In life, choosing the right one is probably one of the hardest decisions anyone will make. It requires, mistakes, failures and uncertainties; and most of the time you may feel like giving up on finding it.
As a first time mom, I had the same struggle on figuring out the best things for my baby. I didn’t know where to start, what to do, and which ones to follow. Ofcourse, I seek for opinions and advice from my mom, mother-in-law, relatives, and friends. They gave me the same response – Choose Pampers.
But of course, even if they told me so, I have my personal struggle on what to provide for my child; because after all, the final decision will always be mine. My dilemma has always been the same from the beginning – “Pag mura di maganda”; “Hindi lahat ng mahal, nag wo-work”; or “Di mo malalaman, kung di mo susubukan”. I remember, when I gave birth to Feather, I was so troubled checking on her diaper – figuring out if its already full or not. I honestly didn’t know that diapers has “wetness indicator” until my mom and the nurse told me so. I made her try Pampers. Surprisingly, i told myself “Hiyang siya sa anak ko.” I had so much joy in watching her sleep; undisturbed whether her diaper is full or not. She doesn’t feel irritated; and most of all, she has found comfort in it. And as a mom, nothing beats having the assurance on seeing your child feel safe and comfortable.
True to its brand value, i found honesty in Pampers. It is affordable and always worth the try – mas makakatipid dahil di papalit-palit; Hindi kailangan mag worry sa “lawlaw”, hindi irritable, and most of all komportable. That’s why until now, even after 2 years, I remained true to what’s best for my child – I still choose Pampers.
So to all other Moms out there, I know, “the struggle is real.” But i encourage you to be vigilant in choosing the best products for your child. Because at the end of the day, it will always be about choosing the right ones for them – so when their turn comes, they’ll choose the best ones as well, because they know that is what they deserve.
Being in the showbiz industry, one cannot really expect a fixed working schedule. My husband (John Prats) for instance, goes to work at 7am,and comes home at 2am or 4am. His call time the next day is 8am. He goes out while Feather and I are still asleep, and he comes home seeing the same scenario. His schedules get more erratic if he has out of town mall shows. Not complaining here, but truth is, we miss him mostof the time. Hence, when we had the chance to block off his schedule for 3 days, we booked a flight for a city that I considered my second home, Singapore.
I’m no stranger to this beautiful city for I’ve been coming here since I was in third grade. Two of my older sisters started residing and working here after they graduated from college. This trip was quite different though from the ones I had. My previous visits and the one prior to this, I came here in my single self (Though I was already engaged the last time I was here). This time, I’m with my own family. I’m beyond ecstatic to go since it’s the FIRST time for #ThePratties to travel in SG as a family❤ So I had to make sure that it will be one memorable trip for us.
I readily checked online for fun things to do (Confession: I’ve learnt to set aside the shopaholic me since I became a mom :D) and VOILA! I stumbled upon Resorts World Sentosa Singapore’s website, and discovered a whole suite of fun holiday offerings for the family including S.E.A. Aquarium and The Despicable Me 3 Breakout Party at Universal Studios Singapore.
Well, well, the Despicable Me Breakout Party is certainly one fun activity for our dear LiFe. The Minions happen to be one of my daughter’s favorite characters. Then before and after the Meet and Greet with Gru and the Minions, we could do other fun stuff at Universal Studios Singapore and there’s the S.E.A Aquarium (Considered to be one of the world’s largest aquarium) which I’ve been meaning to visit.Feather would love to see all the water creatures in there. Oooh… I was hyped! This is going to be fun.
Down to my next concern:
Where do we stay? We wanted somewhere near Universal Studios Singapore, so it will be convenient for LiFe. If she needs her quick nap, we can go back easily to the room. Did an online search again, and discovered a suite of hotels located in Resorts World Sentosa. Booked a room at Festive Hotel which is a few minutes’ walk from Universal Studios Singapore and S.E.A Aquarium. So after all the planning and preparation, we’re ready to go.
Off to SG!
After three hours of flight, we were famished! We had a quick check-in atFestive Hotel, and readily hit the streets to look for food. (If there’s one thing that really made me love Singapore, it’s their food. Seriously. This is one place where Asian food fusion in its finest is present. Malay, Indonesian, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, name it. It’s here.) Fortunately, we saw this Malaysian food street near our hotel. It had a distinct old town-ambiance to it which I really found interesting. And the food you say? I give my two thumbs – up. See photos below and drool?
