3-Day Preparation for a 4-day Boracay Stay

It was flattering to be told that I must’ve photoshopped my picture of me in bikini, or, I must’ve undergone some “preparations” to achieve this so-called Boracay-worthy body.

 

For the record, it was my first time wearing bikinis on the beach, and I loved it. Hurrah, guts, hurrah.

The more contact there is between me and the sun-sand-sea, the more I become one with nature. An invigorating experience that lends me the calmness of the sea and the might of the sun. Hurrah, nakedness!

In Boracay, many people — lean or fat, sexy or not — are stripped down to their bikinis, and so, no worries about exposing flesh. Boracay guests travel light, no excess baggage: no inhibitions, no fears, no reservations. Life is short to wear shorts.

But how did I prepare for this in three days? I know people do major preparations for Boracay like shopping for the sexiest bikinis to having Brazilian wax and doing 100 sit ups a day.

As for me, let’s see.

Gym? No. My budget could not afford a single session in a gym or yoga class or pilates or kickboxing.

Jogging? Neither. It hurts my muscles and I get exhausted easily.

Uh, liposuction? Of course. This is the easiest way to a sexy body. But, no.

 

Here’s what I did, or, what I’ve been doing in weeks when I arrived from Singapore, but trust me, you’d rather read a Health magazine than look at my tips since I’m not an expert in body building or dieting:

1. Drink lots of water. I do 8 glasses per day. I know it’s good for skin rejuvenation, so thank heavens I’m always thirsty.

2. Eat pineapples. My father buys me small pineapples sometimes and I eat all of it. I imagine the phytochemicals or something flush the toxins from my body including unnecessary fats. But I think I was just imagining.

3. Cut rice intake from 4 cups of rice a meal to 2 to 3 cups. I love rice, but my youngest brother has been noticing my bulging tummy and I was offended by the way he teases me. That rascal. So I thought of controlling my rice-all-you-can kind of eating habit and urged myself that in this way, I am actually helping the Philippine government to achieve rice self-sufficiency by 2013 so that we stop being the top rice importer of the world, aka,  the world’s no. 1 nation of rice freaks.

4. Do the household chores. I don’t do weights but I carry some stuff around the house when I clean it. Lately, I’m doing my own laundry, and this is my work out. For the rest of the day, though, I just sit on the sofa, read.

5. Sit and stand properly. Good posture has been my problem for years, so now I work on it, and I think it shapes my body fine.

6. Read. Well, this doesn’t make you fit, but it can make you sexy. If you are a wide reader, you are confident with your thoughts and comfortable with the world you live in, and you can wear a bikini. Makes sense, right?

Well, I warned you. I’m no expert on this.

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tom
tom
9 years ago

i wish im with you in bora 🙁

ai
ai
9 years ago

me too, tom!

eng
eng
9 years ago

i love these tips! much much easier and attainable…wahahaha..

ai
ai
9 years ago

hahahaha di ba? it IS attainable this way.

john prejillano
john prejillano
9 years ago

you look hot ai. or should i say you are hot. far from the ‘manang’ days, when you first stepped into the o[P]is…

ai
ai
9 years ago

thank you john! hahaha well, i was too busy back then to doll up or mind my body. hehe

Pinaywriter
9 years ago

Natuwa ako sa number 6. Pero delikado un if you are like me who munch when I read. Ergo the stains on my books are not all because of age.

ai
ai
9 years ago

naku, delikado nga yan. lol.

Oh, I have food stains on my books, too! Bad reader/book-owners we are.

Lester
8 years ago

hello Miss Ai! I love your Youngblood column. perfect entrance for the Month of Love., so kilig kilig daw. It was very very nice. Glad to read something that is lovely, funny and romantic in the column.
BTW, I work in Boracay so who knows I may have bumped into you when you were here. ^_^

P.S. witwewww.

ai
ai
8 years ago
Reply to  Lester

Hi, Lester! wow cooool. your job location is to die for! haha yeah, we might’ve bumped into each other. funny, small world, right?

bobot
8 years ago

wOw… nice one Ms Ai…
congrats 4 ur article…
God bLess!

Bobot F. 🙂

ai
ai
8 years ago
Reply to  bobot

hi, bobot. thank you so much!

ai
ai
8 years ago

😀 nye. hehe thanks for reading!

Vanessa
8 years ago

Kinilig ako sa column mo sa enquirer. Unfair ang pag-ibig, lagi naman akong nakasmile pero bakit hindi pa rin nananalo? Kudos for you. ^^

ai
ai
8 years ago
Reply to  Vanessa

hahaha that’s so funny, vanessa
thanks for dropping by my blog! i took a peek at your blog. full of interesting stuff in there!

Tabz
8 years ago
Reply to  ai

nabasa ko ung column mo sa inquirer, grabeha ng tyaga mo mag MS sa Diliman, tapos paunta p ng LB… eh ako nga mandaluyong to Diliman, tinatamad ako… kaya cguro tagal ko tinapos ung undergrad ko dun hehe… neweys, that story made me smile!

ai
ai
8 years ago
Reply to  ai

Hi, Tabz! super kapagod talaga! hahaha at least you finished. 😀

Maria
Maria
8 years ago

I love your tips, it’s easy to follow and to combine with my SEEFOODS Diet, it’s every food I see I eat ^_^…. I love your young blood, talagang kilig to the bones, tamang tama for this love month. I wish you a long successful and happy marriage.

ai
ai
8 years ago
Reply to  Maria

Hi, Maria! Thanks for reading the Young Blood article and these rather silly tips. SEEFOODS. cool! hahaha! bagong kaalaman.

babam
babam
8 years ago

hi miss ai, i love your blog! i just learned from it today and i really find myself smiling while reading your blog. thanks for inspiring people! I would want to be a traveler too! God bless you! :*

ai
ai
8 years ago
Reply to  babam

aww thanks, babam. good to know i somehow inspired you. start going places soon!


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