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Confused what product to use for acne and bacne

It’s embarrassing how much time I spent away from this blog. I have been so busy the past month and not sleeping well (less than 6 hours) because of work deadline. The only break I got was a day during the long (not so long) weekend here in Manila because of All Saints and Souls Day. I feel like my skin’s gonna break out soon because of lack of sleep. Do you know that feeling when you know a pimple is about to break out of your skin? It sucks! What I hate most is those bacne. I don’t actually know what to make of it.

If you know me personally, you would know that my only actual skin regimen is to wash off dirt every night before I sleep. Sometimes, I even forget to wash my face. I was blessed to have a skin that’s not so oily and not dry, so I rarely develop breakouts. Whenever I use products, that’s when it usually happens. I haven’t actually found a product that works well on my skin.

Even though I have a skin that’s not prone to acne, I don’ have that natural pink blush that I’m obsessed about. I guess you could say my skin is dull. My grandmother and mother have these blemishes on their faces as they grow old and they told me it’s a family mark, but I don’t want to have those blemishes when I get older!

Can anyone please suggest a good skincare solution? I’m aware of solutions being offered by dermatologists and those that are off the rack. What are the good ones?

Cause I’ve been reading a lot about Proactiv and I was wondering if it’s worth a try. I was browsing their Facebook page and saw that they have an ongoing promo. Ok kaya to buy the 60-day KitThere’s a free Deep Cleansing  Wash (worth P650) na good for bacne according to the site if I buy at Watson’s and their branches at Glorietta (the closest branch to me), Galleria and Trinoma. Hmm or maybe just buy online and ipa-door to door ko na lang. May guarantee naman yata. Help me decide please!

Oh and last question, bakit andami nilang celebrity endorsers? 😀

Achievement unlocked: Run/walk 10km

When I went to the early morning Saturday session of the Milo Apex Running Clinic, I didn’t know I would reach one of my goals for this year. To do a 10k run. Granted that I didn’t run all the way and it’s really not an organized event, I still did it!

(Oh, the pain!)

The Milo Apex Running Clinic has been teaching beginner and advanced runners (4 groups: 5k, 10k, 21k, 42k) about the science behind running for 5 seasons now. After the Fitfil bootcamp, I’ve wondered what to do next. I have become sort of addicted to joining these organized “bootcamps” because aside from getting to know like-minded individuals, it really is great to be with friends when doing these activities.

Our Saturday sessions are dubbed “long easy mileage run”. It IS pretty long. And was NOT very easy. Here’s our route today:

Our route, from Bonifacio Highstreet infront of R.O.X. up to Bayani Rd. cor C5, more than 5km each way.

A goal to inspire 1 person to exercise

a fitness goalIf you will look at the bottom part of my blog sidebar, you will see that I have set some goals for myself. There’s the usual goal weight and fitness activities, but I have also made a list of other goals that I would want to achieve including going down a swimsuit size and going below 30 on my waistline. But on top of that, you will see that the first on my list is to inspire one (yes, even just one!) person to exercise.

It took me a while to warm up to the thought of exercising daily. There are still days when I find myself struggling to get off the couch. I am not even fully committed yet, but I am trying my hardest to keep a promise to myself to move. Just move. A LOT. Every single day. It took 1 wedding, 2 boot camps, several gym days and a group of inspiring people to get me to the point of not thinking and just doing. The days when I am psyching myself out and making excuses are the hardest and I am trying to program myself to not think of excuses. The one thing that seems to be working is that when I find myself wanting to just skip a workout, I bring out my running shoes and stare at it until I feel guilty. It also helps to have a variation of activities (jog, walk around, swim, 4-min workout, climb up and down the stairs, playing Kinect, bodyweight workout set, stretching or just doing a simple sun salutation).

Now back to my goal of inspiring 1 person to exercise. An article called Cultivate Life Transforming Habits in 21 Days from the Personal Excellence blog says that to make a habit stick, you have to do it approximately 21 days. It sounds weird for me to set a criteria, but I want for this person to be able to really experience it and not just tell himself that he was really inspired by me.

I know that this is a long shot. I am one person in this big, vast world, but if I could really help inspire someone, that would be just awesome!

Metafit Fitness Bootcamp starts on August 21 – September 15 at Quezon Memorial Circle

Finally! From the people/coaches behind Coach Jim Saret’s Fitfil comes a similar bootcamp to occupy your Tuesday & Thursday nights and Saturday mornings from August 21 – September 15.

photo credit: Fitfil BGC

Registration will start tomorrow at RUNNR TRINOMA 2PM onwards. Registration fee for the Metafit Bootcamp is P1,500 for 12 session (T-TH 6PM & Sat 7AM). Secure your slots now since it will be limited to only 70 participants.

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with the Fitfil Bootcamp last month, so if this is anything like that, I’d guarantee this will be an amazing experience as well.

Just a few words of advice, your strength, perseverance and endurance will be tested. But you’ll love and appreciate it! 😉

Visit their official Facebook page for more information and updates.

Run BGC 2012 on November 25, 2012

photo credit: Run BGC on Facebook

I’m only on the 2nd month of taking my fitness  seriously. And so I’ve been like a headless chicken looking for fun fitness activities to join. From the day I ran my 1st real 5k at the 1st PNCGEPAI Takbo Para Sa Kinabukasan last July as a requirement to graduate as a Fitfil ambassador and trying to avoid it for so long, I have finally caught the running bug. After Fitfil, I’ve never felt stronger and having more endurance for a run.

I was so ecstatic when I read from Pinoy Fitness that there would be a running event hosted by BGC this year. It’s been happening since 2010 and this year it’s going to be a part of a 3-day festival that’s happening on November 23-25.

BGC is a big sponsor and part of the first Fitfil bootcamp in Manila, so I urged my team mates to participate. We are planning to join the 10k category and we have at least 3 months to train for it!

Will you be joining as well? This is gonna be fun!