The “Dear Diary” hotdog TV commercial is definitely one of the most unforgettable advertisements back in the 90s. The girl who starred in it, Chantal Umali (now Mercado), eventually joined showbiz via the teen-oriented show, TGIS. She has been known and embraced by the public as the chubby girl with a pretty face. But now, decades later, Chantal is a happy wife and mom who’s transformed her physique (and lifestyle) through yoga. The once chubby TV star is now super fit and fabulous! You can keep track of her fitness progress and current instaserye project with a milk brand through her Instagram account.

THEN

It’s not thursday but here’s a throwback that puts things in perspective when i am frustrated with my practice. 2011. I think I’ve come a long way from there. The change that comes from practice doesnt happen in one big sweep. It happens very slowly, in tiny increments that we hardly notice on a daily basis. We think that our daily efforts on the mat dont really amount to much until we look back and see that put together, our small steps turn to big leaps. There is a reason to keep going. Oh and while i enjoy having a first grader now, i miss having a toddler as small and dependent as that little one on the photo too! #throwback #yoga #transformation #change #practice #tapas #weightloss #motherhood #homepractice #igyogis

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Purefoods TV Commercial

TGIS BATCH 2 Opening Billboard

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CHANTAL UMALI-MERCADO TAKES ON THE NESTLE NON-FAT MILK CHALLENGE

 

Weakness and strength are necessary for balance. No one or nothing is only weak or only strong. But some of us overlook our weaknesses, and even deny that we have them. That can be dangerous, because denying there is a weakness is in itself a weakness. Likewise, accepting that we have weaknesses becomes a strength. And by the same token, overestimating strength is a weakness. You should not be blinded by your strengths. The feeling of strength is not the same as having strength. Neither should you ignore your weaknesses. Know them well, too. Joseph M. Marshall III . #sirsasana #garudasana #headstand #yoga #health #heart #fitness #practice #ashtanga #inversion #homepractice #balance #strength #mat

 

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Mr. And Mrs. out for the night.

 

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