Who is The Fit Mommy?

  • Your mom who never gets tired of taking care of you.
  • Your wife who would stay up late and wait for you to make sure you get home safe.
  • The new girl at work, who works so hard because she’s the breadwinner of the family.
  • The pregnant woman who shuts her eyes and silently bear the pain as she goes in labor.
  • She’s the mom who is trying her best to be everywhere at the same time, to be there for her family.
  • The mother who keeps a smile on her face, and make sure everyone else is comfortable and happy.. Even if she’s dead tired.
Call me G, the crazy nutcase that you might see on the road and shamelessly tell you that you have good looking legs – even if you are a guy and more so if you are a girl. Drop by as I tell you both silly and endearing stories that is related to my pursuit of fitness. And hopefully, inspire all the other Fit Mom’s out there who are as (or even more) feisty and happy like me.
Glad to be back! I’ll see you on the road!
Drop by my other blog at Embracing Everyday here.
  • http://dailyrunningtips.com Constantine

    Hi, I like the passion in your blog. I agree with your philosophy “Never stop learning. Never stop moving.


    Hi Constantine! Thanks for dropping by here… It’s an honor!

  • jazzrunner

    Very interesting blog, fit mommy! lots of information to be had, even for fit daddies.

    keep on running…
    jazz runner


  • http://www.cathyborja72.multiply.com Cathy Borja

    Hello fit mommy!

    Saw you in MMP today (2/5/09). I was wearing a red adidas singlet and cap, running with my very tall husband.

    Anyway, I am inspired to try the 9.93Krun workout you did at MOA. I need to run somewhere other than MMP and BF.

    Email me when you feel like doing it again and need a buddy, I’ll join you.

    Keep running,


    Hi Cathy! I remember! You guys were hard to miss when I did my practice run at MP… Thanks for a new abbreviation for Memorial Park :) See you soon!

  • Nesa Tanyag

    Hi! We’re gearing up for the Botak 42K and 100k running events this May and June and we’d like to invite you to our running bloggers meet up sometime in April.

    If you’re interested, can you please send me your contact details thru nesa@protege.com.ph so that I could coordinate the schedule with you.

    Thanks! And I hope to hear from you soon!

    Nesa Tanyag

  • http://www.thepoc.net Kristel

    Good day! I’m Kristel from The Philippine Online Chronicles (http://www.thepoc.net) and I’d like to invite you and your friends for a bloggers meet and greet called ‘POC Presents: Joy Rojas.’

    Get up close and personal with ultrarunner Joy Rojas and her Takbong Pangarap teammates, trainer/navigator Mateo Macabe and manager Chuck Crisanto on April 15, Wednesday at Fully Booked, The Fort in Taguig City. The meet and greet, sponsored by Philippine Online Chronicles, will be held from 6pm to 8pm at the bookstore’s Uview Theatre.

    The event will be hosted by noted bloggers Dine Racoma and Noemi Lardizabal-Dado of filipinaimages.com, a website dedicated to reshaping the Filipina image online.

    Please check out the Takbong Pangarap Channel at POC and this news article for more event details.


    • http://embracingeveryday.net Gigi

      Hi Kristel! I just sent you an email… Will be there this coming Wednesday…

  • thesolemates

    Hi Gigi,

    Your blog name attracted me to click and read for who wouldn’t want to be a Fit Mommy. I know I do. I’m in the early stages of my quest for fitness and weight loss.

    I’m pleasantly surprised to find inspiring thoughts I truly relate with —
    We were born to manifest God’s glory. Indeed!

    Thanks for the inspiration. Fitness of body and soul. . . they go together . . . an excellent fit.

    - Mariel

  • Ally Lim

    Dear Runner and Blogger,

    Ateneo’s Collegiate Society of Advertising (COSA) will be having its first-ever Fun Run on January 24, 2010 (Sunday) at the Ateneo campus grounds called, “RUN AGAINST THE ELEMENTS: Ateneo COSA Fun Run 2010″ (3/5/10K) with our slogan: Stand Up to Climate Change. We have partnered with social entrepreneur, Illac Diaz, who started “Design Against the Elements.” This is an international design competition that responds to the call for social and climate adaptation by building sustainable homes. This was launched to international architects last June 16, 2009 at the Institute of International Education (IIE) at the United Nations Plaza in New York with the support of the IIE, the Philippine Consulate, Gov. Lray Villafuerte, Gawad Kalinga, United Architects of the Philippines and My Shelter Foundation.

    We are going beyond the spirit of volunteerism. By choosing Design Against the Elements as the cause for our fun run, we will also be promoting its anthem, “Stand Up”, a collaboration of 50 of the Philippines’ finest artists like Kjwan, Cookie Chua, Karl Roy, Jett Pangan, Noel Cabangon, Barbie Almalbis, Migs Escueta, etc. We are asking for your help in the simultaneous online release of the video we (Ateneo COSA) are creating for the song. This unreleased single will be launched online via a video which will be sent to you on TUESDAY for posting on your blogs. TUESDAY (OCT 27) is the targeted date, so if you would like to help us promote this global campaign and fun run event, please do post this video on your blogs. Below is a forwarded message from Illac Diaz if you would like to know more details about the campaign.

    We hope you help us in promoting ACTION against and not just mere AWARENESS regarding climate change. Climate change is here and now—we want to be able to properly handle another calamity like Ondoy next time. Don’t we?

