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FREE! My Simple Secrets to Fitness: Get Your Copy Now!

I was just like most of you before I began working out. It seemed too hard (and too costly) to do anything to get fit. So I just wished and prayed I'd never get too out of shape. Gaining weight a little bit was probably okay. A few fats here and there wouldn't hurt. But it was not how it turned out.

I did get so out of shape. So out of shape! It naturally happens when you don't workout. Everything sags to an unsightly deteriorating and disproportionate shape eventually, especially with age. And you often wonder why it all worsens at your mid-section.

But one day I discovered fitness techniques that were easy to do and involved almost zero expenses. Moreover, they were easy to maintain. I could do them anywhere I was and needed almost no equipment to perform.

From then on, I managed to keep working out, and keep fit and healthy. They're what you may call a system--Choy's Cut System.

And in this e-book, "My Simple Secrets to Fitness," in more than a hundre…
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What Drives Life? Making Things Happen or What's Meant to Be Will Be?

Do you make things happen in your life or do you just wait for things to happen---because you believe that what's meant to be will be, whether you like it or not. Now, don't be too hasty in dismissing one in favor of the other. Weigh both things carefully.

Because both are true in life. And understanding this is spiritual wellness for you.

They trend seasonally. One season you see posts on Facebook about doing what you can to improve your lot in life. When people get tired of that (tire of their ineffective efforts), they look for other maxims in life that explain their situations, and then out comes FB posts on meant-to-be-will-be life perspectives. And then people treat it as though it's something new. They like the sound of it and then it trends.

But actually, these two life perspectives move in a round-robin kind of series that alternates in trend, coming and going and coming again. That's what Ecclesiastes says. Nothing is really new under the sun. And they are b…

Why It's Sometimes Useless to Watch What You Eat and Better to Just Eat Anything

We've been told a  lot of times by health experts---watch what you eat. You are what you eat. OK, I watch what I eat. And then what? Often, that's all that happens---I watch the tons of food I eat. And most times they are unhealthy food, and I can't do anything about it. It's either I eat them or starve.

You know what I mean?

If you're in the lower middle income group in Manila (and most of us are), or if you have no time to cook and just buy cooked food most times, you have this experience everyday. You eat anything affordable and often you eat unhealthy food. Yup, even the vegetables you eat are either totally unhealthy or have zero nutrition (except fibers). So, you can no longer brag about being vegetarian or vegan because the vegetables you eat are unhealthy---except if you planted and cooked them yourself and used everything organic. But then again, how sure are you that the soil in your backyard is not acidic?

Vegetables and Fruits You Buy are No Longer the …

The Myth of No Time to Workout: Why You Should Never Say That Lie Again

If you believe in God, he told us in the book of Ecclesiastes that "there is a time for everything." Then he went on giving examples. Thus, you cannot say you have no time to exercise. If Solomon (author of Ecclesiastes) had time for everything---and he was so busy running a country because he was a king---how can you not have the same?

I sincerely believe God is very busy. But he's not that busy as other people claim to be, because in fact, after creating everything for 6 days, he rested on the seventh. And Hebrews says he's been resting ever since, even today. God has time for everything---even working out. Yeah, I believe God works out regularly and you can even find him in gyms---because he's everywhere. And I know it for a fact that he works out because he joins me in my workouts.

Having no time for workouts is just pure myth. Often, it's a lie to cover up for laziness. People can be hardworking with their jobs or businesses, but most of them are just t…

But It's Still the Easiest and Safest Way to Your Financial Breakthrough

Majority of us need financial breakthroughs and it's what we often pray for, right? I mean, if you're honest enough, you'd admit that you want to earn a bigger regular income, especially if you're just an employee. And many of us realize how this can only be possible if we invest our money, like investing in stocks and bonds.

Jobs Only Make You Feel Poorer

No matter how hard you work, your efforts are just rewarded with a fixed monthly salary with employment. Well, you may get a pay raise now and then, but it's not much, You won't get a salary raise for P50,000, that's for sure. But you can earn that big---and even several times---if you invest. But the question is, where do we get our investment money? Definitely not from our monthly salary.

Sometimes, jobs just make us feel poorer. No kidding. Your pay is just enough to make you go to work everyday, eat meals so you can work for your boss better, and pay your rent. I don't care if you're the manag…

The Danger and Folly of the ABCD Mindset Concerning Health And Why You Should Avoid It at All Cost

A lot of people brisk walk or jog nowadays and many are fast becoming "health-conscious." Don't they even say that wellness will be a trillion-dollar business in the next decades? Are people in this generation healthier than people in past generations?

Indeed, you see more people waking up early in the morning and working out. You also see more people watching what they eat, being conscious of their weight, and eating less rice. Wow. But on second look, you'd see that majority of them are really merely spurred on by the ABCD mindset, and which is actually dangerous. In fact, deadly.

ABCD?

Yup, they only start working out After a Bad Checkup Diagnosis or ABCD. They're not really health buffs. In fact, before getting a bad medical checkup result, they saw working out as a waste of time, even foolish. Most of them had no time for exercise because they had "more important things to do." When I was starting my work outs in grade school and high school, there…

How Ceramide Prevents Skin Dryness, Irritation and Wrinkles

You see, it's fun being a blogger because you learn lots of new things as you research. Like this skin fat called ceramide. Did you know that enough of ceramides in your skin prevents skin dryness, irritation and wrinkles? Because clinical studies reveal that when ceramide levels in your skin fall, your skin begins to dry up and be easily damaged.

If I had known this in college I would have been saved from lots of skin irritations and problems. But there was no internet yet and Google hadn't been born. So what happened was I went to this medical doctor who prescribed a skin product with steroids, and the rest is (sad) history.

Anyway (sob), ceramide is naturally found in the outer layer of the skin and helps it retain moisture. And moisture helps protect our skin a lot. Ceramides are skin lipids (fats) that keep skin structure intact. In other words, they "glue" surface skin cells so they're closely knit. That results to smooth, velvety skin with small skin pore…

Write Diet

Sometimes, communication is all mixed up when you mean differently from how other people take your words. You say the words correctly and they hear them perfectly, and yet somehow the signals go awry somewhere. Ever had that happen to you before? A perfect conversation turned something else? A conversation on Earth that ended up somewhere on Mars?

A perfect food dish turned hopia soup?

I told my youngest to "write Diet." And he asked, "Okay, yet what?"
"Huh?" I said, giving him a raised eyebrow, not knowing what he was trying to say. So I told him again, "Write diet." He gave the same answer. "Okay, yet what?"

"What do you mean 'yet what'?" I asked.
"You told me to write 'Die yet.'  Didn't you? So what follows 'yet'?" he asked, making me even more confused. He tried to clear things up: "Do you mean 'Die yet live'?"
That's when my dear wife butted in: "Your dad wan…