Also, good news for all foodies, from 12 – 20 August, Resorts World Sentosa Singapore is celebrating the rich heritage of Southeast Asia’s street food culture as they host the inaugural RWS Street Eats! Prep your taste buds to feast on food from more than 20 hawkers specially curated from Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore. Kick back and relax at the Beer Garden, with live music performances and open mic sessions on weekend evenings. Admission is FREE! Find out more at http://www.rwsentosa.com/streeteats.
Let the fun begin!
Day 1: S.E.A. Aquarium
Our visit at S.E.A. Aquarium was undeniably amazing. Our jaw literally dropped when we saw the place! It was humongous. Well, they wouldn’t call it one of the world’s largest if it’s not really huge. I was fascinated with everything I saw. The aquarium is home to more than 100,000 marine animals and over 800 species across 49 different habitats. Can you imagine that!
There were a lot of “first” for us. It was my first and hopefully, my last up close encounter with sharks. I was terrified to see them, but my daughter felt otherwise. She tried calling the sharks which really cracked me up. Such a cutie! She wasn’t scared at all. Although she only speaks gibberish, I can tell she enjoyed her experience. Her face was just full of amazement and awe! No fuzz or whatsoever.
Shipwreck habitat and open ocean gallery were my favorites too! I also love seeing the colorful jelly fishes, the beautiful coral gardens, and discovery touch pool. I was one blessed girl that day! I’m a huge fan of #NatGeo channel. During the day of our visit, they had a photo exhibit entitled “Ocean Soul” in S.E.A Aquarium. The photos of NatGeo channel’s photographer, Brian Skerry, were truly stunningly beautiful.
Hungry as a shark…
For dinner, we had our fill at the newest resto in Resorts World Sentosa, Sessions, which is located at the lobby of Hard Rock Hotel. We opted for an all-seafood buffet that night. All their food were delish. My favorite dishes were Singapore-style Chilli Crab, butter crayfish, black pepper crab, prawn fried rice, garlic prawns and grilled squid. Desserts were impeccable too. I tried their chocolate balloon melt and it was sinfully yummy!
Day 2: Universal Studios Singapore
My first visit at Universal Studios Singapore was way back in 2010. I was with my mom, dad and sisters. Little did I know that that would be my first and last time to visit the park with my Dad. He died two years later.
My last date at Universal Studio Singapore was with this handsome stud who later on, became my husband and now, the adoring papa of little LiFe. This truly is one happy magical place for us, the Pratties, and these are the reasons why this place holds such a special spot in my heart.
Despicable Me Breakout Party.
The Despicable Me Breakout Party was such fun! They had a tattoo parlour where Feather got her first artificial tattoo. (Moms, don’t worry, it’s safe for our baby’s sensitive skin) LiFe had no qualms over it. Hubby and LiFe enjoyed Minion-themed games where they get to win Despicable Me 3 merchandise. It was really entertaining to watch the Minions, and of course, the highlight of LiFe’s day was meeting the Minions and Gru in person. We went to the Minion Mart for some souvenir shopping after the party, by the way.
Our Universal Studios Singapore visit wouldn’t be complete if we miss our favorite rides. My husband and I, as usual, went to take Transformers the ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle. It is his favorite next to Battlestar Galactica the dueling roller coaster. We had tons of family picture-taking sesh too. Afterwards, we spent our day just strolling around the park. It was a lovely and perfect day at Universal Studios Singapore.
As usual, we went food hunting again around Resorts World Sentosa. I noticed that a myriad of options were in view. If you’re into Italian food, restaurants like Fratelli, an all-day-dining Pizzeria and the dinner-service-only Trattoria are ready to satisfy your cravings. If you like contemporary Chinese Cuisine, hop over to Forest. It is perfect for you. And, if local street food delights you, Malaysian Food Street (where we had our first dinner) is one dining destination you should not miss. It was a long fun-filled day, but our homey and luxurious accommodation at Festive hotel ushered us to a good night rest.
Time to say Bye-bye SG! Our trip was short, but it was really one for the books. Hope to be back again soon with my loves to make more memories.
