Does Detox Diet Work?

People are often question the detox diet promotes by certain juice company.

They offer variety of juices , and they targeted people who wants to lose fast. But does it work? Since our body is naturally gifted with liver and sweats. Yes, we all know the function of our liver and why we sweat during workout. It’s all a detox process.

It takes a lot longer for the liver to remould itself and recover from chronic injury,  and studies repeatedly fail to show a benefit oh a short term detox diets. Detox diet reboot your taste buds and cleanse your intestines, so you can actually return to food free of allergies and with a heightened appreciation of simple and beautiful real foods (not drugs or teas). Processed foods wreak havoc on the liver, which has no way to understand how to metabolise them  – except to treat them like toxins themselves.

It is good for short term, to confess it is help your system to reset it self from processed unhealthy foods. But for long term, you probably will experience mall-nutritions or even suffer from liver damage. 7 days is the average people would detox. Fasting is part of detox as well, and that on apply if….you consume whole foods during your fasting – break. Water intake is important during detox. It helps your to diminish those toxins out through your….poo time:)

It is normal to wanting to cleanse and reset your system. But you gotta do it right and balance. My suggestion is to consult with a doctor or nutritionist. And don’t focus on losing your weight in which you probably will. But focus on how it will affect and change your body better.

xx

Britt

 

 

Source: Dr.Oz You: The Owner’s Manual

Supplementing BCAA For Woman ,like me!

First of everything, hello! I’ve been busy with some personal goals and family so it really took me so long to drop some lines in my blog.

Today i want to share you why i recommend BCAA for my female clients and why i personally love it.

First of all, if you have read my previous posts on how hard it was for me to gain weights, BCAA helped me so much back in the days i took personal training session. My PT recommended it, and she told me how it helps to nourish my muscles and to help sustaining my muscles during and after workout. I personally not a big fan of Fitness Supplement, because remembering my health history, i was not sure on how it will impact my body systems.

What is BCAA?

Branch Chained Amino Acids…

That’s what it stands for. But that’s a mouthful so we’ll stick to BCAAs or amino acids for short.

Usually consumed in the form of a powder which is added to water to create a translucent liquid, gym-goers can be seen downing BCAAs pre-, during and post-workouts, and also sipping throughout the day. Even during your OFF Training day, you can still consume it to helps your muscle recover and sustain it.

But what are they for? And do you really need them?

Three of the nine essential amino acids are called branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs). These are leucine, isoleucine and valine. They account for approximately 35% of essential amino acids in muscle proteins.

Faqs

Amino Acids

Proteins are made from long strings of molecules called amino acids.

Amino acids do various things:

  • Build cells and repair tissue
  • Create energy
  • Form antibodies
  • Take part in the enzyme and hormonal system
  • Build RNA and DNA
  • Carry oxygen throughout the body

Amino acids are needed to build muscle, red blood cells, and hundreds of other molecules. The human body can produce all but nine of these, which you have to get through your diet or supplementation. You can get them from eating protein or taking amino acid supplements.

The group of nine aminos the body can’t produce are called essential amino acids. These include isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, histidine, and valine.

BCAAs can be oxidised in skeletal muscle, whereas other essential amino acids are catabolised (broken down) mainly in the liver.

Exercise greatly increases energy expenditure and promotes oxidation of BCAAs in the muscles, therefore supplementation can be helpful for those who wish to maintain or increase muscle mass.

The branched-chain amino acid, leucine, is particularly special as it has been shown that when taken orally, it promotes muscle protein-synthesis (creation of muscle protein).

Source : https://www.myprotein.com/sports-nutrition/leucine-peptides/10921923.html

What are BCAAs supposed to do?

The idea behind BCAAs is that they will help build muscle, prolong exercise capacity and spike muscle protein synthesis (due to the leucine in particular).

Branched-chain amino acids are rapidly depleted from the muscles when training. Taking them pre-workout and/or during your session can delay fatigue. Taking them post-workout, or with a post-workout meal, will lower muscle damage and feed the muscles faster to keep you in an anabolic state.

Source : BodyBuilding.Com

Many fitness fanatics swear (this include myself) by BCAAs, sipping them throughout the day, during workouts and after a heavy gym session.

BCAA over Protein?

BCAAs are made up of three of the nine essential amino acids: leucine, isoleucine and valine – they account for approximately 35 per cent of essential amino acids in muscle protein. How much can six weeks of weight training change your body?

