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Ladies Circuit Training Class by Kevin Chiak

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Group photo with fellow bloggers and our trainer, Kevin after our Ladies Circuit Training Class.

I’ve always been quite active back when I was still in school with all the physical activities going on. After that, I became inactive for 3 whole years before I got into a fitness program that involves group training back in 2013. Say group PT, Zumba class, Kickboxing and even Hot Yoga. I went on to join a gym and was quite active joining classes like HIIT, MMA, Hot Yoga, Boxing etc. But ever since I switched jobs and my timings clashes with all the group classes, I realized I’m not as motivated anymore. I go to the gym, do some exercises on the machines and I leave. Zero interaction with no one but the machines. Motivation level goes all the way down.

Simply put, I work better in a group environment and is more motivated in a group. It’s ok even if I don’t know others in the group, it just feel good to have company working towards the same goals and going through the same thing.

Hence, when Herine asked if I was interested to try out the Ladies Circuit Training Class by Kevin, I decided to give it a go and re-embark on my fitness journey once again.

 

Ladies Circuit Training Class

The Ladies Circuit Training class consist a mixture of Resistance Exercises (Strength Training), Cardio for a full body workout. There are about 11 – 14 stations and we have a minute at each station before switching over to the next station. There’s a short break of around 30 seconds between each station. A circuit class usually goes on for 3 cycles.

 

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The exercises might seem easy or I should say it seems easy for me at first. On the first cycle, I thought to myself, this is not too bad. Second cycle, Kevin increased the resistance level of the machine and I was thinking ok, I can feel my body working and I’m sweating. When it comes to the third cycle, I was dying and I questioned Kevin if he increased the resistance again but nope. We all felt that it’s harder as our energy level probably got used up in the first two cycles.

 

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“I hate crunches!” I never failed to complain about the crunches while doing it and the rest of the ladies laughed. This is what I like about group training, going through thick and thin together. Haha. If I was doing this alone, I will probably just skip doing crunches. However, with the others around I’m more motivated to complete the exercise.

 

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Here’s a photo with our Trainer, Kevin. To be honest, I was pretty intimidated by his body building photos online but he’s really friendly and jovial in person! I’m glad that I took up this opportunity to train with the rest of the ladies under Kevin.

 

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All information for the Ladies Circuit Training Class is as above in the poster with special promotion if you sign up with a friend! And if you require more information, check out Kevin’s FB page!

Did I also mentioned that I woke up with muscle aches the following day after my first circuit class? Definitely a good sign as it means my muscles are working! Can’t wait for the next class and to a fitter me!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

*Credits: Photos from Tiffany’s Camera!*

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Great Eastern Women’s Run 2014

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Went for the Great Eastern Women’s Run yesterday. Somehow, I find myself going for run events pretty often this year. Main point is, I hate running and I can’t really run. Haha.

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It wasn’t easy to wake up early for the run but the medal is what makes me go for the run and complete it. I was proud of myself for the fact that I ran 70% of the 5km run! Hopefully Ill be courageous enough to go for a 10km run next time!

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Met Dawn after I finished and am so proud of this girl for completing 21.1km in just two hours plus plus.
#GEWR is well organized for the fact that there’s loads of food and drinks for the runners. Massage available too! Also I seen comments by the runners that the route are well planned.
Personally I feel that it will be better if there’s more than just one water point for the 5 km run. Hahaha.
I can foresee myself going the run next year too!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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GLOW BFF Challenge! The End and New Beginnings.

In a blink of an eye it seems, and we have reached the end of the BFF Challenge. A month is neither long nor short but the bonds we crafted and the knowledge we learnt along the way will be lasting us a lifetime.

This challenge is not just a simple weight loss challenge where you just eat the supplement, and monitor the weight. During this challenge, we lost sweat and we gain friends and knowledge for our well beings.

Meet Nicole and Ian, the team behind Glow and the BFF challenge. Awesome people they are for giving us the support needed throughout the challenge. Nicole for joining us for the PT sessions, being genuinely concerned for our well being. Ian for being Ian, bringing laughter to the room when we are all dead beat from the fitness sessions.

It was great fun meeting these girls. Knew some of them before the challenge but this one month brought us closer. Of course, there are some not pictured as they are not able to make it to the weigh out.

Love this photo, I guess this is the most glam side of us hanging out at the balcony. Usually, we were all sweaty and tired after our PT sessions.

Another shot of just the girls! Ain’t Nicole really pretty? Of course, all the other girls are looking great too!!

