Earlier this year, marketing management graduate and Metro Manila’s popular makeup artist Ciari Luna, decided to turn her life around. After having lost a close relative who also had weight issues, Luna felt that it was time to take control of her health and undergo a serious weight loss regimen.
“I guess you can say that it was fear that finally made me take losing weight seriously,” she tells HerStyleAsia.
She kicked off her journey with a diet called Whole 30 and progressed to running and other calorie burning and endurance building exercises; losing 65lbs (approx 30 kilos) in six months in the process.
The 28-year-old marketing management graduate from De La Salle University, Philippines, who is now a full-time makeup artist shares her inspiring weight loss story with us.
My Weight Loss Journey: How I Turned My Life Around
Here’s the excerpt from an exclusive tete-e-tete with this spirited and inspiring young gun.
HSA: Did you always have issues with your weight?
HSA: What did you do to work on your weight issues?
HSA: What triggered you to change your lifestyle and work on losing weight?
HSA: How did you lose weight? Any specific diets or exercises?
HSA: Why did you think losing weight was important?
HSA: What does ‘healthy lifestyle’ mean to you?
HSA: How much weight did you lose throughout this six-month journey?
HSA: Did you have any medical issues due to your weight? Have the risks gone down since you lost weight?
HSA: Do you plan to continue losing weight?
HSA: What do you eat in a day?
HSA: What do you recommend is the best way to lose weight?
Ciari: Slow and steady wins the race