“Protein itself is made up of around 20-22 amino acids, nine of which are classed as ‘essential’ because we can’t make them in the body,” MyProtein registered nutritionist Jenny Blow explained to The Independent.

“We therefore need to get these nine amino acids from protein sources in the diet. We can make the non-essential amino acids in the body. BCAAs can be broken down in muscle, whereas the other essential amino acids are broken down mainly in the liver.”

Whilst protein shakes are made to be consumed post workout to help repair muscle fibres, BCAAs can be consumed throughout the day to give your muscles a constant supply of amino acids.

BCAAs are useful because they contain no carbohydrates or fats, unlike protein shakes: “So if you’re on a calorie deficit or fat loss plan and you want to increase lean muscle mass, you can boost your essential amino acid intake with no extra added calories.”

source: Independent.CO.UK

What Brand should i choose?

I currently drink bpi BCAA,  before that i use FITMISS by Muscle Pharm BCAA

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but as for my read, EXTEND BCAA by SCIVIATION is by far a very popular brand and sold out really fast. It is mainly because it contains more in 1 serving than other brand. Extend has 7g BCAA and BPI Has only 5 g per serving. With a Plus Scivation Xtend has a higher BCAA content and immunity-boosting glutamine. It’s not just more effective for workouts—it will also protect your body!

But, again, it is completely up to you and your BUDGET of course. I’m happy with Bpi for now:)

IS it REALLY WORK?

to me Yes, i’ve been training harder than i’ve ever done before for the past 2 weeks.  my body recovers really well, i do still experience soreness, but my sleeping quality is never been better. On A Plus side, my size is dropping while maintaining my weight. In the name of weight lift, we transformed the extra fats to muscles. I have experienced less soreness, more energy, more strength by the next training.

xx

Plant Based or Vegan?

Kalau akhir- akhir ini dengar berbagai topik diet, pasti pernah kebaca atau dengar perihal Vegan – Vegetarian – Plant Based.

Tidak jarang juga, banyak yang menyangka aku ini vegan. Tapi ada juga yang menyangka demikian, menyebutnya vegetarian. Tapi sebenarnya, kenapa sih ko penting banget dibahas ni di BLOG aku?

Sempat beberapa kali aku menyebut soal Plant Based Diet, sebut saja seperti itu meskipun aku sedang tidak menganut diet apapun. Sementara, ada beberapa temanku yang memang sudah menyatakan dirinya seorang VEGAN, which is to me memang lumrah banget sih. Hanya mungkin belum lumrah di masyarakat ya.

Apa bedanya Plant Based dengan Vegan dan Vegetarian?

PLANT BASED

Untuk orang yang menjalani Plant Based Wholefood, disini kita hanya focus mengkonsumsi pangan yang berasal dari tumbuh tumbuhan. Ya sayur, ya kacang kacangan, juga buah buahan. Semua yang ditanam. Konsumsinya pun diupayakan minim proses. Tapi ga harus mentah. Jadi maksudnya perbanyakan kukusan, rebusan, lalapan juga termasuk plant based loh:) Nah bedanya dengan VEGAN, di Plant Based, tidak berlaku untuk penggunaan minyak goreng, tepung-tepungan dan gula proses sampai table salt ya.

Produk hewani seperti susu sapi, daging – dagingan, keju olahan  dan telur, tidak termasuk dalam konsumsi plant based ini. Nah, untuk beberapa produk makanan berlabel VEGAN- VEGETARIAN, itupun tidak termasuk dalam meal seorang PLANT BASED ya. Dalam arti, OREO kan VEGAN (yes, OREO is VEGAN)….tapi Plant Based People juga menghindari ini, karena tidak tergolong non-processed food.

Diluar pangan, PLANT BASED diet tidak sepenuhnya menghindari pemakaian produk hewan untuk skin care, baju, ataupun aksesoris aksesoris. Hanya terfokus pada apa yang dikonsumsi, bentuknya adalah murni NABATI.

 

Vegan

Veganism adalah suatu kepercayaan seseorang yang sangat mencintai dan menghargai kehidupan hewan hewan. Veganism, adalah gaya hidup yang tidak hanya dijalani dari segi pangan, tapi juga bahan bahan yang dipakai sehari hari. Vegan menghindari semua jenis produk apapun yang diuji ke hewan, mengandung ekstrak hewani (madu, kaldu, gelatin, cream wajah etc) sampai ke kemasan dan pakaian. Sutera, woll, mantel bulu , semua termasuk hal yang tidak disentuh oleh seorang VEGAN.

