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Run BGC 2012 on November 25, 2012

photo credit: Run BGC on Facebook

I’m only on the 2nd month of taking my fitness  seriously. And so I’ve been like a headless chicken looking for fun fitness activities to join. From the day I ran my 1st real 5k at the 1st PNCGEPAI Takbo Para Sa Kinabukasan last July as a requirement to graduate as a Fitfil ambassador and trying to avoid it for so long, I have finally caught the running bug. After Fitfil, I’ve never felt stronger and having more endurance for a run.

I was so ecstatic when I read from Pinoy Fitness that there would be a running event hosted by BGC this year. It’s been happening since 2010 and this year it’s going to be a part of a 3-day festival that’s happening on November 23-25.

BGC is a big sponsor and part of the first Fitfil bootcamp in Manila, so I urged my team mates to participate. We are planning to join the 10k category and we have at least 3 months to train for it!

Will you be joining as well? This is gonna be fun!

On not leaving it up to chance and my Fitfil Bootcamp experience

Before I got married I was diagnosed with both PCOS and Hypothyroidism. I did not really dwell on it because I know both are manageable.

PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) and Hypothyroidism are both hormonal imbalance that causes me to have irregular period and kept me sluggish, always tired, sleepy, irritable and depressed for no apparent reason. This also means that my metabolism is SO slow that no matter how much I try, I just keep on losing that weight loss battle. The imbalance of hormones also meant it would be hard for me to conceive and to be honest, that’s what really bothered me. So on my doctors’ order, I was placed on a special diet and was prescribed a small pill  that I have to take everyday.

Everyday, I am determined to lose the extra pounds and get fitter and stronger, so I enrolled in Jim Saret’s Fitfil Movement Bootcamp Program. For almost 5 weeks now, I have been doing intense workout with a group of people that may or may have not the same intention as I have. No matter the reason, everyone just keeps on pushing and maximizing their limits. This is what I love about this program. It’s main objective is not for weight loss per se, but to get fit.

Fitfil Bootcamp

Photo c/o Fitfil BGC

In the past 5 weeks, I have been pushed by the coaches to do well. It is inspiring to see people going for the same kind of goal as you. I know that weight loss will come eventually, but as of now, I feel stronger, leaner and have more endurance. In the past month, I’ve tried exercises and workout routines that I haven’t done before (kettlebell, krav maga, trx, therabands, bear crawl, burpee, belly jelly, different kinds of push-ups, squats and jumping jacks, etc.). That I thought I can’t do, but it turns out, our body is just too adaptable that it can do anything. I don’t always do some of the exercises perfectly at first, but as Coach Jim Saret mentioned in almost all of our sessions, it’s not about competition but completion. No matter how slow your progress is as long as you finish and you feel stronger, then you’re a winner.

Pata Team Bang!
Photo c/o Fitfil BGC

I am not leaving pregnancy to chance. I want to live healthy and fit so that when I do get pregnant, I won’t have a lot of difficulty.

P.S.: Finally a Fitfil Ambassador! And waiting for the next bootcamp!