Nada Khalid: Don’t live by anyone else’s perception of beaut

Growing up, I have always been a skinny kid and it was pretty normal for me to be underweight. Things changed when I hit my peak as a sprinter in my JC days, where I was hitting the gym for more power on the track. I started gaining muscle, my weight was on an upward climb and it felt good to be strong. Then at 19, the worst thing that could happen to any athlete happened to me – I had a stress fracture in my foot and I had to take a 6-month layoff from training and competition.

Jasmine Pay: Do it for yourself

Like most girls out there, I was never the “skinny, pretty girl” to begin with. Since young, I was always overweight and was in the TAF Club from primary school to secondary school. It doesn’t help that I love to eat. Of course, my classmates always gave me weird nicknames but I got over it. It was only after I went to ITE after my GCE “O” levels that I started to get very concerned about how people looked at me, so I asked my

Serene Gabrielle: Love is all around you

It all started with one sentence: “Your ass is too big to haul yourself up the canoe”. I was just 17 and those words came from a guy that I kinda had a crush on. I have always been heavy-bottomed and I never felt conscious about it till that fateful day which turned my life upside down for seven years. I battled with eating disorders from one spectrum of anorexia to the other end of binge eating. I remember the times that I only ate a piece of apple a day. It came to a

Janet Koh: You can make a difference for yourself

I was a skinny kid when I was younger and never had any weight issues, until I went to study in Perth at age 17. I was staying on my own, so I reached out to all the fast food that I could lay my hands on – pizza, burgers, KFC fried chicken etc. Winters were not helping either as I got hungry easily and added supper to my meals. My weight naturally ballooned as a result. I came back to Singapore after I graduated and my family doctor was appalled by my vast weight gain

Shaheera: Everything is possible with determination and hard work.

I was small-sized and thin from the time I was in secondary school up to my ITE days. After I gave birth to my first child, I realised I have this “baby belly” which every woman has after giving birth. The first criticism started when I was working in a retail store. My friends and I were sitting and chatting during break time when they looked at me and said,”Hey, you have a fat tyre there at your belly.” Since then, they always teased me, often telling

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  • It may be bothering you more than it should be and you know you shouldn’t let it affect you, but you can’t help it. It’s bugging you day and night, especially when you’re alone. It will take time to get over it, but don’t stop working at moving on... because one day you will look back and laugh at how much this used to bother you. #rockthenakedtruth
  • Everyone was feeling the burn from the ROCKtri pain cave, but a sweet reward awaited them at the end - thank you @specializedsg for the helmets and jerseys!!! Christmas sure came early... •
This brings us to the end of our 2017 ROCKtri Programme and you have been an important part of it, but stay in store for more exciting stuff from us in 2018! #rockthenakedtruth #rocktri
  • And just like that, the SCSM Women Squad 2017 Programme by @rockrunnerssg is over! We hope you ladies benefited from the training runs, talks and workouts over the 4 months. Most importantly, we hope you had fun and also made lots of new running friends! It’s just a little over 2 weeks to the race, so take care of yourself and we will see you at the finish line!!! (Huge thank you to, @heidirunningtheworld, @mokyingrong, @ufitsingapore, @anabel.chew, @webarre, @denisekellerofficial and for being part of this initiative ❤️❤️❤️
#rockthenakedtruth #scsmwomensquad #rockrunnerssg #scsm2017 #girlpower
  • Yup, we should take time to count our blessings... instead of counting calories and making ourselves miserable! (📷: @gilbertyang) #rockthenakedtruth
  • Yoga with @denisekellerofficial in session now! #scsmwomensquad
  • Paula Abdul started dancing at a young age and she learned that she didn't fit in physically, which led to her being rejected countless times at auditions.
She went to a dance camp at the age of 15 and that's where she learnt how her dance friends kept themselves so thin. They would make themselves vomit after they ate. •
So at the age of 16, Paula began to use this unhealthy tactic as a way of controlling her weight. This was the start of her 17 years in the hell of bulimia.
Paula rose to fame when her talent was discovered and the desire to stay thin intensified. She felt nervous and out of control, and all she could think about was food. Food numbed the fear and anxiety. She would eat and thn punge. •
In 1994, Paula decided to seek professional help and went through a month-long bulimia treatment programme. Finally, her 17-year battle came to an end. •
Through therapy, Paula realised that her bulimia was a way of suppressing her feelings. Dealing with her neglected emotions helped her to recover too.
Thus, don’t keep everything in all the time. Find a trusted adult to speak to or look for a professional who can help you. You don’t have to go through this alone. #rockthenakedtruth
  • It may be hard to cut someone loose, but sometimes it is necessary. Find that courage to walk away. It will hurt for a while but you will feel much better in time. #rockthenakedtruth
  • What a haps weekend we had! We had our usual weekly dosage of happiness at @rockrunnerssg, we were at the YOLO Run, we had filming with Mediacorp for the SCSM Women Squad and then we were at the Great Eastern Women Run too! Hope you had a fulfilling weekend - life is too short to be miserable so get out there and live your life! #rockthenakedtruth #rockrunnerssg