butter, Holly’s Really Farm Fresh Milk (Chocolate), Ripe Mango, Buttered Toast, and Red Grapes (sketch filtered with Camera 360 app)
After I did my morning stretch at 630am and this Body Bangin’ 30 min Pilates routine till 715am I showered and went down to have breakfast. I’m blessed to have a Mom who goes the distance and out of her way to get us good food. She knows many preservative-free foods have a shorter shelf life but in exchange they extend ours. As often as we can, we get Holly’s Fresh Milk and their butter made from the same milk (which actually costs less than the Nestle milk in groceries). The family that owns the business are also the owners of Carmen’s Best Ice Cream, a small home business venture made from the same fresh dairy products that come from the Holly cows (Holly cows! LOL!!!). This ice cream BEATS Ben & Jerry’s (seriously, it does, B&J is too sickeningly sweet) and for me is the best ice cream I’ve tasted locally EVARRRHHH. Oh, by the way, this next photo of the ice cream I took over a month ago now, just to be clear I DID NOT have ice cream after breakfast, hahaha, okay? I sprinkled their Malted Milk flavor (which has Malteser bits in it) with Milo on top . Malt meets malt, my classy touch.
“Taste the difference. Our homemade mix sets us apart from all other ice cream brands. We proudly create our ice cream using fresh milk and cream from our very own dairy farm, Real Fresh Dairy Farms, Inc.Best selling flavors: salted caramel, coffee, butter pecan, and malted milk.Butter Pecan, Malted Milk, Salted Caramel, and Brazilian Coffee. We have a flavor of the month, we can make custom ice cream, and we can substitute pure cane sugar with coco sugar for those with health or weight issues.“ Holly’s Dairy Products are also available at the same location.
Yeah, I’ve been bit by the exercise bug. Admittedly, it’s an itch I scratch almost everyday now. However I know a lot of you out there are with me on the fact that physical exercise is one of the MAJOR life changes one must adopt in order to lose weight. It is what it is, and nothing can change that whether we like exercise or not. For many it’s not something that’s easy to make a commitment to.
Photo: My friend’s LIFE book
Today while researching I came across a fantastic series of mini posts under the collective title “52 Little Changes for Big Weight Loss” from iVillage. At first I muttered “One or two are redundant, why not 50 instead of 52…” then Mom was quick to point out “There are 52 weeks in a year…”. Ahhh. It all made perfect sense then.
Begin with 1 little life change in the first week and add one every week as you go. It’s full of clever truths and factoids that sum up to meet my “I-didn’t-know-that” quota for the day. It’s really very insightful and I think all these little tips together combined with a moderate, weekly exercise routine will significantly impact someone with a weight loss goal, that someone isn’t me though…I’m more about “tone, sculpt, and strengthen”. Like for instance, did it ever occur to you that eating off blue plates might psychologically curb your appetite and that McDonalds wave red & yellow which mentally increases appetite? Did you know that eating away from the TV can dramatically reduce your food intake by up to 40%? Or that chocolate milk (skim milk) is one of the best natural recovery drinks out there? There’s a wealth of health and weight loss knowledge in this online series of mini articles, 52 Little Changes for Big Weight Loss” from iVillage, just keep clicking next to go through all. Awesome post, I’m glad it’s out there.