Friday, May 30, 2008
Since I'm new to these crash exercises, I decided to research about it and found out that different body shapes actually have different exercises that work best for them! In order to know which exercise works for you, you have to know first which body shape category you fall in:
Hourglass - whoa girl, you're sexy! lol! Yes, yes, the hourglass figure is that which everyone tends to envy because they have really good proportions. But what I want to emphasize here is that you don't have to be thin to have this kind of body shape. Basically, hourglass figures have well proportioned upper and lower bodies and a distinctly small waist. Most of the time, hourglass figures can be seen on athletic girls. Your celeb sisters: blake lively, scarlett johanssen
Pear - I know a lot of people who has this kind of body shape. Pears have larger lower bodies. They tend to have big hips and thighs but small chests and flat stomachs. Your celeb sisters: jennifer love hewitt, jennifer lopez, beyonce knowles
Apple - This is the counterpart of Pears. Apples have larger upper bodies-- big chests, big stomachs but really thin hips and thighs. You celeb sisters: mariah carey, tyra banks
Ruler - This is a very rare body shape as rulers are often those people who are waif-like and slim. They even have really slender and thin bone structures and normally do not gain a lot of weight and if they do will be concentrated on their chests and bottoms. Your celeb sisters: the olsen twins, keira knightley
So now that you're classified yourself under a body shape category, let's go to the fun part, "which exercise works best for what?"
Hourglass- Hourglass figures tend to gain weight evenly so the best way to address it is to find exercises that helps you lose weight all over your body. You should best go for:
slow jogging, stationary biking, jumping jacks, swimming, bicep curls, shoulder presses, and squats. Again, the key here is to have balance. Find an exercise where your entire body gets to move.
Pear- Since you have a large lower body, you should focus on making that area smaller. Go for:
walking, cycling, elliptical training, jumping rope, leg lifts and dips, push ups, chin ups, and shoulder presses.
Apple- Contrary to other body types, the best exercise for apple-shapes are those that are focused on the smaller half of their bodies. So instead of looking for exercises to give you smaller chests and stomachs, you should find exercises that would make you have bigger buns, thighs and sexier calves. The idea here is to give you a more balanced look. I mean, hey, if you've got big boobs, how do you go about making that small? tsk! Well then, here are the exercises you should try: stairclimbing, walking on an incline, running, leg squats, leg presses, and deadlifts.
Ruler- Surprisingly, it is harder to lose weight when you're a ruler because you have to focus on every single muscle in your body. Since you're waif-like, you should build muscle mass evenly or risk looking like a boxer with big arm muscles. You have to constantly and routinely exercise all your body parts to have that even and sexy look. Try these exercises: stretching, sit-ups, step classes, spinningwalking or jogging on an incline, squats, bench presses and shoulder presses.
So there you go girls! Some exercises designed more specifically for each of our body needs. Goodluck with losing those summer fats! You can do it PK girl! Go, go, go!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
So okay, there I was craving for some serious caffeine when I was handed Nescafe's line of "healthy coffee" by my mom. I've seen Nescafe's ads in Reader's Digest and admittedly was very curious about the taste plus I was in serious craving mode so I took some (even if all my angels were advising me against it). So how was it? I'll give you the low-down:
Nescafe fit is for those on a diet. It has a sugar substitute and teavigo which is good for the body. It is decaffeineted too so it's good for non coffee drinkers out there.
Well, as expected, it tastes so much more bland than the usual instant coffee. You could hardly taste the coffee much more its sweetness! Still, I have to give it props for sticking to its goal of being a "diet" drink. And yeah, I guess also some stars for that unusual tea taste that's incorporated in the coffee. At least it made it taste less "instant" and a little more first class.
True to its name, Nescafe Relax has Chamomile extracts which has been known to help the body relax. Surprisingly, the coffee tasted good (sweeter and stronger than Nescafe Fit) and the chamomile added to its overall appeal. Just imagine yourself drinking a less tasty version of Starbuck's Peppermint Mocha. Yes! It's minty, cool, and in many ways, very relaxing. I think what's really great about it is its aroma. The Chamomile gives it this really sweet scent that would really help you relax and entice you to drink more of the coffee. haha! So... I give a thumb up for this one (note: one thumb only as it's still bitter and somewhat mediocre)
The last of the line of "healthy" coffee from Nescafe promises to be the ultimate coffee drink for those who want to stay in top shape as it contains 3x more antioxidants than Green Tea. However... (here it goes!) its taste was completely disappointing! It was too bitter but ironically didn't have a strong coffee flavor. It's like, you want to drink more so you'd taste the distinct flavor of coffee but all you savor is bitterness. Just when I thought coffee was supposed to be bittersweet! Where's the sweet part then?
