Sunday, May 21, 2017

It's not a party, it's Color Manila Run In Cebu!

It was a day before my long-trip in Luzon when I decided to accept the Color Manila Cebu Run challenge! I woke up as early as 4 AM thinking I should be in the venue by 5 AM. I was not prepared, actually, I had no proper sleep. When I arrived before 5 AM, I met the organizer, Ms. MJ and later with other CBS Bloggers. At first, we decided to take the 3K distance but with a surprise, the team decided to take the 5KM challenge! We got excited!!!

Color Manila Run Cebu After Run Party
Color Manila Run Cebu After Run Party
Coz Dab is life! Photo by Lyssa Amor
Coz Dab is life! Photo by Lyssa Amor

Why they dubbed the run as "Accept the Challenge" Color Manila Run? Certainly because this year, a number of obstacles were set-up and in order for the runner to get the anticipated Color Manila Run Medal, they need to overcome such hindrances in the street.

Check out video compilation by Glyth Villamor of

CBS Bloggers with organizer (center) Ms. MJ Cordova before our run. Photo by Lyssa Amor.
CBS Bloggers with organizer (center) Ms. MJ Cordova before our run. Photo by Lyssa Amor.

Before the main event, Runners gathered in front of the stage for a warm-up Zumba headed by an online acquaintance, Alex. Then there went the starting pistol for the 10K run, first wave done then  followed by second wave. 5K next, we decided to get the second wave so that we can prepare ourselves. Then there we ran!

Check out this video compilation from Fashion and Make Up Artist Blogger friend, Lyssa Amor.


And yes, we accepted the challenge! From that tires obstacles, that rubber maze, etc - we overcame it with flying colors! And oh, did I mention they got 3 designs for the finisher's medals? I got the big circular one! Check out below!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Get Healthy And Real Food at The Detox Bar

So last Friday, after that sweet escape in Solea Mactan Cebu Resort, we headed to Maria Luisa Subdivision to get that promised Healing Yoga at the Detox Bar. And it was not just an anticipating exercises, we were fed with healthy options from the Detox Bar after the event.

Get healthy options at the Detox Bar
Get healthy options at the Detox Bar
All I thought Detox Bar is more on Drinks and Beverages but they got delicious choices of dishes. Not to mention there are different programs that every customer can choose to loose weight. Namely, Real Food Delivery, All-Natural Detox Program, and Brewed Health Drinks. I don't do sugarcoating or marketing this restaurant for them to sell, but honestly, The Detox Bar got all you want in terms of Diet, Food Choice, and Food Preparations. They can also offer their menu for free. Check out the contact details below.

Healthy Options at The Detox Bar
Here are our healthy dishes after that healing yoga
So after that amazing healing yoga by Sir Nonie, Vegetable and Healthy Dishes were prepared and offered for all participants. Let me give you a tease of their healthy and sumptuous dishes!

Brown Rice at The Detox Bar
Brown Rice at The Detox Bar

Crispy Vegies at The Detox Bar
Crispy Vegies at The Detox Bar

Crispy Vegies at The Detox Bar
Potato Salad is such delish!

Buko Steak at The Detox Bar
One of my faves, the Buko Steak!

Address: 108 Paseo Aurora, Phase I, Ma. Luisa Estate Park, Cebu City
Facebook PM : @thedetoxbarcebu
Mobile: +63 998 589 3356, 09258187108, 09338764990
Tel. 2547864

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Top 10 Hunks and Babes of Laboracay 2017 Unleashed!

How's your summer going? This weekend, the country's best island, Boracay will host the grandest gathering of hunks and babes from different regions of the country and from different countries of the world. Welcome to Laboracay 2017! Starting April 27 to May 1, 2017, the island will never sleep as beach parties will never stop!

Laboracay 2016 Hunks and Babes. (Clockwise) Photo Credits: @culverpadilla @guerrerofamoso @aresmeris @blckmmba55 @divinemlee @vinaguerrero and @vjlovelle
Last year, we started featuring Philippines Hunks and Babes of Laboracay to acknowledge their struggles in maintaining their adorable bodies. This year, we are excited to continue in highlighting our Gym Idols! There are two ways on how to be featured, here's how!

