The 9th Soul

Bumps into my program this December

Posted in food, health, health defects, life by Fated Blue on December 13, 2014

My program

First month

Second month

The whole month began with me ripping a callus on my left hand. This hampered my program and I had to focus on bodyweight workouts for one week. Not to mention how I condensed it from 20 minutes to just 10 because of lack of sleep (Christmas party performance practice) and fatigue from not getting enough sleep. The second week started out fine but last Wednesday was a cursed day that I had to stop training until I’m fully rested (and I’m sure I’m fully rested now; will train tomorrow).

I first suffered from chills last Wednesday at around 1:30 AM. The thing was, it wasn’t even that cold or rather not cold enough for me to have chills. I also felt feverish which made my body feel hot to the touch. Chills and hot temperature, I was already concluding that I wouldn’t be able to workout that morning but I never thought it would get worse.

A few hours later, I had a bout with migraine and nausea right after waking up. I figured it was perhaps due to overeating which resulted to a bad gassy stomach. I was seriously burping with an intensity and consistency that would’ve filled up a small hot-air balloon if put together. I ate too much the other day and I overestimated my body’s ability to digest and metabolize the food I ate. I couldn’t even walk straight without feeling the need to throw-up. I was then rushed to the hospital.

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One month into my program

Posted in food, health, life, youtube shows by Fated Blue on November 8, 2014

This is what my program looks like.

I’ve been progressing quite well. In fact, I’ve seen some muscular development particularly in the upper body. Also, I am now able to double swing a pair of 32 kg 60 times in under 5 minutes. My previous limit was 50 but now my standard is 60. Next month, if all goes well, I can push through 65 or even 70.

I still can’t directly press a 32 kg bell but my arm and shoulder strength have increased significantly to a point that jerking a 32 kg bell doesn’t seem too taxing anymore. I’ve also increased my stamina due to me not getting that “worn out” feeling after the 20 minute mark. I don’t gasp for air nor do I feel dizzy. I just feel a bit tired but not enough for me to go searching for a bed to lie on for the next few hours.

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Book Review: The Small Change Diet: 10 Steps to a Thinner, Healthier You

Posted in food, health, Special posts by Fated Blue on September 22, 2013

I saw this book two weeks ago on a 70% sale in my local bookstore. I’ve always researched about fitness and how our body generally reacts to food and exercise. I myself have written a few blogs and even shared blogs that are quite interesting to read about. When I saw the book and perused the author’s titles in the front page and the first few pages of the book. I figured I need to have a little review of my own ideas and browse a certified professional when it came to fitness and weight loss.

I mean, I know how I did it and whenever my friends or colleagues ask me for tips or recommendations I tell them what I know not only from what I know but also from what I have researched and read on the internet, on books, and on videos. I just wanted to know more in a sense that I get to tell my friends “oh this author has some good tips” or perhaps actually give them a solid reference, the type of reference that they can actually hold, instead of me blurting out “I read somewhere that…” or “There was this article I saw that…” and this would be better because people yearn for concrete stuff nowadays and ideas to these kinds of people are all just wind.

Aside from that, I figured maybe I can get some good tips too and I found a lot in this book.

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The Super Vegetable: BROCCOLI

Posted in food, health by Fated Blue on July 14, 2013

VEGETABLES ARE NOT TO BE IGNORED

When one hears the word “vegetables”, the usual thing that comes to mind are these green, leafy plants that just don’t taste good enough. True enough, vegetables are those things that most people don’t like to eat. Some of the reasons are that they taste bad and they’re not meat. But those that do eat vegetables aren’t exactly eating them just because of the health benefits but also because some can get pretty good if you know which to eat and how to eat them.

Vegetables can be part of the appetizer, side dish, or the main course. Some cuisines even have vegetables in a form of dessert. It is due to their culinary flexibility that they are able to achieve this. However, only a few select vegetables can be an all around cooking ingredient but it is still a fact that vegetables are normally good for everyone.

Of course when you speak of vegetables you don’t exactly think of them for their taste but for the many benefits they give us upon consumption. And one such vegetable is considered a giant among others. It’s packed with lots of stuff yet is hated by many children and adults alike. It’s one of the best vegetables ever: The amazing broccoli.

The broccoli has been around for centuries and has been known to for its popular health benefits specially in its potential to prevent multiple cancers. This amazing plant has been popularized through various dishes which include salads and certain juices.