Untuk segi pangan, VEGAN masih bisa mengkonsumsi produk olahan atau kemasan yang berlabel VEGAN. Bukan VEGETARIAN ya. VEGAN.

 

Vegetarian

Sebenarnya, VEGAN itu adalah bentuk Vegetarian yang EKSTRIM. Vegetarian banyak macamnya lagi termasuk VEGAN. Vegetarian juga tidak mengkonsumsi daging, namun ada beberapa kelompok Vegetarian, yang non daging tapi masih mengkonsumsi Telur dan Susu. Ada juga yang tidak mengkonsumsi daging merah namun mengkonsumsi Ikan.

  • Lacto Ovo Vegetarian : Vegetarian yang menghindari semua bentuk daging hewan, tapi mengkonsumsi produk olahan susu dan telur.
  • Lacto Vegetarians : Vegetarian yang menghindari daging dan telur, tapi masih mengkonsumsi produk olahan susu.
  • Ovo Vegetarian : Menghindari semua bentuk daging dan susu tapi mengkonsumsi TELUR
  • VEGAN : Tidak sama sekali mengkonsumsi produk hewani maupun menggunakan produk yang mengandung ekstrak hewani.

Bagi orang yang tidak mengkonsumsi daging tapi masih mengkonsumsi produk dari laut, yakni ikan, seafood dan sebagainya disebut sebagai Pescatarians.

 

Apa yang aku coba jalani di Bulan January lalu adalah Plant Based, dimana saya berusaha mengurangi konsumsi olahan dan menghindari daging. Intensinya bukan untuk diet, tapi mereset system tubuh saya juga. Karena aku termasuk orang yang memiliki banyak alergi. Sulit tidak menjalani? Sulit, karena suami dan anak masih mengkonsumsi produk hewani. Lemas ga karena ga makan daging? TIDAK. Sama sekali tidak. Karena konsumsi sayur aku banyak banget per-porsinya. Dan itu sangat membantu metabolisme banget. Pencernaan lebih lancar lagi, badan enteng tapi tidak lemas. Tidur aku lebih baik. Kalau ditanya orang apakah aku Vegan atau adakah menuju Vegan, aku ga kepikiran. Yang utama sekarang adalah membangun kebiasaanku untuk focus ke pure food yang berasal dari tumbuhan. Aku pun juga kadang ga sanggup nelen kalau ingat darimana asal daging itu.

Aku menulis ini, semoga pembaca bisa menelaah kembali gaya hidup sekitar. Bisa membedakan, bisa mendukung., dan siapa tau, bisa ikut menjalani dan menjadi sosok yang lebih bugar lagi ya.

Lots of love

Britt

 

Workout with Make Up – Tips

Everyone wants to look good during workout. Well, i’m obviously one of them.

Pernah suatu kali, sewaktu sedang bersiap diri mau mengajar BodyJam™ , ada seorang member bertanya.

“Kok mau olahraga make up -an mba?” saya pikir sudah selesai.

Aku sih santai aja ya menanggapinya, saking sudah sering banget nih ditanya. Jawabannya hanya, iya karena saya mengajar bu:)

Buat aku yang memang bidangnya tampil di hadapan lebih dari satu orang, penampilan itu penting sekali dijaga. Sebenarnya juga, sudah terbiasa aja sekarang – sekarang ini untuk pakai casual make up anywhere apalagi kalau mau ngajar ya.

Pentingnya apa?

Disaat aku mengajar, aku yang memberi arahan, aku member contoh dan instruksi. DI saat ini pun, sudah jelas, bahwa role ku kurang lebih sama seperti Pembicara, Dosen, Guru atau apalah yang berdiri di atas stage dilihat banyak orang. Nah, sudah sepatutnya dong, kita memoles dikit wajah dan rambut. Tidak perlu menor juga seperti pengantin tapi ya. Hanya sekedar terlihat segar.

Contoh lain, ada nih temen suka lari. Dia suka marathon. Dan biasanya, kalau ajang ajang lari itu, banyak photographer yang rajin ambil photo kita di garis finish. Yang pasti nantinya di posting di akun penyelenggara toh. Dia maunya mukanya kece, okelah lepek tapi kan ga kucel ya. Nah untuk penilaian kece, cantik, kumel apa tidak, itu kembali ke pribadi masing masing sih. Tapi kalau untuk saya, ga mau. I just want to look decent.