We planned for Brunch at Hatched to celebrate our hard work for the month! And while waiting, let’s take more photos! Daphne is really an inspiration and I hoped I have that much focus as her. But it’s ok, we each have our own pace!

Here’s a shot with the gorgeous Carrie. I’m glad to have met her, cause she inspired me to love my body more.

Food! Caesar salad to share! Sauce at the side if you realized. And we hardly touched it.

We all had the Smoked Royale!! We were like Daphne, what can we eat! And again, no sauce. I also love that they use Balsamic for the salad dressing! Healthy eating ftw!! XD

If it’s the old me, I would not have posted this anywhere online. But I’ve learnt to love my body more and there’s nothing to be ashamed about it. I was never a slim person nor am I fat enough to be plus sized. I was just bigger, taller and chubbier. First two photos in bikini on top are take before I started the challenge. The bottom two photos are taken on the day on weigh out. Maybe it’s not that good a comparison as it’s different posture but then you can obviously see the bulge in the before photos and 3 not so obvious but still there lines showing the layers of fats.

Here’s a closer look at the tummy now. Flatter, not as bloated as before. I’ve got more to lose definitely, but this definitely looked better as compare to 1 month ago.

Sorry for the messy photo, but I don’t to reveal the stats of others so yup. As you can see, my weight went down a total of 1.9 KG. BMI dropped 0.7, fat% dropped 0.6 and muscle mess went up by 0.3. I must say I’m ain’t super hardworking for exercise wise and diet wise I have my cheat days so this is pretty good results. Which also shows that GLOW really helps in weight loss.

Saying that, now that I’ve finished up my 1 month supply of GLOW, I’m going to try one month of exercise and clean diet without GLOW and see how things goes. Though I’ve the feeling that I will get my new bottle soon.

Let’s all work hard to a healthier lifestyle and more beautiful us!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

All opinions reflected in the post are the blogger’s own. The content of this post is not edited by GLOW™ . GLOW is an all-natural weight loss supplement. The proprietary blend is clinically designed to maximise fat burning. All rights reserved.

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Glow BFF Challenge! Mid Month!

Hi all! I’m back with another update with GLOW! Thought at this point of time, the BFF challenge have already ended officially yesterday. This is my mid month report for the 1 month challenge! Or rather 3/4 month but mid month sounds better.

I was sick during CNY period and missed a number of PTs and I’m super sad. Above photo was taken before KickBoxing class. I think if you know me well or follow me on my blog for quite sometime, you can see a slight difference.

Routine, camwhore with the girls first before class starts!

(Above Photo credits: Christina)
And here’s a group photo with Wallace, our instructor for Kickboxing. His class is really fun and all of us enjoyed it. I must say KickBoxing is serious intense cardio and it’s not easy but definitely fun with the right company and instructor.

(Above Photo Credits to Ju Ann)
Group photo taken with our trainer Joey, at our last PT session. I must say, it’s a joy to train with Joey. He takes care of everyone and for example, as I’m the slowest runner of the pack, he will run with me in case I faint halfway or something. Haha.

Our very last fitness session was Hot Yoga @ HOM YOGA located along Boat Quay area. It was a sweaty affair I swear! But it feels so good to swear it all out. I think I do remember some of the moves so maybe I can do at home. Haha. Anyways, that’s us all sweaty in the locker room after the session.

Daphne and me at the reception area! I really like this random photo. Haha!

Group photo!! I really love my #Glow Girls! Such a fun and inspiring bunch of gorgeous ladies.

(Above two photos credits to Carrie!)

Anyways, lets get to the numbers. This was taken on 20th Feb if I’m not wrong. Slight loss of 0.8 KG and the other numbers like BMI and FAT% did go down. Muscle mass went up a little. One thing I must say is that I’ve lost like an inch and a half of the tummy at this point although the numbers don’t show it.

After being on GLOW, I don’t find the need to snack anymore which is great. Oh and eating GLOW before a workout is really great! It gives you the extra boost to last you through the workout.

Before I end this post, please make use of this voucher above to enjoy $8 off for the GLOW Ignite 2.0!

Stay tune to my next post on GLOW BFF Challenge, where I will be talking about my final results and thoughts.

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia.

All opinions reflected in the post are the blogger’s own. The content of this post is not edited by GLOW™ . GLOW is an all-natural weight loss supplement. The proprietary blend is clinically designed to maximise fat burning. All rights reserved.

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Get Glowing! With Glow Raspberry!

