Aisyah's 53kg weight loss helped her to complete her first ever 10km run and learn new sports such as rock climbing and Muay Thai.
I vividly remember my first workout session with Samuel. It was so intense that I felt like throwing up halfway through – my body was shaking and it was so sore for an entire week. I couldn’t lift up my hands and legs without feeling any aches. But at the same time, I felt mentally and emotionally good too. Samuel always said, “When your body is sore, it’s growing stronger.” Subsequently, the sores became bearable, and I did indeed feel stronger after the workouts.
Outside of the gym, I’ve also changed my diet. I am (admittedly) a food lover, and I love to eat in abundance. However, with the ongoing weight loss, it motivates me eat healthier. I started a low carb diet, avoiding processed food, sugary drinks and included more wholegrains. I stopped eating white rice and white bread completely, and prepare my daily meals at home every day, avoiding the oily and preservative-filled food from outside. With that, I also developed an interest in cooking healthy food for myself and my family!
To top it all, the best thing that has happened so far is seeing the people around me make changes to their lives as well. My sister joins in my runs, and my colleagues at work are starting to work out too. I also managed to inspire my mum to cook healthier food at home. Now, she loves to eat brown rice at home, and her diabetic levels has improved ever since.
I stepped out of my comfort zone and never gave up on my goals. I’d like to be role model for the people who are afraid to take the first step – to show them that courage and determination will help them achieve their goals in life!