Have you seen Bearwin Meily?
On November 22, he posted a snap of his ripped, muscular body on his Facebook account, and wrote, “You must make a CHOICE to take a CHANCE or your life will never CHANGE.
“Be a Blessing. Be an Inspiration.”
His weight-loss secret? Long-distance running.
Back in 2011, he weighed 199 lbs., and began feeling a wave of discomfort.
In an interview with the defunct GMA showbiz-oriented talk show Showbiz Central, Bearwin admitted, “At the time, I felt so heavy. I was worried that anytime, I would suffer a heart attack.”
He was 34 years old then, and his kid was five years old.
He decided to get into long-distance running.
“There’s an oval in our village, mga 400 meters iyon, at hindi ko maikot iyon.
“I began combining brisk walking with mild running for one month. Gradually, I developed stamina."
Fast forward to 2014, Bearwin was 45 lbs. lighter when he appeared on The Singing Bee.
“Before long, I joined races. 10K races, marathons, 21K, 42.2-kilometer run, etc.,” he said in his Showbiz Central interview.
From 199 lbs., the professional magician has maintained the ideal weight of 154 lbs.
He resumed, “Now, I can run around the oval for as long as I want na hindi ako humihingal."
He has actually participated in local and international running events: from five-kilometer to 42-kilometer runs.
What about his diet?
“No diet! Actually, mas malakas ako kumain ngayon. Kaya lang, nagiging gasolina ko siya,”