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MORNINGS (Instagram Live #2): Here’s a Peek at Our Eating and Food Shopping Habits

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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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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Local Greens that Pack a Punch Without Breaking the Bank

Disclaimer: I am making lunch as I write this so while I often (yep, not all the time) proof-read the articles I put out, there may be a few typos here and there as I juggle blogging and keeping the tofu on the pan from burning. 

I just felt the urge to blog suddenly while chopping up my vegetables and washing my greens. Food preparation is such great therapy for me. Thoughts and ideas pop up the way they do in the shower for most people. Continue reading Local Greens that Pack a Punch Without Breaking the Bank

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]

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”

Recipe | A Holiday Green Bowl So Easy to Make and Customize

I’m no whiz in the kitchen but since I learned the value and importance of food preparation, I learned to make at least the simplest of dishes.

And when you have no one to feed but yourself (well, in my case, Nic, who does not complain most of the time), you dare to make bold moves and experiment just a little bit. After all, you’re eating whatever you end up making! So I totally get it when you find a recipe you really like but have trouble putting all the ingredients together. Some things are either really hard to find or so expensive, they’re just impractical to purchase.  Continue reading Recipe | A Holiday Green Bowl So Easy to Make and Customize

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

Sweat to Street to Swim: An Activewear Brand That Gives You More Bang for Your Buck

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

The First Vegan Festival in the Philippines is Happening This November

November is World Vegan month and many countries around the globe have begun celebrating it through vegan festivals. Finally, the Philippines’ time has come and we too, get to come together for two weekends of movement workshops, talks and vegan food.

This year’s theme is all about Climate Change, a battle we have been losing for nearly half a century now. If you listened to Leonardo DiCaprio’s speech when he won the Oscar for Best Actor, you probably caught “Climate Change is REAL…” For the longest time, we have been dismissing the idea because this phenomenon never posted immediate harm…until now.

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