"I know how awful it can be to start or sustain a fitness journey, but I've also discovered how immensely empowering and fun it can be to work on one’s fitness. I'd like to help and inspire others achieve a breakthrough!"
Life's short, do what you love - from magazine journalism, to cabin crew, banker, lawyer and a realtor for the past 5 years, I have always found joy in my work. I am a Busy “working mom” – despite the various family and work commitments, I prioritize my health, fitness & well-being.
With #TEAMBUSYWOMAN, I want ordinary women to see fitness as attainable. To let them know they are never beyond hope and not alone in their struggles. You don't have to be young and commitment-free, naturally athletic, or someone whose profession requires you to look fit (eg fitness professional or celebrity), to enjoy fitness. It doesn’t take hours in the gym, or steal away precious time from work or loved ones. Workouts can even be a fun bonding activity with friends and family!
Having gone from depression and embarrassment over my postnatal sagging, stretchmarks and scars, to joyful pride in each little milestone of my fitness journey, I hope that all women can be free of body shame and enjoy their bodies for what they can do, rather than how they look.
I hope that seeing someone with such poor psychomotor skills and numerous issues (scoliosis, hip injury, and surgery to fix pregnancy-induced diastasis recti), truly enjoying being fit for the first time in her life, will help cast fitness in a less intimidating light.
I have been that girl who routinely signed up for gyms, only to waste years' worth of membership fees. I almost always had a gym membership, but being intimidated by weights and more complex machines, and lacking the coordination for aerobics classes, I stuck to simple, idiot-proof cardio machines. This meant uninspiring and infrequent workouts (+ I hated running). Along the way, I've also tried pilates and yoga, but never really connected with the type of fitness classes as it was typically a little more than a once-a-week routine…
A friend then got me interested in pole dancing; to build up strength for the tricks, I signed up for a personal training package; a couple of months later, a group of colleagues got me signed up for Spartan Super, a 14km obstacle course race. We started running and doing bodyweight exercises at East Coast Park every weekend, and I stepped up my gym sessions to prepare myself. Pretty soon, workouts became a part of my regular routine I couldn't do without!
I know how awful it can be to start or sustain a fitness journey, but I've also discovered how immensely empowering and fun it can be to work on one’s fitness. I'd like to help and inspire others achieve a breakthrough!