1. Send a message to our Cebu Fitness Blog facebook page with following details.

  • Full Name
  • Instagram Account/Handle
  • Featured Pic (from instagram post)

2. Since we are monitoring the hashtag #Laboracay2017, please do not forget to put that in your instagram posts.

Be advised that we list down the top 10 not based on the number of likes but we are basing on the total package or impact of the photo.  If you are fit, you might get it! If you wish to recommend someone, do not forget to send us a message at our official facebook page. The final list will be revealed on May 1, 2017.

TOP 10 Laboracay Hunks of 2017

1. Adrian Roy Esmeris on his 3rd day in paradise!

2. Now, the real definition of HUNK! Janjep it is!

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3. While most of the hunks were flaunting their abs, Guerrero just killed it - here's how you show an ass!

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4. Jay Cee showed you on how to feel the summer!

5. He's your #Laboracay2017 Superman, Clark!

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6. Yacht Party during Laboracay 2017? Why not? Mark Jason did it!

7. Blow that whistle, Jay!

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8. Ferdinand asked what's your story?

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9. Hey Fritz! What's that - what were you doing?

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10. He just love sunshine!

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Oh wait, before heading to our top babes, you might want to check out our Author's Instagram account; @mmonta. (You can also send DM to him if you wish to be featured here.)

TOP 10 Laboracay Babes of 2017

1. She deserves the spot!
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2. Oh! Those eyes, so sexy!
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3. Hey there....

Goin' tanned. ☀️ #livingthelimelife πŸ“· @andreoh4u

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4. Now, this is sexy!
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5. Oh Tiffany!
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6.Hey there sexy!
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7. All eyes on the algea!
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8. Sexy back!

9.Sexy Mermaid?
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10. Chill!
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Sunday, March 26, 2017

After A Year Body Check!

Wait, when was the last time I posted about my fitness progress in my blog? Honestly, I forgot when but I'm back friends! Lately, due to my work's change of shift, I sometimes fail to go to the gym or maybe just visit the gym and do some quick exercises every after office hours. Just to sweat out or maybe I'm so stressed that I need some lifting - the only time I can workout! But hey, I got some good news for you! I'm fit and healthy!

Mark Monta, CebuFitnessBlog Author
Mark Monta, CebuFitnessBlog Author
Last week, I took the annual medical exam and the result was submitted to our company's clinic. I came early on Monday to visit our company's Doctor and she was amazed by the medical progress and of course, my physical output too! She even joked around, "Wow, dugay na gyud ta wala nagkita, one year na ba?" (wow, It's been a year that I last saw you!) And it's a great sign! Yes, I haven't gone to Hospital or Clinic due to any sickness and I'm so proud of it! So basically, the physical and medical exams went very well with no medical recommendation from the Doctor but with only one advice. "Keep on eating good food. Just maintain your diet!' the Doctor said. Now, who's happy about it?! I am! Even though, some of my friends thought that I got fats (especially when sitting down with your belly bulging out - which is very normal, lol) but i strongly claim that I gained muscles and inside, I'm healthy! And for that, I'm giving you this Body progress post!

Mark Monta, CebuFitnessBlog Author at Laciaville Resort and Hotel
Mark Monta, CebuFitnessBlog Author at Laciaville Resort and Hotel

Mark Monta, CebuFitnessBlog Author at Laciaville Resort and Hotel
Mark Monta, CebuFitnessBlog Author at Laciaville Resort and Hotel

Mark Monta, CebuFitnessBlog Author at Laciaville Resort and Hotel
Mark Monta, CebuFitnessBlog Author at Laciaville Resort and Hotel

Mark Monta, CebuFitnessBlog Author at Laciaville Resort and Hotel
Mark Monta, CebuFitnessBlog Author at Laciaville Resort and Hotel

Mark Monta, CebuFitnessBlog Author at Laciaville Resort and Hotel
Mark Monta, CebuFitnessBlog Author at Laciaville Resort and Hotel

Mark Monta, CebuFitnessBlog Author at Laciaville Resort and Hotel
Mark Monta, CebuFitnessBlog Author at Laciaville Resort and Hotel

Mark Monta, CebuFitnessBlog Author at Laciaville Resort and Hotel
Mark Monta, CebuFitnessBlog Author at Laciaville Resort and Hotel

Photos were taken by CBS Bloggers Christian Layese of and from the Lens of (Philip Pingoy) during our staycation at Laciaville Beach Resort.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Unbelievable! How This Pregnant Woman Continue To Exercise With Heavy Tummy?

