MARAMI ang nakapuna sa launch ng Rustan’s ActiveWear sa Rustan’s Glorietta, Makati City, ay pumayat na si Ruffa Gutierrez.
Sabi niya, she lost 22 pounds at maituturing na malaking achievement na ‘yun para kay Ruffa. Pero bukod sa kanyang fitness routines at diet, binigyan din niya ng credit ang kanyang commitment.
“Alam mo, dapat talaga ay committed ka, e,” she asseverated. “Kapag committed ka at determined, gagawin at gagawin mo.
“Kasi ang pinakamahirap gawin ay ‘yung kapag bumangon ka at tinatamad ka.”
Sa mahaba-haba rin namang panahon, Ruffa did not pay attention to her weight until such time that she was told by her mom Annabelle Rama and some close friends that she was getting bigger than usual.
Hindi naman daw niya na-realize na nag-gain na siya ng excess poundage hanggang sa sinabi ng kanyang inang si Annabelle Rama na mukha na raw siyang matrona at kailangan ng magpapayat.
Pati raw si Cristalle Belo ay nag-comment na she’s getting obese.
Tipong she was in denial, but her clothes were getting too tight for comfort.
Right then and there, nagsimula na raw siyang mag-workout.
The mother of two also wanted to be healthier and strong.
“Ang mas pinaka-importante talaga,” Ruffa intimated, “ay maging strong tayo and healthy, and that’s what I am now!”
And with that, ito po ang Kuya Pete ninyo na nagsasabing, Christopher, my son, I love you very, very much, my love for you goes beyong eternity.
Adios. Mabalos. I always need you, Nhong!
ni Pete Ampoloquio, Jr.