Dare to be Fit ‘n Right

Before and After picture with one year interval... I never lose weight after...

You Think You Are Fit? Think Again…

Do you have what it takes???
Do you have what it takes???

How fit are you? This is the question that struck me when the so called coach Jim Saret asked me in last Dare to be Fit n Right Blogger’s launch held at Taste Asia in SM Mall of Asia . I am confident to say I am fit. I visit the gym 3 times a week and run 2 or 3 time a week; however, when the coach gave us more follow up questions, I started to wonder… On how fit I am.

These are the few questions that I remember.

A fit person can:

Bench press 1.5 times your body weight.

Leg Curl 2.5 times your body weight.

Run 1.5 mile in 10 minutes

Touch the rim the basketball court

Throw a basketball 75 feet from your knees.

Do 40 push-ups in one set

Uhmm… Err… These are the expressions that came out from my mouth when he begun asking, Well, personally, I presume I could’ve done it, but I never really tried. I do bench press my own weight and leg curls 1.5 times my weight. Can most likely run 1.5 miles in 10 minutes but could not really touch the rim of a basketball court nor toss a ball 75 feet from my knees. Well, with his standard, I am not fit enough.

So as I listen to Jim Saret, he discussed the number of calories we burn in a day if were not doing anything, then if we are doing activities like running. He also told us a better way of burning calories with only 4 minutes…

FOUR MINUTES??? No way!!!

Yes I heard him, four minutes…  So what he did is he showed us how to do it. He asked a guy to perform a couple of exercises with a heart rate monitor and a calorimeter. After four minutes he actually burned 96 calories and eventually reach more than 300 calories after a couple of minutes more.

I am still not amazed at the performance, so Jim dared me to try their challenge. He asked me to run for 2 minutes. 20 seconds run and then rest for 10. So I accepted his challenge…

It was a blast! I can still talk for at the first 20 sec, started to pant at the next and I could almost not talk after the challenge ended. Sounds remarkable eh!

Fit n Right Fruit Snack AdDuring the session he also showed us Del Monte Product, Fit ‘n Right that could aid us how to burn fat. It has L-carnitine as he mentioned, but what the hell that it means?

This is what they tell us about L-carnitine:

L-Carnitine is a natural substance that is occurring in the body but can be supplemented for optimal health. It transports the fatty acids into the mitochondria, that’s the  powerhouse where they are burned into energy needed for a healthy heart, important body functions and physical activities. Supplementary L-Carnitine contributes to optimal fat oxidation, and along with a proper diet and regular exercise, promotes healthy body weight.

Before and After picture with one year interval... I never lose weight after...
before and after with a year interval... My weight loss has become stagnant so I think it won't hurt to give it a try....

Ugh, Yeah right! But maybe I could at least try. It wouldn’t really hurt me now that I’m not losing weight anymore and my previous success story about weight loss has now become stagnant.

Before the program ends, they clued us up about the event that they are promoting for a healthier life style. It was the Dare to be Fit ‘n Right Fun Run that will be held in SM Mall of Asia Grounds on November 22. It’s another 3K, 5K and 10K road race. I might probably join the 10K there to gun for a new Personal Record.

For a registration fee of P300, runners can get their race packet with the Dare to Fit ‘n Right Fun Run singlet, race bib, Fit ‘N Right products,etc. Registration can be in the offices of Del Monte Philippines at the Bonifacio High Street, Taguig or race organizer CEMG at 3A Vernida I Bldg., Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City or Dare to be Fit ‘n Right Fun Run registration booths in SM Hypermarket in Mall of Asia, Sucat, Pasig, and North EDSA or in Fitness First branches on November 16.


Winners will receive cash and gifts from Del Monte Fit ‘n Right and its sponsors. The Dare to be Fit ‘N Right Fun Run is for the benefit of the victims of typhoon Ondoy and Pepeng through the SM Foundation.

How fit am I? A question that will haunt me as in my quest for better and healthier lifestyle…  How about you? I dare you to be Fit n Right!


144 thoughts on “Dare to be Fit ‘n Right

  1. ako kaya ko abutin ang ring ng basketball! kaya ko din ang 1.5miles in 10 mins. and maybe toss a basketball 75 feet. with some training i might be able to do the weights… 😀

  2. Dating fat, ngaun ay fit and right na, wow, sana ako din! I can see in your picture that you’re happy. Stay healthy always.

  3. wow argo ibang level k n tlga..start nb yan ng biggest loser contest nyo..argo u can do it to be fit n ryt with ur determination and eagerness..gow argow..