Traditionally, if you found out it's "positive", people around you especially the old folks would advise you not to work hard or not to be stressed. In some factors they are correct but Doctors and most Obstetrician/Gynecologists would recommend a slow exercise to "Preggies" as preparation for their due date.  Pregnant woman needs more stamina especially during labor and delivery. Everybody knows this! But for a 30-year old lady who is currently 29 weeks-pregnant - she believes that this wonderful stage of her life is a challenging one and nothing can help her fulfill this dream except indulging herself into an exercise and of course, healthy diet.

Nym Dayday For Cebu Fitness Blog
Nym Dayday For Cebu Fitness Blog
Here's a preview of her Work-out exercises in the gym!

Cebu Fitness Blog is talking about Cebu Bloggers Society's Travel Blogger, Nym Wales J. Dayday who is managing Flip and Dip Blog together with her husband, Bryan. This interview will give you some revelations on how one should deal with pregnancy. Check out our Question and Answer portion below.

In between routine selfie with Nym Dayday
In between routine selfie with Nym Dayday

Cebu Fitness Blog (CFB): Favorite workout routine?
Nym: Boxing and Core exercises

CFB: Favorite Fitness Model (woman) and why?
Nym: Ina Raymundo. She’s currently 44 but her body makes her look like she’s just on her late 20s (ig: @inaraymundo95)

CFB: Favorite fitness motivation quotes?
Nym: “Wow, I really regret that workout”, said no one ever.

CFB: How old is your soon to be son?
Nym: Currently 28 weeks pregnant

CFB: What is the feeling?
Nym: Heavy!

Preggy Nym Dayday
Preggy Nym Dayday

CFB: Why do you choose to go on exercise?
Nym: I come from a family with a history of hypertension and I am trying to avoid having one as early as now. Exercise used to be a measure of prevention for me but I’ve become hooked

CFB: What are the benefits you encounter when exercising while you are pregnant?
Nym: It fights off pregnancy fatigue, and exercise, in general produces endorphin which is vital most especially for first time preggos like me who are feeling uncomfortable being this big.

CFB: Is it hard to perform those routines or exercises?
Nym: Exercising during the course of my pregnancy gets more challenging as I am nearing my due date. I made my own routine with the consent of my OB-GYN who is familiar with my health history prior to being pregnant.

CFB: As recommended by your trainer, what Exercises Are Safe during Pregnancy?
Nym: I had different routines per trimester. My doctor gave me a go signal to continue boxing til I was halfway during second trimester. I stopped boxing and quit exercising for two weeks so that my body will get accustomed to the added weight and lesser exercise routines. For my third trimester I use the:
1. elliptical training machine for 20 minutes
2. 6kg kettle bell squats
3. Back lunges
4. Bicep curls
5. Hammer curls
6. triceps arm extensions
7. wall push ups

Thrice a week, 2 sets, in 12-10 reps.

CFB: Is there a specific diet to observe?
Nym: Now that I am pregnant, I keep track of what I eat more than ever. People usually tell you to eat what you want because of your “cravings” but it causes diabetes and unnecessary weight gains most especially during last trimester-which, will result to pregnancy complications. All of which I am trying to prevent.

Nym and her hubby, Bryan during Valentines Day
Nym and her hubby, Bryan during Valentines Day

CFB: How much weight should a pregnant woman gain?
Nym: Doctor told me it should be between 25-35. I was 132 when I knew I was pregnant, I’m currently at 157. I gained 25 lbs on the span of 7 months.

CFB: At what stage should you stop exercising?
Nym: There is no exact “stage” in which you should stop exercising but you should ALWAYS listen to your body. My routine is not friendly for all. It might be too lax or too strenuous for some. If at any time, you feel uncomfortable, stop. Before doing exercises, regardless of body condition, consult your doctor FIRST.

CFB: What is your advice to pregnant women who want to stay fit while in the stage of pregnancy?
Nym: If you are used to doing exercises before your pregnancy, you can still do exercise but with lesser reps and variations AND with the consent of your doctor. Staying fit doesn’t fully comprise of exercise, you also have to commit to eating healthy food too.

You can follow Nym in her pregnancy journey via her instagram, @mynymisnym !

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