After joining showbiz via the singing talent search Little Big Star in 2004, Rhap Salazar is now all grown up at the age of 22. The talented singer recently shared his weight loss journey which started this year. Rhap admitted he wanted to find a way to shed the pounds he gained over the holidays. In an Instagram post last May 21, he wrote:
“From 220 lbs (100 kg) to 190 lbs (87 kg) in 3 months!!! I started going to the gym after my 21st birthday last February. Di ko talaga alam kung paano mags-start ulit dahil ang laki ng tinaba ko from eating and drinking nung holidays like Christmas and New Year. Nakakafrustrate din na hindi ko na naisusuot yung mga dati kong shirts so I had to buy bigger ones for myself.
“I don’t feel good, I don’t look good.”
Rhap admits that his new favorite workout routine is boxing and getting into the right kind of diet and motivation to keep on striving for his fitness goals.
“Without any purpose or motivation that time, Nagsipag ako mag boxing. Spent hours at the gym. Started eating healthy/ Tinigil ko na din ang walwal nights ko. Hehe.
“Met new people and made friends also at the gym and doon ako humugot ng lakas ng loob, sipag and motivation na ipagpatuloy yung pagpapapayat ko.
“May mga days na sobrang nakakatamad at gusto ko na ulit tumigil pero sobra ko ding nilalabanan dahil alam ko naman sa sarili ko na ako din makikinabang nito in the future.”
Focusing on his workout has helped Rhap gain new confidence in himself and he also wanted to motivate his followers to find the courage and do the same for themselves.
“And honestly, mas nabilib at mas minahal ko ang sarili ko dahil kaya ko pala.
“It’s never too late guys. If you feel like you can’t do it. YOU CAN!!! Now is the time to start working out and change your lifestyle.. Not for somebody else but for YOURSELF :)”