While the pandemic is raging on, actor Dingdong Dantes manages to keep himself physically fit by doing exercises through the use of his bike trainer.
Dantes spoke about the benefits of his training in his Instagram page last Friday, April 9.
“It is April 9 and coincidentally, I am entering my 9th week into wholistic, transformative and challenging exercise of trying to stay physically, emotionally and mentally healthy,” he said.
Dantes considers “buying a bike trainer” as “probably the best investment that I made when the lockdown started last year.”
Since then, it has become a “morning ritual” for the actor and his good friends to “share workouts,” admitting that it was during these sessions when he decided to pursue @dingdongdantes.ph, a delivery service business.
“But more than its physical benefits, I truly look forward to my morning [routine] because it is something that I did not have the [privilege] of doing for the past 20 years due to the nature of my work,” Dantes explained.
Not only that, the Kapuso actor made use of his time to explore varied interests, like listening to audio books, watching masterclasses and reflecting on spiritual videos.
At some point, Dantes was remiss in doing his morning routine so his weight reached an “all-time high of 210 [pounds] or 95 [kilograms].” As a result. he felt “sluggish, down and unmotivated.”
This was when Dantes decided to have a “lifestyle change” with the help of some friends. He lost 21 pounds in a span of 9 weeks.
“It is definitely not easy and it will not get easier,” he admitted. “But with the proper motivation – my loved ones and my work who truly deserve my best self – I know I would be able to reach my target.” JB