July 14, 2017

30-Day HIIT and Ab Challenge


Losing weight needs a lot of discipline. I managed to shed about 10 kilos in less than a year but it seems I am starting to gain back extra pounds again. Kaya nga ayaw ko na muna tumapak sa scale.

I felt getting heavier again since Lenten Season. Kain-tulog lang kasi ginawa sa Nueva Ecija. I need to get back on track. For now, Mommy and I are doing the Darebee's 30-Day HIIT Challenge.

This challenge does not need any equipment or weights or even hitting the gym to finish. We are currently on Day 10 of the challenge.



How do we manage to do these challenges? All we have to do is wake up early.

Since we have work from Monday to Saturday, we get up from bed at 4:30 am. Before we start, we prepare our food for breakfast and dinner. 
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Once we are waiting for the food to be cooked, we will start the routine. Most will only take about 3 minutes and so far the longest is 18.

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Aside from the HIIT Challenge, we also added the 30-Day Ab Challenge which focuses the belly area. It consists only of sit-ups, plank, and flutter kicks.

I will make an update after finishing the challenge.

What is your fitness routine?

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July 7, 2017

Electrical-Related Fire Safety at Home


From time to time, we hear from the news that there is a fire. The most common cause of such incident is due to electrical means. Left cell phone charger plugged, damaged electrical wirings, electrical overload to name a few.

How can we avoid electrical-related fire? Here are some things that we can do to avoid this untoward incident:

Electrical Devices
Turn off any electrical appliances like heaters, conditioners, and ovens when not in use especially if you are leaving your home.
Ensure that devices that generate heat must have proper spaces all around for proper ventilation.
Check regularly the wires, plugs, switches. Replace if found damaged.

Cords and Electrical Outlets
Never place cords or extension cords under carpet.
Fully unwind cords to avoid.
Do not overload electrical outlets by plugging too many plugs.
If found any sign of damage, replace immediately.

Lights
Use the proper lighting fixtures for each area at home. Using the wrong type can cause a fire. LED lights produce less heat than CFLs. Speaking of LED light, do you know when and how it was invented? Check it HERE and see how electricity including the discovery of LED light was.


Keep attention on dim, flickering or surging lights. This should be checked and replace immediately.
If heating of switches is observed, turn them off.

Aside from the above-mentioned, prevention is the best way to avoid electrical-related fire. Never attempt do-it-yourself electrical work for it will not only cause a fire but electrocution too.

Do you have any electrical safety tips too?
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July 5, 2017

Unboxing Creative SBS E2400 Speaker


This is another overdue post but I need to share this since I really love listening to music.

There are movies I downloaded with low audio even I put the TV’s volume at maximum. There are also movies that the volume suddenly increases especially the special effects.

As part of our “home beautification”, I finally got a speaker that will be connected to the TV to enjoy watching movies and TV series at home.

I got this Creative SBS E2400 Speaker System.
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The box contains the main subwoofer, two satellite speaker, RCA connectivity to TV sets and DVD players, and a remote control.

The sub-woofer is made of a wooden cabinet for superb bass reproduction.

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Sub-woofer

Here are the other features of Creative SBS E2400 Multi-Purpose Home Entertainment System:

As Speaker Output
Connecting to TV is easy. All you need is a jack with 3.5mm ends. Connect it to the headset output of the TV while the other end is connected to the input of the main speaker. This can be also used for connection to portable players, smartphones, laptops, and tablets. This, perhaps, can be used with Guitar Center, kay guitars for better audio output.

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Satellite Speaker
It only took me time before I used the speaker connected to the TV since the connector included in the box is only for DVD players.

Remote Control

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Remote Control
Changing the music or volume can be done in just one click with the remote control.

USB Flash Drive Connectivity
The speaker has also USB slot where you can save music into a thumb drive and play.

Built-in FM Radio
Also, it has a built-in FM radio. However, I need to add an extension on the antenna or buy an indoor antenna since it doesn’t work well.

Price
I got this from Electroworld for PhP2500.

This set is considered as entry-level multi-purpose home entertainment speaker system with a power output rating of 24 watts of raw audio but still let you pick on different multiple equalizers presets.

What speaker system do you have at home?
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