  4. Nice one Dude! Being Fit starts with a healthy mind, and with your discipline and determination, you’ll be FIT N’ RIGHT in no time. Good Luck on Nov. 22. We believe in you! Go Go Go Argow!

  5. Whoa! Wala ako masabi sa before and after pics mo!! I’m impressed! wink*wink 😀 And of course, being fit has become your lifestyle. Look at you now marathoner ka na!

  6. congrats! marathoner argo! yeah! your slowly molding yourself into a more mabangis na monster!

    i have a suggestion lang dun sa before and after pic mo. dapat naka shirt off din sana yung sa before para mas kita ung BIG difference. hahaha!

    keep training argo! i can see na ur not far na from becoming a triathlete. 🙂

  7. nyehhhh para san yan? este ano ang benefits? para ka namang tumatakbo pero hindi kasi di ka naman umaalis 😛 booooooriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnngggggg brother! wahaha

  8. Ei Argo.. you really made it.. honestly you look much fit today.. grabeh ang effort mo to be bodylicious.. balak mo pa ata maging Fit & Right model ah.. haha..

    Ei keep it up buddy.. your really looking great.. -)

  9. ummm ito seryoso bro, you’re already fit and I know I am Right:) but still, if u wanna try something new like i have seen above… abah! eh! GOW BRO! it looks as if you’re running but you’re not! eh you’re having fun oh! see wot i mean? :)) pero huh mukang mahirap sya huh…ubos ang iyong lakas. anong tawag dyan? -MANANANGGAL ng Energy…

  10. WOW Argo’ you’ve lost so much hair now compare before.. that was awesome’.. ohh.. I am so sorry we’re talking about weight ‘aight ? Ok.. Ok.. Hehehe

    Ok, on a serious note Argz’, though I haven’t met you during those time you have that bulky tummy and a bulky hair 🙂 , I should say you’ve lost so much fats man’ and you are so energetic !

    Are you trying to be a model of Fit and Right Commercial ? Well I believe you’ll pass this.. why ?
    Because you are Fit to share your challenges and have the Right attitude’ to learn from those.. *wink*

  11. Naks si Argow presscon taym 😛 Felt bad couldn’t go to this event, was just to far from where I live. And with my car still being repaired, on a Friday night no way I would make it on time. The workout looks awesome bro. Laki na ng pinayat mo wohoooo keep it uppp!

  12. Agree with Lorie! More than anything being fit is really an attitude…apparently you heb it!

    Galing ng Fit and Right success story. Being fit is a continuous process and effort, thus, you’re on the right track!

    Good luck on the 22nd!


  13. Very inspiring naman yung story mo del. I’m sure marami na-challenge magpapayat. Good luck bro!!!

    (may alam ka naman bang pampataba naman? para sa mga payat?hehe)

  14. Nice post and video Argo! Idol!!!

    98calories in 4minutes? Teka, di ba yan na yung calorie content ng Fit N Right? Hehehe…

    Dami nang excited sa office naming sumali sa race na ito. I’ll be joining the 5K 🙂

  15. Sana topless yung “before” photos para super kita yung difference. Hahaha! I agree with jayrulezzz; curls are hot! 🙂

    Congarts on your weight loss. Keep it up!

  16. Hey Argowwww, nice running form! Super straight body ka talaga (reminded me of your biking form sa Cardiac Hill). But I really admire your determination and perseverance to achieve your goal. And to top it all your very positive attitude towards anything that comes your way! Way to go Argo!

    My favorite Fit n Right flavor is Watermelon. Yum yum!

  17. I wish I could join the race so I can be fit again and bring back my old self…but the spirit is willing the body is weak. 🙂

  18. nice one marathoner argo!! Im also looking forward to run on this event. btw, i like the curls… 🙂

    To healthier lifestyle!!! \m/

  19. This just shows how determined, consistent, persistent, eager, inspired, focused, consoled, aggressive and oozing with fire you are Rodel to be one of the HUNKS in this arena. Imagine the big transformation in you…You’re the MAN!!!
    You are FITted for this and you are the RIGHT person for US.

  20. nice argow! 🙂 mukhang fit na fit ha. mukha lang…wahahaha. just kidding! nice blog and of course it wont be complete without your picture may video pa na kasama 😉

  21. Next time na magkita tayo magpa-pa autograph na ako. Congratulations on your weight loss success story. Keep it up, or should i say, keep it off.

