- Rica Peralejo shared a photo of her before-and-after transformation in just five months
- She revealed that more than just gaining a slimmer and trimmer body is her newfound strength
- The former actress also said that while she did not really care about how she looked then, she truly cared about the way she felt
- She focused on that feeling and worked to get rid of her sluggish and heavy self until she achieved it
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Rica Peralejo shared a photo on IG of her before-and-after transformation, which the former actress said she achieved in just five months.
Her photos gained attention from many netizens, with most of them commenting that Rica’s transformation is inspiring them to do the same.
Rica made it clear that more than just the way she looks now, she values more the strength she gained from her workout.
“I don’t care if I look this way forever but I do care about the way it feels!” Rica wrote alongside her post.
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She said that while she doesn’t like how she looked before, making her looks the goal in working out do not seem to work for her.
So she started focusing on the feeling. Rica said that back in April, she felt really sluggish and heavy and so asked for a new diet plan from her nutritionist.
The former actress said she’s after a diet that would help her eat right, not just a plan that would help her lose weight.
“More than that kasi I was after bad habits loss. Specifically, to lose my cravings for excessive everything. Sugar, salt, preservatives,” she wrote in her post.
She also noted that doing a complete restart with her diet and exercise is more difficult, with the results not that dramatic.
“Weeks have gone by and the weight was the same no matter how much I moved, even heavier sometimes, and the inches didn’t seem to lessen as well,” the former actress revealed.
She noted, however, while her body looked like it did not improve, her strength did and things she used to do with difficulty does not seem so hard anymore.
“I noticed that going up three floors didn’t matter as much as I did before. I am also able to play with my energetic kids more and snapped less,” Rica said.
She then went into jumping exercises and felt the need to eat better again to cope with her newfound strength and as a result, she lost weight more than what she wanted.
Rica said that she felt and looked very good. The former actress also said that she loved the strength she gained and her trim body is just a bonus.
Regina Carla Bautista Peralejo-Bonifacio, better known as Rica Peralejo, is a former actress, TV host, singer, content creator, and writer. She was born on March 7, 1981 and began her showbiz career at a young age. She was a member of Ang TV, a popular youth-oriented variety show that aired on ABS-CBN. She also appeared in Gimik and was among the cast of the hit series !Oka Tokat.
Her acting ability was proven in several teleseryes like Marinella, Sineserye Presents: Palimos ng Pag-ibig, Mula Sa Puso, Sa Piling Mo, Pangarap na Bituin, and Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay. She was also a segment host in Umagang Kay Ganda. Rica turned her back on showbiz after marrying Joseph “Joe” Bonifacio, a pastor at Every Nation Church.
The former actress buzzed the online community recently after she posted about "cancel culture" on Instagram. In her latest online post, the 40-year-old actress talked about receiving hate and why we should not listen to our "shamers." Her post, however, prompted one netizen to air their concerns, stating that what the actress said could be "dangerous." The celebrity mom eventually responded and said that one post is not enough to address all the problems in the world.
She also honored the late Raymund Isaac on social media by emotionally recalling her special moments with him many years ago. During her “party days” in Boracay, she and Raymund usually bumped into each other and spent time together. Raymund was able to teach her that photos showing natural, candid and casual moments are more powerful than photos with manufactured moments. Furthermore, Rica said that she is already missing her friend and that she cannot wait to bump into him again someday.