All posts tagged: TRA

My quest to getting fit again

My desire to put on my trainers, get out of the house as soon as my daughters are picked up by their school bus, and start jogging or brisk walking is becoming stronger each day. I know I need exercise – my bulging thighs tell me so and the fact that I perspire a lot more these days whenever I go up a flight of unmoving escalators at the malls. I went through a holistic fat loss program about two years ago, and it was very effective. Imagine developing lean muscles, when all you have to do is exercise for at least 15-30 minutes each day, learn portion control (TRA diet), and take effective and safe food supplements. I only did it for a month, and the effect was priceless, not to mention it lasted for a couple of years without real exercise (and proper diet) on most days! The layers of visceral fats (a.k.a. killer fats) inside me went down, my body age went down, my metabolism went up, my skin glowed, not to …

My 2012 in a can of sardines

I can’t say I’m in the mood for holidays this year, but I shall always be thankful for the break I’m getting from having to wake up very early in the morning every day during school days, even at weekends. But, of course, that’s not the only thing that I am grateful for; 2012 has been such a wonderful year for my family and me. It’s ironic though how a can of sardines helped me realize how blessed I am, especially this year. You see, I’ve been a little bit under the weather the past couple of days, which means I haven’t been in the mood to cook either. After so many months, I’m experiencing sinusitis again, though it’s definitely not as bad as I used to have. Last night, in my attempt to serve a no cook/easy-to-cook meal, I rummaged through my kitchen cupboard and found a can of sardines in tomato sauce next to some of our favorite imported canned goods. I berated myself for buying one a few weeks ago, especially as the …