Showing posts with label Weight. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Weight. Show all posts

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Size Matters


I find it extremely difficult to do my OOTDs nowadays. Before i was pregnant, i was a UK6-8 and in Singapore, it was the average size. In fact, i've always felt "bigger" than my friends because they were mostly UK4-6. However, when i'm at home, i feel skinny because my step dad who is american always tells me i'm "thin" when compared to girls in America. So yeah, i've never really felt uncomfortable with my size and whenever felt fat i could just go for a loooong jog to make myself feel better. I always complained about weight gain and shit but it's only now that i realize that weight gain is nonsense, i'm facing REAL weight gain now.

No one told me i'd have such huge boobies and butt during pregnancy. My arms and thighs seem to have doubled in size. Abs? Man, i kinda forgot how those look like. I always thought i'd be one of those girls who would only "grow a big belly" during pregnancy and everything else would stay the same. Hmmmmm but NOOO...i'm expanding everywhere! My appetite is madness...and everyone around me spoils me too much! My mom and friends keep feeding me and making sure i eat more. And i just can't say no to food...so yeah, no surprise to the weight gain~

This few days I can't fit most of my pants...not even those which used to be slightly loose on me. I had to shop for pants which are UK10 or bottoms with elastic bands. I couldn't fit most "blog shop" clothes i was being sponsored as most items fit UK8 best. Even for my own shop's stuff which i imported from overseas. I could only fit self-manufactured items which came in sizes and can only wear size M-L now. It's not THAT bad because yes i still could still fit some but i felt i didn't look good in it cus the models are way smaller. The blog shops cater to "mass market" and when i can no longer fit into those "free size" clothes, i realized being a UK10 meant i was bigger than the average (referring to girls under 30 years old because the average size for girls over 30 is around UK10-12 - i guess it's because of child birth or slow metabolism).

 I finally understood why a lot of girls in Singapore who look healthy and normal go on a diet. I have a few friends who are above UK10 and to me they look awesome! However most of them are extremely insecure and unhappy with their bodies and always called themselves Fat. To me they didn't look fat at all but now that i am a UK10 myself, i kinda understand where they are coming from. I know how it feels to "feel fat" even though i'm not exactly fat. 

As I scroll through my Instagram, i realized most of the popular girls i follow are tiny UK6-8. They look good in everything and that made me jealous!!! I wish i could be that size again! Do they even eat i wonder?! Wow they are so tinyyyy! I have been kinda upset because i can no longer aim to look that way for the next few months, it's gonna be the opposite. Those girls really make me feel sooo huge. Then i put myself into the shoes of girls who were never "skinny" and who also followed all this eye candies too. I realized how it really can kill ones self-esteem. I know there are many girls out there who just hate dressing up and taking pictures because of the way they feel because for the past few weeks, that was how i felt. I hated my body image and i couldn't stop feeling ugly. However something just struck me a few days ago and i decided to enjoy this new body. I decided to LOVE MYSELF no matter what size i am. Given a choice, i'd work out to have my dream body but because i'm restricted now, i will not whine and complain but instead, choose to love this new shape.

It is wonderful we can look at our friends, sisters, mothers, without the slightest thought to their flaws... but can obsess for hours on our own imperfections! We just think about our flaws to the point we shirk at any documentation that our round faces and curvy bodies ever walked the earth. Well babe, life doesn't wait until you "get thin" enough to live it happily. Life is happening... it is happening right now and y'know what, make the best out of it while you can! Please remember that the insecurities we have in our heads will never be a part of how our friends, family, boyfriends, see us! They love us for who we are, not how we look.

It is ok if you're bigger than average, as long as you are confident you can and will look good! I will keep telling myself that and i will not feel ugly anymore! I am still beautiful me and if i'm this size, i can still dress up by wearing clothes that will flatter my body. Being bigger than average does not mean you aren't beautiful! It really is very important to feel happy about yourself because when you are, everything seems to fall nicely in place and you will be more well-liked. Who likes being around people who are unhappy and whiney all the time, a person who can't stop complaining about how they look and pulling a long face all the time. I have done that the past few weeks and well, those days are GONE! No more whining and crying and being sad!

In Singapore, people call people fat too easily. What would be considered fat? An overweight person - having a BMI of 25 and above. Anyone who isn't overweight and is at a healthy weight is not fat and should not be categorized as fat. There's a reason why it's called "Healthy Weight". You're eating good, and getting enough for your body.

If you are happy and can deal with being bigger than average, good job girl! But if you really really cannot love what you see in the mirror everyday then what are you waiting for? Do something about it! Eat healthy and go exercise! By doing that you will feel happier and proud of yourself because results are 100% guaranteed.

 p.s then again, this is not a post to encouraging you to stay overweight/obese if you are though...because you know that is an unhealthy approach to life and being on a healthy diet is something you should be on for better health and a brighter future.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Amore Fitness

If you follow me on Instagram/Twitter,you'd realize that i go to Amore to work out now!




I really REEEALLY LOVE AMORE FITNESS!

