Workout update

Posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

It’s been awhile since I updated my workout routine.  I was pretty thrilled when I decided to train to hike Mount Everest, but with everything that’s going on right now in Nepal my team and I are waiting to decide if we will still go in October.  We were so close to going this past April since that was the other window of good climate there.

I still cook and eat pretty healthy at home, it’s when I’m out with friends that gets out of control lol.  I’ve been following Arnold’s Blueprint which I think he only wants to make my shoulders huge because that’s a lot of shoulders workout!  I’ve been lifting more than cardio, summer is coming up so I should try to do more cardio.  But wait, it’s never really summer here in the Bay.  I’m always cold!  Well, just in case I accidentally end up at any beach or pool I shouldn’t scare people lol.

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Skincare Routine

Posted on: Saturday, May 9, 2015

All my life I had great skin, I never had acne during my teen years, people always wanted to touch my face to feel how soft my skin was. In my 20s I wasn’t really bothered to take great care of my skin. I rarely had acne, a few but it would go away.   I washed my face everyday with a face wash from the drugstore. Once in awhile if I remembered I might put on some moisturizer or some sunscreen, I wanted to be tan not protect my skin lol.

Around 5 years ago that was not happening anymore, my skin tone became uneven, blemishes, sunspots, acne scars, and bumps everywhere and wouldn’t go away. I finally asked my Twinkie for help since she’s religious about taking care of her skin. She gave me a few suggestions on serums, face wash, moisturizers and even sent me a few face scrub and masks. When I went home to visit my parents, my mom gave me some Shiseido products that work wonders.   Although skincare is very personal, everyone is made up of different chemicals so you should try out different products to see what works for your skin type.

Today, after a few years of really looking after my skin, it’s nice to see the difference and to be complimented on it again.   My skin is far from perfect, but it’s much better than it would have been if I had not started caring for it. My skin ritual now is still pretty simple: wash, nourish with serums and oils, moisturize, and protect with sunscreen.

I don’t think I could ever endure those lasers, peels or injections. So I am glad I started taking care of my skin earlier than too late. I don’t obsess over looks, no one’s perfect, especially me, and I accept that whole-heartedly. I’m trying to drink more water, sleep more, and of course my workouts. A healthy face and body is the prettiest!

Below are the products that I use and love. I don’t use it all at once, but they are all incorporated into my routine.

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Shiseido: Cleansing Oil, Face Wash, Softener, SPF 40 Sunscreen

Clinique: Moisturizer, Eyes Serum

Murad: Spot Repair Serum

Estee Lauder: Night Serum

Proactiv: Refining Mask

Kate Somerville: Exfoliating Treatment

Acure: Argan oil –lots of benefits