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

@1 week ago with 9 notes
#college #me #graduation #sp #slp #speech and language pathology #UP #UPM #Iskolar ng Bayan 
The changes my face went through in a span of 2 weeks.
This is not a progress picture, really. I didn’t work to get to a thinner face. This is the result of infection and hospitalization. Huhu.
The first picture, was the normal me, with the holiday weight on. LOL. Start of the year, start of clinical duty again. Then the 2nd picture was me in the hospital. I bloated like crazy. The picture does not do justice to the craziness that went on in my life for 2 weeks. Fever, pain, chills, so much medications, IV, etc. My stomach looked like I was a 5-6 month preggy lady. Huhu.
Then the 3rd picture shows me just 3 days ago. I lost a lot of fat on my face (though it doesn’t show on the scale :P). Seriously, my face got so deep. It looked like I was a zombie or something. I still look sick now.
So why am I posting this? Someone I know commented about how, even if getting sick sucks, it’s still amazing cause you lose weight. NO. It is not. I look like a dead person right now. It’s like I lost the life in me. I can barely eat. And once I get my appetite back, I’m just going to gain it all over again and make it harder for me lose once more.
So to those who think losing weight is everything. It isn’t. If you want to get thinner, the healthy way is the best way. I know I should be happy because I SOMEHOW am nearer my goal, but no, I am not. Because the ultimate goal is to live a healthy and balanced life. I want to be strong, healthy, and fit, not just thin.

The changes my face went through in a span of 2 weeks.

This is not a progress picture, really. I didn’t work to get to a thinner face. This is the result of infection and hospitalization. Huhu.

The first picture, was the normal me, with the holiday weight on. LOL. Start of the year, start of clinical duty again. Then the 2nd picture was me in the hospital. I bloated like crazy. The picture does not do justice to the craziness that went on in my life for 2 weeks. Fever, pain, chills, so much medications, IV, etc. My stomach looked like I was a 5-6 month preggy lady. Huhu.

Then the 3rd picture shows me just 3 days ago. I lost a lot of fat on my face (though it doesn’t show on the scale :P). Seriously, my face got so deep. It looked like I was a zombie or something. I still look sick now.

So why am I posting this? Someone I know commented about how, even if getting sick sucks, it’s still amazing cause you lose weight. NO. It is not. I look like a dead person right now. It’s like I lost the life in me. I can barely eat. And once I get my appetite back, I’m just going to gain it all over again and make it harder for me lose once more.

So to those who think losing weight is everything. It isn’t. If you want to get thinner, the healthy way is the best way. I know I should be happy because I SOMEHOW am nearer my goal, but no, I am not. Because the ultimate goal is to live a healthy and balanced life. I want to be strong, healthy, and fit, not just thin.

@2 months ago with 2 notes
#me #hospitalization #sick #thin 
Merry Christmas!!! :D

And since my family sucks and does not really care for any Christmas tradition, I shall just go work out now and put this vestib ball my college friend gave me into good use. I shall just celebrate Christmas by myself by getting a little endorphin rush: 30 minutes on the rope and another 30 for body weight training. Gotta get rid of some of the holiday weight + internship weight. Lol. 

Hoping your Christmases are far better than mine! :)

Merry Christmas!!! :D

And since my family sucks and does not really care for any Christmas tradition, I shall just go work out now and put this vestib ball my college friend gave me into good use. I shall just celebrate Christmas by myself by getting a little endorphin rush: 30 minutes on the rope and another 30 for body weight training. Gotta get rid of some of the holiday weight + internship weight. Lol.

Hoping your Christmases are far better than mine! :)

@3 months ago
#christmas #me #personal #my family sucks #no traditions #working out #exercise #fitness #fitblr #weight loss 

Made a DIY racerback running shirt from an old T-shirt. :P

Style guide from Cassey Ho’s blogilates. :)

@5 months ago with 2 notes
#me #running #i heart ny #blogilates #racerback #DIY #recycle 
BEACH PLEASE!
I miss summer and I miss the life I used to have before internship started. I looked so radiant (yes, I am calling myself radiant. LOL) and stress-free in these pictures. Well, I did Insanity 6x a week and ate like I was preparing for battle everyday(a lot, but all healthy food) which is why I was healthy and fit and happy. Can I have this phase of my life back, pleaseeeee. :(

BEACH PLEASE!