  22. First thing that I remember sa blog mo is “calorimeter”. Physics ba to? 😀 I remember my first physics lab experiment when I was in 1st year college. haha! Anyway argo, endorser na runner pa 😛 keep it up! after ng CLP lagi mag Fit and Right, LOL!

  23. Hey Argo! You look so much better now! Makes me wanna try fit n’ right na din and makes me wanna run na lang and not row na. hehehe. seriously man, that takes a lot of discipline and determinatin. way to go Argo!

  24. the fact that you’ve completed a full marathon means that you are fit. you now look much better now dude.keep up the good “hard” work = D

  25. Argo amusing naman yang video…you look funny though. I love seeing your picture back when you were fat and look at you now. A big congrats bro! Keep it up! 😉

  26. eto na…eto na… eto na… kumakanta lang ako hehehe

    question? tatay mo ba ung nasa left side na picture? eheh joke lang =D kidding aside idol kita sa pagpapapayat kasi d ako pumapayat hehe… galing and keep it up be Fit and Right (body, mind and soul)!


  27. hindi ako makarelate dito…
    ewan ko ba kung bakit hirap kayo magbawas ng timbang… (ehem ehem)
    bigay nio sa akin yan fat nio at susunugin ko yan… lol

    endorser na…

    sana may ganyan rin ang apeton weight gain…

  28. bakit nawala ung unang comment ko?!

    good job rodel… ang laki ng transformation ng katawan mo buti ka pa hehe atleast ung pangarap mo maging model e malapit mo na matupad =D

    ayt! nice article…. stay fit n’ right (mind, body and soul)

    (sana wag na mawala itong comment ko na ito!)

  29. what really is inspiring about Rodel are three words: determination, dedication and…. smile. these words sum it up. Importante talaga ang smile! when u go for the challenge, embrace it and put your game face on,,, smile! Bro, u really inspire to the max! keep it up, keep it at your best!

  30. it’s about pushing the envelop.^^with your undaunting tenacity, i’ve no doubt you’ll reach your goal man. thanks for being an inspiration to your colleagues and friends. keep the fire burning! \m/

  31. Tangna! kaw ba talaga yun?!? hahahah! parang di ikaw yung nasa pic bro! running will definitely make anyone “fit” and “healthier” :”D

  32. del… bodylicious ka n talagah! fantastic ang bilis ng pag improve ng katawan..kakaloka! you will be a great inspiration.
    goodluck. 🙂

  33. This journal inspired me to go on with the kind of lifestyle I have now. It’s trully an amazing body that we have to keep
    on doing the right things in order for us to achieve a healthy
    physique that will eventually benefit us in the long run.

    All great works come with a great price. Hard work. Passion.
    Determination. Perseverance. May you continue to inspire us
    (friends, families and collegues) to built our foundations on healthy living based on those above mentioned criterias. We both know it’s not an easy task. It’s a movement. It’s a lifestyle. It’s a culture. A new way to challenge ourselves to move on to a high new level, because up there…it’s a different
    PERSPECTIVE. Way to go man’ great work!!!

  34. Astig..ang payat mo na nga ngayon than the very first time I saw you sa SYOUT meetng..o dba, alala ko pa..idol!

    I love the Fit N Right Four Seasons and yung Apple..sarap-sarap!

  35. Very informative and very true to life runners experience! two thumbs up for your BLOG pareng Rodel slash Argo =D

    i hope to see more pictures and read more write ups in the weeks / months to come

    keep it up!

  36. Hay naku, c machong argonaut, sumasali sa fit n’ right…

    Hmmm… Lupit talaga…

    Btw, may running marathon sa channel 2, baka gusto mo sumali dun to rehabilitate Pasig River, sayang yun… hehehe!!!

    Dapat yung nilalagay mo sa comparison ng pic mo ay yung mga months lang ang interval hindi yung tipong 1 year na ang nakakalipas… Di ba? Kumbaga sa plotting of data sa statistics, mas maganda kung malalapit yung intervals para malaman natin kung may changes talagang nagaganap. Parang forecasting or nilagay mo na agad sa mataas na trend yung pic mo…

    e.g.: you (@ 0 month) –> you (after 1 month) –> so on…
    hindi yung ganito: you (@ 0 year) –> you (after 1 year) –> so on…

    or, parang cash flow diagram sa engineering economy at unit operation economics natin, (kung natatandaan mo pa) kung “annuity” (equal) lang ang changes, or “gradient” changes (whether, geometrically increasing or fixed-rate increasing)…

    Di ba? LOL!!!

