how to get that fitness journey going

The other week I joined the Power Mac #NoExcuses contest and was challenged to share a 3-minute video of my fitness journey. They had a mini awarding over the weekend, and I’m glad to have been chosen as one of the winners and got to win some really amazing prizes.ย To see more of the entries of the contest, you can watch them here.

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Shot during training at Focus Athletics with my strength and mobility coach, Jaako Bernardo.

To those who still need a little push or are thinking of ways to start getting fit, here are some tips that will get you to make time to workout (or get anything you’ve ever thought of doing, done).

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things other people do to make up for a bad day

The other day I asked my Instagram friends to share what things they did to make up for a bad day. I have days when I feel like I can’t pick myself up, so I wondered if I could learn a thing or two from others who went through those days, too. I got a few responses and reading them alone made me LOL. They’re honest, real answers from real people who experience down days just like I do.

So if you’re one of us, read on and get some tips from strangers to help turn your bad days around–trust me, some of them are helpful!

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Artwork: No Down Days by Daniela Gamboa
A world full of everyone’s good vibes.ย 

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my #noexcuses power mac fitness entry

Most of my life I was active, but last year I encountered a hurdle in maintaining that. I got diagnosed with an autoimmune disease which held me back from keeping fit and working out. I’ve written about it here, but let me give you a glimpse of the sickness and my drive to get back in shape through my Power Mac #NoExcuses entry.

The challenge of Power Mac’s #NoExcuses contest is to share your fitness journey. This is mine, as I strive to get back in shape after an autoimmune flare-up. I got a little anxious with the thought of posting this video. I’ve been sharing a lot of my sickness journey online, but never thought I’d decide to share some of these videos/photos. I took them because I always document stuff even if I don’t plan on posting them. But when I saw the Power Mac Center #NoExcuses contest and felt the urge to join it, I knew it had to be shared.

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my autoimmune disease – from the start

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When I first found out I had an autoimmune disease, my family, Anton and I immediately turned to the Internet to see what it had to say about my condition. It’s not always advisable to do so, because what you get from typing a disease on Google almost always leads to the worst case scenarios, like death. There’s some truth to what you might find, but be wary with what you decide to take in. As expected we got different results, read about extreme cases and possibilities of death, but also remission. From these readings it was testimonies from functional doctors and actual autoimmune disease patients that were most convincing. My mom then suggested that since testimonies played a major role in educating me, I should share the experience as well.

This might be a rather lengthy post, meant for those really interested to know more about autoimmune, what the disease is and what it does, what’s being done to recover, and basic health tips anyone can learn from this experience. In case you’re interested, you can read on to learn more about it.

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room bits

Sharing some random room bits since I’ve been spending most of my time here.

I did another purge of items the other day so i’m feeling a little lighter and content with my space. It’s something I’ve been doing regularly for years since it really helps keep me aware of all the items I own. My space is also really small, so purging of clothes, bags, accessories and miscellaneous things has become a practice. It also makes my room look cleaner! Read on to see more.

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lessons in 2018

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I’d like to share some lessons I’ve learned in the past two months. These lessons are for those who might actually be going through a phase, or for those who are very well and capable of making small changes in their lives for the better.

I’m at my weakest point nowโ€”physically. I’m in constant struggle to find peace with myself and my current condition. But through this phase I’m finding beauty in it all, one day at a time.

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