It’s grad week next week! I can’t believe I’m almost done with college. Soon I will be Anna Christen D. Magbanua, SLP officially.
4 years in the making. 4 years of being an Iskolar ng Bayan. 4 years that seemed to be so long but went by too fast. Here’s to the next chapter of my life! :)
In UP, we also wear a “sablay” besides the toga. :P

It’s grad week next week! I can’t believe I’m almost done with college. Soon I will be Anna Christen D. Magbanua, SLP officially.

4 years in the making. 4 years of being an Iskolar ng Bayan. 4 years that seemed to be so long but went by too fast. Here’s to the next chapter of my life! :)

In UP, we also wear a “sablay” besides the toga. :P

@6 days ago with 9 notes
#college #me #graduation #sp #slp #speech and language pathology #UP #UPM #Iskolar ng Bayan 

I have been so MIA. Sorry guys. Thesis is killing me. Plus it totally stripped me off of my healthy lifestyle. I am on a temporary hiatus, friends. I shall be back and posting fitblr related things again, soooooon. :)

@1 month ago with 1 note
#personal #MIA 

kayy-dee:

conceal

don’t feel

don’t let them know

Huhuhu. I can seriously feel his pain… :( ///3

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@1 month ago with 336175 notes
#leonardo dicaprio #reblog #oscars 

I love tea. My brother got me this organic tea from Healthy Options. It’s so good and it smell so lovely. I can’t get enough of it. :)

@1 month ago
#tea #green tea #blueberry #healthy #food 

All I want to do is sleep without feeling guilty. I haven’t slept without feeling guilty since clinical internship happened. It officially ended yesterday but I still have so much paperwork left to accomplish. I shouldn’t even be allowed to nap. :\

@1 month ago
#personal 

2 more weeks

I can’t believe it flew by so fast. Two more weeks of clinical internship, a month of thesis, and graduation, here I come. 

Two more weeks and I promise I will get my healthy lifestyle back—eating right, working out, getting enough sleep, and just plain taking care of myself.

Two more weeks. :)

@2 months ago
#personal #thoughts #internship 

thewanderlass asked: If you can give me some advice. tips and workout for beginners, I would greatly appreciate them! And I love your blog entries because you're vocal about your journey and stats. I like running too but my CV endurance won't let me :( I easily get tired. :( Huhu sorry for dumping this in your ask box but thank you so much, ate, for being such an inspiration!:) ...

Hello sweetie! Hmmm. I used to get really tired fast with running. If you like running, I say stick with it. I’ve discovered something about running. There’s this thing which I call the push phase. It’s in the second 5 minutes of the run where you feel like you’ve run for so long but it’s only been less than 10 minutes. When I push myself and keep going despite the feeling of dying (LOL), after that, the run gets easier. I can’t really explain it. Then it feels like you can run forever until the fatigue kicks in. LOL. But. If you’re not ready to push yourself right away, you can try the C25K (couch to 5K) program. It can help build your endurance so you can run longer. But to be honest, I didn’t finish it because I had to cram my training for my 10K. LOL.

Hope this helps! :) Good luck in your journey! I’m always here if you need a fitness accountability partner. :) Also, thank you for your kind message. :) 

@2 months ago
#thewanderlass #answered ask #fitness #running #advice #fitblr 
Reminiscing my Color Run memories. I can’t believe its been a month since I ran my 2nd 10K. I promise that once I finish my clinical rotation in PGH, I will start running again. I miss the early morning runs. I shall go back into it soon. :)

Reminiscing my Color Run memories. I can’t believe its been a month since I ran my 2nd 10K. I promise that once I finish my clinical rotation in PGH, I will start running again. I miss the early morning runs. I shall go back into it soon. :)

@2 months ago
#color run #color run manila #running #me 

The official weigh in…

Hey guys!! I’m back. And reality hit me hard. :)) I have lived the most Baboy (pig) lifestyle since I started thesis. I swear, we were called ourselves the fattest thesis group. I knew that I was gaining weight even if I didn’t step on the scale. The pants that have grown big for me were starting to become tight again. My face had more cheek fat and my double chin was starting to show itself again. I knew it. I wasn’t eating right, in fact, I’d eat like how I ate before I even started this fitness journey. And I had no fitness regime in me since I have no time at all to exercise.

So as I stepped on the scale. BOOM. A 10 pound gain. The pounds I’ve worked so hard to shed off for more than a year have come to haunt me in just 2-3 months. I know reality sucks.

