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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Anytime Fitness Shaw Christmas Party

This year's gym party was a blast. Anytime Fitness Shaw Blvd. just held its annual Christmas party and it was a lot of fun. The party attire was denim, just a bit relative to last year's purple theme.




Photo op with gorgeous gym playmates Irish, Coach Kabee, and Limarvic..




A special zumba class with Zin Gerald and Rachel was held at 6pm.




After dance cardio, a fiesta of food followed. I forgot to take photos but the spread was a sight to behold.

There were A LOT of carbs, fats and protein. Protein choices include grilled chicken, chicken lollipops, buffalo chicken, the popular crispy liempo thins, chicharon, and 2 whole Cebu lechon. Carbs include different kinds of pansit, spaghetti, baked mac, my favorite assorted suman, and pizzas; loads of ' em.




Please zoom in to see the suman that I am holding. Haha.

There was a short program, awarding ceremony and games as well. Selected members, coaches and instructor were recognized.




One of the awardees is yours truly.




Photo op with club owner Mr. Derrick, Coach Migs, Coach Kabee and club manager Miss Cha.




So happy to accept this AFPH Battle of the Purple Warrior Champion 2017 certificate.




Also flattered to be chosen as AF Shaw Purple Warrior of the Year.

The first one is kinda expected but not this. Honestly, I am not sure how did I fit the category. Still can't believe I took home this title. Thank you, Anytime Fitness Shaw for the recognition!




And oh, my team won the pyramid game. I took home dozens of Modess cos of it. Yay!


Just 10 days more before Christmas day. My family decided to stay in the city this Christmas but we will be off to an island paradise a few days before the New Year. I know it's gonna be a great experience. Hope to publish a few more posts before the year finally ends. Till then! :)






Note: Photos with watermark is courtesy of Anytime Fitness Shaw Blvd.

Monday, November 20, 2017

20 Random Facts About Me

Got spare time today so I decided to update this blog with some random things about me. Don't be bored. Here we go.





1. My birth name is really Jingky. However, the office of the municipal registry decided that name should be spelled as Jingke! And gosh, they changed my birth date too!!

2. I am the only girl among 3 siblings, but  I also have a step sister and a step brother.

3. When I was a kid, I was so skinny that I had classmates calling me lizard. IKR, bullies!

4. I never liked coffee and cigarettes. Coffee makes me acidic. Cigarettes are smelly.

5. Stupid as it sounds but I dated someone without realizing it. Poor 24 year old me.

6. I speak Onhan, Tagalog, English, and a little Turkish. I can understand Karay-a, Ilonggo, Hiligaynon and Cebuano.

7. I did odd jobs before but my first real paying job was at 21.

8. I let go of the person in #5 because I thought he was too young for me and I wasn't in love. Later on, I got married to someone with the same age as that person. Lol.

9. I can't go to sleep if my home is messy. I always have to do some cleaning and clearing of tables and floors before going to bed.

10. I love cooking and I write a weekly menu before doing my grocery.

11. In Hong Kong, I was once mistaken as an Italian. Actually, I get mistaken to a lot of different nationalities when out of the country. Sometimes odd, other times flattering.

12. My husband and I met through a dating site called singlesaints.com.

13. I spent a couple of semesters in graduate school. Too bad I didn't finish the course.

14. One of my close friends in college still calls me Kyle cos I used to be a tomboy and more.

15. Spice Girls used to be my favorite girl band and I was once obsessed with Mel C.

16. Red is my favorite color. And black and white and blue too.

17. I started blogging in 2004 using the site xanga.com.

18. I have anxiety and I get panic attacks at times.

19. I am allergic to pollen.

20. Currently addicted to fitness. I go to the gym 5x a week. :D








Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Battle of the Purple Warriors Overall Champion 2017

Still. Can't. Get. Over. This.

My team, Anytime Fitness Shaw, actually won the first ever Battle of the Purple Warriors during the My Healthier Place Fitness Fest at BGC last week!




Here we are, Battle of the Purple Warriors Overall Champion 2017, from L to R, R. See, A.F. Shaw member, J. De Mesa, A.F. Shaw member, Coach Migs, Coach Kabee, and J.Kolca (that's me!).




The Fittest Club: Shaw Boulevard branch :)


 
 
 




Never in my dream that I thought of entering a competition like this. I had so much doubt with myself, worried that I would just mess up. I first heard of this event from a blogger friend and I knew it would be interesting to witness. When my coaches invited me to join Team Shaw for the battle of the clubs contest, I neither said yes or no, being totally unsure of what was going to unfold. Anyway, they told me that I could do it and it would be fun so we taped our qualifying video and sent it to the organizers.

On the day of the fitness fest, I was so busy from morning till afternoon. I had zumba in church with the Relief Society sisters at 7am, Halloween party in our community at 9am then another church activity with my daughters at 2pm to 4pm. Thus, I was quite tired the whole day.

At BGC Amphitheatre, all 9 teams were gathered, forming a big circle for a short briefing. Mind you, most of our opponents were tall and with big physique. Our team was literally tiptoeing to get a glimpse of the instructions given by the organizers. Most of us in Team Shaw is just a little over 5 feet. Then before the first round, I was already having a panic attack; heart was racing, knees were wobbly and hands were freakin' shaky. I dealt it with by doing some stretching. I guess it worked!

End of the story, my team aced the easy category with the fastest time. We got a little lost in the medium category though. We didn't know that the timer wouldn't stop after the 1st round and that we had to do the exercises 2x. Luckily, we made it 3rd and entered the final category, the difficult part. I was tasked to do the barbel squats, R. See on bench press, J. De Mesa on deadlift, Coach Kabee on weighted walking lunges and Coach Miguel to assist and spot on us. For the full video of our team's winning moment, please head on Anytime Fitness Shaw's Facebook page.

So grateful for my coaches, Coach Miguel and Coach Kabee, for believing in me and dragging me to this event. Haha. Honestly, really, I seldom look up to people younger than me, but when I do, it simply means they really worth my respect and gratitude. Again, thank you so much Coach Miguel and Coach Kabee. You guys are exceptional. I love you both! Also big thanks to my fellow team mates, R. See and J. De Mesa. We did it and it was soo much fun!! Thanks to Anytime Fitness Philippines as well. You're right, it is not just about the prizes, but also the fame and respect to which our team is very much thankful for. Lastly, great thanks to my Anytime Fitness Shaw family for the support especially to Miss Cha. Shawtime it is!!!

Purple Warrior signing off. Till next :))







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