In case you ask, our official shutterbug was none other than my dear prince charming husband @pratstography. Camera used was Leica Q.Some photos/videos taken by my nephew Matthew and sisters Jessica/Sophia ☺❤
Those who know me well know that I don’t compromise when it comes to cleanliness. Some say I’m OC (obsessive compulsive) or “arte.” Well, I grew up knowing cleanliness is a must in everything. That’s what my mom taught me. Whether it be tidying the house, preparing food or as simple as keeping my school supplies, and my penmanship (Yes,even that), everything should be neat and organized. My mom taught us proper hygiene at home. Sitting or lying on the bed in our outside clothes was a big NO-NO and washing our hands is always a must. When hand sanitizers became available, mom did not allow us to go out without it. Guess what, my mom must have trained me so well. I have hand sanitizers/alcohol in all of our cars and rooms. I’m a firm believer that most of the time, we get sick from not knowing that our hands are dirty, then we use it to feed ourselves or our children. I am so scared of getting sick, and I don’t like to see anyone from my family getting sick too. That’s why cleanliness is really a priority for me.
My perspective in cleanliness raised a notch when I became a mom. I bet not a single mom here wants their child or husband to get sick. It feels so terrible when babies or any family member becomes ill, right?
When it comes to cleaning the house, I always have a schedule that I religiously follow – once a week cleaning for the ceiling, M-W-F for the glass doors and powder room. The rooms, toilets, sala, dining area and kitchen get cleaned everyday. Changing bed sheets, blankets, pillow and bolster cases is once a week or once it gets soiled, it gets replaced. So on, and so forth.
(Hope you don’t find me weird or something.)😊
One of my friends must have noticed my so-called penchant for cleanliness. She informed me about this very useful product which can kill pesky pests like bed bugs, harmful bacteria and many others. I did not really believe her because I thought, hey, who needs this product when I know for sure that my house is squeaky clean? Well, little did I know how wrong I was. A squeaky clean house will not be adequate (Though it helps a lot) to keep my loved ones from getting sick. When John and Feather got sick, and our doctor recommended that I regularly clean the house, my jaw dropped, and I was like, how clean do you want me to get ’cause I’m pretty sure I did my best? It was very frustrating on my end. Then, I remembered my friend who recommended that product to me. I called and set up a meeting with the company. I was really in awe and very impressed after the meeting, so I decided to buy one. What got my attention was this tool can eliminate up to 99.9% of germs, bacteria and viruses. (Protects you and your loved ones from allergies, rhinitis, colds, flu, bed bugs, hand foot and mouth disease) It’s a chemical free sterilization and not harmful for us.
I thank God for that friend. I have been using this helpful product for two months now, and we have been sick- and worry-free since then. It certainly has helped me a lot. Do you want to know more about this wonderful and awesome product that I’ve been talking about?
It is called UV Care Portable Germ Zapper. It is a product from the USA. It sterilizes your air and room surface. It’s small but it is packed with a lot of germicidal muscle. Moreover, it only takes 30 minutes to disinfect your 15 sqm. space. Currently used by some hospitals, doctor’s clinic, homes, offices, and schools. (They’re using the UV Care Room sterilizer which can eliminate germs in a 60 sqm. area)
And since the UV Care Portable Germ Zapper really works perfectly for us, the Pratties, I recently purchased UV Care Family Toothbrush Sterilizer and UV Care Pocket Sterilizer (You can really literally bring it everywhere since its super light and small). Now, I don’t have to worry if any of Feather’s stuff falls on the ground/floor, or if I feel that my handphone is dirty or the resto highchair is not that clean. I just take out the UV Care pocket sterilizer and TA-DAA… It’s 99.9% bacteria-free!😊
Folks, there’s NO HARM in TRYING especially when it comes to the welfare of your beloveds. I strongly adhere to this adage that goes, “It is better to be safe than sorry.” Getting a UV Care product is one investment I highly suggest for you and your family. Oh, by the way, this is not a paid blog. I truly believe in this product that’s why I’m sharing it with you all, and I’m really hoping that it will also greatly help you and your home just like it did mine.
I’ve only joy and satisfaction after having acquired these UV Care products. Mommies and daddies, if family health is at the of top of your priorities, then get one as well. Try it and share your stories too!
