Idea Crib’s Well-thy Pinoy Profiles blog series is now underway!! With this blog series, I plan to regularly feature healthy and happy Pinoys and glean insights about why and how they keep healthy and happy. The ultimate aim is to inspire more individuals to take care of themselves by taking care of their health and their bodies.
The second featured personality in this blog series is writer, content marketer, and running blogger Noelle De Guzman, a.k.a the Kikay Runner. Check out her answers in the blog’s latest post.
Well-thy Pinoy Profiles: Get to Know Noelle De Guzman
Occupation Writer and Content Marketer
Hobbies Writing, Reading, and Traveling
Social media profiles IG and Twitter: @kikayrunner; Facebook: Kikay Runner
How do you stay healthy?
For exercise I swim, bike, run, and do core work. I try to eat non-processed foods, usually going for a home-cooked meal rather than dining out. I get lots of fruit and vegetable in my diet.
Why do you keep healthy?
I was overweight at one point in my life and at risk for diabetes. I want to stay healthy so I can live longer and really enjoy life!
When did you decide to live healthy?
In 2001 I was at my biggest and just couldn’t find anything to wear for university graduation. I knew then I needed to make some changes. First it was just changing the way I ate — no more daily McFlurries! Then I started on some home exercise videos, which got me addicted to endorphins.
What are your favorite indulgences/ cheat day treats?
I don’t believe in cheat days. I go a little crazy when I feel I restrict what I eat, so I allow myself an ensaymada or some Cheetos when I get the craving. I keep the portions small though and share the calories with friends and family.
In your opinion, what’s the one thing people can do to kick-start their journey to wellness?
It has to be something they want for their own health or personal growth, not just because they want to look great for summer. It has to be a life decision, not just a temporary one.
I soo agree that wellness is a life decision. It’s something you have to want to do, else you wouldn’t be able to sustain it. Also, I love ensaymada too, haha! What about you? What can you say about Noelle’s journey to fitness and wellness? Who else can I feature in this series? I’d love to hear your comments below.
The first Well-thy Pinoy Profile featured my friend, marathoner Arthane Carlo Sicat. The next Well-thy Pinoy Profile is on April 27, 2016. Can you guess who I’ll feature? 🙂 Stay tuned!
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