Meet: Nigel Cruz
"[Fitness] made me into a strong-willed and positive person my kids need and can look up to."
What is the best thing that has happened to you as a result of prioritizing your health?
The best thing that has happened to me as a result of prioritizing my health is that I got to learn how to eat the healthy way and lead an active lifestyle at my age. Some people regret not starting in their twenties or even younger, but I am glad that I got to start on a lifestyle that would benefit me and my family as we get older. It’s a lifestyle that I would be happy to pass along to my children.
If you could tell your younger self one thing, what would it be?
“Start a healthy lifestyle and exercise!” I never really thought about the importance of it when I was younger. Now that I am aware of it, it is something that I would recommended my kids to start early. Also, I would tell myself to “Take time.” Great things take time. Why be in a hurry? Life is beautiful.
"Great things take time. Why be in a hurry? Life is beautiful."
How do you fit exercise into your schedule?
My daily routine is very busy. I am a housewife, a mother, a student and also a fitness enthusiast. With these, my schedule is hectic. I barely have time to go out and socialize because I focus on my priorities and things that I have to get done daily. My mornings would be composed of doing hiit cardio when my kids are still sleeping, making my breakfast and coffee and just looking through social media. Once the kids are awake, I would make them breakfast, study, do other chores I have to get done then around 12 pm, just after I make the kids lunch, I train. I give exercise a specific time everyday and would reschedule it another time that same day in case we would go out or would do something. I have been training at home. I am very thankful we have the equipment needed to get our workout done. During rest days, my schedule would be pretty chill. I hope for fitness to be a career for me one day! It would be a pleasure to help others with their fitness goals.
I prefer resistance training rather than cardio! I am very interested in shaping my body. Thus, all the exercises needed to grow are faves.
Wake up in our own house, breakfast ready, private plane ready for our next destination, shop until we literally drop, have our own gym full of all the big equipment and a playroom for all the toys my kids want!
My favorite healthy meals are protein waffles, lean burger, grilled marinated chicken, sweet potatoes, banana, rice, peanut/almond butter,sashimi and tacos! I guess you can say tacos are healthy depends on what you put in it. Aside from that my favorite unhealthy foods would be dirty burgers, fries, malts, cookies, double chocolate cake, ramen and yakiniku.
What is on your fitness playlist?
I like to listen to hip hop and reggaeton. I would listen to any within those genre!
What is your favorite Purus Labs stack, and how do you use it?
I am in love with MyoWhey! I mix the Chocolate Cookie Crunch and Homemade Vanilla Wafer along with my oatmeal to make my perfect waffles! Those two are so delicious they satisfy my sweet cravings with zero guilt! Oh, and by the way, watch out for the new MyoWhey that’s coming soon in flavor chocolate peanut butter. I am for sure grabbing that! Don’t forget to use my code fitmommacruz to save some $.
Is there anything else you would like to tell the world about yourself?
If you are looking to start changing your lifestyle, DO IT NOW and then COMMIT. True, everything takes time and it will be slow. However, everyone starts somewhere you just have to start trusting the process and keep going. Stop the urges to quit, let go of those. When you finally step out of your comfort zone, things will be unfamiliar and uncomfortable but that means you are letting yourself grow. Keep moving forward! One day, you will thank yourself for how far you have come.
Keep doing you and don’t let other people dictate your path. Do what makes you feel happy, chase those dreams and smash those goals!
"Keep doing you and don’t let other people dictate your path. Do what makes you feel happy, chase those dreams and smash those goals!"
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