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
Impressed by the quality and style of local activewear brand MillennX, I took key pieces from their latest collection and put them to the ultimate test: surviving the life of an active girl who’s always on the run. Continue reading Sweat to Street to Swim: An Activewear Brand That Gives You More Bang for Your Buck
With more and more consumers making the shift to a naturally healthier lifestyle, there’s no denying the fact that we are starting to go back to our roots. Nature is so abundant and we don’t really have to look far and wide to find the best wellness experiences.
If you haven’t heard of them, Essential Oils are derived from certain parts of plants such as seeds, stems or barks, giving the characteristic, aroma or fragrance of its source. Of course, with the essences come the health benefits each plant has to offer. Continue reading This is Why I am So Hooked on Essential Oils
Technology: you either love it, OR love it now and hate it later. Many of us, including myself, sometimes end up sticking our noses on our phone screens before, during, and immediately after our workout. Thanks to all sorts of distractions our gadgets often offer. Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, finding the right workout app, choosing the right workout to do from that app, finding the perfect playlist and finally choosing the perfect song to start your warm-up with. Can you imagine how many Burpees you can fit in the time you spend using your phone? Continue reading The X-Factor in the Samsung Gear IconX
We’re about to tackle something considered taboo err…intimate, but very interesting. I, personally, don’t think it should be taboo. So ladies, get comfortable because we’re going to touch on your reproductive health here. Continue reading Women’s Health | The Coolest Way to Get Your Kegel Workouts In
I challenged myself to go back to running and see if I can make any progress in a month’s time with the Samsung Gear Fit2. If you haven’t read my previous blog post on this hot fitness wearable, you’ll find it here.
Continue reading Unleash Yourself: My Month-Long Speed Challenge
When I started my fitness journey back when I was only a teenager, all I wanted was to lose weight. I would step on a scale almost every day to see if I lost or gained a pound or two. Years later, I’ve become wiser and much less obsessed with the scale. It was like finally being able to free myself from what kept me from being contented with my body and from focusing on what really mattered: my performance. Continue reading Samsung’s Most Powerful Fitness Wearables Push You to Unleash Yourself
A vegan lifestyle goes beyond our plates. This was my first response when I posted this pair on Snapchat [add me: @nkitorres] and people started asking what I meant by a “Vegan pair of footwear”. Continue reading A Step Towards Compassion: Regetta Canoe Comes to Manila
I’m almost at wits’ end trying to juggle a ton of stuff. I’m just so excited to work on all of these projects but like everyone else, I could get pretty overwhelmed when I have a lot on my plate. One major thing I’m working on at the moment is migrating Pretty Darn Fit to its new home because we are finally turning one in July! You heard that right, guys ONE YEAR!!! *30-second happy dance*. This is a major milestone for the blog–it means finally having the freedom to make adjustments and make the whole site more interactive. However, this also means having more responsibility and taking care of every bit in terms of maintenance and back-up (sigh). I’m not very familiar with the process and have been studying the steps, options and whatnots since last week. This, coupled with the regular posting here, preparation for my daily classes and the launch of my new training program in July is causing me sleepless nights, less sweat time, more hours sitting and staring at a computer screen and ultimately, bad skin. Continue reading Save My Skin Stat!
I was lucky enough to work with Go Steady in September last year for a simple giveaway here at Pretty Darn Fit. In the process, I got to know the brand, the strong-willed woman who started it and of course, their flagship product—the All-Mat. I was given my own mat to try and after a few months of use, I decided to write this entry only because I think it deserves proper recognition. When I first learned about the story behind the brand, I felt a strong sense of familiarity and connection. It’s something I’ve personally experienced and something many others can relate to. Vanessa Gabriel was once employed at a multinational company and just like many young professionals today, she was hardworking, ambitious and possessed that go-getter attitude. As her long hours of working began to wear her out, she found yoga. Continue reading A Few Months Later with the Go Steady All-Mat