fitness junkie by lucy sykes and jo piazza book review

Janey is a normal, happy woman with a little flab that can’t be solved by being more active but then her life got screwed up when her partner told her she needs to lose weight because she’s becoming a disgrace to the company she half-owned.

If you loved When Life Gives You Lululemons or the Shoppaholic series, then you should add this in your To-Read List.

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That Spin Class That Made Me Curse Cardio

I can’t remember the exact date, but I’m pretty sure this happened between 2010 & 2011 when my friend and I bought a 30-day pass in a prestigious gym in Manila. Hulaan niyo na lang which one, hehe. If I remember it correctly, the voucher was around 1500 PHP and you’ll have a full access to their facilities for a month, so not bad right? Besides, it’s hard to commit when you’re not even sure if you really want the service, etc.. etc.. but the truth is, we’re just not sure that we’ll like working out. Alam mo naman tayo, pretentious minsan or, shall I say, madalasIto yung kasagsagan or unang bugso ng wellness industry and almost every yuppie attends either a Zumba, pilates or yoga class at least once a week or twice a month.

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Fitness Spot: Discovery Suites Ortigas

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When you become a fitness enthusiast, you’ll realise the impact of your chosen lifestyle with your choices, especially the way you travel. I used to just bring a lot of clothes, shoes & makeup! Plus, the location of the hotel should be near an MRT/bus station and a mall. But now, some of my major concerns are like:

Is there a gym at the hotel? if none, where’s the nearest one?

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Fitness Spot: Elorde Reyes Boxing Gym

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I went home to Manila and stayed there for a couple of weeks (almost two months, actually) and so I was kinda expecting that my regular workout schedule will change. True enough, I get to exercise at least once a week (lucky if I can do it 2x/week) and thanks to my active friend, Jo, that I get to try boxing. So here are my thoughts on my experience.

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