Category Archives: Read

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

On Healing : 5 Things I Picked Up from Hitting an All-Time Low

I have just gone through what could be the most painful couple of weeks of my life to date. On February 13, I lost Madie, my 7-year old Chow Spitz. I never thought it would take me this long to grieve over her passing. I’ve lost family pets in the past and although it hurt each time, there has never been anything that has affected me as much as this. Continue reading On Healing : 5 Things I Picked Up from Hitting an All-Time Low

Bidding the Year of Radical Self Love “Goodbye”

You sprinted, you strolled, you climbed up and tumbled down. We’ve each had our share of smooth-sailing seas and rough turbulent flows the past year and now we’re about to say goodbye–goodbye to the year of radical self love. The year you promised to make your life more purposeful and mindful, not to the point of selfishness, but to a higher level of well…self love. Continue reading Bidding the Year of Radical Self Love “Goodbye”

Holiday Hacks | 6 Ways to Stay Healthy this Season

It’s that time of the year again. The season for endless celebrations, parties and socializing. With all the hustle and bustle of the Holidays, it’s not unlikely to find it hard to stay on-track when it comes to wellness. Late nights socializing and attending parties may be a given within the next few weeks but this doesn’t mean we  should completely succumb to everyone else’s mindset of the Holidays being an excuse to just forget about staying healthy.

Here, I write 6 simple hacks to staying healthy this season. The most common, and I mean common, question I get is how not to put on the weight during Christmas and New Year’s, knowing how much we all like to bond over food and drinks. After all, who needs another resolution in 2017 when you have no trouble keeping at it now? Continue reading Holiday Hacks | 6 Ways to Stay Healthy this Season

Women Who Dare Movement | Inez Galvez of Revel Wear

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.

Inez Galvez, a Filipina designer and artist based in NYC started Revel Wear and has since brought her eclectic style to the booming athletic fashion space. Continue reading Women Who Dare Movement | Inez Galvez of Revel Wear

Find Focus: 3 Simple Yet Highly Effective Ways to Dodge Distractions

Every waking day is a challenge to stay on track. I’m not just talking about fitness. I’m talking about your career, pursuing your passions and probably every other aspect of life that demands your full attention. It’s not easy to take the reins and consistently be in control.  More often than not, we let all the noise around us mess with our heads, which ultimately affects our performance.

I’m listing down three very simple, yet highly effective ways to stay on top of your game. This isn’t a one time thing, though. No magic pills to pop. No instant results. Because just like any other art or any other sport, you have to make it a part of you in order to be GREAT. Continue reading Find Focus: 3 Simple Yet Highly Effective Ways to Dodge Distractions

Woman We Love: Indoor Cycling with Glaiza de Castro

We’re now on the fourth instalment of Woman We Love here on the blog and if you haven’t figured out the common denominator among the last three amazing women I got to write about, you should check them out through the links at the bottom of this blog post. I’ve had the privilege of  bonding with the girls of Encantadia 2016 and got to know each of them on a more personal level.

This week is all about Glaiza de Castro, aka Sang’gre Pirena on the upcoming re-make of GMA Network’s Encantadia.

Continue reading Woman We Love: Indoor Cycling with Glaiza de Castro

Woman We Love: Rowing with Kylie Padilla

The past two weeks, I took Gabbi Garcia and Sanya Lopez out for a different challenge each and they both got to try something they haven’t done before. If you haven’t caught up with the “Woman We Love” series I’ve started here on the blog, check out the articles I wrote featuring Gabbi and Sanya.

This week is all about my bonding session with Kylie Padilla, and how WE both got to try something new. Continue reading Woman We Love: Rowing with Kylie Padilla

Woman We Love: Yoga with Sanya Lopez

Just last week, I published the first instalment of a series of posts featuring beautiful women who spark inspiration. We started out with Gabbi Garcia who nailed the NT Sweat Sesh we did together. If you weren’t able to catch that one, you can read it here.

This week, we’re focusing on Sanya Lopez, who tried her first yoga class with me. Sanya didn’t know what to expect but ended up feeling ecstatic when she started to break some serious sweat during our class. Continue reading Woman We Love: Yoga with Sanya Lopez

Woman We Love: NT Sweat with Gabbi Garcia

I love surrounding myself with real women who truly inspire others. Who doesn’t? And you’ve probably heard of the saying strong women lift others up, not bring them down. And that’s exactly what pushed me to start this four-part series (four-part for now!).

Over the next four weeks, we’ll be taking a closer look at four ladies you might only often see on television. We’re stripping them off of their characters and roles to, hopefully, get to know them a little better as real people. All gorgeous, all with great personalities, I love that we finally get to look past their artista image and just get to see them sweat and talk about other things they are into right now. Continue reading Woman We Love: NT Sweat with Gabbi Garcia