Lantas, apakah olahraga menggunakan make up itu bikin jerawatan?

Tidak selalu sih, tergantung juga produk apa yang kita pakai, dan apakah kita jeli membersihkan wajah selepas latihan.

Hal hal yang perlu diperhatikan adalah, penggunaan bahan make up tersebut sebaiknya water base, ringan dan kalau sedang outdoor sebaiknya mengandung SPF untuk melindungi wajah dari paparan sinar matahari yang bisa berbahaya bagi kulit.

Dan juga, make up ini diharapkan tidak menyumbat pori pori sewaktu kita berkeringat.

Sebenarnya jujur, menurutku mudah dan tidak harus membeli produk harga mahal ya untuk mendukung aktifitas olahraga cantik kita. Berikut aku share tipsnya

  1. Face Wash : Sebelum Latihan, biasakan membersihkan wajah dengan sangat seksama. Aku suka sekali cuci muka pakai produk Yves Rocher yang Sebo Vegetal atau Novage True Perfection. Bahan dasar keduanya adalah GEL. After effect nya, wajah jadi lembab dan tidak kering.
  2. Moist : Next step selepas membersihkan muka, biasanya saya semprotkan face mist. Untuk melembapkan muka, dan yang pasti face moist sejauh ini tidak menyumbat pori pori. Karena memang bahan dasarnya adalah AIR. Face moist ini juga tidak menyebabkan muka berminyak, malah sebaliknya, aku berasa kenyal lembab aja. Produk yang aku pernah pakai antara lain Kangen Water Beauty, Evian Face Mist, Feliz Spring Water. Tips lain, pakai air mineral biasa juga sudah cukup kok:)
  3. Draw the face using all matte finish products : Mulai dari pencil alis, lipstick dan blush on. Aku hanya pakai ketiga macam itu saja untuk “hias” wajah. Kenapa? Karena make up untuk olahraga memang hanya untuk mempertegas bentuk wajah, dan supaya terlihat fresh. Kecuali harus tampil untuk nari misalkan, silahkan deh pakai eyeshadow.
    • Untuk pencil alis, aku pakai Viva atau Oriflame Eyebrow Marker. FYI, Aku sempat dikasih trial satu eyebrow crayon yang ok banget, tapi sayang belum bisa aku posting di blog karena belum di launch produknya. Viva sendiri kadang berminyak hasilnya, tapi selepas aku lukis alis, aku tap sedikit dengan compact powder. Jadi hasilnya matte. Kalau Oriflame Eyebrow Marker hasilnya semi sweat proof ya, hanya kurang tebal kalau tidak dilukis dengan pensil alis dulu.
    • Eyeliner pake nggak? Terserah ya, boleh pakai kok. Tipsnya pakai yang gel dan waterproof. Karena kalau tidak, pas lagi cardio dan berkeringat , bisa jadi mata panda kan nggak seru ya. Tips juga untuk lukis yang natural yah. Sebatas Cat Eye cukup. Sejauh ini Eye Liner yang cukup oke adalah merek Silky Girl. Aku suka banget teksturnya. Sayangnya, si packaging aga ribet. Moga moga mereka improve ya dari segi packaging.
    • Cream Blush On is a must. Karena bentuknya creamy, hasil akhirnya blending banget ke kulit, hasilnya jadi seperti natural. Merona saja. Merek yang aku suka adalah Maybelline dan THE FACE .
    • EYELASH : Sejauh ini, jujur saja, Eyelash Extension itu memang ok banget untuk performing. Sayang saja, sudah beberapa kali jadi korban alergi lemnya dan si bulu asli ikut rontok. Jadinya malah botak deh. Jadi solusiku pakai Waterproof Mascara aja. Aku pakai Maybelline The Falsies Volume dan Magnum Barbie . Try both, and im really happy with the result.
    • Non Transferrable Lipstick is a must, why why why. Kalau kita berkeringat, pastinya ga mau belepotan kan kemana mana. Produk yang sekarang lagi aku pakai dan senengin banget adalah si MOOD MATCHER by FRAN WILSON. Setelah sebelumnya pakai Kailijumei, aku agak agak concern dengan efek bibir keringnya nih. Mood Matcher by far oke banget dan tidak ada efek bibir pecah pecah, warnanya pun tahan lama banget. 12 jam. Harganya aja sih aga lumayan, for for me, kalau pakainya berbulan bulan, yang worth deh.91uwa-OgRGL
    • Lastly, jika menginginkan wajah terlihat lebih fresh lagi, bisa menggunakan loose powder tipis tipis. Saranku pakai yang warnanya putih seperti bedak bayi. Kalau harus, aku memakai CC Cream by Mineral Botanica saja, karena teksturnya ringan sekali, nyaris tidak medok ya warnanya dan tidak terlihat cakey seperti foundation atau two way cake powder.