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Today is my 2nd time to celebrate Mother’s Day. It has been a year of lack of sleep, and continually attending to my daily preoccupation which is taking care of my daughter who, very recently, just turned one. Not so much ME times, less movie dates/Netflix nights with the hubby, and more. Don’t get me wrong though, I love taking care of my child, and her well-being is constantly at the top of my list. God knows how I love her and how blessed I am to have her. Nevertheless, there are just times that I feel drained. Not because of her, it’s more of whatever it is that I need to keep up as a wife and mom. Whenever I feel that way, I tend to ask myself, how did my mother do it? Where did she get all her energy and vigor? Her patience and understanding? I’m the youngest of seven children. Imagine taking care of seven kids??? My gulay!😂 I only have one and boy, I doze off faster than a lightning bolt the moment my child falls asleep. That’s how pretty tired I am. Well, as I have mentioned earlier in my previous blogs, I’m a hands on housekeeper. Aside from taking care of my daughter, I supervise daily routines of our household help and personally tidy up our little nook. I work out, pay the bills, cook (rarely but I’m working on it), go to the bank, research stuff for my baby (Mostly topics pertaining to proper diet for babies or apps that are safe and effective for my baby to use soon), prepare necessary things needed for our home scent shop (Which is going to open really in the near future), fix schedules after schedules, do budgeting, and etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. Whew! Again, not complaining here. Just sharing my daily dose of work as a mom and a full-time home maker😊
Now, everything is crystal clear to me that MOMS are literally superheroes!!! I mean, come on! Talk about all the sacrifices that mommies make, the major adjustments, the hardwork and patience they have to render. It ain’t easy to be a mom. It’s tough, but it is BEAUTIFUL. After I gave birth to my daughter, it dawned on me that my life will never be the same again. True enough, a lot has changed in me since Feather was born. Being a first timer in the world of motherhood posed a lot of challenges, but it brought beautiful oppurtunities and special moments as well. My whole world may have been overhauled, but my heart has grown bigger. My perspective became wider. I guess I could say motherhood has created a better version of me.
Motherhood occupies most of my time lately, but ask me if it is all worth it? My answer? Definitely a YES! I am privileged to be God’s ambassadress of love to Feather and to her future siblings. This task may drained me and zapped my energy, but I will not trade it for anything else.
Therefore, I salute all the Mothers in this world. You are indeed a blessing! I now know and understand what you have to pay inorder to raise your children. The things you do for love, no one can ever repay. For that, thank you mommas! Happy Mother’s day and may the Lord bless you all the days of your lives!💐
Oh how time flies. My baby nugget turned 1 y.o. last April 18,2017 Tuesday 🎂 We had her #AroundTheWorldWithFeather birthday celebration April 23,2017 Sunday at Blue Leaf Cosmopolitan. Our families, loved one and friend were all there to witness her 1st birthday💐 What a special day that was❤️
Since I’m one excited and happy Momma, I’m gonna share some photos and on-site videos below from Nice Print Photo. ❤️
For me, any event wouldn’t be complete without you Nice Print Photo @niceprintphoto. You have been capturing my life story for years now. Thank you so much for always being there. You’re like family to me already.
Oh sooooo beautiful! The decors from the tables, to the ceiling, the receiving area and the stage were superb! It was like I’m in a dream❤️ Bing of @PartystationPhils, you are the best!❤️Our 4months of meeting and preparations were worth it!
It has always been a dream of mine to have you guys Waffle Time @waffletime_ph in one of our parties before. You can’t imagine how ecstatic I was when I learned that you guys will be part of my daughter’s first birthday! As always, Waffle time is my favorite😊
From my epic proposal, to my wedding day, and now, my daughter’s first birthday, just wow! So grateful to have you guys during these special events in my life! Can’t imagine having a party without Jamba Juice @JambaJuice @Jambajuiceph . Oh, Chocolate Moo’d and Orange Dream Machine flavors were to die for!❤️ LiFe’s guests loved it❤️
Dear Miracle of @insta_mug, These neck pillows were such a great hit! Everyone loved it. From my wedding day, to my sister in law’s bridal shower, and now my my Feather’s 1st birthday, you have been there.❤️ I can’t thank you enough!