But am I sad or angry? No. Frustrated in myself, maybe. But not really. I believe in my capability to get back into the fit and healthy lifestyle I was living. It may be hard, yes, but I believe in myself. This is what I gained through the journey I went through for the past 1, almost 2 years. I gained confidence and trust in myself that I am capable of overcoming my bad eating habits—food has no control over me. I am capable of getting back into the good habit of working out to the point that I miss it if I don’t. Losing weight the healthy way has made me into a person that can have a little leeway to gain weight and not fret about it too much. 

I used to be someone who gave up when I gain back some pounds. But not this time. I am even more determined to lose the pounds I gained back. And looking on the brighter side, even if I did gain back 10 pounds, it wasn’t the worst that I expected. To be honest, I thought I was back to my starting weight. But no. So a 10 pound gain isn’t that bad after all. :P

@1 week ago with 2 notes
#personal #weight gain #fitness #weight loss #fitblr 

Dorm life is crap life.

I love my dorm because it reminds me so much of the dorms back in the universities I’ve been to in America. Plus, it makes thesis life easier as I do not have to do my usual 1 1/2 hour commute by train and jeep.

BUT.

I am dying. I have been eating nothing but junk. I have lived in so many places during my internship, but this place, although one of the best in terms of facility, is the worst when it comes to my eating. I swear. I have managed to eat healthy despite not living at home. But in this dorm, I can’t cook nor bring any refrigerated food with me. I am dying. Literally. I think my liver is dying from all the fat and oil I’ve consumed the past month. 

But I will find a way. I NEED to find a way. I will go the extra mile to get healthy food. I will stop eating junk. I will start nourishing my body again. I have worked too hard to just let this slip away.

@1 month ago
#personal #rant #college #dorm life 
What a nice water bottle! How come our Color Run didn’t have these? :(

What a nice water bottle! How come our Color Run didn’t have these? :(

(Source: fit-foody, via weight-a-second)

@1 month ago with 2492 notes
#reblog #fitness reblog #color run 
Clinical internship has ended. The last rotation was definitely the best one. I made real connections with my clients. I did not have to drag myself out of bed everyday. Yes, there were still moments in which I was so stressed out and just wanted to escape it all. But PGH became my home. For 6 weeks, I felt like I what I did mattered and actually made a difference.

This was one of the kids I handled. On the first session, he did not participate at all and cried when left at the clinic. But it all changed. He was very participative and excited to see me at the end of it all. I’m glad that despite being really awkward around kids, I got to make a difference and a real connection in a child’s life.

Clinical internship has ended. The last rotation was definitely the best one. I made real connections with my clients. I did not have to drag myself out of bed everyday. Yes, there were still moments in which I was so stressed out and just wanted to escape it all. But PGH became my home. For 6 weeks, I felt like I what I did mattered and actually made a difference.

This was one of the kids I handled. On the first session, he did not participate at all and cried when left at the clinic. But it all changed. He was very participative and excited to see me at the end of it all. I’m glad that despite being really awkward around kids, I got to make a difference and a real connection in a child’s life.

@1 month ago with 2 notes
#speech pathology #sp #speech and language pathology #slp #make a difference #college #internship 
A great musical, so glad I got to see it!!! :)

I still wish I get to perform in at least 1 big production musical during my lifetime.

A great musical, so glad I got to see it!!! :)

I still wish I get to perform in at least 1 big production musical during my lifetime.

@2 months ago with 10 notes
#wicked #wicked manila #musicals #broadway 
Hello to my new watch and strap collection from Aldo. Yes, I am an impulsive buyer. But I fell in love with it and could not resist. I am now 1500 pesos poorer. :))

Hello to my new watch and strap collection from Aldo. Yes, I am an impulsive buyer. But I fell in love with it and could not resist. I am now 1500 pesos poorer. :))

@2 months ago with 2 notes
#aldo #watch #accessories #shopping #steal 

There was a time in my life where I was drinking fresh Buko Juice (or as they now call it, coconut water) beside fields of rice plants. It’s kind of amazing how the rural life makes you realize how the urban life has destroyed the simplest joys of life: enjoying the provincial air, sipping some buko juice, and chatting with the local people.

Well, we didn’t just go there for those reasons. We were there as therapists for locals who needed physical, occupational, and speech therapy. These were just some of the perks of treating in a provincial set up. :)

@2 months ago with 1 note
#buko juice #coconut water #province #urban #rural #treatment #therapy #simple joys of life