 

After you’ve finish with the whole make up, please make sure to use deodorant (eh)…karena penting juga loh odor dari tubuh kita yang berkeringat ini kan, suka tidak terkontrol. Saranku pakai yang bahannya natural, hindari yang berbahan aluminium yang bisa menyumbat pori di ketiak serta menggangu hormon. Hindari juga yang mengandung paraben dan triclosan. Favoritku dan suami si masih Crystal cbd-3_product-shot_email

 

So thats all busy people!

I recommend you those products but i’m not saying that they all will suits your skin well. Coba aja dahulu ya, dan direview lagi. Sah sah saja kok menggunakan make up saat olahraga, hanya diperhatikan bahan yang digunakan dan pemakaiannya sewajarnya aja.

 

Happy Workout!

Britt

Morning Routines For Busy Moms

Mothers are busy people. I believe so.

Personally, i would wake up very early, to get my day on path. I plan my days, and i plan the family meal. So most of the time, i’ll be busy with those thing before work.

But somehow, we had that thought of doing our own thing right? Not as a mom, but as a woman. As a person. I mean, we all know what will happen next after the house crew wake up. The work begin. I mean, the busy work.

Here’s a few ideas i’ve done when i set my alarm an hour early

It could be 4:30am or 5:00am

  1. Watch TV or Netflix and have my coffee ;
  2. Switch coffee to make my own breakfast
  3. Do a 15minutes workout : HIIT – Strength Training. Just to warm up my day
  4. Bake or cook
  5. Chill and walk around the neighbourhood
  6. Following up my Online Beauty Business and setting myself a target
  7. Clean up
  8. Do the laundry when i don’t have my house assistant
  9. Write my Blog or set my blog post plans
  10. CHILL

Isn’t it nice to have our own sanity before anything ?

Hope you able to try it.

x

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Understand Our Body before Our Diet

Having a body, means you are having a life inside you. Am I right? You feel your own body, how it works, how it survived a pain or pressures.

We all want to feel well. As a plus, we want to be fit, we want to look fit and look ok.

For me, a good-looking shape is a plus. But, the most important thing for me is how I feel about it.

Gaining weight was such a hard challenge for me. I had to add 2 more Kg’s prior to my first pregnancy, due to malnutrition. I workout 4hours a day, and I was not feeding my self well.

After birth, I was breastfeeding and extending it until Haka was 5, in a condition of a very active life. A very busy working schedule.

I was under weight, restless and not healthy at all. Because i often came home late, and having no desire on having dinner at all.

That was how hard myself was, trying to gain weights, maintain it, live it.

People often came to me, stop me and ask what I’ having for everyday meal. And even some was stocked when they caught me eating plates of white rice, normal Indonesian food, and not even worry about my weight or shape.

Most “compliment” I heard was, how lucky I am, having (well…, an almost) proportional weight.

Don’t get me wrong, most of those saying that to me, was actually in my class and they are in a nice shape as well. And…no…my body is not that easy to manage. I’ve gone through Colonoscopy during my 20s , because of these problem in my bowel movements. I had that Bulimic experience (not disease)…I had those days when my gut was just not right. So no. To me, I’m far for proportional.

When I took a personal training session, I found my body is , actually Gluten Intolerant. In which, I was actually been suffering from the effect itself for years, but never pay attention on it.

I had bread almost everyday, every morning, crackers, cake and all that stuff. Did not realize, the after effect in my body.

The effect was, My skin rash immediately, i had eczemas, it literally destroy my skin,  I feel bloated most of the time, and my face will get swollen and you will see it a.s.a.p.

One time I ate Granola, and in minutes, my face turned red, and rashes came out of it. I feel hot. And it happened in front of my friends. Get that! By mean, my temperature was rising. Turned out, it was because of the allergy to gluten in oats.

I thought Oats was healthy for me!