These pretty cute tumblers from @daintykeepsakes made the kids smile. 😊 Parents loved it too ’cause they’re handy and useful! They are one of Feather Prat’s giveaways during her #AroundTheWorldWithFeather party.❤️
You never let us down @bottledupph ! You’re constantly with us in every special event. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. So happy you were a part of my daughter’s #AroundTheWorldWithFeather party. Guests find the cake super yummy and were even requesting for more❤️
As you all know, I love everything that is personalized! Name tags, note pads, and pens from @clayclayee are one of my daughter’s #AroundTheWorldWithFeather giveaways. Kids were so excited to bring the goodies home with them. ❤️ Your thoughtfulness and support are highly appreciated😊🙏🏻
Every girl at #AroundTheWorldWithFeather party got the chance to choose their bows, pony tails, and headbands from @ayeerilloraza @littlemisscaylee_ig . 😊 They were all so pretty and dainty. Every girl looked like a princess that day.❤️ Thank you for your generosity😊 God bless you always🙏🏻
Matchy matchy outfit with my little princess during her #AroundTheWorldWithFeather birthday party! Since her birthday theme was vintage travel, my husband thought it’ll be nice to have us three wear costumes from Top Gun movie (Obviously a fan) during the #AroundTheWorldWithFeather party kick-off. And yes, hubby’s delightful idea came to life with @monicayu.ph ‘s fab couture and design. Our next outfist were from Jeng of @monicayu.ph 😊 Jeng, you made my daughter look so enchanting in her pink lacey gown😊 and I super love my pink jumpsuit! 😊 God bless you Jeng🙏🏻
A big and loud shoutout to @ignite.pro sounds and lights! You guys made #AroundTheWorldWithFeather party event bright, fun and colorful. You music and sound were so audible (clear sounds and no dead spot til the end of the program)! Thank you so much for your service.
What’s a party without an invitation? I chose @printdivas to do my daughters #AroudnTheWorldWithFeather birthday invites ’cause I know I can rely on their taste and quality. And boy, they truly impressed me! It was so simple yet classy. Just what I want it to be. 😊
Lookie!!! My daughter in her pretty pink dress 😊 Can’t believe she’s one year old already. 😭Btw, she looked like a ramp model that day. Why so? She had a lot of costume changes! Thanks to @chichigirlscloset for the lovely pink dress. 😍❤️
Parents were so glad to see @instaglowjb customized hand sanitizers in their kids loot bags❤️ Jean, thank you for always supporting my events.
Guests were going gaga over the beautiful scrumptious cake from @bethanydreamcakes . Thank you Susan for my daughter’s first birthday cake. Thank you so much as well for being so giving and accommodating to our family.😊 God bless you all🙏🏻
LiFe’s guests were having a hard time choosing delicious desserts in #AroundTheWorldWithFeather dessert bar by @partybitzandpieces . ❤️ Too beautiful to eat ’em! ❤️ Believe me, they’re all as yummy as they look.😊
No kiddie party is complete without cotton candies!!!❤️ Glad that @sweetiepuffs was part of #AroundTheWorldWithFeather birthday party🌈 You are as sweet as your cotton candies! LiFe’s guests (kids and adults), loved it❤️
No dull moments during #AroudnTheWorldWithFeather birthday party! Kids were having a blast playing @kidspartyplayhouse 😊 Really wished I had them back then in one of my birthdays as a kid.😍 God bless you guys.❤️
While waiting for the #AroudnTheWorldWithFeather party to start, the little boys enjoyed face painting and girls had their princessey hair dos from @ashnastardesigns 😊 Sooo adorbs❤️
Now tell me, how can you eat these yummy treats???! Personalized candies from @pspersonalizedsweets for my daughter’s #AroundTheWorldWithFeather birthday party giveaways. Thank you Bea😊
Every kid was a winner during #AroundTheWorldWithFeather games. Win or lose, they get this beautiful lampshade from @arteegram_manila 😊
No-makeup look by my beautiful makeup artist @mariahsantos23 😊 Thank you for the very quick but fun-filled chikka time😊 Sa uulitin❤️💐
Thank you and all glory to God❤️🙏🏻
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Where did the time go? Feather, you’re already one year old today, and I find it a little unbelievable. Around April 18 of last year, a Monday, at 11:47 a.m., I gave birth to you my beautiful angel from above. Being a first time mom is one tearful experience. I remember crying tears of pure joy when i first held you in my arms. Was weak, but still tried to kiss you. I can still vividly remember your first stare and smile. I also remember crying and panicking when you threw up for the very first time. Panic mode again when you had your first fever/cough/colds. I was crying happy tears when you took your very first step. I cried super happy tears again when I first heard you say “mama” and “papa”. We had such an adventure babe since day one, and if our friends will get to know about it, I’m pretty sure they’ll be laughing their hearts out.😊
