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Gold’s Gym BodyCon 5.0: The Journey Begins

The time has come.

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Today, it was announced that I am now one of the finalists of Gold’s Gym Philippines BodyCon 5.0! I was waiting for the right moment to arrive and after 2 years of trying to recover from my illness, I thought that I cannot wait much longer to share this story of mine and hopefully, this would inspire a lot that fitness can make a big change, not just with how they look but most of all, with how they feel about themselves.

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Imagine the big smile on my face when I first saw this photo!

The GoSee held last November 17 at Gold’s Gym Ayala 30th was an experience I will never forget. I was with the rest of the aspiring fitness enthusiasts around the metro who are also hoping to get a spot and be able to show how fitness has influenced them to strive and be the best that they can be.

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During the GoSee last November 17 at Gold’s Gym Ayala 30th

Why I Joined BodyCon

I became aware of this bodybuilding competition since 2017 when I followed Gold’s Gym on their social media channels and checked out what the competition was all about: a celebration of success from people of all walks in life through fitness.

I was inspired to join after knowing some of the competitors and winners who are now part of the BodyCon family: Culver Padilla (Mr. Fitspiration, BodyCon 2.0), Joshua Gayta (BodyCon 3.0 Finalist), and Juliane Paulo Del Rosario (Mr. Fitspiration, BodyCon 3.0).

But I was challenged emotionally when I was struck with a rare neurological disease (Bell’s Palsy), and decided to take a step back. You’ll hear more of this story pretty soon!

I had to go back up and move forward knowing that it is no the end of the world; that I can still smile with my body knowing that I’ve put a lot of hard work to get to my own “finish line”.

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Flaunt it, flaunt it!

Being able to compete at a bodybuilding competition last July 2018 was one of the toughest challenges that I’ve done. Even though we didn’t place, it was already a victory for me knowing that I went through a lot of challenges that don’t just involve physical stress but also involves the practice of discipline and control of emotions throughout the preparations.

Now that we’re officially a finalist, I am now more motivated to get out there, put in a lot of work, and show what BodyCon truly is all about: making fitness a way to a better quality of life.

The journey of bigger things has yet to come, and I can’t wait to meet the rest of the finalists so I can also hear their stories too! I know that this is no walk in the park, but I hope you would walk on this entire journey with me.


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