And with research, I found that there’s Gluten in some Oats. Eerr……

Are Oats Gluten Free? 

Above articles by Dr. Axe

So then, there was I.

A very confused, and frustrated human being.. Knowing that all of this time my diet or what so ever we call it, was actually harming my self. Regularly eating oats, granola, soy’s, red meat, whey proteins, and all that guys, Was not actually making myself better. ‘

I cant extend my favor to that food and feed my hunger over those. So I started my research. I test my self. And consult my health to the right person. I read books; I took online training and quizzes.

After while, here I am, sitting and back to my plant-based diet. In which have helped me re-shape and clearing my skin.

But I wont call it a diet. It’s a living. Diet is temporary; meanwhile, I want to feel good at all time. Until I’m old. Man, I do want to look good on my 50s. Hey!

So what exactly my point here?

When it comes to our own health, we need to stop comparing ourselves, our body, to anyone else. Human were born with different genes. For yourself sake! Please stop comparing yourself with others.

  • Understand that some people might need more carbs during their day, or another person needs more protein. And like me, I’m highly allergy to gluten. But Gluten-free diet is not always the healthiest offer. Its kind of pointless, when you live a gluten free life, but instead of changing those glutens with real food, you buy processed packed food with “gluten-free” labels on it. Not even counting or noticing the sugar in it. That’s wrong. This year to top of, I’m reducing meat or might have it fully off my meal. As well , with sugar.
  • Our Activities in a day, tell how much food for our energy source. And people activities are different. So it is important for us, to understand this first before cutting many things out of our meal.
  • Research and see the right nutritionist to assist you. Do allergy test. To find out what your body can actually accept, when you feel you’ve been having issues on your weight/ health.
  • If you thinking about losing weights or get in shape. I can only answer this with one sentence. Exercise Regularly. By mean, regularly. There’s nothing harm about exercising for your body. Really. Nothing. It helps you improve your metabolism, that will effect you system. Cardiovascular system; digestion, breathing, brain and coordination. Many things inside your body.

Exercise increase endorphin , Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine. For example, the feeling that follows a run or workout is often described as “euphoric.” That feeling, known as a “runner’s high,” can be accompanied by a positive and energising outlook on life. – by WebMD.com

Now this is something I truly experience post running.

 

 

Exercise regularly will not only boost your metabolism, but I will give you the right shape, a better quality mental and life. Follow by the right nutrition.

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Is that mean, I have to say goodbye to my favorite Dunkin Donuts Sugar Ice with Strawberry Filling for good? NO! I still have em, probably once in few months. But still, my gut will soon react badly to them. As well with Cappucinno. Oh man!

But Whatever it is….you know your own body. You have to be ready with the consequences from what you’ve been eating. You have to accept the fact that some “processed food” gives nothing but a satisfactory feel to your health. That’s not wrong, but its not right if it goes beyond the limit.

  • Eat everything in moderate. Exercise and maintain it well. Get support and help from the right people. Enjoy live. Your life. Not others. OCD, KETO, MACROS, PALEO , Plant Based, Vegan…what ever you are eating, you are the one who can feel it and later see the result

 

Bear in mine, we have different types of body,genes, and your diets might not be mine. And mine, may not ok with your body.

But to live healthy, we need to commit to exercise and nourish ourself with the right nutrition that our body need.

Off to Sunday with my Family. I think I’ll find some Taco for the night! Yuuurrr

 

Love

B

 

 

 

Why we Run Healthy Habits in our Family and Why You Should Try too?

By now, you must have heard about people are starting to get busy with fitness, diets, superfoods!

I have my feed full of friends doing their workout or start side seeing a job in fitness. Well, it is not a new thing. Being fit should have been our first concern. Many of us have been living the sedentary lifestyle, not to blame the growth of culinary industry and malls full of cake shops here in Jakarta, or must i include…SUBURB. I saw these posts about super foods , vegan, plant based, gluten free. Kids activities, Gym, lots of things.

Meanwhile, in reality, I often see children were busy eating sweets and processed food. More often, junk food.

I highly understand and have no judgment to anyone out there who are still consuming those kind of food. And i honestly still eating it, maybe once a month or two months? For example, McDonalds. But yes, its once of every decades.

My husband is very supportive on my plant based meal and how i prep meals for the family. I prioritise veggies over meat, use spices and i don’t mind buying from the Chinese food restaurant. Yes, Chinese food are pack of veggies, fresh cooked, and taste great. My husband also restrict sausages, fries, nuggets consumption at home or for Haka’s lunch. And i highly respect that.

