My fitness journey began in October 2014. I got sick of seeing how chubby I looked in photos and the fact that I no longer fit into my favourite clothes and most of all, I missed my waist.
For those of you who have known me for a long time, you guys know and remember very well, that I have not always been the tiniest person in the world, I am only 5 feet tall but weighed 54kg in 2014. See the photos below.
Look at my chubby face and arms, I was always the chubby girl, like my entire life. Maybe not as a baby, but for as long as I can remember, even as a uni-student I knew I was heavy. I would stare in the mirror with disgust in my eyes, as I looked at myself. I always wished to be able to wear the sleeveless dress. As a teenager, it probably hit harder, but yet, I still didn’t do anything to change it.
I ate the same food, drank the same drinks, were in the same activities with my mates, but why was I much heavier? Should I blame the metabolism?
I want to lose weight, but I am a foodie. I am not into any slimming pills and I know there wasn’t going to be a magical pill that would make my weight melt off. So, I took up gym.
I had no idea what I was doing in the gym at the same time, I don’t have an instructor/ personal trainer, nor where to even begin, but it worked. 30 minutes a day, to you, and to myself today, that is nothing, but at that time, it was the hardest 1800 seconds of my life.
I didn’t cut out anything, I drank my favorite bubble milk tea, I ate as much as chocolate I like. I would watch the scale go down every week, every day, and that was all the motivation I needed.
This was the first photo taken after gym when I saw a little result. I lost 4kgs in less than a year.
I am not posting this for praise, I actually not a gym junkie but I love the result on my health report. I want it to be motivation for you guys, who are just starting your own fitness journey. I want to show you guys that it doesn’t happen overnight.
My fitness journey over the year :
I started my full time job last July , this also means I have lesser time to spend at the gym. I let myself add on 4kgs, but this is how I look currently.
I was 54kg back in 2014 and I am now 54kg. I had gained the weight back that I had previously lost. But, do you see the difference? I am in great shape, no flabby arms, no chubby face. I look completely “normal” with the same weight. People asking what my secret was, I have no secret, just exercise.
So girls, don’t give up, you don’t have to stop eating junk, you just have to get your body moving every day! It’s the little thing that makes the biggest difference.