  37. Grabe team mate!! I’m so amazed with your before and after pics.!! LOL!! Losing weight and staying fit is not an easy thing to do so I’m proud of you! You’re doing a great job keep it up!

  38. ey.. Rodel.. sure kabang ikaw yung before (pix) mo? parang kasi tatay mo ata eh medyo kahawig mo eh ahahaha!!! Fit n’ Right na yan,.. sakto sa BLC mo.. pagkakataon nga naman.. basta yung tayang PISO ko 100x tama nun..

    PS. invite mo nga kami sa nyu para makita namin tatay mo (ayaw pa rin maniwala hehehe)


  39. WOW DUDE ! VERY FIT ka na & VERY RIGHT na ang lifestyle mo !

    dude i remember the pic nun nakita ko sa cp mo hehehe

    astig tanong ko weh ? ikaw ba talga yun ? hehehehe

    pa kulot ka ulit or pahaba hehehe 🙂 afro dude !

    para c coach rio! hehehe talunin mo sa run at sa buhok !

    hehehe !

    dapat my comercial ka na din …

    i loss ___ pound my mother told me blah blah blah wen i was i grade blah blah … hmmm… anu kaya ang concept ng commerial mo dude 🙂

    hehehe !

    GOD BLESS dude !

  40. ROWDEL!!!!

    Wow that’s pretty cool..I’m so proud of you…buti nlng napilit kitang sumali sa outdoor…and that open your life to new challenges…And that started your running career…


  41. “Unti unting mararating kalangitan at bituin. Unti unting kinabukasan mo’y nagningning”

    That’s Rodel favorite song! You’ll laugh while he sing and interpret that song.

    A’las, the sky and stars are now within your reach. You’re FIT and im absolutely RIGHT when i always say to you you’re going to have a NAME! Has the “R” in your name changed to “M” yet?? Rodel…. to …. Model?? Ha ha, i miss those times you make us laugh.. too bad our shifts changed! And yeah you have been busy. You really did what you wished to do after our US training huh.. you’re such determined, energetic and multitalented individual..Keep it up RowjeL!!!

  42. amazing body..so much discipline on your part rodel and look where you are ?…lots of guys, girls…(gay)..heheh .. would die to have your physique..congrats…here’s looking to the next fit n right model 2010…..astig…..

  43. Give us a R! … R.
    Give us an O!… O.
    Give us a D!… D.
    Give us an E! … E.

    Give us a…

    Sorry, Rodel, I’ve got to go change. This cheerleaders outfit is very drafty and uncomfortable! hahaha…

    Ok…you are awesome…keep going…

  44. Wow Astig!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! biglaang pumayat ka tol dati ang laki mo… Ayos yan more Discipline lng para maachieve mo ung minimithi mo pero wag ma kalimutan ang taga pagLIKHA namagpasasalamat sa mga nakakamtan mo ngayOn…….Sana go,,, go,,, go,,, ka lng baka mag sawa ka ha…. hahahahaa… more power to Get…,,,, Kaya Mo yAn DuDE…….

  45. oh, so that’s why you we’re having fit n’ right fruits in a cup for dinner. You’re really into this thing huh? Also added motivation is the BLC. You’re doing a great work Argo. Perfect endorser for the product!

  46. Hi Argo,

    Grabe… ang laking improvement …. Iba talaga nagagawa ng regular workout tamang diet and ofcoure discipline…

    Go Argo…

  47. wow dami mo fans Rodel ha…..ung colorado pic mo medyo kamukha mo si John Gosselin….lol….keep up the wonderful lifestyle!!!! >HUGS<

  48. idol Rodel!

    Salamat sa mga tips! Tunay kang isang inspirasyon sa marami. Tuloy mo lang yan tol!

    “Pain is temporary, Glory is eternal” 😀

  49. Naks, astig nga! laki ng improvement sa body! living a healthy life as much as enjoying what your doing..that’s nice..keep it up!

  50. been into fitness program/ to the gym but too bad, i got even bigger and my weight doesn’t go down anymore.. is it because the fats turned into muscles? whoa! not happy with that but i feel happy for having a better stamina.

    go go go! Argonaut..naut naut naughty! hahaha! i will try on with your health tips to be fit.

  51. BEFORE: Kulot-In-A-Sweat-Shirt-Reserved-Argo..

    AFTER: Yummy-Abs-Daring-Hot-Woootwoootable-Argo!

    Gow! Gow! Gow! Argow!
    Keep it up!

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