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12 by 2012: Final Update

My final post for this 12 by 2012 project. There are hits and misses but the project really did get me focus on things I need to do before 2011 ends.

1. Get my pre-pregnancy body back (I still have 20pounds to go) – This is a FAIL. We will be having a weigh-in tomorrow and will be competing against my sister-in-law and her husband (aka Biggest Loser Couple). The winning couple wins a plain ticket to Boracay.
2. Run 10km in less than 1hr and 20 minutes (have to resume running again if I intend to do half a marathon by February)
3. Attend a planaforma or barre3 class or some form of fitness class – Didn’t happen. Just had too much stuff on my plate.
4. Print and create baby Warren’s 3month scrapbook (he’s one month now) – Will be printing this by next week. Had a few pictures sorted out already.
5. Launch the new business (market and sell) – Check out Simple Bundles of Joy multiply site
6. Ensure that my existing stores are able to deliver this Holiday season (
7. Help hubby with his business idea – Moving this to next year’s goal.
8. Organize our finances (currently in disarray now that baby is here) and increase my personal savings plan
9. Reach 10k hits in this blogSUCCESS! Hit the 10K mark a few days than target! Thank you!!!
10. Setup my home office (been in my to do list for 2years already) – Didn’t happen this year.
11. Build my team of financial consultants to 5 (currently at 3)
12. Make that Holy Land trip (incentive as financial consultant)DONE! Even reached Star Club level!

Watch out for my 13 by 2013 Project goals. Make one NOW. It really does help you focus and achieve them. 🙂


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Update: Juju Cleanse Experiment

So, I made it through the day with just the Juju Cleanse! Surprisingly, I did not feel any hunger.

Woke up at around 730AM and followed the instructions. I drank the mint tea and followed it up with Juice # 1 (Green Bomb). It smelled like celery, alright. Since I’m used to eating vegetables and have tried the 7 green juice, this was no biggie. Finished the whole bottle in a few minutes.

I got to my one-on-one training by a little over 10AM and put out the 2nd bottle. This one had a slight kick to it. I think this is due to the ginger. Again, it wasn’t too bad, I gulped it up in a few minutes.

I met up with my brother at Chelsea. Had to control myself from trying out those crab pancakes and freshly baked bread. Got through my 3rd bottle without much fuss.

Lugging around my Juju cleanse bag in heavy rain, I took a cab from Fort all the way back to Makati. A few minutes after, I grabbed my 4th juice and drank it without problems.

My next juice was supposed to be at around 530PM. I thought I’d be able to return home before that time so I didn’t bring my 5th bottle. Unfortunately because of the rain, traffic was horrible and it took the driver more than 2 hours to arrive. By the time he arrived, it was already 630PM. Traveling all the way from Makati to our house took another 1.5 hours. Got stuck in a small street perpendicular to Aurora Blvd because of an accident involving an L300 and a car. By the time I arrived home, it was already 830PM. Surprisingly though, I wasn’t hungry.

Got my 5th Juju Cleanse bottle and again drank it with no problem. I think this is the same as the first one – Green Bomb.

By 10PM, I got the last Juju cleanse bottle. Amongst the 6 bottles, this one I didn’t like. This one definitely had a kick to it. Cayenne pepper? I forced myself to finish the whole bottle.

I’ll weight myself tomorrow and see if there are any effects caused by my Juju Cleanse experiment.

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Posted by on December 21, 2011 in My Simple Life


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Juju Cleanse Experiment

Juju Cleanse Experiment

As you know, one of my goals written in 12 by 2012 is to lose the pounds gained during pregnancy (around 20lbs still!). Been having a hard time going to the gym because of the last minute stuff I needed to do in the office, with Prulife and in our new business. So, I ended up with giving Juju Cleanse a try.

What is Juju Cleanse?

Juju cleanse is a set of detoxifying drinks that you consume in a certain time period (1-3 days) while you put aside your spoon and fork during those days. It is meant to give your digestive system the much needed break. There are 3 different levels starting with level 1 as an introduction to the world of detoxification all the way to level 3 for the hard-core cleanse.

