on keeping fit and healthy

There comes a time when a woman needs to stop thinking about her looks and focus her energies on raising her children.  This time comes at the moment of conception.  A child needs a role model, not a supermodel.  ~Astrid Alauda, on the "hot mom" trend

The quote above is like a "consuelo" to me. A consuelo is like something that helps make me feel better about myself. While it is true that we do need to prioritize raising our child(ren) more than looking great, I realize that we also need to take care of ourselves not only because we want our husbands not to look at other pretty girls out there but because it is also something that we owe to ourselves.

I was looking at the singer Vina Morales on television. I believe I gave birth months earlier than she did but look at her now, I think she looked sexier now that she's a mom. It didn't look like she had surgery or something because I know surgeries aren't advisable for women who just gave birth. I wonder how most moms can get back in shape while I'm struggling to make my fat belly and flabby arms to be a little less obvious. Hahaha but in this photo, I was brave enough to show my arms.

Personally, I wasn't dreaming to be in my most perfect shape but I am really hoping that I can actually feel good about myself by getting back in shape. My husband isn't complaining but he keeps joking to me about my belly so that I'd be inspired to lose it by eating less and exercising more.

I believe that to feel good about myself by keeping fit and healthy can help me become a better mom or parent. Husband always reminds me that if we both want to spend more years with my Dip-dip, we had better think about our health. What better way to start being healthy by trying to lose our weight.

I know I am not going to lose weight by blogging about it but it can serve as a helpful reminder of what I have planned to do.


  1. It's not easy to lose all that extra "baby" weight we carry after giving birth, but if you can find time to fit in some physical exercise in your daily routine, you'll see the weight come off little by little. ;)

    Walking is a great way to stay in shape, so if you can, try to take Dipx2 out for a daily stroll each day.

    Also, curves are much sexier on a woman, right? ;)

  2. i believe vina morales has been diligently going to the gym, jo. she has her own private fitness instructor. she has all the reason and desire to look sexy again cause if not she would be out of a job so i guess there goes the difference. we simple housewives got nothing to lose even if we look fat, haha that's why we're not determined enough to lose weight. :)

    but if we take losing weight seriously, we'll be able to do it too. :) tyaga lang jud.

  3. Go for it and stay at it. As the saying goes- if you look good, you feel good and if you feel good, you look good. Although some may see it as vanity, losing weight and staying trim are both good for the health and for one's self esteem. And of course, our spouses will be more than glad if we can attain that goal. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

  4. Hi. I definitely can identify with you. My weight has been like a yoyo for 10 years. Every time I'm starting to lose weight, I get pregnant again. Now that I'm not expecting any more babies to come, I'm trying to work on getting fit. It's not easy but it can be done. Let's go for it.

  5. thank you guys for your wonderful thoughts :-)