angelica_extra.jpgActress Angelica Panganiban is a strong and confident woman who is currently experiencing a very happy period in her life. She’s gearing up for a teleserye with Gretchen Barretto and KC Concepcion, she’s the face of Pantene Pro-V Nature Care, and she’s enjoying a great relationship with boyfriend Derek Ramsay. Yet despite her many successes in life, Angelica remains humble and down-to-earth.

In the June 2011 issue of Women’s Health Philippines, Angelica gamely talks about everything that’s going on in her life: her passion for yoga, her happy love life, her fitness regimen, and more! Find out what you can learn from her colorful life by reading the tips below.


1.    STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF.

Angelica’s frank and transparent personality has gotten her into many skirmishes in the past year: she’s gotten into a tiff with Gretchen Barretto (which they resolved), and she’s “fought” with a Phil Younghusband fan on Twitter. This is one woman who’s not afraid to stand up for herself, and she’s proud of it. “Ganun naman ako nakilala talaga ng tao at hindi kasi ako takot sabihin talaga kung ano ang nararamdaman ko (That’s how people know, and I’m not really scared to say how I really feel).”


2.    ENJOY BEING IN LOVE.


Angelica and Derek have been going strong for five years now despite their relationship constantly being put under scrutiny by the media. Choosing not to dwell on the negative, Angelica simply takes pleasure in her relationship with Derek. She says she’s just enjoying being with him now—although she does want to get married to him in the future!  “Gusto kong umarte maglakad sa aisle na nakaputing gown, at nandoon ‘yung kaibigan ko, kakainggitin nila ako (I want to walk down the aisle in a white gown, and my friends will be there being envious of me).”


3.    BE ADVENTUROUS.

Angelica loves trying new things, and so she was delighted when Derek introduced her to the wonderful world of fitness. “Happy ako kasi grabe ‘yung influence niya sa’kin (I’m happy because his influence on me is so great),” she shares. “Minsan mangungulit ‘yan, sasabihin niya, ‘Tara, tara, takbo tayo. Tara, tara, workout tayo! (Sometimes, he even tells me, ‘Let’s go running! Let’s go work out’)’” Angelica is even gamely learning golf, a sport that’s completely foreign to her.


4.    LOVE YOUR BODY.

Just like a lot of women, Angelica has also experienced being conscious of her body image, but after many years in showbiz, she’s learned to embrace her sexy curves. “Gusto ko naman pag nakita nila ako, sasabihin nila, ‘Wow, ang ganda niya, okay yung katawan niya. Hindi siya mukhang lantang gulay; healthy siya. Yan yung gusto kong ma-achieve. Ayoko naman ng sobrang payat na payat. Gusto ko yung may laman pa rin. Parang yummy ka pa rin. Yung may chunk pa rin, sarap pa rin kurut-kurotin. Gusto ko yung ganu’n. (When people see me, I want them to say, ‘Wow, she’s so beautiful, her body is ok. She doesn’t look like a dying vegetable; she’s healthy. That’s what I want to achieve. I want to have a bit of flesh, so that you’re still yummy. You have chunks so that people will still love pinching you. I want to be like that.)


5.    KEEP FIT.

Angelica’s current obsession is yoga, which she uses to relax and clear her mind. Aside from keeping fit through exercise, she’s also on the South Beach Diet, which helps her lose weight and stay healthy. Angelica reminds those who are also undergoing the diet to avoid looking at the scale, which is what she’s doing. “Iche-check ko ang scale kapag natapos ko na siyang buo. Ayoko kasi baka ma-excite ako na parang, ‘Uy, nag-lose na ako ng two pounds, o, kakain ako (I’m going to check the scale when I’m completely done. I don’t want to get excited thinking, ‘Hey, I lost two pounds, so now I’ll eat).’”



To leaangelica_wh_cover.jpgrn more about Angelica’s life experiences and fitness secrets, grab a copy of Women’s Health Philippines’s June 2011 issue out on stands now!

Also in this issue:
•    Shrink Your Belly
•    Best Ways to Wear Your Jeans
•    Get More Out of Your 24: Tips to Amp Up Productivity

(Photos by Marc Nicdao)


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