Happy 1st Anniv to Me and Pilates at Onelife Studio!

Hooray to me for sticking to Pilates for 1 whole year!!!

And I’m looking to more months with Onelife Studio as it has been my go-to place every morning after bringing the kids to school. Having a studio that supports and uplifts you is a major factor in a positive relationship with a workout. I’m super grateful for all the coaches and classmates in Onelife for pushing me and inspiring me to achieve a better body!

Coaches turned friends, Lara and Che.

After a year of doing Pilates, I’m not my high school body skinny. I still don’t have abs. My thighs still meet and my arms still jiggle.

But…

I’m generally happier. Doing Pilates has helped me combat Post-Partum Depression because its a known fact that exercising releases endorphin, the happy hormone. Nowadays, going to Pilates is a motivation, not something I have to drag myself to. And after every session, I feel good about myself thus having a more positive mindset for the rest of the day.

My kids are getting bigger, becoming more active and has schedules busier than mine. I need to keep up with them and Pilates has been helping me be strong and healthy. I can’t remember the last time I got sick but as moms, you can never be sick. So, I really thank Pilates for keeping me healthy and mindful of my food intake. As Coach Tanya said, Pilates (or any workout that you like) should not be a punishment of your calorie intake, instead it should be a celebration of what your body can do! Happy calories, as she said, should not make you guilty (but take in moderately!)

Team Pilates Moms with Coach Tanya.

I’m highly passionate about improving my body but having abs or being stick thin isn’t really the goal. I have a list of moves in Pilates which I want to do seamlessly like the inversion, Snake and all the versions of Planking. I have a loooong way to go, but that’s just the beauty of it. Each day is one session closer to reaching my goals!

I’ve to perfect the Snake this year! 

I know, I know, I’m totally gushing over Pilates. I can’t help it! I has changed me and the way I treat my body!

Looking forward to more anniversaries in doing Pilates! Try it with me soon!

 

 

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5 straight days of Pilates and I'm still alive!!! We did it @mymomfriday  next week again! Thanks @larajolad for directing and taking the pic  ...#pilates #reformerpilates #pilatesworks #onelifestudio #teammom #pilatesmoms

5 straight days of Pilates and I’m still alive!!! We did it @mymomfriday next week again! Thanks @larajolad for directing and taking the pic …#pilates #reformerpilates #pilatesworks #onelifestudio #teammom #pilatesmoms

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Relax at Thai Temple Spa

School is in full swing and I kinda got overwhelmed with what Z needs to accomplish in just the first quarter. So, if you’re like me, I know you’ll badly need some relaxing. And a massage sounds good, right?! Great news for the San Juan moms (and nearby areas), Thai Temple Spa is now open!

I appreciate that they focus on massages.

Rowena, Michelle, Cai and I decided to get the Thai Foot Massage. It was a great bonding experience because as you get your feet and legs some lovin’, you can catch up on chika! But if you really want to relax, you can opt to sleep and hide behind your curtain. I thoroughly enjoyed the foot massage! Though, I had to tell my therapist to lighten up the pressure a little, it was heavenly!

Cai and Michelle get their feet washed before the massage.
Ro and I’s turn. They used a foot scrub to ensure cleanliness.
Before they dimmed the lights, picture muna!

After the 60 minute Thai Foot Massage, Ro and I tried out their Back Massage for 30 minutes (add on to any service for P150). I stayed away from back massages before because every time I will avail of it, there would be that uncomfortable feeling. But Thai Temple Spa’s back massage didn’t give me additional pain in my back. I really felt my muscles unknot.

I learned that some massages should be done on the floor to ensure proper pressure is given.

I’m now planning my next visit to try out the Body Scrub! Though the place doesn’t have ample parking spaces, its price points, well-trained therapists and relaxing ambiance make it worth a visit.

Thai Temple Spa (12 PM – 2 AM)

G/F Unit B #103 Jose Abad Santos cor. Lopez Jaena Sts., Brgy. Little Baguio, San Juan City

(02) 576 7043

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