How I shed 10kgs in 8 months and its the best decision ever
I would say that it has been a great year, i took a leap of faith. Coming from a low self esteem person and asian parents calling you fat all the time, i asked myself im 21 i need to do something instead of crying. I cant stay down forever looking up at people, getting jealous when i see Instagram post of people travelling so much or stalking people and wonder why am i like that, stalking relationships which in the end they broke up. I cant fake smile on instagram thinking everything is happy when im not. I cant always see people working out towards their goal wishing i could be them. I need to find my own personality, my own laughter and my own path.
How did i do it?
So i chose fitness, one day i woke up and i told my mum that’s it im going to try healthy for 3 months i only have 5 more months left at the gym. I never always dream of ever getting shape on my abs even when i always stalk Kayla Itsines. I never dream to be inspirational for my own self. I never dream to be running 200 cal instead of 100 cal. I was shy going to the gym especially the free weights section, i was shy to wear sleeveless because my mum told me my arms look fat when i wear sleeveless.
Officially i would say i could stick my 5 fingers on my waist on my loose pants. My goal was to shed 10kgs,i was 63kg last i check i was 53. Then i realized i could do it.
What did i eat?
I used to eat whatever that is on the plate, i am a food lover after all. I love food. I love cakes, i love Dim Sum, steamboat, fast food? no problem, supper, let’s go. But when i told myself im going on diet, it was hard to resist but surprisingly i did.
NO FRENCH FRIES
LOTS OF GREEN TEA AND FIBRE, DETOX EVERY WEEK!
LOTS OF FISH AND CHICKEN BREAST STEAM WITH GINGER OR SALT AND PEPPER OR BRAISED
STEAMED VEGETABLES, LONG BEANS, SWEET POTATO
STEAMED EGG (CHAWANMUSHI)
IF I AM OUT ITS SUBWAY IF NOT I WILL EAT BEFORE I GO OUT
Now whenever we have family dinner its my cheat days but my mum dont believe or dont know why is there such thing so she would whisper to me or my relatives ‘Eh dont eat so much later over eat, eh dont give her too much later she become fat”
What she dont know is that deep down in my heart im roughly counting my macros so i will know how much to burn the next day. haha
AFTER 5 MONTHS, I USED KFIT AND GET TO EXPERIENCED MANY GYMS
I just ate healthy and i exercise. From 30 sec plank to 2 min,from 20 reps to 60 reps. From 10 minutes bootcamp ( High Intensity) to 30 minutes. I took my time to loose since im still recovering from scoliosis. I read a quote saying it takes 4 weeks for you to see changes, 8 weeks for your friends and family and 12 weeks for the rest of the world to notice, i told myself thats bullshit. It took me 2 months to see changes on the waist, to understand my body and 6 months for people to see changes and this
Gives me confidence to be fashionable, to wear my old clothes is the best feeling ever.
I work out about 3–4 times a week but now is 2–3 for maintenance.
Having a gym buddy sometimes gives you a little push
Using fitness as my confidence, i cut my hair and i took a leap of faith and started an e- commerce start up. I’ve been a fitness junkie ever since and everyday i would feel like running or doing some work out. If i do work out at home, is using the stability ball. Its not very visible, its not much to show but i feel better in the inside.
My boyfriend of 3 years kept on telling me to STOP COMPARING AND LOVE YOURSELF, if you want to keep crying when people talk about your weight — you go do something about it. I love him!
It has been a great year for me. I didnt expect this as my New Years Resolution coz i never believe in it, everything goes with the flow. 8 months of hard work and now im just maintaining.
This has boosted up my confidence meeting with new clients and also going out wearing shorts or mini skirts, my mum used to tell me not to wear mini skirts as my thighs are big, truth being told is that my dad is obese so it could genes, my mum blame me for giving excuse to myself. Every year when i go back to my hometown where all the asians family will be there with their judgemental face, it hurts me to see most people coming to you or my mum saying ‘You daughter is fat, or do you go gym? or giving me the sympathetic look.”
It took me 6 months for people to notice and said “Hey you lose weight?” I weighed myself every month to see progress and from over weight, over BMi, over muscle mass, everything was sad face and now im proud to say everything is in the middle and SMILEY FACE.
If i can do it, everyone can. Do not follow people, follow your heart. Follow your own health plan, follow your own regime, hire a personal trainer if you want more push and looking forward for a great year.
I would be lying to you if i say im still on healthy because i want to enjoy this festive season. Eat but STILL GO BURN OKAY!