Today, I thank God again for giving me you, for blessing me with an active, no fuss, joyful, healthy, smart, and super lambing baby. A very, very big thank you also to you my hubby @iamjohnprats for being a very loving and supportive dad, and husband. Thank you to you too dear followers for all the kind words and prayers you sent to my daughter. Feather my love, for you, I will always strive to be the best and the coolest by momma, by God’s grace. Do know that I will be your bestfriend and confidante, your shopping partner, and your whatever-kind-of-momma.❤️ I love you to the moon and back po, my baby LiFe @featherprats 🎂🎁🙏🏻❤️💐 #AroundTheWorldWithFeather
Definitely not getting over it yet. How can I?Beauty And The Beast has captured my heart as a little girl, and watching it again brings back tons of childhood memories. This movie left a special mark in my heart because it was the first movie I watched inside a theater in Cebu. Few months after, my Dad surprised me with a VHS copy of it. Watched it every single day until I’ve memorized every line and every song of the movie. Obsessed, you say?
I’ve been anticipating for Disney’s second release of Beauty And The Beast. So much so that I’ve probably watched every single trailer for this movie. Today, my waiting has come to pass, and I’m more than ecstatic. Once again, the movie gave me major goosebumps. The intro alone brought me to tears. Too bad, I wasn’t able to watch it with my daughter since she’s way too young. 😬😬😬 Oh well, I’m definitely gonna buy the original DVD soon so she can watch it❤ #FanMode Toodles 💋
What’s up with me? My body? My health? It has been a while since I posted about getting back in shape after giving birth to my beautiful angel Lilly Feather. Well, it was really a struggle at first. Having gained so much weight during my pregnancy and adjusting to my new schedule as a full-time mom, my mind wasn’t bent on exercising. I had this thought however, that keeping in shape is one of the ways I can dutifully carry out every task set before me. I can’t serve well my husband and baby when my health is ill-kept.
At the onset, it was difficult to go on a diet (food intake restraint) since I was breastfeeding my baby. I had confided to my OB that I desire to have two babies more, but at the same time, gain my pre-pregnancy frame. But how??? It seemed so impossible then. My OB gave me a very sound advice, and I would like to share it to all of you mommas out there. She told me to get back to my body weight/measurements as soon as I can, (It meant then, that I need to really force myself to go back to exercising) then get pregnant again. That way, I wont be having a hard time getting back in shape after giving birth. So, I took her advice.
One of the perks in having a normal baby delivery is that you are allowed to work out on the 3rd month after giving birth. I started brisk walking for the first few days just to warm up my muscles and prepare my body to exercise again. We all know that the woman’s body goes through a lot before and after giving birth, so we really need to take necessary precautions prior to engaging it in strenuous activities like exercising. Going back in shape is not that easy too. Mental and physical discipline is a must.
Now, I want to share some tips on how to get back in shape. Not a pro here, just trying to help out.
Here are some tips that worked for me. Yours could be different, but if you think this works for you, you’re free to do likewise 😊
👌🏻 Research. Do some research about working out. Find out what kind of exercise suits you. If you are a homemaker/housewife, breastfeeding momma, momma with a tight budget, work at home momma, try exercise routines that won’t require you to go out. Download apps or video workouts that may help you get started. But please, mind your safety. Wear proper gears even if you are at home. Always be careful and listen to instructions to avoid getting hurt and injured. For mommas with budget and who have the time, go to the gym and maybe hire a personal instructor if you like. Again, it really depends on your preferences.
👍🏻 Don’t be in a hurry to get back in shape. Try to enjoy and have fun as much as you can while working out. Remember our body went through a lot! Not everyone can do what we did. Pacing and patience is the key.
Don’t overdo it. If you’re not feeling well, then you rest. Our body needs to rest too.
Eat healthy food only.