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And Example of an easy lunch to prepare. See my late post about this.

On how we manage our workout and staying fit is as important as our meal intake.

I workout 3 times a week minimum, and that’s outside of my regular teaching schedules which is 12 hours a week of YOGA. I run, and do lots of bodyweight functional workout. And i divide those activities and slip in to my breaks. As much as i can, i will move. 15 minutes is the minimum time.

 

While my husband , he workouts everyday and leave Saturday or Sunday to rest. But he will never skip it anywhere. Even during our holiday or trip, he would request me to find hotels that has gym in it. Swimming is not a workout for him. So yeah, GYM.

Now what about HAKA?

I have nothing to say, it is hard to keep him still. He runs, around the block, yep! The BLOCK. He play outside a lot, he do yoga with me. And its an everyday thing for him.

So what is exactly the point of this post?

As parents, and a professional, We need to stay fit, not because of our profession as fitness instructor. Well yeah of course that too. But as a parent to Haka, We both want to be a good role model to our family, our son. I do want to grow old looking good. Feeling good. Cause in a day, the things that i must complete, are basically tiring and requires fitness. Even when i was pregnant, i stay active. I chose to. I want to be able running around and play with my son. I have to be fit to be able to take care of my family, which i hope i can continue for a very long time. We want Haka to be able to maintain his healthy routine and grow up as an active and fit adult.

Me and Robin, came from a different health background but most of it…is fatal. My Late Father, died from heart attack. He Was 42. Yet, he was actually a runner, he did lots of marathon. Long run and Traditional Advance Yoga.

My father in law has his own history of diabetes, and that could land to our son. Both of it. Both Genes. So why risk it all by consuming bad food and live a sedentary life?

The best thing i could say about staying fit is just how it feels. How my skin looks, how my body feels, how i smell, and it really helps me with my bowel system and digestion.

There are so many reason for us as parents to stay fit and me as a mom, to run a healthy habits at home

  1. We are setting up a habit that our child can follow, to lead them into a healthier future
  2. Having a healthy lifestyle is actually saving lots of money. Frugal healthy living is so possible with many preparations, research and budgeting. Read this story
  3. Its an easy way to prevent sickness or even healing sickness. Try bone broth of veggie broth before any antibiotics or those immune booster.
  4. It is better to maintain, than healing or repair. Train your fitness now and everyday, so you don’t ever have to jump into a sudden high cost depressing diets.
  5. You will all be feeling better, happier, and your mood will eventually change into a better one.

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I’m sure you all have may more reasons to stay fit and having it with your family. Find one and discuss it with you loved ones. Prepare your future and start doing it asap. Its just less than two weeks to 2018.

 

Good Luck!

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Traveling Essential #2

HOLIDAY!

Oh Well, it is December! Either we spend it at home or traveling with the family or friends, or maybe solo, here’s another tip you might need to bring along.

I called all of this stuffs here, as the FUNCTIONAL PRODUCTS. I swear it it. WHY? You can use these 3 things for so many ways. Skin, Cook, Clean, Shampoo and lots more

so What are these exactly and why you should bring this along with you?

  1. CASTILE SOAP

Castile soap, which originated in the Castile region of Spain, is an all-natural        vegetable       oil-based soap.

Pure castile soaps are genuine soaps – as opposed to the complex blend of detergents that we generally regard to be liquid soaps which often, in fact, don’t contain any soap whatsoever.

It’s natural, and suits to every needs. You can transform this liquid to many uses. Such as, dish wash soap, laundry detergent, Shampoo for human, baby even your pet, BodySoap, face soap, to vegetable wash, fruit wash.

Castile soap is biodegradable and really environmental safe.

Now, on how to use and mix the ingredients , please follow this guidelines you can visit at  Natural Living Ideas Website

I personally use this at home to wash fruits and veggies. I also made my own hand wash with a drip of essential oils. I Sometimes use it as shampoo and whole body wash when i travel. But to me, this soap is a must have at every home. I use Dr. Bronner casually, more often a local brand by The Soap Corner .

2. Baking Soda

Following the recipe to use castile soap, baking soda is another support ingredients. You can use it along with castile soap and make a great balance of head to toe cleanser. Also for an emergency face cleanser when you mix it with coconut oil and castile soap.

