July 11, 2016 marks the very first time that the Philippines participated in the Global Wellness Day celebrated every second Saturday of June every year worldwide dedicated to living well.
Finally, Filipinos can now proudly say that “We say YES to Global Wellness Day!”
“Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body”, according to the bible.
Firefighters, volunteers, fitness buffs, motorcycle enthusiasts, men, women and their children from all walks of life troop to FTX fun intense fusion training at the second floor of Three Salcedo at Tordesillas St., in Makati City.
The positive energy of the people who attended the activity rubbed off on me. I totally enjoyed the exercises, the yoga and the inspiring talk given by Charmie De Leon of Healthway. Christian Church pastor Manu Reyes aka the “Fitness Pastor”, fitness brand ambassador and consultant for corporate fitness solutions discussed how a good deed daily keeps you healthy. I particularly like the talk given by political satirist/ director/ commercial actress “Juana Change” a.k.a Mae Paner.
Well, can you blame her for thinking that way? No! Because, almost everyone, including me thinks the same way too! Well, not with the “maputi na balat” (fair complexion) part though because I was never afraid to walk under the heat of the sun especially before when I can still travel.
Where did this low self-esteem came from? Commercialism! ( Mismo!) Commercialism dictates who and what should be beautiful. Ika nga, ikinakahon ng commercialismo ang mga babae sa panahon na ito. ( Women of today became the girl in the box).
Mae even posed nude to more than 80 painters. And she said that she even landed at the cover of playboy magazine in 2013 and became the lead star of a movie. Mae said she was the star at that “Boysen” commercial where she played as the nagger wife. Mae also shared with us that she’s a Pieta actress and she had also directed several commercials.
Mae’s realization was indeed mind blowing! It is in loving yourself pala, growing and flourishing in mind, body and soul that we attained physical, mental and spiritual well-being. We need to have an unconditional self-acceptance, an understanding of our own faults and acceptance of our imperfections while still trying to be the best version of ourselves. It is only by loving and accepting yourself that you could begin to love others as well.
The singing firefighters?
The children are never too young to start celebrating wellness with their parents.
There was also a free hand massage, make-up and half-body massage plus raffle prizes.
Kudos to all of you for a job well done!