I miss summer and I miss the life I used to have before internship started. I looked so radiant (yes, I am calling myself radiant. LOL) and stress-free in these pictures. Well, I did Insanity 6x a week and ate like I was preparing for battle everyday(a lot, but all healthy food) which is why I was healthy and fit and happy. Can I have this phase of my life back, pleaseeeee. :(

@6 months ago with 1 note
#beach #me #summer #healthy #Insanity #stress free #radiant #fitness #fit #happy #fitblr 
Virgin hair no more!! For almost 20 years, my hair has been untouched by all these hair treatments, but today, I colored my hair!! I said I’d color it on my 20th, but I realized internship would have already begun by then, so I colored it a little less than 2 weeks before my birthday. Hihi. I only colored it a shade of brown that’s lighter than my real hair color because all I really wanted was that—a light shade of brown. Hihihi. :>

Virgin hair no more!! For almost 20 years, my hair has been untouched by all these hair treatments, but today, I colored my hair!! I said I’d color it on my 20th, but I realized internship would have already begun by then, so I colored it a little less than 2 weeks before my birthday. Hihi. I only colored it a shade of brown that’s lighter than my real hair color because all I really wanted was that—a light shade of brown. Hihihi. :>

@11 months ago with 2 notes
#hair color #hair dye #hairstyle #virgin hair #revlon #brown #caramel brown #me 
YEY! My racket finally got gutted! :D I can’t remember when I broke the strings and ever since I had to use a spare, or my father’s to play. Their strings were gutted to a tension of like 50 or something; I need mine in at least 60 because I like it tight for more control. Hihi.
I’ve had this racket(I named it Liam) since before I even started playing tennis, that was like 6 years ago, that’s why I love it so much. :>

YEY! My racket finally got gutted! :D I can’t remember when I broke the strings and ever since I had to use a spare, or my father’s to play. Their strings were gutted to a tension of like 50 or something; I need mine in at least 60 because I like it tight for more control. Hihi.

I’ve had this racket(I named it Liam) since before I even started playing tennis, that was like 6 years ago, that’s why I love it so much. :>

@12 months ago
#tennis #racket #Liam #gut #string tension #Wilson #finally! #:D #me 
Hi guys! Sorry I’ve been super MIA. I’ve so busy with school, I don’t even get to exercise much anymore. Anyway, I got a Jamba Juice tumbler from a branch in Robinson’s Manila. I’m super happy there’s a branch near my school now. I get to have my Jamba fix once in a while. :P But I bought this so that I have a nice Jamba Juice feel at home when I make my smoothies. Hihi.
P.S. I have no idea why my face looks so shocked. HAHAHAHA. But I do know why I look so haggard. This was taken a few minutes after an hour and a half of tennis. LOL.

Hi guys! Sorry I’ve been super MIA. I’ve so busy with school, I don’t even get to exercise much anymore. Anyway, I got a Jamba Juice tumbler from a branch in Robinson’s Manila. I’m super happy there’s a branch near my school now. I get to have my Jamba fix once in a while. :P But I bought this so that I have a nice Jamba Juice feel at home when I make my smoothies. Hihi.

P.S. I have no idea why my face looks so shocked. HAHAHAHA. But I do know why I look so haggard. This was taken a few minutes after an hour and a half of tennis. LOL.

@1 year ago with 2 notes
#Jamba Juice #tumbler #Robinson's Manila #smoothies #me 
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 
I just noticed that people like taking candid shots of me talking giving me these horrible pictures with my slightly open-mouth posture. :))))
Last Flashback Friday for 2013! First photo was when I was in 4th year high school (2009-2010) and the second just this July 2013.
Still got a loooooooong way to go but progress is progress. I really need this to motivate me again. :P

I just noticed that people like taking candid shots of me talking giving me these horrible pictures with my slightly open-mouth posture. :))))

Last Flashback Friday for 2013! First photo was when I was in 4th year high school (2009-2010) and the second just this July 2013.

Still got a loooooooong way to go but progress is progress. I really need this to motivate me again. :P

@3 months ago with 6 notes
#me #Before and After #before and during #weight loss #fitblr #progress #flashback friday 
Same dress. One year’s difference.
I was 3-4 months into my lifestyle change when the 1st photo was taken so I’ve already lost weight at that point. I know that the difference between the 2 photos is not that big as compared to all the other before and after pictures but it is to me. I’ve learned so much from this fitness journey. I have a looong way to go, but I’m halfway there. It’s all about loving and accepting yourself in all points of it. :)
I actually had to alter the dress because it was already too loose. :P

Same dress. One year’s difference.