3. Coconut Oil

Refer to my post before about the function of coconut oil Manfaat dari Minyak Kelapa

I use coconut oil for face cream, hair mist, emergency sunscreen, mosquito repellent, emergency cough medicine and lots more.

These three things are my must have in my bag. Place it to small containers, and we are ready to go. I promise you they are worth to have along.

Hope you have fun trying it!

xx

B

 

Traveling Essentials #1

Sebagai seorang ibu dan istri, tugas saya mungkin mirip sama menteri negara.

Memastikan setiap bagian internal rumah tangga teratur dan terjaga. Hehehe…plus aman sentosa jauh dari kuman.

Dalam hal ini, kebersihan pun menjadi tanggung jawab saya dong, juga kesehatan anak.

Saya sering sekali bepergian, sendiri atau bersamaan keluarga.. Dan kalau road trip, ataupun keluar kota hal wajib yang harus saya adalah sabun. Kenapa sih? Pastinya sabun itu untuk membersihkan bagian tubuh dan segalanya. Anak saya si Haka punya kebiasaan eksploring yang betul betul harus diperhatikan kebersihan tangannya. Segala apapun dia berani pegang, dan Haka itu cepet lapar, jadi selepas aktifitas, langsung cari snacking apapun. Duh, kalau tangannya sehabis main kan pasti kotor, lalu langsung melahap hap. Senewen ga sih??

Nah, kali ini..sabun mini ini yang jadi andalan saya kemanapun saya pergi.

Ringkes banget, karena ukurannya itu loh.. mini, dan cukup satu tetes aja pakenya.

Saya taruh di tas Haka, supaya dia bisa selalu bersihkan tangannya dimanapun.

Lifebuoy memang terkenal sekali di masyarakat sebagai sabun antiseptik. Wanginya pun ga nyengat banget, dan tidak bikin kulit kering.

Yang juara menurut saya, packangingnya. Mini Tube. Ada juga ukuran yang lebih besar, but you know what,…kita bisa isi ulang yang mini ini juga. Jadi ga perlu bawa kemasan besar yang makan tempat:)

Harganya dibawah 15ribu Rupiah saja. Dan Karena ga selalu ada stocknya, ada baiknya beli beberapa tube untuk stock dirumah:)

Simple dan fungsional banget kan? Buat saya yang jelas berguna banget yang kayak gini-gini. Untuk si anak dan semua juga. Khawatir nya berkurang sedikit sih, tetep harus monitor dan mengingatkan untuk cuci tangan dulu. Tapi setidaknya…sedia Lifebuoy deh:)

Xx

OOFOS Recovery Sandals Review

WOW! Its been too long since my last post.

If only i could share you what’s been going in the everyday life. It would be nice, but too much!

Just a thought about sharing what’s new in the hood of my feet companions.

OOFOS!

When they first contacted me about this sandal, i was very clueless about it. Recovery sandals? What is it about. And in a blink of my abstract mind, i imagine a sandals with lots of dots or something more like the reflexology sandals.

And when i finally get to meet this pair, my first impression was, oh…a fancy sandals. Remember when we first being introduced to Cr*cs, Fl*p Fl*p and stuff. Those sandals.

But then till the next couple of days, i actually tried them. I begin to understand why they call it a recovery sandals. You see, i can even run with them, without having any pain on my feet.

Here’s some facts i got from their website

Their foam, is not like another foam

ABSORBS MORE SHOCK THAN TRADITIONAL FOAMS
Athletic shoe foams are designed to “rebound” and propel you forward. Revolutionary OOfoam does the opposite, absorbing 37% more shock with every step than traditional footwear foam

REDUCES STRESS ON SORE FEET, KNEES AND BACK
Your feet and joints take a pounding on hard surfaces. Slipping on OOFOS after a workout provides them with relief and a chance to recover.

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I must add this, the natural curve they made, actually really relieves tension on my foot arc. 

CRADLES YOUR ARCHES
Unlike flip-flops, the OOFOS patented footbed is designed with tremendous arch support to take the pressure off of ankles, knees and hips, as well as your lower back.

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Much more of it that i suggest you to try. I highly recommend this brand, for those of you doing lots of workout, pregnancy or post partum. Cause it really helps releasing our feet from tensions.

Plus points of this sandals , they cam with awesome colours and models. And unlike a regular flops, i can comfortably wear this anywhere.

Visit their Instagram Page @oofos.id to get more of information about it

xx

Britt