I work out four to five times a week, doing a range of exercises, including running and yoga. Sweating it out almost daily helps me sleep better, boosts my energy levels, and generally just makes me feel good (hello, endorphins!).
But I’ve not always had a regular fitness routine. In the past, I didn’t make an effort to work out if I was having a particularly busy period at work. I’d blame it on being too tired and would often choose a relaxing dinner with friends over exercising. Back then, there’d be some weeks when I’d clock in three sessions at the gym, followed by weeks of barely one workout per week.
In recent years, after making some adjustments to my lifestyle, I finally got a regular fitness routine down pat. I exercise before work and during lunchtime since I feel more energetic in the first half of the day. I go to bed by 11pm so I can wake up early to exercise, and for that to happen, I’ve cut down on late nights out. I also always work out on Saturday and Sunday mornings. I usually go for a run with my husband, and do group fitness classes.
Truth is, maintaining a fitness routine is tough if you have a demanding full-time job, and even more so if you have other commitments such as children or elderly parents to care for. This is why we searched for women in Singapore who successfully juggle work and their fitness passions. Read their stories on pg 37 and you’ll be inspired to make time to exercise.
Need more workout inspiration? Check out the barre sequence on pg 52. This home workout is great if you want to burn fat, strengthen your core, and tone up your arms, butt and thighs. Happy reading!
PHOTO TAN WEI TE HAIR JOY TAN/THE STYLE ATELIER, USING GOLDWELL MAKEUP NIKKI FU, USING URBAN DECAY