16 AUG 2023 NUTRITION AND WELLNESS 2 MINS READ 789 VIEWS

BodyKey™ Stories: No More Hiding

WORDS BY AUDREY VALENTON, AS TOLD TO RENZNEIL ROBLES

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I was depressed with my ballooning weight when my wife told me about the BodyKey™ Shake It Up program, hindi ako nagdalawang-isip sumali since my gut told me it was the opportunity I have long been waiting for. Isa rin sa naging eye-opener ko was remembering my father, who was diagnosed with an illness late last year. Ako kasi, I wanted to care for my parents in their old age. Pero para pala magawa ‘yun, I must first turn my health around for the better.

Fast-forward to when the program began, it was really a war of will. From my habit of eating junk food and not worrying about counting calories, bigla na lang I must ensure I don't exceed the daily 1.2k calorie allocation. I also had trouble sleeping due to hunger pangs, which affected my mood during the day. Yes, it was challenging, but aware akong kailangan ang sacrifices to make this successful.

When I finally lost five kilograms after my first week, I knew I was doing the right thing. I regularly posted my weight loss journey on social media, and my friends were amazed. In three more months, I transformed from 197.4 lbs. to 150 lbs. Sniffling, I told myself that I did it. I won the battle of the bulge!

Bago ang lahat ng 'to, I was miserable and overweight. I used to constantly hide behind my work computer. Pero ngayon, hindi sa pagmamayabang, but I'm confident inside and out. I no longer feel ashamed seeing my reflection at proud din akong I rediscovered my old love of playing basketball.

Something I realized from BodyKey™ is weight loss is not a sprint race but a journey. Natutunan kong great results would take time and the process does not need to be rushed. At kahit gaano pa ka-unpleasant ang naging simula ng story mo, hindi nito dapat i-define how would you progress.”