I go to the Bugis and Tampines outlet pretty often! The Tampines outlet is HUGE and there's also a swimming pool! I also like the Bugis one a lot because it's small but has all the machines i need for a good work out and the best part? IT IS AN ALL FEMALE GYM. I feel SOOO comfortable working out in an all female gym! I used to go to the gym near my place and there were a lot more guys in the gym. So every time i entered the gym and did my stuff, some guys just won't stop staring? I'm not saying i'm super pretty or anything but it's because i'm one of the only few girls in the gym so i guess they just can't help it. Many times, i don't stay longer than 45 min and i don't even dare be in some stretching positions cus some positions look pretty....suggestive. LOL.

Amore Fitness is the leading fitness gym in Singapore providing unique state-of-the art gym equipments specially designed for women.

Many people have been requesting for me to do a post of my workout and i will! Once i get someone to help me take photos/videos though....? Haha. But anyway, at Amore, you can engage a personal trainer to help you achieve what you want to achieve faster and better. With the help of an Amore Personal Trainer you stay motivated and see results faster than training alone. Personal Training can guide you with accurate exercise techniques thereby increasing your training efficiency while minimizing risks of injury. This will ensure your constant progress and in achieving your fitness goals.

Besides Personal Training, there are 300 fitness workout classes a week to choose from!

Here are some of the classes i personally think looks fun and good!

CardioBlitz®
Pump it up with stylish and unique cardiovascular conditioning and rhythmic dance moves to spice up your workout! Perform movements in various directions coupled with exciting choreography, which is specially designed by Amore’s fitness team! Gear up for an intensive workout to lose that flab while having loads of fun!

StretchFit®
StretchFit® fuses unique multi-regional stretching exercises and regular breathing techniques to develop a serene mind, a flexible and strong body. Achieve a better range of motion for daily activities, improving coordination and strength, creating a sense of balance.


Pilates
A highly intense form of physical and mental conditioning, focusing on the body's powerhouse, abdomen, back and rear. Flowing movements are executed as one focuses on the centering of the body. Achieve a firmer and sleeker body, increased physical agility and improved body alignment.

Kickbox
A high-intensity workout that draws inspiration from martial arts. Kicks and punches are incorporated to integrate both the upper and lower body in a total workout. Improves muscle strength, tone coordination and reflexes.

PowerPump
A highly intensive but slow-paced conditioning workout that uses bar bells, body bars, plates and dumbbells. Expect a combination of aerobic techniques and muscle training moves, excellent for both fat-burning and muscle toning!

All fitness workout classes are facilitated by a pool of highly qualified and experienced instructors.

There are a lot more classes! Go to http://www.amorefitness.com for more information! :) I have yet to try any of the classes because i am pretty happy with my current work out routine but i would love to try the Kick Boxing and Power Pump Classes soon!

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Weight



"WOW TAMMY! YOU LOOK SO NICE NOW! ARE YOU LIKE UNDER 50 KG NOW?!"

Was what triggered me to write this post.

Does that person mean i've to be under 50KG to look good???

Well if you're wondering what's my weight, it fluctuates between 50kg-52kg. I'm not your usual "under 50KG girl"- which most girls think is the ideal weight to LOOK GOOD.

Am i affected by it? Being "heavier" than most of my friends? Do i aim to be under 50KG?

Nope, not really.

I'm standing at 167cm and if i'm 47kg, i'd be too skinny, i feel. Plus, i eat too regularly to be at such a weight. I eat whatever makes me happy, then go for a jog if i feel Guilty. If i choose to eat Mcdonald's today, i better make sure i go for at least an hour jog after. But if i feel lazy today and don't wish to go exercise, i will avoid eating Mcdonald's and choose something healthy and light so i won't have to go jog it off!

There's really no short cut in achieving your ideal body. I exercise to get to where i am today and have never been happier. My weight on the scale shows otherwise. I used to be 52kg and now, still am! Ok it fluctuates but yeah i still have my 52KG days. However, now when i'm 52kg i look a lot better. I look leaner. I have muscles!! A lot on my legs especially (maybe too much for a girl, not proud of it but hey, beats fats anyday right?) and we all know this already, muscles weight heavier than fats. If you look at five pounds of muscle and five pounds of fat side by side, the fat takes up more volume, or space, than the muscle. That’s important when you’re on a diet and part of your goal is the lean look of muscle, not the flabby look of fat.



So honestly, WEIGHT IS JUST A NUMBER!

Put 2 girls of the same height & weight together - Girl A is 50kg, works out weekly and eats normally. Girl B is 50kg, does not exercise and always having irregular meals. I can tell you, Girl A will look A LOT better despite them being the same weight!

Over the years, I’ve learnt that my weight doesn’t really tell me anything about my progress. Sure, in the beginning it can be helpful to know whether you’re gaining or losing too much weight too quickly, but it soon becomes more trouble than it’s worth.

I’m now losing weight and getting fit until I feel I’m at my happy "weight", not at what the scale tells me. Now I go by how I feel!


I'll leave you with a quote i strongly believe in...

"I DO NOT HAVE AN ULTIMATE GOAL WEIGHT BECAUSE THE SCALE DOES NOT DEFINE ME!"