At 40, Sunshine Cruz remains a "fitspiration" to many.
But despite her active lifestyle, Cruz admitted to Push in an interview that she gained around 20 lbs. while shooting "Wildflower."
"Hindi lang nahahalata kasi si Camia Cruz, 'yong character ko sa 'Wildflower,' laging over-sized ang mga damit, 'di ba? Pero I just realized it’s not doing me good health-wise and uncomfortable na talaga 'pag hindi ka fit," she said.
She immediately addressed this with exercise and eating healthy food.
"'Pag walang work, exercise. 'Pag may work siyempre ingat sa food. Hindi 'yon nahalata ng mga tao. Hindi niyo alam maluwag lang 'yong damit ko,” she said.
Although she was serious about her diet, Cruz said she didn't deprive herself. She even gives in to her cravings during her so called "cheat days."
"Weekends kinakain ko 'yung mga kini-crave ko. Isang linggo kunwari, gusto ko shawarma, sa Saturday 'yon ang kakainin ko. Discipline lang. I lost the 20 pounds in almost a month," she added.
Beyond discipline, Cruz said she is also thankful that her boyfriend Macky Mathay has always been very supportive.
"I am very happy now. It’s not perfect but I’m very happy now and I’m very blessed na merong isang tao na hindi lang sa akin nagmamahal kundi pati sa mga anak ko, na tinatrato sila na parang mga anak din," she said.