Here’s Where You Can Easily Shop for Healthy Gifts This Christmas

The Holidays are once again upon us and although this is my favorite season, it gets harder and harder to deal with the rush as Christmas draws near.

I love how the gift-giving tradition continues to live on but for the past few years, shopping for gifts has been such a feat for me.

Those who know me well also know that I don’t do something just for the sake of and the same applies in the way I select gifts to give.  I’ve learned not to give others something I would not eat or use myself. Part of caring for the people we love is making sure we teach them to care for themselves too.  Continue reading Here’s Where You Can Easily Shop for Healthy Gifts This Christmas

Here’s What I Learned from Human Nature’s #ReadtheLabel Challenge

Skin care, to me, has always been a vital part of wellness. More than just for vanity, the condition of our skin says so much about the body’s state of health.  After all, the skin is our largest organ. Continue reading Here’s What I Learned from Human Nature’s #ReadtheLabel Challenge

This Krusty Pancake Recipe Will Make You Feel Good at Breakfast

Pancakes are my go-to comfort food at breakfast. The fact that this recipe is choc-ful of fiber makes it even better. Made these during a period of PMS and perfected the recipe on the third try. Now it’s ready to be shared with you. <3

Sidenote: I was also bloated like crazy so I kept my Anti-bloat caps from Fitique Nutrition close to me. And yes I spelled Krusty with a “K”!
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MORNINGS (Instagram Live #1): Morning Wellness Practices

Mornings set the tone and mood of your day and establish the foundations of your hustle–Nat (my life partner) and I are helping you do the same: build a solid foundation through your wellness journey (and yeah, okay, fitness too) through raw, early morning, right-out-of-bed, casual chitchat from our humble little home. Join us every Wednesday, 7:30 AM PHT on Instagram (@nkitorres and @thenatcruz) as we go LIVE on both our accounts to talk all things fitness and wellness and answer your Q’s.

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5 Reasons Why I’m Done Kicking Potatoes Out of My Diet

High Protein, High Fat, Low Carb. This is how we eat and we think that’s healthy.

The most common diets both athletes and fitness enthusiasts are on these days consist of anything but enough Carbohydrates and Fiber. We’re made to believe that carbs make us fat and that we need ridiculous amounts of Protein. Today, even the average person with little to moderate physical activity is worried about where to get protein more than anything else. Continue reading 5 Reasons Why I’m Done Kicking Potatoes Out of My Diet

Women Who Dare Movement | Justine Cordero of Color Manila

We’re starting a new revolution here at Pretty Darn Fit. A movement for the strong, bold and beautiful women who’ve got their own. Women who’ve got their priorities straight and their goals locked down. Those who do not need anyone to rise above the challenges but have no problem lifting others up with them. Welcome to the WWDMvmnt.

Justine Cordero, one of the youngest and boldest entrepreneurs I know, has made running events more fun and vibrant by co-founding Color Manila.  Continue reading Women Who Dare Movement | Justine Cordero of Color Manila

Lifestyle Network Hosts FitStreet and Gets Everyone Off Their Butts for a Weekend

I got to take part in one of the biggest fitness parties held at Bonifacio High Street on April 22-23. For once, I got to enjoy a fitness event as an attendee and not the trainer up front! LOL. ( not complaining, though).

FitStreet was a collaborative effort between Lifestyle Network and Bonifacio High Street featuring activities from some of the top gyms and studios in the Metro including 360 Fitness Club, Anytime Fitness, Urban Ashram, Curves and others. Continue reading Lifestyle Network Hosts FitStreet and Gets Everyone Off Their Butts for a Weekend

Choco-Matcha Protein Pancakes [VEGAN]

I just made these pancakes for breakfast and they’re quick, easy, protein-packed and most of all, vegan.

Seriously, who’s not crazy over Matcha especially if it’s in your protein shake? I found the perfect combo of chocolate and matcha in Vibrant Health’s Pro-Matcha in Chocolate Creme. With Algal, Sacha Inchi, Yellow Pea and Spirulina, you’re sure you only get clean, sustainable and gluten-free plant protein. Learn more about it here.

Vibrant Health Pro-Matcha is available at Muscle Shack –order online and they’ll deliver straight to your doorstep. Continue reading Choco-Matcha Protein Pancakes [VEGAN]

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