Arci Muñoz reveals what makes her rock
WELL-BEING (The Philippine Star) - August 30, 2016 - 12:00am

Beautiful, sexy, and talented — Arci Muñoz is one to watch. The 27-year-old singer-actress is the lead singer of rock band Philia and has made a lasting impression on primetime TV’s Pasion de Amor and the rom-com flick Always Be My Maybe. In her latest endeavor, Arci stuns in her new movie Camp Sawi, alongside Bela Padilla, Andi Eigenmann, Yassi Pressman, Kim Molina, and Sam Milby. This girl is a go-getter both in her career and when it comes to her fitness.

 We visited her during the cover shoot of Shape Philippines. We cornered her for some quick questions about her latest project, workout, and nutrition secrets.

THE PHILIPPINE STAR: Why do you value health and fitness?

ARCI MUNOZ: Exercise makes us healthier and, especially for a career in both acting and singing where we are practically on call 24/7, it’s very important to work out once a week at the very least for health. I’m asked to do some roles, many of which I can only pull off if I’m fit. I’m not pressured to be in top shape by anyone else but myself.

What is your current fitness goal?

My current fitness goal is to gain a little weight but to stay lean and toned. I’ll have to be stricter and a lot more serious about my workouts. I was never that serious but I plan to be now. I want to be lean and fit.

How do you maintain your body nowadays?

I used to be at the gym every day when I wasn’t so busy with showbiz. I would be there after lunch until the gym closed. Now, I just work out at my condo, run around the condominium and swim twice a week for 30 minutes to one hour. I easily get bored at the gym so I really need to have a trainer or else I’ll just play. I prefer activities like boxing and badminton. Even if I’m not that good, I make the effort to go out and sweat.

Do you follow any special diet?

I follow a proper diet, but I still eat whatever I want with proper moderation. I eat homecooked meals most of the time and only eat take-out once in a while. I eat a lot of salads and grilled chicken. I don’t really like the taste of many kinds of food. When I’m trying to lose weight, I don’t eat anything fried. I can really eat anything, just in small portions. I never, ever starve myself. I hate depriving myself because it puts me in a bad mood and I take it out on other people. Dieting makes me sad. I only eat salads when I have to prepare for shoots or a project. When I see or feel I am gaining weight though, I double my efforts in sweating it out which means I force myself to go to the gym and get a trainer.

Do you have any favorite cheat food?

My favorite cheat food is fried chicken. Also, I drink a glass of red wine, or sometimes beer, every night to unwind. They say that a glass of red wine is an hour in the gym, but I make sure never to take more than one. Just earlier, I had two burgers and fries (laughs). When we are too busy to cook, we just take out food. Spicy chicken is my favorite.

Tell us about your film Camp Sawi.

The movie is about broken-hearted girls and this place where all broken-hearted people go to learn how to move on. My role as Gwen is a very submissive girlfriend who follows everything the boyfriend wants. Rico Blanco plays the role. He was so good. From this role, I learned that I should also value myself and my partner should accept everything about me.

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