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Profile 8 Being fit and weight loss: Bards Bathan


Bernadette is a fellow runner-blogger.  While I was “stalking” her by going through her blog (j/k!), I learned that she was overweight before, and couldn’t believe how much weight she lost when she decided doing more exercise.

I was amazed and got the opportunity to get away from being shy and “virtually approach” her as she dropped me a message in my blog.  She did 2 marathons already!

This was the interview with Bernadette,  more known or called as Bards.

What was your heaviest weight: 156 lbs but i think i went beyond that. Just a little shy of 160 but i reached a point that i stopped weighing myself because it was depressing
What is your current weight : 125 lbs ( running coach said i need to drop a few more to reach my goal race pace. so im back on weight loss mode.)
What is your lightest weight: 116 lbs (this was in the lead up to my first half marathon. pero i didnt like na how i looked at 116)
What made you realize you need to get back on track and being fit and healthy? hmm. it all started with vanity. i was working out hard and i was not seeing changes. so you can say im an accidental health buff who now has a running problem. i can’t stop! 😛
Do you have a special diet? What is it? – no naman. basta i try to avoid fried food, remove visible fat and skin when i eat meat. tapos, i carbo load 3 meals before a long run or a race – so thats Friday dinner, saturday lunch and dinner.
Current sports you do. – Running lang. but sometimes its more of an addition than a sport. haha. but i have started to crosstrain again — weight training, group dance class and hot flow yoga (luv luv luv it).

Salamat Bards! I’ll watch out for your next marathon!

before and after 1

From unfit to sexy!

before and after 2

Bards is that you?!

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Kassy permalink
    21/05/2009 3:00 pm

    i know right! she’s an inspiration to me.. =) and im still trying to move on, carry on, get on. shux, i still couldnt get rid of my weight but remembering and reading about bards makes me move forward na sige lang, kaya yan!

    thing is.. she’s still super and im still stranded.

    good post!

    True Kassy! If she can, you can too! 😉

  2. 21/05/2009 4:28 pm

    Supergirl si Bards. This is the first time I saw her before pics. Way to go!

    Agree! Amazing transformation!

  3. Amado Castro permalink
    21/05/2009 6:15 pm

    I did’nt know Bards was that over weight! Bards looks great now and its not only the physical but the inner confidence brought about by process. You could not have picked a better inspiration to all. regards Mang Amado

    Well said sir! Couldn’t agree more to that!

  4. 22/05/2009 12:57 am

    Woohoo! Way to go Bards! You’re such an inspiration to all of us!

  5. 22/05/2009 2:03 am

    ekk *buking* na my MichelinMan look. thanks chaia for the featuring me. kassy … oist kelan tayo join ng 5K? 🙂

    My pleasure Bards! Its good to show people that it is not impossible to loss weight.

  6. 22/05/2009 2:04 am

    ay barok. … thanks chaia for featuring me.

  7. kingofpots permalink
    22/05/2009 4:15 am

    aside from reducing her weight, she is getting faster in running now! she is a model and inspiration for those ladies who want to reduce some weight.

  8. 22/05/2009 4:54 am

    galing ni bards!

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