Sunday, November 2, 2014

October Fitness and Family Issues Back Home

So let me fill you in with what went on with our family last month.  It was the most stressful month for me this year because not only that my Mom's house was  wrecked by the typhoon but one of my sisters  was diagnosed with a tumor called myoma.  Losing my Dad and my brother not too long ago makes me  paranoid when circumstances like this happen from my family back home.   It is  super hard that you want to be with them but you can't because you are thousand miles away.

Anyway, the second week of October  was the finale for  the Biggest Loser  contest at my husband's work.  My husband's team won  the fitness competition and was awarded  $545 each.  God really provides for everything we need in every possible way.  If you can remember, I made a post  asking for donation for my sister's surgery because we really did not have the budget that she needs.  I am very thankful for all of you  who have contributed financially and prayed for my sister.  My husband gave $400 of his winning money and we sent it together with the donated money to my sister.  She had the surgery last October 29th and is now recuperating  at their  home, although still very weak.  Thank you  all from the bottom of my heart for your willingness to help even though you don't even know me or let alone my sister.  May God continue to bless you for your  compassion, kindness, and generosity!
On the other note, my fitness routine  last month was mostly walking after dropping off my kids  from Mondays to Fridays and  some yoga routines at home.    I tuned up my yoga routine   with these energizing and unusual poses that I  read from the Shape Magazine.
The first set of poses above is called working dog  for legs, back, arms and core.
The next set of poses is called  eagle warrior.  This works for legs, butt, core, and arms.  
The poses above are called devotional lunges and squats.  
These last poses are called shining chapasana, strong surrender, and grooving side plank.  
 I am not very flexible so these poses aren't really very easy to  do.  I seldom do yoga but it really makes you feel good afterwards.  My stubborn tummy fats is not going down without a fight.  It would take a long time before I could finally achieve my goals but it's okay.  the weather is getting colder and colder so I doubt if I could still continue my outdoor routine.  It looks like I will be going back to my  treadmill again.  You may  take a look at the photos of my walking Journey for the month of October here.  Thank you for  reading and commenting.


  1. Thanks to friends who financially helped my sister:
    Lisa C., Ria C, Jess B., Julianna, Tingting, Aileen, Mhie Lee, Jade S., and Mar Yhannie, Thanks also to all who have prayed for her safe surgery. May God bless you always!

  2. Wow! Congrats to your hubby's team - all those hard work paid off!

  3. You are blessed with such great and generous friends, Ate! :) So happy to know that the surgery of your sis went well.

    Yoga is a challenge for me. I am not flexible and also always out of balance but I am not giving up. I am so looking forward to perfect some some yoga poses.. and I love Yoga's benefits! ♥

  4. I'm glad to know the surgery of your sister went well. Galing ng fitness routines mo mommy Rose. How I wish I could also do that.

  5. God is indeed good, when He knows you needed something not for yourself but for someone's sake HE will give it to you...I do hope your sister will be okay.

  6. I'm so sorry for all the troubles you've had but it's great to see that everything is heading in a much more positive direction! And great job to your husband, his team, and those amazing yoga poses!! :)

  7. I agre - God provides. I have been in the same shoes as you. I know how it feels when we feel helpless, but in the end, everything will be fine.

  8. I am happy to hear that your sister's surgery went well. God is good all the time, Sis. Sometimes we just fail to call on Him for guidance. You know what I went through last month, but somehow, there were blessings that came my way. Life is a constant struggle and without God, our lives would be worthless.

  9. Wow, that's awesome that your husband won. You're very flexible!! You are in such good shape too! Good for you!! :)

  10. I am trying to do yoga at the gym but just new with it, so far I'm loving it, I sweat with yoga more than zumba, and yes it's not that easy but you feel it's working.

  11. Wow! God is good all the time,sis. That's good to hear your sister is in recovery stage now. It's hard when we're far from our family. I feel you sis.

  12. Blessing nga naman! Sana ako din magkablessing ng gnyan haha!


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