Alyssa Ang: Find something you like and stick to it

I have always been a chubby kid, never known to be morbidly obese but was never slim. Back in the day when bubble tea and donuts first gained popularity (remember Quickly and Donut Factory?), I was one of the many teenage kids in queue almost every single day to buy me some yummy donuts and bubble teas. I recalled having two cups everyday and that craze went on for a really long time throughout my late secondary/poly days. That got me growing sideways over the years. Oh my love-hate

Tam Nguyen: Do something about it

It’s not a sad story you haven’t heard of before, but at least this one does have a happy ending…well actually, it’s still being written. I grew up most of my life chubby, fat, husky, “big-boned” – we go by many names in the United States to help make kids and teenagers feel better. I was bullied often and it didn’t help that my name rhymes with things like HAM or SPAM. At my worst, I weighed 188lbs (85kg) when I was about 16 years old

Melissa Yee: It’s ok to have fats

I have been overweight the whole of my life (according to BMI). Since I was young, I was always the biggest and fattest in class and amongst my friends. Once, there was a year-end performance at my kindergarten and I didn’t get to wear pretty dresses like the others because my school didn’t have my size. My friend’s mum then told me to lose weight. In fact, many people have been telling me my whole life to lose weight, until I became numb to these comments. In Secondary

Andrew Johnson: Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try

By Deborah Rowe  He may be the world’s first Optimum Nutrition Chef Ambassador, but it wasn’t always smooth sailing for Andrew Johnson in his fitness journey. Just last November, the 45-year-old Eurasian father of twins became the first Strongman athlete from Singapore to win a silver medal in the ISF Australia Strongman Nationals 2015 Masters Division. Knowing this and looking at Andrew now, it’s hard to believe he was once a quiet and skinny kid who was

Ida: Change yourself from the inside first

I’ve always been more masculine than most girls. I naturally have broad shoulders, more muscle on my frame and an androgynous face. When I was younger, I never saw it as a problem. It was simply the way I was – I knew it, accepted it and even enjoyed it. Now, I am 18 and supposedly more ‘grown up’. However, I find myself trying to re-learn something my 5 year-old self already knew full and well. In my early teens, my masculine nature started to bother me. I put up a

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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