GLOW™ IGNITE 2.0 BERRY FRUITY-FATLOSS CHALLENGE (BFF CHALLENGE)

Some of you might have known, from either my twitter or FB that I’m currently part of this BFF Challenge with GLOW. This is the 2nd round of the BFF Challenge, and I’m already 1 week into it. So far, I’ve enjoyed myself immensely and is super excited about the next few sessions!

So you might ask, what is GLOW? GLOW is a weight loss supplement that aids in burning fats with Raspberry Ketones. Now, they have come up with V.2 GLOW IGNITW 2.0 which make things better with the addition of Svetol (Decaffeinated Green Coffee Bean Extract). I will not go into details how it exactly works with all the scientific terms but GLOW is a supplement which has 100% natural ingredients and is clinically proven to help in weight loss. Also GLOW IGNITE 2.0 is vegan, meaning everyone one could take it with no worries!

To read more about the product functionality, do visit http://www.glow-raspberry.com/ . The site is just revamped with easy to process information and also read about the BFF Challenge Round 1!

For this BFF Challenge, it’s more like a leading a healthy lifestyle while losing weight rather then eat the supplement and see who lose the more weight. We have an experienced Nutritionist, Rachel to plan our diet and also Physical Training sessions to build our muscles and burn those fats.

My whole February is dedicated to the Challenge and I’m pretty happy to see my schedule being packed up by GLOW activities.

I’ve a bad habit of skipping breakfast and some other meals. Basically I can do without eating and I eat a lot when I do eat. Also I love red meat! And guess what? I eat the most red meat during supper. ><

So Rachel emphasizes the importance of eating our meals proper and the consequences of skipping meals. Hence, you can see from the photos that I’ve stocked up on my breakfasts with Wholemeal Grains, Low Fat Milk/Yogurt, No Sugar Added Fruit Juices etc. I was given healthy food choices and the correct portions that I should eat for Lunch and Dinner. Basically it’s a clean diet and the only downside is that no red meat. But I guess I could live with it.

We are recommend to eat GLOW twice a day, one each half an hour before our breakfast and lunch. It is also recommended to eat GLOW half an hour before your exercise session. This is because GLOW actually curbs your appetite and you will not feel as hungry by the time it’s time for your meals which means you won’t eat more than you need. Also it provides energy to prepare you for the exercise sessions!

I actually enjoy eating GLOW as the capsules has this pleasant fruity smell to it as compared to many unpleasant smelling supplements out there. For example, the Vitamin B tablet I’m taking smells irky and I’ve to pinch my nose every time I take it. But for GLOW, I nearly wanted to suck it like a sweet due to the fruity scent but I did not la.

As I mentioned it has already been 1 week into the challenge and I’ve had 3 exercise sessions so far. 2 Physical Training and 1 Zumba session. And the above picture shows the 3 different instructors for the sessions. Sederick is our main Personal Trainer for GLOW and he leads the very first PT session that we had. I tell you, I nearly died there. (Well of course I did not die, if not I won’t be typing this post already. :P)

Having not exercise for at least 2 years, it’s quite tough for me as my stamina sucks. Or do I even have any? It was really nice of both Sederick and Joey, another Personal Trainer for our PT sessions to run with me as I was like the last of the pack. Haha.

It does feel good after the PT sessions although my muscles were aching from the squats etc but I feel the burning sensation and sweat. It kind of makes me feel accomplished. If not for this BFF Challenge, I don’t know how long I will procrastinate for before I actually start exercising.

Edwin was our instructor for Zumba and we just had that session yesterday night. It was tiring yet fun! It’s like you won’t feel like stopping or giving up no matter how tiring it is as it’s fun! We even danced to Gangnam Style. Haha.

It’s always good to vary your workout sessions so that you won’t get bored and eventually stop doing it.

Here’s us camwhoring before and after PT sessions! Though I always felt like dying during these sessions, it does really feels good to sweat it out. And of course Burn FAT BURN!! Haha! It’s also really fun to exercise in a whole big group too! Motivation from the lovely people when you thought you reach your limit.

Only one photo in the above collage is during the actual Zumba session. The rest were just us fooling around. XD See I told you, it’s really fun working out with this bunch of fellow bloggers!

Group photo of us Glowsters with Edwin. The one in green is Nicole who’s representing GLOW and it’s great that she joins us for each and every sessions! Let’s all GLOW together!!

It’s Chinese New Year very soon! Have you done your spring cleaning? Remember, go easy on those CNY goodies. If not, there’s always GLOW to the rescue!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

 

All opinions reflected in the post are the blogger’s own. The content of this post is not edited by GLOW™ . GLOW is an all-natural weight loss supplement. The proprietary blend is clinically designed to maximise fat burning. All rights reserved.

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