Genna Gan: My primary focus is the functionality of my body

I was a fat kid in primary school. I come from a family where provision of good food (in large amounts) was a gesture of love. Right before entering secondary school, I decided I’ve had enough and needed to be “regular sized”. In the span of two to three months I shed 10kg. For a 12-year-old this was quite a big decision – involving loads of of exercise and restricted eating. Like so many young girls, I associated food and exercise as means to achieving the ideal
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Namira Mohamad: My days might be limited but I’m not letting it get to me

#iamnamira I am suffering from the final stage of a chronic disease known as Endometriosis. They said I have four years to live life to the fullest before the next saga of surgeries. Endometriosis is a reproductive and hormonal dysfunctional issue that affects one in every 10 women worldwide. Sadly, there is no association here in Singapore that our women can look up to, so creating awareness is of paramount importance. I have been advocating the awareness campaign for the past
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Gabriella Berliany: I don’t want to feel depressed all the time

I have always been a chubby girl since young and although people around me are trying to be supportive by saying “You’re not fat”, I felt like they didn’t understand me and I continued to feel really fat. Recently, I had a week in my life where all I cared about were my thighs and everywhere I went I was afraid of my own reflection. I could hear so many condemning voices in my head saying that I was a failure because I have fat thighs at a young age when
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Anne Tng: Learn the proper techniques

On the contrary, I was a happy fat kid. Sure, I got snide comments from the boys that I was a ‘roly-poly’ and I was huge, plus I had a bout of acne when I was in secondary school. I wasn’t an extremely popular girl in a mixed school, but I simply didn’t care. The only thing that truly annoyed me was how the PE Teachers would pick me on, insisting that I join the TAF club. Notwithstanding my size, I was a pretty decent runner but one day it got to a
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Berenice Seow: Don’t underestimate what your body can do for you

By Deborah Rowe While most people struggle to lose weight and fit into smaller sizes, Berenice Seow faced the opposite. Weighing in at 50kg for her 1.74m frame, many would look at her and think there’s nothing she needs to change about her body. In fact, most people fall prey to eating disorders because they want to be thin like Berenice. The 26-year-old marketing executive however, became unhappy with herself and once, made a New Year’s resolution to
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  • Tinee Dino (@tineedino) didn't like looking at numbers, so he used a plain strip of paper to measure his waist. He needed a longer one this week.
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  • We wanted to highlight our ROCKstar of the Month (April), @keanenlee, again. He submitted his story through ROCKshare early last year, but took some time to find the courage to join us. He finally came to @rockrunnerssg towards the end of last year and has been coming back ever since. •
He said, "...my life took a change for the worst when I was 15. My grandmother passed away on the day she was due to be discharged from the hospital. It was devastating news that sank my world.
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To put things into context, my brother and I lived with our grandparents since we were babies, while my other two siblings stayed with my parents in the opposite block. Thus, this piece of news hit me really hard and I was very affected.
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Although I managed to pick myself up from this, nothing was the same anymore. The relationship between my grandfather and parents started to drift apart. Being stuck in the middle, the kids weren’t having it any easier as well."
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Keanen went through even more trials and tribulations in his life but he eventually overcame them. He added, "Without you my ROCKfam, I would never have expected myself to step out of my comfort zone and share my story with everyone. To everyone else who is reading this, I do not know of the battles you are fighting in your life, but I hope that you press on and in the process, remember to love yourself and those around you a little more. Everyone fights, no one quits."
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  • Let's share some inspiration today - tag someone who inspires you to be better! It can be a friend, family, celebrity... anyone! #rockthenakedtruth #loveyourselfeveryday #loveyourself #youarebeautiful #iambeautiful #bodyconfidence #beingyou #selfconfidence #motivation #inspiration #rockfam
  • It's not about the number on the scale - it's how you feel. // #repost @saraweeyogic 
10 years apart and 10 kilos heavier. 
I'm not here to say I look better now than I did when I was 21; there's nothing wrong with my body in either photo. I'm just here to say that the weighing scale is just one of many factors that a play a part in your journey to getting fit, so an increased number does not equate to an increased size in your physical body. 
And don't be scared of developing muscles, we at @rockthenakedtruthsg think they're awesome!
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  • Tinee Dino (@tineedino) made sure he had his sweatband off before weighing himself this time. He hoped the result would be drastically different.
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  • Sometimes you just have to trust the process. #rockthenakedtruth #loveyourselfeveryday #loveyourself #youarebeautiful #iambeautiful #bodyconfidence #beingyou #selfconfidence #motivation #inspiration #rockfam
  • #Repost @cheryltaysg •••
Someone said to me the other day, "When I saw you, you don't look like the type who exercises... but actually you're decent on the bike." It was an honest comment not meant to wound, but it also reflects how people still hold the stereotype that athletes should be of a certain body type. •
I wouldn't call myself an athlete; this is a lifestyle to me rather but I DO exercise... quite a bit... I know I don't have toned arms or slim legs, I don't have abs etc; but do we need those before we can exercise? We shouldn't be exercising to get those either! I just like working out!! •
I wasn't offended, but it reminded me of how people are so quick to judge. Life isn't about how we look; it's about how we choose to live it. And I'm damn proud of my body, curves and jiggles and all, for taking me through the pain on this crazy tri journey! #cheryltayworksout #rockthenakedtruth #loveyourselfeveryday #loveyourself #youarebeautiful #iambeautiful #bodyconfidence #beingyou #selfconfidence #motivation #inspiration #rockfam