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Isabelle Chiang of Paleo Manila called me one morning last week with a surprise! :) She has tied up with CROSSFIT MANILA & enrolled me to make sure I reach my goal to a healthy & fit me before I reach another birthday (7 months away!!!).



So I made a visit to Crossfit Manila last weekend to see what it was all about.


The 9 succeeding photos belong to Crossfit Manila…


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I have been eating healthy lately because of the Paleo Manila meals my angels have been sending me on weekdays, but eating healthy is not enough. I needed to get my butt moving too. And I was simply too lazy to do it on my own. So Isabelle really is a God-send! <3 She took care of everything, and now, I’m on my way to another step at realizing my dreams of living a long & healthy lifestyle for Kap & my kids!



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CrossFit is a constantly varied functional movements performed in high intensity. CrossFit workouts or W.O.Ds (Workout of the day) are different everyday, the movements involved are natural and that of which you can apply in your everyday routine, whether lifting, pulling, jumping, pushing, you name it. The concept of high intensity is dictated by the time allotted for the workout or the said amount of repetitions to be executed as fast as the athlete/student can.


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CROSSFIT MANILA is available in the following branches: Alabang, The Fort Taguig, Kapitolyo, Eastwood QC, and Makati.


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A typical class would consist of three parts, namely the Skill, Strength, and MetCon.

Skill consists of practices in weight lifting, kettle bell and medicine ball training as well as basic to advanced gymnastics. Skill through gymnastics and through weightlifting gives students/athletes the chance to learn and polish their skill in the said field. This prepares the athletes or students to properly execute the movements that will be tackled in the W.O.D.

You then move on to Strength development, which involves dead lifts, squats and presses. Strength provides the students/athletes the chance to go through a series of strength cycles that will help improve the force applied by the set of muscular units that are usually activated during W.O.D.s.

Metabolic conditioning, also known as MetCon, is a method of training that involves a very high work rate designed to burn calories. MetCon is basically a set amount of movements and repetitions which is given a certain amount of time to accomplish, for some instances there will be team and partner W.O.Ds and workouts that have a set time wherein which athletes/students will be tasked to do A.M.R.A.P. which means “as many reps as possible”.

W.O.D usually lasts 30 minutes to an hour depending on the movements that will be tackled in the workout. A class runs with briefing, warm up, stretching, the actual workout and if time permits core work and cool down.

The class is for anyone who aspires to be stronger, faster, leaner and fitter. You get to be the best version of yourself in terms of fitness. Omg. Pretty soon, I can outrun THE WALKING DEAD! :P (Sorreh, I just couldn’t resist. Y’all know how much I LOVE the series!)



It’s common knowledge that zombies will eat FAT & UNFIT people first because we can’t RUN! @_@ I’m now on my way to being FIT & FAB with of course, nail polish as my weapon of choice! ;)


Btw, Crossfit Manila also sells PALEO MANILA MACA PROTEIN BARS for when energy gets low..



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This photo belongs to KATHLEEN CHIANG. To read about her Paleo Manila Diary, CLICK HERE.


To be perfectly honest, the moment I got to Crossfit Manila, I wanted to go back out – and fast. They were in the middle of a competition & I LOL’d when I saw what the fit & fab peeps were doing. Hello??? Me??? Was this a big joke???





But then owner MIGUEL “MIGGY” DY BUNCIO blocked my path teehee. He is over 6 feet tall so I gauged I wouldn’t get far even if I tried! :P He laid my fears to rest & said they’ll be gentle to a virgin of exercise, lels..



I was clinging on to Miggy in fear. What I saw was traumatizing, lels. They were all lifting, pumping, pulling, & all other verbs that caused people to work & sweat! @_@ GAH!!!


The kids are all like.. GO MOMMY KAYA MO YAN!!! But look at Kap’s face. It was like.. “Sweetheart, na-update ba natin insurance & health package mo???” LOLZ! ;)) Also with us is Coach JOB WI who will be in charge of my torture.. I mean ‘training”. Shucks, what have I gotten myself into, people???


Ibang levelz na ito!!! Kakayanin ba ng powers ko ito at age 45??? I really don’t know if I can do this but I promised to give it my 101%, and I NEVER back out nor renege on my promise. I also don’t believe in the word IMPOSSIBLE, so let’s do this! Abangan ang susunod na kabanata sa buhay ni Sugar & Spice. #GodHelpMe

Thank you so much MIGGY DY BUNCIO of CROSSFIT MANILA & ISABELLE CHIANG of PALEO MANILA for your faith & trust in me. So if this REALLY pushes through, please watch out for my Paleo Manila posts every Monday, and my Crossfit Manila posts every Tuesday! Thank you for your support & encouragement. For rooting for me & giving me hope. I love you guys! PRAY FOR ME PLEASE!!! :-*



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  • Reply Noel Q.