Broccolis have also proven to be an effective inclusion in a weight loss diet. It has high amounts of fiber which promote longer lasting satiety and cleaner digestion.

This article will seek to enhance the knowledge about this super food as well as to entice the majority in its consumption. It will also discuss its many benefits and history as well as why it is one of the most important vegetables to have ever existed.

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My Favorite Fruit: The AVOCADO!

Posted in food, health by Fated Blue on July 6, 2013

THE AVOCADO AS A NEW AGE FRUIT

The foods we eat are what one of the things that make us who we are as a person. The foods we eat define not just our individual preferences but mainly our state of health. The foods we eat determine our internal well being. It is for this instance that we should not deviate from the standards of a healthy and happy life.

People nowadays find it hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Everyone is so busy. Everyone is always in a hurry. Fast-food becomes real food. A healthy life is suddenly a luxury. But who said a healthy life is expensive? Let me show you one fruit that has been underestimated in its health benefits. That fruit’s name is the Avocado.

It is rich and creamy but very healthy for you. If you are not yet familiar or have yet to acquire the longing for the avocado, then let this article enlighten you. You’ll find out that the avocado’s buttery taste is not all its lending to dips and salads. After this article you would then realize how amazing this simple-looking fruit really is.

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Vanilla Raspberry Baby Protein Cakes

Posted in food, health by Fated Blue on May 12, 2013

Support Ella! DSWD is keeping relief goods for themselves! Greedy bastards!

Posted in entertainment, food, life, politics by Fated Blue on October 25, 2009

BLOG NI ELLA

I got news in plurk about the blogsite above. It was about THIS ARTICLE right here.

Let me quote a few:

Dear friends,

I’m asking your help to spread the word. Tulungan po ninyo akong ikalat ito. Beyond this, we should also demand action. I disabled a plugin so you can copy the photos of relief goods rotting in DSWD warehouses. You can link this post to your blogs, facebook, websites etc. You can also email the photos.

Philippine News (US based Philippine newspaper) will use this as its front page story this week. Every Filipino has the right to know where the tons of donations from the UN and other counties go. Kahit po nakakahiya sa mga nag-donate. Kung sa ganitong paraan, matutulungan natin ang mga nasalanta, then by all means, let’s do it.

For those who have the time, please try to volunteer sa DSWD warehouses. Getting in was not easy. A friend had to put in a word for us. Let’s see kung madali nang makapasok sa DSWD warehouse ang mga volunteers.

Please read on and good luck to us.

Ella

It tells about the DSWD scam in which thousands upon thousands of relief goods are just waiting to be shipped to people who need help because of both typhoon ondoy and pepeng that recently struck the Philippines. Ella tells about how the goods are as good as rotten if it won’t reach those who actually need them. Ella also claims that there were NO VOLUNTEERS when she got there. Either that or there were really few of them around.

What “volunteers”? Nasaan?

Aside from the 8 of us? Nope, there was nobody there. Bakit kailangan ang scheduling? Feeling hindi ba magkamayaw at nagu-unahan ang mga volunteers?

I know somebody who wanted to volunteer many times. She was always bumped off, laging nirere-schedule kasi “there were too many volunteers” daw. At tuwing Sunday lang daw puwede. What the hell is going on here?

After reading the whole article, in which I found very entertaining and informative, I just had to ask myself “WTF?!” and I totally support her now. It  was pretty evident on how inefficient the DSWD was (is). I just hope Ms. Ella here don’t get unwanted attention (or trouble) because of her actions, rather, words about this incident.

A few more quotables:

Nakatambak ang donations ng UNICEF sa warehouse, local and international

Mga banig na dapat ay nahihigaan ng mga nasalanta. Mga imported camp beds na hindi na yata masisilayan ng mga biktima. Mga kumot na hindi naman nakabalot sa katawan nila. At mga pagkaing hindi sumasayad sa sikmura nila.

The relief goods are not going anywhere

We arrived at about 8 am and left by midafternoon and yes, you guessed it right. Kami pa rin ang tao bukod sa isang DSWD employee sa loob ng warehouse maghapon. Walang ibang dumating.

The relief goods are not moving. By the way things look, they are not going anywhere. Hindi maglalakad mag-isa ang mga donations na ito papunta sa mga evacuation centers.

Now ask yourself: who is more credible at this point? The DSWD or a Filipina blogger?

SUPPORT HER NOW! 😀