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
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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
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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
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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
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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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  • YOU can control your own happiness. #rockthenakedtruth #loveyourselfeveryday #loveyourself #youarebeautiful #iambeautiful #bodyconfidence #beingyou #selfconfidence #motivation #inspiration #rockfam
  • 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