• Rufa Mae Quinto Gets Real About Her Postpartum Recovery

    Plus, Delamar Arias hopes to deliver via gentle C-section again, Kylie Padilla wishes to resume Muay Thai training even while pregnant, and more!
    by Rachel Perez .
  • Rufa Mae Quinto gets real about her postpartum recovery

    It has been more than a month since the sexy comedienne gave birth to her first child, daughter Alexandria, with husband Trevor Magallanes. And she took to Instagram to own her new postpartum body.  "Para maging confident ako again, I tried to do a selfie," Rufa Mae wrote as the caption for a photo of her in a white lingerie with a life-sized sexy photo of her as her backdrop. Her signature curvy body was still evident. Rufa Mae shared that she already lost 40 pounds since, from 187 pounds down to 147 pounds. "Wow, amazing! 'Pag ganito ang lagay, e di forget na ang emote at postpartum. Mag ready na ako sa beach this summer 2017!" she added. Rufa hopes that her linea negra and dark spots on her tummy will go away. "By the way, my neck, armpit, [at] singit ko pala namuti na din na parang libag lang na natanggal every time I shower! So yes! Laban!" she  added. 

    In another post, the new mom admitted that she cries every day, and that she sometimes still can't believe she already has a child. "Meron ako war shock 'pag nasa labas. Part ng postpartum ko, di ko ma-explain. I can't stand to be out, parang I wanna scream tapos, nabibingi ako gusto ko umuwi agad sa bahay," Rufa Mae revealed.

    The new mom is fighting it little by little, and taking selfies is one of her ways to overcome it. "Nasanay ako na buntis...tapos ngayon I'm alone back to myself again, slowly regaining all my hormones and confidence para sa anak ko. I want her to see me okay, so I can take care of her," Rufa Mae wrote. (gmanetwork.com)


    Delamar Arias determined to deliver baby via gentle C-section

    After welcoming her second son Parker in 2015 through gentle cesarean, the former Morning Rush radio host is determined to deliver her next baby the same way. On Instagram, she reposted a "beautiful gentle C-section" birth. (We've written about this gentle breech C-section birth here.) "This is not me. But I am definitely opting for another gentle cesarean section this time around," Delamar wrote in the caption. She's currently making her birth plan with a doula. "And I'm so happy my OB is open to this. If you are pregnant I hope that you will read the original caption of this post," Delamar added.  She and fiancé Tyler and their sons Cooper and Parker are excitedly waiting and preparing for her due date to arrive. 


    Kylie Padilla still wants to train Muay Thai even while pregnant

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    The soon-to-be mom is getting her daily dose of exercise through walking, doing yoga, and going to the gym with fiancé Aljur Abrenica to prepare for childbirth. Kylie, however, is thinking of resuming her training for Muay Thai, a popular combat sport in Thailand. "I might go back into Muay Thai because I researched, puwede naman, e," she said in an interview. "Hindi lang gano'n ka-ano yung power but I can. I saw a few ladies doing it so sabi ko, 'O, puwede pala e,'" Kylie added. 

    Exercise is perfectly healthy for pregnant women (read more about it here), and in fact, may do more good than harm for both the mother and her baby. Former Muay Thai world champion Caley Reece trained until she's 39 weeks pregnant, but had to modify her workout for her and her baby's safety. Kylie, who started her love for the sport in her teenage years, could be able to train with advice from her doctor and with a qualified trainer who knows how to work with pregnant women. (pep.ph)


    LOOK: President Rodrigo Duterte attended daughter Kitty's graduation

    Running a whole country may leave the president's schedule swamped with meetings, conferences, public appearances and the like, but President Rodrigo Duterte makes times for family sa well. On Saturday, March 25, he attended his 12-year-old daughter Veronica "Kitty" Duterte's grade-school graduation rites at the Stella Maris Academy of Davao. Kitty is the president's youngest and only child with longtime partner Honeylet Avanceña. Kitty's special awards are "Best in Current Events" and "Third Honors in Chinese." Both her parents went up on stage to give her the medals. For his upcoming birthday on March 28, the president said he wants to spend it with his kids and grandchildren. Congratulations, Kitty, and advanced happy birthday, Mr. President! (pep.ph)


    Work Out New York premieres in 2nd Avenue tonight!

    If you're looking for inspiration to keep fit, check out this new reality TV show. Work Out New York sheds light on a group of high-end personal trainers fight to land top clients and also tests even their friendships. From rivalries to romance, these personal fitness trainers who are making a name for themselves know that they cannot be afraid to break a sweat to make their dreams of success come true. They cannot miss a beat, or they may find themselves trying to catch up. The battle for who is on top never ends and if they cannot keep their professional and personal lives in check. It could be fun to see the ins and outs of personal fitness. You could also learn a few secrets to losing weight and keeping fit. Work Out New York premieres tonight, March 27, at 9 p.m. on 2nd Avenue. 

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