Benefits of Juju Cleanse

According to its website, the benefits of the Juju Cleanse are as follows –

  1. Easy absorption: Drinking is easier on your body than eating is, as enzymes, vitamins, and minerals can be absorbed directly into your bloodstream. The energy that would otherwise have gone towards digestion can then be redirected to detoxifying or cleansing.
  2. Rehydration: Most people don’t drink enough during the day. We fix that.
  3. Alkaline Restoration: Juju Cleanse promotes the alkalinity of body fluids essential for proper immune and metabolic function.
  4. Vitamins, minerals, enzymes, oh my. Our program is full of the necessary goodies to get your body back in form.
  5. Cleansing Action: Our juice cleanse has a laxative effect which will help your body rid itself of toxins and improve your metabolism, which leads directly to the next point:
  6. Weight loss: Some will lose more weight than others but this is a direct benefit due to the cleansing action of our juices.

After ordering yesterday, I picked up my Juju Cleanse in their New Manila drop-off center. I got the Level 2 1 day detox to see if I can really take it plus we have a dinner on the 22nd so it was impossible for me to complete it in 3 days. I wouldn’t miss our December 22 dinner for anything. 🙂

The Juju cleanse was packaged in its own bag and came with 6 detoxifying drinks. The 6 detoxifying drinks are as follows –

  1. Green Bomb: This iination of celery, cucumber, coconut water, malunggay, pineapple, s a combromaine lettuce and spinach.
  2. Red Giant: This is composed of beets, carrots, ginger and pineapple. This is meant to assist in cleansing and elimination.
  3. Spicy Lemonada: Made of cayenne pepper, honey and lemon, this is aimed at assisting in speeding metabolism and swinging your body’s PH level to a more alkaline state.
  4. Alkazest: Made of coconut water, grapefruit and pineapple. This is “designed to replenish your electrolytes and boost your energy levels to help get you through the rest of the day.”
  5. Salaba’t Lemon: Made of ginger, honey and lemon, this is supposed to provide relief with respiratory problems.

The drinks are scheduled to be consumed on 730AM, 10AM, 1230NN, 3PM, 530PM and 8PM. Each one is individually numbered from 1 – 6.

Looking forward to know how the drinks taste and if I can really go the whole day without any food intake.

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Day 9: Baby, Work, Plump out project etc.

Finally got a chance to blog today! Had quite a headache when I woke up. Good thing I had a scheduled massage! 🙂 Getting used to Baby Warren’s routine already. He wakes up at around 6AM, sunbathes for an hour to an hour and a half, takes a bath, poops, and feeds. He sleeps at around 11AM all the way to 330PM. He goes through the routine of getting fed excreting, sunbathing and sleeps for 3-4 hours.

I am happy to post that I’ve lost 1lb. I’m now down to 145lbs. Had 2 soups again for lunch and a spoonful of rice. Rewarded myself with a Dunkin Donut premium chocolate donut. 🙂 Had another soup for merienda. For Dinner, I had 3 soup dishes again! Tried the sans rival dunkin donut. It was good. Haven’t had sugar for quite some time so anything sweet would taste good, I think.

I was able to do some work today. Met with my EA for Souvenirlab. She updated me on what’s happening with the new store that was opened last September 17 at SM Sta. Mesa. Store looks promising. Will post pictures as soon as I get it from her. This will be our third and last store this year. Depending on how the 3 stores will be doing, we’re looking at opening 2 more next year in SM North and SM Megamall. Not sure if I still want to deal with SM though. Looking at trying to get a space at Ayala next year.

Currently watching Biggest Loser! Super kilig with the Raffy-Hazel tandem. They have a guaranteed php750k between them already for getting the top2 spots. Hazel’s down to 150lbs! This show’s inspiring me to lose more weight. Baka maabutan ako when they weigh in on oct 8! I’m targeting to break the 140lb barrier by that time.I’m calling my weight loss my plump-out project.

Will try to blog again tomorrow … Baby’s crying again …

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Posted by on September 21, 2011 in Family


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