👏🏼 Try to avoid sweets, fried, oily, and junk foods. Yes, it’s really hard, but remember why we need to do this. We need to take care of our bodies, so we can take care of our family.
😘 Music is my best friend when working out. You can play music to keep your attention on what you’re doing or sometimes just to boost your energy.
☺️ Find a workout partner if you can. In my case, my husband is my workout partner, but if he has work, then I work out alone. Try talking to God while working out. Sounds silly, but it works for me.
😅 Set a time and commit. You have to schedule a time for working out. The moment you feel lazy is the best time to push yourself to workout. I tell you, it’s the best thing you’ll ever feel!😊
These super short videos below are some of my workout routines that I would often do 5-6x a week. Don’t forget to have a rest day too!❤ Pardon my outfit. 😬😬😬 Thanks to my dear husband for the video.
Nowadays, people usually come to me and ask how I lost all the weight. I tried sharing to them all that I think helped me along the way. Really flattered whenever people ask me. To God be the glory! ❤ But hey, at the end of the day, women come in all shapes and sizes. All unique and beautiful on their own special way. Toned or curvy? It doesn’t matter. What’s important is you stay healthy and a good steward of the gift that God has given you, your body. Enjoy every moment! 😊
I admit, my transition from being in the limelight to full-time motherhood was not easy. Prior to being married, I hardly go home, and was always on the go. Most of my time were spent outside doing showbiz related activities such as tapings, photoshoots, TV guestings and the likes. Sometimes, I would just go home to take a shower then go back to taping with ZERO sleep😊 I would literally miss my bed. I got used to sleeping in my van or on my taping chair; it was fine with me ’cause I love what I was doing. (I honestly miss being on television. I miss my friends/co-workers, going home late from work (ironic). I miss acting which is what I’m really passionate about.)
My life now is waaay different from what it used to be. I’m a full-time, hands on kinda mom/homemaker! I’m at home 24/7 attending to the needs of my husband and my baby, doing my workout, and making sure our house is a home.This is pretty much my routine since LiFe (my baby’s nickname) was born. Oh, just so you now, I’m over with those sleepless nights. Thank God He blessed me with a super calm baby. My sleeping habit is back to normal except when LiFe is not feeling well ’cause she really gets cranky and super clingy during such times. I am a first time mom, so everything is new to me when it comes to motherhood. I vividly remember when LiFe got sick for the first time, and she vomitted. How it pained me to see her in that condition. My heart broke and I cried a river! I was even surprised I could cry like that. Haha! Now, I can totally understand and relate with other Moms out there. That time, I wished I was the one who got sick and not LiFe. Seeing her cry and unable to clearly express how she feels, broke my heart to pieces.
As a wife and mom, I can not imagine being away from the house. Priorities do change when you’re married and with kids. My daily routine may be mundane. Clean the house (glad my Mom trained me on doing household chores when I was young), giving baths, feeding (yes including our 4 dogs), changing nappies are not one’s idea of fun, but for moms like me, it’s where our heart is; where our heart is, there’s incomparable joy. I am more than blessed and honored to be John’s wife and LiFe’s mom. I am grateful to the Lord for giving me a baby who’s not hard to take care of, and having a husband who is very supportive, loving and probably, the kindest man in the world 😍 My family is at the top of my list, and they will always be the first to consider every time I make decisions. Yes, I miss my life on screen, but being with them right now is by far, the most rewarding experience I’ve ever had.
Others say being a mom and wife makes you forget to take care of yourself. Yes, I can understand why. However, I have learned that as a wife and mom, the first person you need to look after is yourself. You can not keep up with your mommy and wife duties if you’re sickly and fragile. That is why I really make it a point to include working out in my daily routine. Being in good shape is one of the best things I can render to my family. By the way, I will be sharing sharing my workout videos/ tips soon. I’m no pro but these exercises work for me. Hope it’ll work for you as well.
With my hectic schedule at home, time with my dear spouse gets affected sometimes; hubby and I would really squeeze in date schedules just so we can spend time together. We can not nurture our family if hubby and I drift apart.
Being a home maker is really a challenge for me right at this point, but I’m enjoying and savoring every moment of it. Learning the ropes daily and continually. Acting may be my passion but none and nothing can equal the affection I have for these two special individuals in my life. Every chance I get, I want to spend it with my two great loves, for I am passionate for nothing else right now but them.