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Connie Sison shares how she battled hypothyroidism and lost 30 lbs

GMA News' Connie Sison on Saturday shared her inspiring four-year fitness journey that resulted to her losing 30 pounds.

The Pinoy MD host said that her journey started rocky, as she lost hope a few times because she was not seeing any results despite regularly exercising.

Later on, she found out that she had an underlying health condition: hypothyroidism.

This condition affected her body's metabolism, which is why she found it difficult to lose weight.

She said that she first addressed her health condition by eating a proper diet. After that, she restarted her fitness journey.

Like many others, Connie started small. From simple exercises at home, she gradually moved on to an intense workout routine at the gym.

In a Pinoy MD segment, the 44-year old host shared that her usual routine consisted of a ten-minute cardio, a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout, TRX suspension training, and boxing.

"HIIT is very ideal for [people with] busy schedule dahil sabi nga kapag high intensity interval training, eto 'yung tuloy tuloy, mas mabilis na makuha 'yung desired heart rate natin at a very limited time," Connie said.

She also shared that boxing was one of her favorite forms of exercise. "Eto, more of nakaka-enjoy ka kasi parang naglalaro lang," she said.

In the segment, Connie gave a glimpse of how she held up as she trained with her fitness coach Warren Arban.

Some of the routines challenged her, but she did not give up.

It was her dedication, consistency and hard work that made her achieve a weight of 140 pounds, thirty pounds less than when she started.

But her journey does not end there. Her goal right now is to lose twenty more pounds.

"I'm not yet there sa aking target weight pero getting there is a really good journey for me kasi nararamdaman ko na lumalakas ang aking resistensya," said Connie.

"Hindi ito pampapapayat kundi pagpapahealthy dapat ang ating goal," she added.

According to her, a healthy body can be achieved through regular exercise, a lifestyle change, and eating the right kinds of food.

Keep at it, Connie!

—Angelica Y. Yang/JCB, GMA News

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