If you follow Bea Alonzo on Instagram (and watch her Stories religiously, like I do) then you know that she's really into running. Even while on vacation, she manages to squeeze in a quick run.

In a vlog uploaded on July 13, 2018, Bea talks about what led her to start running and becoming more active, in general.

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When she first started acting, Bea admitted to feeling super insecure about her body: "Alam niyo naman din na sobrang tabain ko, 'di ba? Noong time na 'yon, sobra akong insecure. I didn't feel good about myself. Inisip ko, 'I'm not the pretty one. I'm not the sexy one. So maybe I should be the good one.'" She channeled her energy into becoming a good actress, instead, to give herself an edge in the industry.

Until one day, she just decided to do something about it: "I started running. I started eating right...Nakakita lang ako ng results after a year." Bea recently enrolled in a gym, invested in a personal trainer, and signed up for Pilates classes; she calls it her "balik alindog program."

She also realized that the important thing is that you love yourself: "...Being comfortable in your own skin and just deciding na, 'Hey, I'm fabulous. I'm awesome,' kahit na sabihin ng society that you're not."

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