I was 3-4 months into my lifestyle change when the 1st photo was taken so I’ve already lost weight at that point. I know that the difference between the 2 photos is not that big as compared to all the other before and after pictures but it is to me. I’ve learned so much from this fitness journey. I have a looong way to go, but I’m halfway there. It’s all about loving and accepting yourself in all points of it. :)

I actually had to alter the dress because it was already too loose. :P

@5 months ago with 3 notes
#me #before and after #weight loss #weightloss #fitness #acceptance #self love #fitblr #progress 
Major Flashback Friday!! 1st photo was my 2nd grade ID (couldn’t find my 1st grade ID though :( ). I was 7 years old at that time. :P Can you guys believe that at that age, I was already told I was fat and had to diet? Thus, the weight gain began. Yep, it was a really psychological thing for me. The last picture is my 1st year college ID. I’ve changed a lot since then. :)

Major Flashback Friday!! 1st photo was my 2nd grade ID (couldn’t find my 1st grade ID though :( ). I was 7 years old at that time. :P Can you guys believe that at that age, I was already told I was fat and had to diet? Thus, the weight gain began. Yep, it was a really psychological thing for me. The last picture is my 1st year college ID. I’ve changed a lot since then. :)

@6 months ago with 2 notes
#flashback friday #school ID #photos #7 years old #grade 1 #me 
Way back when…

I used to do Insanity 6x a week. 
I was at my thinnest (I can see my clavicles!) and fittest and strongest and most motivated. 
I wasn’t so affected by the struggles of life because I had my endorphins to keep me happy!

I shall use this photo to motivate me into trying to get back to that place despite being diagnosed with vertigo and being tried by the bitch named life. :)) And I shall try my best to be happy once again.

Way back when…

I used to do Insanity 6x a week.
I was at my thinnest (I can see my clavicles!) and fittest and strongest and most motivated.
I wasn’t so affected by the struggles of life because I had my endorphins to keep me happy!

I shall use this photo to motivate me into trying to get back to that place despite being diagnosed with vertigo and being tried by the bitch named life. :)) And I shall try my best to be happy once again.

@7 months ago with 2 notes
#me #personal #motivation #fitblr #throwback #insanity #workout #fitness #vertigo 
I feel rather fancy today earing a watch, some sparkly earrings and a mini bow on my hair.. LOLJK. 
I’m just glad I can finally wear sleeveless dresses now. And that’s not just because of the weight loss for I have a long way to go. It’s because I finally learned how to accept my body and feel confident in myself through this whole weight loss journey of mine. :P

I feel rather fancy today earing a watch, some sparkly earrings and a mini bow on my hair.. LOLJK. 

I’m just glad I can finally wear sleeveless dresses now. And that’s not just because of the weight loss for I have a long way to go. It’s because I finally learned how to accept my body and feel confident in myself through this whole weight loss journey of mine. :P

@11 months ago with 3 notes
#me #selfie #weight loss #confidence 

Hi guys!!! First vlog I’m posting. I’ve actually got a ton saved on my iPod but I’m just too shy to post them. LOL. I am so bored. Here is a video of me struggling to get up to workout because of the freakin’ Philippine summer heat. :))))))

@1 year ago
#vlog #video #me #workout #insanity #heat #hot #summer #philippines #dying 
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
1 week ago
#college #me #graduation #sp #slp #speech and language pathology #UP #UPM #Iskolar ng Bayan 
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 changes my face went through in a span of 2 weeks.
This is not a progress picture, really. I didn’t work to get to a thinner face. This is the result of infection and hospitalization. Huhu.
The first picture, was the normal me, with the holiday weight on. LOL. Start of the year, start of clinical duty again. Then the 2nd picture was me in the hospital. I bloated like crazy. The picture does not do justice to the craziness that went on in my life for 2 weeks. Fever, pain, chills, so much medications, IV, etc. My stomach looked like I was a 5-6 month preggy lady. Huhu.
Then the 3rd picture shows me just 3 days ago. I lost a lot of fat on my face (though it doesn’t show on the scale :P). Seriously, my face got so deep. It looked like I was a zombie or something. I still look sick now.
So why am I posting this? Someone I know commented about how, even if getting sick sucks, it’s still amazing cause you lose weight. NO. It is not. I look like a dead person right now. It’s like I lost the life in me. I can barely eat. And once I get my appetite back, I’m just going to gain it all over again and make it harder for me lose once more.
So to those who think losing weight is everything. It isn’t. If you want to get thinner, the healthy way is the best way. I know I should be happy because I SOMEHOW am nearer my goal, but no, I am not. Because the ultimate goal is to live a healthy and balanced life. I want to be strong, healthy, and fit, not just thin.
2 months ago
#me #hospitalization #sick #thin 
I just noticed that people like taking candid shots of me talking giving me these horrible pictures with my slightly open-mouth posture. :))))
Last Flashback Friday for 2013! First photo was when I was in 4th year high school (2009-2010) and the second just this July 2013.
Still got a loooooooong way to go but progress is progress. I really need this to motivate me again. :P
3 months ago
#me #Before and After #before and during #weight loss #fitblr #progress #flashback friday 
Merry Christmas!!! :D

And since my family sucks and does not really care for any Christmas tradition, I shall just go work out now and put this vestib ball my college friend gave me into good use. I shall just celebrate Christmas by myself by getting a little endorphin rush: 30 minutes on the rope and another 30 for body weight training. Gotta get rid of some of the holiday weight + internship weight. Lol. 

