MANILA – Angelica Panganiban took to the image-sharing site Instagram to say how proud she is of her boyfriend, actor John Lloyd Cruz, who lost 18 pounds in six weeks.
In a post in her own account, Panganiban said, “I’m the proudest my love, good job. Welcome to the new you. Nakita ko since day one ang struggle mo. But eventually, naging life style mo na sya. Minahal kita noon, at mahal pa din kita sa bagong ikaw.”
Speaking to ABS-CBN News in Boracay on Saturday, Cruz admitted that the fitness challenge became easier because of Panganiban’s support.
The “Home Sweetie Home” actor said it’s also good that both of them rarely go out to eat.
“Actually hindi kami mahilig lumabas. Malaking adjustment lang kasi hindi mo nakakain 'yung typical na gusto mo kainin because you’re under training, you’re under a program. Kailangan talaga ng konting tiis,” he said.
Panganiban was also with Cruz in Boracay over the weekend, where the actor revealed at the Superbods event his leaner body after undergoing a six-week fitness program.
Asked why the actress was not seen during the event proper, Cruz said, “Hindi ko na siya pinapunta kanina kasi matatawa ako lalo. Hindi ko yata kaya 'yun.”
“Siyempre naman sino ba namang hindi nenerbyosin sa ganun? First time ko pumasok sa ganitong klaseng challenge. I really enjoyed it. I had fun. Pero siguro 'yung launch lang talaga nakakakaba kasi all eyes on you,” he said.
Having achieved a fitter body, Cruz said he is planning to continue having a healthy lifestyle.
“Wala talagang timeframe. I’m thinking long term. Hindi ko ginawang sobrang intense ['yung program] kasi imposibleng ma-achieve 'yung six-pack abs in six weeks. I’m thinking long term. Part na siya ng lifestyle mo, ng buhay mo,” he said.