Nescafe is trying to prove to the world that coffee is healthy. Yes, I know, there's nothing wrong with that because I'm a big coffee fan anyway. But then, I think what's disappointing about it is that they focused too much on the health-part of the beverages and totally forgot the taste part. So in the end, I say brewed coffee is so much more better than instant but I have to hand it to Nescafe for trying. What they're doing is good and they deserve kudos for that ;)
Monday, May 19, 2008
Well girls, we don't need to feel so guilty anymore! Introducing, the BAGGU bags! Baggu bags are environmentally friendly bags made of rip-stop nylon which can surprisingly hold up to 25lbs.! They can also be folded and placed in these adorable little pouches so you can bring them anywhere! The coolest thing about them? They come in super stylish colors!
I can totally imagine myself carrying one of those cute bags. I mean, it would sure as hell beat the sight of me with a tacky yellow green plastic bag from the grocery. haha!
So go on girls! Do your part! Reusable bags are becoming the fad in supermarkets and other department stores but instead of buying each kind for each store (co'z you can't use the reusable bag from healthy options when buying in shopwise, right?), why don't you just bring a BAGGU bag and save yourself the hassle (and money for that matter)! *wink!
Baggus are available in their website:
Or in the Philippines, for orders at:
Friday, May 16, 2008
Next, try to buy a (10.)STEERING WHEEL LOCK. Those are usually found in hardware stores such as True Value or Handyman. It is quite important to have one for additional car security purposes. Don't forget to put the steering wheel lock's keys with your car keys, okay?
If you love listening to your ipod, ight as well save up on an (11.)IPOD JACK/CORD. They have affordable ones in cd-r king.
Lastly, stock up on (12.)COINS AND CHANGE. You need the coins for the parking boys' tip.
Now you are all set to take your sweet ride to wherever you please. Think we missed an essential? Feel free to add to our list ;)
Monday, May 12, 2008
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Thursday, May 8, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Scoop #1: Miley Cyrus is not so "innocent" after-all! Miley's recent pictures at Vanity Fair has got Hollywood buzzing! Is our favorite teen diva joining the Paris Hilton bandwagon? Oh please no!
Well, this actually is not the first time that Miley got into a scandal because of her pictures. Remember last year when pictures of Miley and her friend with their lips almost touching shocked all of Hollywood?
Scoop #2: Sad news for Pete lovers out there but our favorite guitarist is finally tying the knot with girlfriend Ashley Simpson! *gasp!* There are news floating around that the reason the two is getting married is because Ms. Simpson is carrying Pete's baby! Well, Ashley hasn't confirmed nor denied any of the rumors but one thing she's definitely confirming is her engagement with Pete.
Scoop #3: Is Lindsay Lohan having a lesbo relationship?? Hollywood is left dumb-founded with the news that it girl Lindsay Lohan may be having a lesbian relationship with DJ Samantha Ronson. The two has been spending an awfully lot of time together which makes the media suspicious. Of course Lindsay's side denies the rumors saying that the Ronson's are good friends with the Lohans and that Samantha and Lindsay are nothing but the best of friends.
you know you love us...
S and NJ
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Yes, that's right, the band that brought you the hits, I Write Sins Not Tragedies, Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off, and their latest offering, Nine in the Afternoon will be performing their hits at the Big Dome (Araneta Colliseum) on the 14th of August! Ack! I cannot wait!
Gosh, it's our chance to see Brent, Brendon, Ryan and Spencer in the flesh! *drool, drool*
Let's get these teen hearts beating faster, faster! *wink!
Ticket prices are as follows:
PATRON VIP (101,103) (Reserved Seating) - P 3950
PATRON (Reserved Seating) - P 3450
LOWER BOX (Reserved Seating) - P 3450
UPPER BOX A (Reserved Seating) - P 1750
UPPER BOX B (Free Seating) - P 950
GENERAL ADMISSION (Free Seating) - P 450
For reservations click here