Daddy Dong’s road to fitness

He lost 21 pounds already

Dong Dantes shared on his instagram last april 9 his road to fitness.

He entered his 9th week of challenging exercise to stay physically, emotionally and mentally healthy. He wrote..

“It is April 9 and, coincidentally, I am entering my 9th week into this wholistic, transformative and challenging exercise of trying to stay physically, emotionally and mentally healthy.

Buying a bike trainer is probably the best investment that i made when the lockdown started last year. It has become a morning ritual, where good friends and i would share workouts—and even ideas on how to survive this Pandemic. In fact, my decision to pursue DingdongPH happened in one of these sessions.

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. I also used this time to have the opportunity to listen to audiobooks, watch masterclasses, and reflect on spiritual videos.

However, I found myself gradually missing my morning sessions that my weight reached an all-time high of 210 lbs or 95 kgs. Because of this, there were days when i would feel kinda sluggish, down and unmotivated.

Last February, I decided to recommit myself to a lifestyle change with the help of some friends. And in 9 weeks, I have lost 21 pounds. I am still on my way though to achieving my goal in the coming months.

It is definitely not easy, and it will definitely not get easier. But with the proper motivation— my loved ones and my work who truly deserve my best self— i know i will be able to reach my target.

At the end of the day, this fitness journey is not only about looking good, but more importantly of feeling strong, sharp and of course…happy. 😄 #FORTY

Sixto is also keeping his dad busy while in quarantine. Marian shared this adorable photo of Dong with Sixto.

So adorable!