Over summer I took a 8-week fitness challenge together with a handful of inspiring people. In partnership with Fit & Right Active, I was training under Coach Bok Santos together with Sam YG. The goal was to push ourselves by making fitness part of our lifestyle. Honestly, I think it was easy for all of us who participated simply because we were already active prior to doing the challenge. My fitness beshie Sam was in fact training for a triathlon, Jeff of Pinoy Fitness and Jigs Mayuga were under Coach Culver Padilla and both of them lead an active lifestyle–Jeff is a runner while Jigs trains Crossfit. The real challenge though is to be consistent not just by being active but also having proper nutrition and rest since we are all leading a busy lifestyle.
This was me about three weeks into the 8-week fitness challenge. Never was I this confident to wear a bikini even when I was still single. Amazing what our bodies can do if we give proper attention and proper care.
Summer is usually all about trips and vacations so it’s kinda challenging to stay active. I learned even though I am still a fitness noob that one must aim for sustainable long-term goal. So instead of focusing on my short-term goal of being able to flaunt a bikini-body I challenged myself to come up with a long-term goal.
It’s super easy to let go but what’s challenging is starting again and I don’t like that feeling of going back to square one. So even though I’m on vacation, I make sure I clock in a good workout. Our hotel didn’t have any gym so I made do of the beautiful view, I ran and did some sets by the beach.
A lot have noticed over the past few months that I’ve transformed my body. I feel more lean, stronger, fitter and better. And I owe it all to proper training & proper nutrition.
Because guuuuys, consistency is the key to success. You can’t really wish and hope to be better if you don’t put in the work. And you can’t expect things to happen overnight because it takes time. I admit I’ve had my fair share of being impatient. And I always I end up comparing myself to others. Eventually, I learned to just focus on myself and to trust the process.
It also helps to take products that work well for you to help you with your fitness journey. If you’ve been following me on Instagram & have watched my stories, you probably know by now that I take Fit & Right Active in between working out. It’s a 2-in-1 Isotonic drink with Electrolytes that keeps me hydrated and at the same time helps me burn fat with L-Carnitine.
The 8-week fitness challenge did not only made me stronger nor fitter, it made me learn more about myself and what I can do. Imagine when I started I couldn’t even do one proper push up nor do continuous sets without panting and catching my breath.
When I started training with Bok my goal was to be stronger and that’s what we focused on. Sobrang bonus na lang that the result is also seen physically. Muscles started to build and I can do things I never thought I could do such as finishing my first ever vertical run.
Still in the process of conquering the ab roller but I’m super happy to report there is progress! A little progress each day adds up to big results.
To those who’ve been asking how I do it, it’s really simple: start by consciously wanting change to happen to you. Do something about it and go get it. Other people can only inspire you to get moving and to start living a healthier lifestyle. At the end of the day, it all depends on you and what you can do to be better, stronger, healthier.
So thankful for Fit & Right Active for giving me this opportunity. To be better and to love being active. I can really say this is the most active, healthiest and most alive I’ve ever been. I’m better because I can do more and I can better take care of myself and my family. Special thanks to Coach Bok for being a great trainer and for my workout buddy Sam for the push & encouragement every training. Congratulations on conquering Ironman! Lakaaaas mo. 🙂
To all those who think you can’t, let this be a reminder that anything possible. Never thought I can run 10 kilometres, run vertically, climb a mountain, and hopefully conquer Spartan Race. Yet here I am trying and training for it. If I can do it, so can you!
Because sharing is caring, here’s a quick video of the training we did we Bok Santos. Most of these don’t require any equipment so you can do it at home. Enjoy! 🙂