    So excited to hear about the results of this new adventure. Grabe, inspired ako talaga!

    July 29, 2014 at 8:22 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      I’m reallt scared. Dana samahan mo ako Niel but you live so far away from me. :'( I will try to be brave though. Thank you Niel!

      July 29, 2014 at 8:26 am
  • Reply kat

    Kat from Maryland USA again. Every time crossfit gets hard or you don’t feel like going, just remember it’s only an hour of your day. When you’re done you’ll feel so much better about yourself. You can do this!

    July 29, 2014 at 8:23 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank you so much for this reminder. I’m really apprehensive Kat so this actually helps in conditioning my mind. Thank you! :-*

      July 29, 2014 at 8:25 am
  • Reply Angela

    Go Ms. Jane!!!!! You can do it :D

    July 29, 2014 at 8:30 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank you angela!! :-* Appreciate it.

      July 29, 2014 at 8:33 am
  • Reply med

    My daughter saw your photo and said, “OH my gawd, pumayat na si Tita Jane!”

    July 29, 2014 at 9:51 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      utang na loob meding hahahahaha!! wag kang ganyan at baka tumambling ako sa say!!! ;)) I love Micah!!! <3

      July 29, 2014 at 10:40 am
  • Reply Emily Go

    This is amazing, Ms. Jane! Seryoso ka talaga and look at Kap being supportive as usual! Im so excited for you. I know it wont be easy pero kaya mo yan.

    July 29, 2014 at 11:22 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank you so much Emily! I love how you guys are so supportive of me. Love you! :-*

      July 29, 2014 at 11:24 am
  • Reply Chel Pablo

    Miss Jane, you’re losing weight na!!! Halata!

    July 29, 2014 at 7:57 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Angulo lang yan ni Jana hahaha magaling syang kumuha. A bit palang Chel but I am so happy nevertheless. ;)) Thank you for always encouraging me ha.

      July 29, 2014 at 8:04 pm
      • Reply Chel Pablo

        Syempre, idol kita! I have also started my lifestyle change – two days pa lang though. Need to lose 70 pounds! :)

        July 29, 2014 at 8:20 pm
        • Reply sugargospice

          Wow!!! Let’s do this together Chel! <3 But 70 lbs. is too much naman yata for you coz you don't look as big as me to begin with. Ingat lang ha. :-*

          July 29, 2014 at 8:24 pm
          • Chel Pablo

            Anggulo din yan! Magaling din ako kumuha ng pic! :D


            July 29, 2014 at 8:25 pm
          • sugargospice

            hahaha! Go, go, go!! :-*

            July 29, 2014 at 8:27 pm
  • Reply michymichymoo

    Mama Bear, seriously, pumayat ka na nga.. :) Congrats!!! :)

    July 30, 2014 at 11:01 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Michy bear seriously. Angulo lang yan hahaha!

      July 30, 2014 at 11:09 am
  • Reply frannywanny

    heyyy parang u lost weight na looking at your group photo!! you can do it jane!

    July 30, 2014 at 1:30 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      omg franny I still have a thousand pounds to go hahaha but I really appreciate that you’re encouraging me along. <3

      July 30, 2014 at 1:44 pm
  • Reply Kath

    Wow jane!!! I have to agree with everyone, you really lost a lot of weight!! :) cant wait to see your crossfit update!

    July 30, 2014 at 8:50 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Oh no you guys might get the wrong idea ha. Jana really knows my angle & she knows hpw to take my photos to kake me look thinner haha. I don’t want to disappoint you guys. I lost some weight but not yet that noticeable coz I big to begin with haha. Thank you though! :-*

      July 30, 2014 at 8:52 pm
  • Reply michconstantino

    OMG PAYAT!! :) great job Ms. Jane push paaaaaa… glad you’re doing CROSSFIT. :D

    July 31, 2014 at 10:02 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      utang na loob mich ms. piggy pa rin promise hahaha! :P baby steps!

      July 31, 2014 at 10:32 am
  • Reply Michelle

    I wish they could develop an easier WOD for you to make the transition into a more active lifestyle more appealing. Maybe Miguel can come up with a private workout to start…this way it won’t be so overwhelming? I know how Crossfit kicked my butt when I went for the first time…that being said, I also know that it’s not for EVERYONE. I’m just happy that you are taking steps towards a healthier lifestyle! I’m still waiting for us to go walking around the village with Tech…I can imagine all the kwentos now…

    August 1, 2014 at 9:38 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Huhuhu I really REALLY can’t mish I’ve been having panic attacks for the past 2 days Jeff has been taking me to the doctor. For now I can only do swimming my legs are still wobbly. I may take up GENTLE yoga though after I’ve built up my strength. I have to take baby steps coz I’ve been living such a sedentary lifestyle. I will DIE i fI have to go back to crossfit!!! :'((

      August 1, 2014 at 10:12 am

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