Hoping your Christmases are far better than mine! :)
3 months ago
#christmas #me #personal #my family sucks #no traditions #working out #exercise #fitness #fitblr #weight loss 
Same dress. One year’s difference.
I was 3-4 months into my lifestyle change when the 1st photo was taken so I’ve already lost weight at that point. I know that the difference between the 2 photos is not that big as compared to all the other before and after pictures but it is to me. I’ve learned so much from this fitness journey. I have a looong way to go, but I’m halfway there. It’s all about loving and accepting yourself in all points of it. :)
I actually had to alter the dress because it was already too loose. :P
5 months ago
#me #before and after #weight loss #weightloss #fitness #acceptance #self love #fitblr #progress 
5 months ago
#me #running #i heart ny #blogilates #racerback #DIY #recycle 
Major Flashback Friday!! 1st photo was my 2nd grade ID (couldn’t find my 1st grade ID though :( ). I was 7 years old at that time. :P Can you guys believe that at that age, I was already told I was fat and had to diet? Thus, the weight gain began. Yep, it was a really psychological thing for me. The last picture is my 1st year college ID. I’ve changed a lot since then. :)
6 months ago
#flashback friday #school ID #photos #7 years old #grade 1 #me 
BEACH PLEASE!
I miss summer and I miss the life I used to have before internship started. I looked so radiant (yes, I am calling myself radiant. LOL) and stress-free in these pictures. Well, I did Insanity 6x a week and ate like I was preparing for battle everyday(a lot, but all healthy food) which is why I was healthy and fit and happy. Can I have this phase of my life back, pleaseeeee. :(
6 months ago
#beach #me #summer #healthy #Insanity #stress free #radiant #fitness #fit #happy #fitblr 
Way back when…

I used to do Insanity 6x a week. 
I was at my thinnest (I can see my clavicles!) and fittest and strongest and most motivated. 
I wasn’t so affected by the struggles of life because I had my endorphins to keep me happy!

I shall use this photo to motivate me into trying to get back to that place despite being diagnosed with vertigo and being tried by the bitch named life. :)) And I shall try my best to be happy once again.
7 months ago
#me #personal #motivation #fitblr #throwback #insanity #workout #fitness #vertigo 
Virgin hair no more!! For almost 20 years, my hair has been untouched by all these hair treatments, but today, I colored my hair!! I said I’d color it on my 20th, but I realized internship would have already begun by then, so I colored it a little less than 2 weeks before my birthday. Hihi. I only colored it a shade of brown that’s lighter than my real hair color because all I really wanted was that—a light shade of brown. Hihihi. :>
11 months ago
#hair color #hair dye #hairstyle #virgin hair #revlon #brown #caramel brown #me 
I feel rather fancy today earing a watch, some sparkly earrings and a mini bow on my hair.. LOLJK. 
I’m just glad I can finally wear sleeveless dresses now. And that’s not just because of the weight loss for I have a long way to go. It’s because I finally learned how to accept my body and feel confident in myself through this whole weight loss journey of mine. :P
11 months ago
#me #selfie #weight loss #confidence 
YEY! My racket finally got gutted! :D I can’t remember when I broke the strings and ever since I had to use a spare, or my father’s to play. Their strings were gutted to a tension of like 50 or something; I need mine in at least 60 because I like it tight for more control. Hihi.
I’ve had this racket(I named it Liam) since before I even started playing tennis, that was like 6 years ago, that’s why I love it so much. :>
12 months ago
#tennis #racket #Liam #gut #string tension #Wilson #finally! #:D #me 
1 year ago
#vlog #video #me #workout #insanity #heat #hot #summer #philippines #dying 
Hi guys! Sorry I’ve been super MIA. I’ve so busy with school, I don’t even get to exercise much anymore. Anyway, I got a Jamba Juice tumbler from a branch in Robinson’s Manila. I’m super happy there’s a branch near my school now. I get to have my Jamba fix once in a while. :P But I bought this so that I have a nice Jamba Juice feel at home when I make my smoothies. Hihi.
P.S. I have no idea why my face looks so shocked. HAHAHAHA. But I do know why I look so haggard. This was taken a few minutes after an hour and a half of tennis. LOL.
1 year ago
#Jamba Juice #tumbler #Robinson's Manila #smoothies #me