Wearing: Mambo x Anya Geo Tank, Mambo x Anya Geo Capri Pant, Nike Roshe Shoes, Uniqlo Jacket and Leather-band Fitbit Blaze
I've been keeping my fitness goals private in the last few months.
One day, I weighed myself after working a year at my Costco office job and had the shock of my life. I had gained seven whole kilograms. SEVEN. This was the heaviest I had ever been - and it was at 66 kilograms.
In my shorter height of 162cm, I realized that 66 kilograms did not look good on me. Although I did figure out my clothes didn't fit me anymore and I jiggled when I walked, I've been ignoring my body and avoiding mirrors. I was quietly losing my confidence.
So I forced myself to survey my stomach, back, thighs and arms and found that my once strong muscles was covered in a layer of fat. At that moment I put down my bag of chips and reflected on my past year.
True, I ate bigger portions then I should've. My idea of healthy snacks were things like hot chips, biscuits, a sugary yoghurt or half a coconut bun. I enjoyed the occasional can of coke and lots of jasmine rice and white toast. I didn't walk or run anywhere anymore. I had not used my gym membership in eight months and I added sugar into my teas and coffees. I got lazy in my nine to five office job.
So I did my research. I changed my breakfasts to Greek yoghurt with flax seed and abit of honey. I cut out sugary drinks and switched to almond and soy milk. I reduced my processed carbohydrates and added more steamed vegetables and protein. My snacks are now some fruit, some tuna or a handful of almonds. I drink only water and green tea.
I went back to the gym to lift heavy weights four days a week, and trained myself to like running on a treadmill and running outdoors.
In those last four months, I had lost five kilograms and 3% body fat and I'm still going. I can the definition forming around my arms, thighs and core, and I'm not as jiggly.
My energy levels are up and I am proud of myself. I felt confident again to be in front of the camera.
It was great timing that I came across this outfit from Mambo x Anya. While on my now frequent visits to my local park, I wore my Geo Tank and Geo Capri to run around in.
There's no better way to celebrate fitness goals then to run around in clothing that make you feel good and make you look good.
I'm still on my fitness journey - my goal is to reduce my body fat and gain more muscle (especially in the core). With the help of Mambo x Anya, hopefully I will be able to show off some rock-hard abs in a few months.