28 February 2012

Five Ways to Pamper Myself

     As a working mom, I do experience some "ugly" day..as in literally ugly. So in order to keep myself healthy and to stay beautiful and feel beautiful, here are some ways that I do to pamper my tired body:

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Warm Bath. After a long travel and or activity, what I do is to have a 15-30 minutes break. I just sit or take a power nap while waiting for the shower to heat up. After such, I do take a warm bath to soothe my tired body and have a goodnight sleep. (Take note mommies, you may also bond with your babies through having a warm bath.)

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Pamper Massage. I really do love massage! Whenever I get assigned in any area, I first look for a church and the nearest spa. There are a lot of massage variety but my favorite is the Lava Stone massage. It helps me alleviate stress nodes that I was able to accumulate. i also love Body Scrub massage. Oftentimes, we do use massage oil. But for a super busy mom like me, this is not so applicable. Body Scrub massage offers busy mommies to experience rejuvenating body scrub plus relaxing mode of massage. After the massage, warm bath comes next!

Good Food. Most often than not, I go pig-outing after having a massage. Key word: never deprive yourself especially when it comes to food. I really don't believe in crash diet.
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Great Music. If you have the budget, you may have the option to take a night off and listen to your favorite acoustic band. But if you want to directly hit your bunks (bed), listening to your MP3/iPod is also a good option. Spending an hour to just listen to music soothes up your mood. 

Grab a Book. Those who sit a lot in front of the computer or read a lot of paper works often asks: "why do I need to grab a book, while I have a lot to read in the office." Well, for me, having a different book to read away from the reports or office works that I have to do make my mind loosen up. For a soldier mom like me, I started loving mommy-baby related books when I got pregnant. 

     There are still a lot of things to do to loosen up one's self and relax. I'll keep you posted when I had new other things to add on.

14 February 2012

For Those who are on Duty

07 February 2012

Healthy Treats from HEALTHY OPTIONS

     Healthy Options is one of the leading stores when it comes to catering health products. As part of their marketing scheme and as a sense of gratitude to their consumers and clients, the Healthy Options introduced their “Healthy Me” online promo in Facebook. 
     Luckily, I was informed that I was one of the lucky winners. I won the Healthy Me “healthy Mind” category.
       Together with my close friend Mommy Glaiza Garcia Tominio, I opted to have a quick trip to Healthy Options main Office in Libis, Quezon City last January 24, 2012. I was able to claim my Five Thousand Pesos (Php 5000.00) worth of gift cards and a bag of goodies. Since I won the category under the healthy mind, I got products that enhances the human brain’s capacity to work. This includes: ACAI Amazon Berry, CADIA All Natural Whole Grain Cereal (suites me well since I am a cereal lover), TEECINO Mediterranean Herbal Coffee made of Vanilla Nut ( this is accented by golden roasted almonds, dates and figs…just right for a coffee-addict like me), ST DALFOUR Wild Blueberry fruit spread (I think I may also consume it bare..lol),  HEALTHY OPTIONS natural supplement “Brain Support Softgels” (for a workaholic like me, this will keep my brain working), CADIA solid white albacore and CADIA chunk light tongol Tuna (a good combination for my favorite crackers), NEWMAN’s OWN crème filled mint chocolate cookies (perfect match for the coffee!), Bob’s RED MILL whole almonds (which I may use for my blueberry cheesecake recipe), SAHALE Snacks Glazed Almond Nuts (the almond nuts are also coated with cranberries, honey and sea salt), OLIVE OIL potato chips (ooops, of course it contains zero grams transfat) and THE REPUBLIC OF TEA Get Smart herb tea for memory/focus.

     Since as a uniformed woman, I really don’t own my time, I also took advantage of  spending my gift cards during that quick trip. Glaiza and I went directly to Shangri-la branch of Healthy Options where I was able to purchase a lot of items of course. I also learned that with a minimum purchase of Two Thousand Pesos (Php 2000.00), I may already avail for a Healthy Options membership card (lifetime membership). 

     So what are you waiting for? Live healthy! Live healthy with Healthy Options! 

Note: I was supposed to post some pictures of the items I got for free and the items I purchased but I think I misplaced the photos!Anyway, hope you got some ideas on what to purchase in Healthy Options :)