- Passion Pastime
As told by society friend Meaghan See.
It was since I… was a kid in primary school. I started with gymnastics as my ECA (extracurricular activity, now known as CCA, or co-curricular activity) in school, and ballet outside of school. I also took up bowling when I was eight, and joined the bowling club at the Singapore Island Country Club when I was 13.
I knew I fell in love with it… before I even knew it; there’s no time that I can remember that I wasn’t obsessed about moving and exercising.
The amazing thing about it is… it sets me up for my day, every day, physically and mentally without fail.
The toughest part is… waking up in the morning when it’s still dark out there to get down to exercising at 6am, so that I get to work on time.
But love is bitter-sweet, so I always look forward to… starting the workout. I savour the part when I’m getting through it, feeling stronger than when I started, and ending on a high, knowing that waking up for it was and will always be worth it.
I’m on it… almost every day. Other than morning workouts, in the evenings, I’m mostly teaching fitness classes [at barre studio Webarre] or working out.
I keep going at it because… why would I stop if it keeps me going? I feel really energised after working out.
My favourite parts are when I have to… push myself over the limit, whether it’s finishing up the last kilometre, the last repetition or the last round, even when the little voice inside is egging me to stop. I would silence that little voice and finish up what I set out to accomplish.
I love to wear… Puma, Michi and Lululemon because they are comfortable, don’t restrict my movements, and are as trendy as activewear gets.
At the end of the day, it’s knowing that… I’m getting stronger day by day that makes it all worthwhile. I like it when I am conditioned to run for longer periods and take heavier weights in strength training.
I’ll recommend it to everyone because… we are all made to move – a little every day and then adding a little more to that little makes such a big difference in the long run, both physically and mentally. As Jerry Seinfeld (yes, Jerry Seinfeld) once said, “To me, if life boils down to one thing, it’s movement. To live is to keep moving.” A thousand times yes.
Be careful not to… go too hard too fast. Pace yourself and listen to your body. It knows best what it can do for you.