Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Smile From The Toes Up!

Over the weekend I headed to the gym and took this chance to spend time with my nephews. It's always nice to hangout with kids.

That's me soaking my feet after battling with the treadmill.

I had a great chat with my sister while pigging out on Mary Grace's cheese roll with our feet soaked! She was the one who took these photos.

Look at my nephews! They never fail to make my day!

That's my gym outfit. I look like I just came out of bed because the truth is... I just did when this photo was taken. heeh!

I miss my gym buddies. They canceled their membership already. I can bring anyone on weekends for the whole month of April so please let me know If you are interested. I can really use some company plus sauna bonding is always fun. Besides, I would have to cancel in May because I need to save up and probably just bug Allan for a run so I better make the most out of it now. I know I'll miss the place and most especially the classes for sure. Been a member for years already but because I moved to live on my own... Fitness First, you are too pricey for me now! =(

Speaking of saving up and because I enjoyed soaking my feet in the pool so much, I did check out some foot soak recipes online. I think this is something I would want to do during my me-time to replace my sauna-moment-of-peace in the gym.

Lavender Herbal foot bath


* 5 litres of water
* 2 drops of lavender essential oil
* 1/4 cup of sea salt or Epsom salt


* Boil water and cool down a bit
* Add lavender oil and salt
* Soak your feet

Lavender is not only used in relaxing bubble baths and foot massage, it is a wonderful ingredients for your feet. It smells good and provides relaxation your feet need.

You could also try sandlewood or Ylang Ylang oils, they also have a soothing effect.

Skin softening soak


* 1/4 fresh lemon juice
* a bit of cinnamon
* 2 tablespoons of olive oil
* 1/4 cup of milk
* 1/4 water


* Mix all the ingredients and soak your feet as long as you like
* In order to maintain the effects this foot soak use it 2 times a week

After you are done with this foot soak, your skin will feel smooth and pedicure will be a breeze. Cuticle care is performed after this, as they are softened and can be pushed back painlessly.

All recipes found here. Happy soaking! =)


  1. would love to go to gym too but weekends are spent mostly with my family. I love your pink flats where did you buy it? :)

  2. i agree! fitness first is so pricey :( anyway, your nephews are ohso cute!! :) and yay for sisterly bonding :)

  3. aaahhh i love Mary Grace's cheese rolls!! anyway, your nephews are adorable, Aie! this makes me want to head home right now to play w/ my nephew!

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  4. We have a gym in the office and I've been wanting to go for so long but I can't because I don't have gym shoes! LOL too many shoes, not one of them appropriate for working out x_x I'm already super thin/ underweight but I could use some workout techniques for strength training.

    And your post made me miss my cousin Jerico. He's in Palawan with his parents and will be there until the end of April :(

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  6. You totally rocked that turban trend, dear! I think it would never look good on me haha! So envious! Love love your pink flats too! :-)

  7. Nice pictures!:)

  8. oh! nice pictures with the kid! :)


  9. I've been using the Wii Fitness Coach at home to save money, but I miss the perks of a gym membership for sure!

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  10. aie! is this your nephew who wants burger with a leaf?? :) hahaha! super cute pictures!!!

  11. haha Reg yes that's him! =) cute nila grabe!

  12. The pool looks so nice!!

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