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Ally Lim
    Project Head

    ———- Forwarded message ———-
    From: Illac Diaz
    Date: Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 2:13 AM
    Subject: Philippine Bloggers Appeal Letter (Tuesday Video Launch)

    Dear Blogger

    These last month has been an incredible trial for the Philippines and its people. As the floodwater begins to receed, a new challenge will need to be met, which is rebuilding many areas that have been affected by the storm. This crisis may have an opportunity by allowing us to work with you and help you rebuild better. Specially since, the incident is not a singular occurence, but is going to be a pattern of challenges for the coming decades due to the changes in climate and a longer view must be implimanted.

    We would like to ask you to help us with a mega-band campaign song to raise awareness on the need to move awareness to climate adaptability in the Philippines over mere carbon reduction as the country is not a significant emitter, but one of the world’s communities most vulnerable; and least able to adapt.
    We have united almost 50 of the top icons of music to sing the campaign song to arouse attention not only of the Philippines, but a global audience that we must move to greater awareness and policies for raising awareness to climate adaptability in the Philippines over mere carbon reduction as the country is not a significant emitter, but that we are also one of the world’s communities most vulnerable; and least able to adapt.

    Like the Blog Action Day we shall be releasing a video simultaneously over the web that we are editing now. Here is a rough sample http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ol2x22rFtBg

    We ask you if you could help us with the simltaneous release.


    The projected impact of climate change in Philippines is extreme typhoons (top four in the world according to the Global Climate Index). This is due mainly to the high vulnerability of rural areas and very little capacity for adaptation (poverty and lack of awareness of the rising dangers) of the people at risk. These upcoming humanitarian disasters, and climate refugee mass migration, and will lead to a high state of conflict and insecurity for the poor below the poverty line.

    This project, Design Against the Elements will focus on the climate displaced communities in Metro Manila, Philippines. Combined with research recently completed by the Manila Observatory on the future challenges of climate in the Naga region ( which is a sample of similar challenges in other areas of the Philippines), it contribute to design and build a redesigned low income community which will be the new blueprint of how people in the vulnerable coastal areas can successfully cope with impacts of climate variability. The knowledge generated from this study will facilitate the development of policies that address these humanitarian challenges.

    The main objective of this competition is to contribute to rural adaptability to climate change impacts, in the form of architectural resiliency to strong typhoon winds and heavy rains. Capacity building in the present social networks such as community, non-government, and government organizations involved with these areas will allow a shift into post disaster mitigation to preparing ahead of the storm. The main hypothesis of this project is having a safer structures “ahead of time” will lead to less injury, number of climate refugees, and loss of life and property.
    The main partner and benificiary will be Gawad Kalinga who will recieve the winning designs of which the winner of the competition will have 100 houses built with the new design.

    This competition will begin in November 2009. We are setting the land and the global partners.

    The competition brief ( which is how the architects design the village based on the key points of climate change challenges, data on the site and province, ect) is still being done by the United Architects of the Philippines.Last 2008, it was for building safer schools for shelter (http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2008/05.08/31-designs.html)

    It will be from the top marketing using the United Architects of the Philippines writing to all architect associations in the world linked to them BUT the exciting one is the grassroots marketing of the global Gawad Kalinga members asking architects they can reach (inspire) to be involved. We expect 4000 entries.

    The song is composed by Joey Ayala and Boogie Romero and is about to be finished by 50 of the top Filipino bands and personalities who are now finishing the “Stand Up” theme song for the campaign.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Illac Angelo Diaz
    Executive Director
    Global Designer Village Challenge

  • Glaiza Porneso

    Dear Ms. Gigi,

    WHAT : National Geographic Channel’s Earth Day Run

    WHEN : April 18, 2010, Sunday, 5:30 a.m.

    WHERE : SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City

    WHO : Students, athletes, celebrities, professionals and media are invited to participate in this exciting fun run.

    In celebration of Earth Day’s 40th Anniversary, National Geographic Channel is excited to announce its very first NatGeo Earth Day Run on April 18, 2010 at the SM Mall of Asia. This fun run is open to all interested runners who are willing to participate in the 3k, 5k and 10k races.

    Proceeds will go to building sustainable eco villages to withstand environmental disasters like last year’s Ondoy flooding and to support a global competition to rebuild climate resilient communities designed for a greener environment.

    Through this event, NatGeo aims to promote Earth Day and its global mission to inspire people to care about the planet. Help save the environment. Join the NatGeo Earth Day Run!

    Those who are not participating in the races can still come. Breakfast will be served and interviews with the winners will be held after the awarding ceremonies.


    For more details, please call 635-9355-60 and look for Glaiza Porneso (loc 160); fax: 635-0516.

  • http://runningshield.blogspot.com/ patrick concepcion / runningshield

    Gigi – happy birthday , have a good day.

  • http://www.knowledgechannel.org/ Charlene Tordesillas

    Dear Ms. Gigi,

    Greetings from the Knowledge Channel!

    Our organization will be holding a series of marathons to raise funds for the Knowledge Channel, so that we can reach more public schools and produce more quality education shows for our public school students.

    One part of our marathon series involves asking New York City Marathon runners to dedicate their run for knowledge, and another part involves a local marathon here in the Ortigas area.

    This Thursday (30 September), we will be holding an Acquaintance Night for all Filipino runners of the NYC Marathon. (Ms. Jayme actually has a write-up on the NYC one: http://thebullrunner.com/2010/09/15/nyc-runners-lets-meet/.)

    I know it’s kind of short notice, but we would like to invite you to attend the acquaintance night and maybe write about Knowledge Channel’s marathon events for 2010. We would really appreciate all the support we can get, plus it is also a good way to connect with other runners. :)

    Please let me know if you are interested to support this advocacy and attend the Acquaintance Night this Thursday, 30 September 2010, at Rockwell. We really do hope you could join us!

    Thank you very much!


    Charlene C. Tordesillas
    Knowledge Channel