ROCKstar of the Month (Apr 2016): Joshua Poh

Describing himself as the “nerdy kid being picked last for the football team”, Joshua Poh grew up struggling with confidence. Due to a premature birth situation, the 25-year-old marketing consultant has a crooked lip which significantly affected his ability to speak and articulate his words well. As a result, he was bullied in school. “This was a major downer as socially I became extremely awkward and shy because I didn’t want to let

Darren Ho: If you want it enough, you will stay the fight

Over the years, Darren Ho lost himself in the process of building his career with his various start-ups and ended up doubling his weight, gaining nearly 70kg over the years to hit his heaviest of 146kg. “It was hard to move all that weight around,” said the 34-year-old triathlete and nutritionist, who stands at 1.76 metres tall. “I also suffered from bad eczema, asthma, headaches, sleep apnea and woke up every day with swollen ankles.” Darren was

Cheryl Tay: Finding confidence through fitness

I recall the horror that would overwhelm me when I saw the digits on the scale increase, before I proceeded to slap myself and dig my nails deep to scratch along the sides of my face and forearms. I wouldn’t stop until I bled, as it was ‘punishment’ to myself for eating and “gaining weight”. Only 18 years of age then, it was such a strong obsession with weight loss that I got sucked into. Absolutely mental. I wasn’t born chubby, but I gained a

Noemi Chaw: You do not have to live your life for anyone but yourself

I was bullied throughout the time I was in kindergarten up to Primary 6. I was called names like “Pig”, “Chicken” and “Fat Cow”, yet in reality, I was not really that fat at all. I was neither overweight nor close to being overweight; I was merely somewhat plump with baby fats. However, because of the words that labelled me, for years I truly believed I was fat and ugly and therefore, did not deserve friends or to be loved. It was not just words.

Priscilla Leow: I am far from perfect, but it doesn’t stop me from being strong and amazing

I grew up as a small-sized girl and weight image issues barely bugged me until I was 19. I went to Australia to study in 2007 and gained 13kg in a year because I didn’t know better – I didn’t exercise and I ate as the natives ate. When I came back to Singapore two years later, all my friends started telling me I was fat and that I resembled a ball. Desperate to lose weight, I tried different diet plans, including diet pills and many crash diets. In the end, my weight

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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 ❤️❤️❤️
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  • 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