This particular campaign by Watsons Philippines is very close to my heart. My life is like an open book to you guys. I share as much as I can, what I’ve been through, and currently happening in my life since my family is miles away, I treat you (readers, viewers, followers, and friends) as my family. You know what I have experienced late and it made me feel depressed in a while. I no longer go to the gym and clung to stress-eating. From 46 kgs to 56 kgs.
Watsons #GetActive campaign shows us how to stay healthy by taking mini steps then eventually get there to achieve your fitness goals. Based on their research, Filipinos are very interested living a healthy lifestyle however, there are so many things that get in the way like busy work schedule, family duties, household chores, usual everyday traffic, and the like.
Before, my way of thinking is I have a lot of things to do and going to the gym which will take 3 hours since 1 our travel one way, then 1 hour gym class, will take so much of my time. I need to finish a lot of backlogs and so on. But after attending the event I realized I can start with eating healthy then as I go on, I learned to include working out as part of my weekly schedule.
In the event, we learned easy healthy recipes that you can make at home.
GREEK SALAD WITH LEMON VINAIGRETTE
Makes 1 Mason Jar
For the Vinaigrette:
– 2 tbsp olive oil
– 2 tsp lemon juice or calamansi juice
– 1/2 tsp yellow mustard
– 1/2 tsp honey
– 1/8 tsp salt
– small pinch of ground black pepper
– 1 tsp parsley, chopped
1. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, honey, salt, pepper, and parsley.
2. Pour the dressing in the bottom of 16 ounce mason jar then begin to layer salad.
3. Start with the chickpeas, violet cabbage, cucumber, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, black olives and feta cheese.
4. Place the lid on the mason jar, shake, and eat immediately.
CHOCO-BANANA-STRAWBERRY OVERNIGHT OATS
– rolled oats
– 1 cup milk (I prefer rice milk or almond milk)
– 1/ cup greek yogurt
– 1 tbsp chia seeds
– 1 tbsp peanut butter
– 1 tbsp honey
– 1/2 cup sliced bananas
– 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
– 1 small bar, crushed dark chocolate
1. Pour rolled oats, milk, greek yogurt, peanut butter, and chia seed into the mason jar and mix.
2. Layer your toppers: bananas, strawberries, dark chocolate.
3. Mix everything and put in the fridge overnight.
Enjoy your yummy breakfast the next morning!
When it comes to exercising, you don’t need to sweat out in the gym for 2-3 hours when starting your fitness journey. By simply walking your way to work, taking the stairs instead of elevator, walking your dog, or a 30 minutes job in the morning is enough to get you started. The man in the photo looks fit right? He walks his way to work everyday. The distance is about to barangays from his home to his office. Imagine doing that everyday, how many calories you get to burn? How your stamina will improve right?
You can also follow simple workout routine at home. There are thousands of available video tutorials on YouTube that you can follow. I personally like Kayla Itsines and Blogilates. No expensive equipment needed too! Water bottles can be your DIY dumbbells.
Aside from healthy diet and exercise, taking vitamins is also important. Food supplements give us the vitamins and minerals that we don’t get from our usual diet and lifestyle. It also prevent illnesses.
The basics would be:
Vitamin A for immunity, vision and healthy skin
Vitamin B complex for energy production
Vitamin C for immunity and protection against diseases
Vitamin E for cell damage repair or prevention and for healthy skin
Watsons carries different brands and products to cater your needs: Enervon, Conzace, Ceelin, Revicon, Myra E, Centrum, Stresstabs, Berocca, Rogin E, Fern C and Watsons Generics.
Watsons is offering up to 20% off on select vitamins for select period of time in stores. And for its loyal members, Watsons is offering customers a chance to win trips to Bali, Guam or Sydney, or win an iPhone 7 or iPad for a min P500 single-receipt purchase of select vitamins and health products.
Promo runs until June 28, 2017 and is exclusive to SM Advantage, SM Prestige, PRiMO and BDO Rewards Card holders.
Join me as I go back to my healthy lifestyle and achieve my body and fitness goals with Watsons!
Visit any Watsons store nationwide.
Visit www.watsonshealth.com.ph or www.facebook.com/WatsonsPH.