Thursday, June 4, 2015

Good Housekeeping Feature

March 3, 2015 – I was contacted by Maita de Jesus, Managing Editor of Good Housekeeping (GH) for a possible feature in their magazine on how I started living a healthy lifestyle. 

So fast forward to the day when I was scheduled for my photoshoot and interview. I was advised to bring running apparel when I visit the Summit Media Office in Pioneer, for my interview, and hair and make-up.  When I arrived their office, I was led to their boardroom.

First person I met was Elaine Ganuelas, the hair and make-up artist.  It was fun chatting with her, asking her stuff about how to put on basic make-up and just chit-chatting.  
Chix and Elaine (HMUA)
A few minutes after, my interviewer, Trisha C. Bautista (Editorial Assistant, Cosmopolitan Philippines) arrived. She introduced herself and then started interviewing me.  It was very natural, it’s as though I was just sharing stories with Trisha while Elaine was busily putting make-up.  After that, Tish Alvarez, GH’s Editor-in-Chief, entered the boardroom and joined us.  She briefed me on what to expect during the shoot, and then introduced me to GH’s Assistant Art Director, Theo Cruz.  She explained that Theo wanted a shot of me while running, showing my abs, and asked if I was okay with it. I told her, it was no problem at all since I was wearing a sports bra (but in my head, I thought, “Woah, I didn’t expect this, I should’ve done more core strengthening exercises to enhance my abs!” Hahaha, just kidding).

As we left the GH office, we headed to Valle Verde 5 (shoot location). While we were inside the car, Theo explained to Dairy Darilag, the photographer, his ideas on how to go about the shoot. Dairy then briefed me on what I should do when we get to the shoot location. It was such an enjoyable experience.  Though we were stuck in traffic for quite a while, it was fun chatting with the GH team who was with me.

Now, three months after, the Good Housekeeping June 2015 issue is out.  
Photo grabbed from @ghphils Instagram account

We got our copies of the magazine June 2nd. 

I was so overwhelmed when I read the story. It made me recall Day 1, back when I started, the very first day I ran around the basketball court and almost passed out. I’m just so glad I decided to take that first baby step.

Thank you to the whole Good Housekeeping Team for giving me the chance to share my story.  

I hope you can grab a copy of Good Housekeeping’s June 2015 issue.  
It’s worth it! :)

Catch you later!


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  2. This is truly inspiring. I do jogging and I had an opportunity to run a 2k marathon last February. It was my first time and I'll definitely join next time whenever there is a chance.
    Hoping to read more updates here. I'm a new follower. :)

    1. Thanks NAJ, just take it one step at a time. That's a good start. :) Hope to see you on the road! :)

  3. I wish I will have that courage for consistency so I could help myself loose weight. You look great!

    1. Thank you, Katherine. It's really hard to start and even harder to be consistent. :) Start with baby steps, before you know it, you have exceeded our personal goal :)