Monday, June 27, 2016

Personal Training @ Genesis Gym, Singapore :: 1 Year Later

It's been a year since I signed up with Genesis Gym for my personal training program and started my ongoing fitness journey. Yes, I actually stuck with it for a whole year!!

For those of you who have been following along, you'd probably remember how difficult some parts of the journey has been. There were a few downs, but a lot of highs too. Especially when I progressed in my fat loss, conquered my doubts or learnt a new exercise technique!

When I first started, my main focus was on weight loss. I hoped in losing weight I would get fitter, and be more energetic to keep up with our busy lifestyle and with Lil Pumpkin, who is only going to get bigger and faster too. And of course, let's be realistic, I wanted to look better too hahahah #typicalvainpot

With that in mind, I told Coach Jon {founder of Genesis Gym and the guy who I had my first consultation with} that I wanted to lose 10kg. He didn't agree or not, or even give me a timeline.. but he did tell me that to lose fat efficiently and to keep it off long-term, I had to build muscles too.

Fantastic. I'd love to be stronger and have some muscle definition in my body too!

1 year later.... I have not lost 10kg. Is that a total loss? Did the program not work for me? Did I not achieve my goal??

Not really. I still reckon that my personal training experience so far has been successful. You can see from my photos what an obvious physical change I had gone through!! Other than putting a B&W filter, adding some text and blurring some of my tattoos, I've not photoshopped my body and this is what I look like in real-life at this moment in time #whatyouseeiswhatyouget

When I first started, I was 62.2kg and had a body fat percentage of 32.12% and lean body mass of  42.22kg. One year later, I now weigh 58.7kg and have a body fat percentage of 17.01% and lean body mass of 48.72kg.

Honestly, my 1-year results could be better if I had really stuck to the nutrition plan but I'm such a weakling when it comes to delicious food and I had a very *ahem* goooooood break in Japan a week ago haha. I hit 16% body fat & 50kg lean body mass before I left for the holidays actually.

For the first time on my blog, I'm even going to show my frontal shots *shy*

It is kind of embarrassing to bare my fats and all on the internet but I'm pretty proud of what I've achieved and really want to show you how my body transformation went. I earned every bit of that fat loss and muscle gain with sweat, blood and tears.

Let me just say upfront too though that even when I had 32.2% fat, I still loved myself and my body.

It is precisely because I love myself and my body, I want to take better care of it by letting it get stronger, healthier and nourishing it with better food as much as I could.

The techniques and know-hows of which I've learnt through my personal training program, and the extra reading I've done because I was motivated from what I was being taught from my trainers.

It's not just a physical change, but a mental shift in perspective too. After a year of training and learning more about fitness, I'm not so obsessed mindful about losing weight or the number on the scales. I didn't lose 10kg and that is fine. I want to be strong, not skinny. I'm even more interested in getting fitter and getting a better body composition.

Anyway being fit doesn't have a deadline. It is about being fit for life. Healthy for life.

The next few months will be even more exciting as I set out to reach new strength targets, start regular Muay Thai training again & complete my Crossfit Level 1 Trainer course. Stay tuned and hope you'll be inspired to start your own fitness journey too, if you haven't yet.

Thank you to those that have been with me on mine and showered me with encouragement whenever I was down or feeling weak xox Happy Gym-versary to me and I'm gonna give myself a pat on the back for thriving in the gruelling, yet oh-so-rewarding fitness year I had!!

P.S. I think some of you are wondering - is Genesis Gym or even personal training suitable for you? Well, if you are like me and need a little extra push from professionals to get you going, maybe! But really, I wouldn't know and if you'd like to find out, make an appointment for a consultation with them. Their personal training program worked for me but I know some folks who thought it wasn't suitable for them too.  

Have a look at my posts below to see what I've been going through the past few months. I can honestly say that I love the trainers {especially Jen, JJ & Brandon} for their patience, experience and generosity in sharing their strength-training and healthy-living knowledge with me. They never hard-sell any of their gym packages and their focus at the job is purely to help clients reach their fitness goals. 

If I didn't enjoy my time at the gym so much, I wouldn't be there so often and keep at it for so long, that's for sure haha.


One-on-On Personal Training Updates:

Genesis Gym Personal Training Updates:
The Beginning - Signing Up for Personal Training
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored or paid post. All views expressed are my own.

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23 comments:

Susan said...

Never mind the 10kg weight loss, look how much leaner and fitter you are! A lady doing pull ups, that's my goal too. Your commitment and dedication certainly is paying off and you've been such an inspiration for other mums like me :) Let's jia you together dear for a healthier and fitter us.

Dee said...

I see 6-pack muscles!! That's inspiring! :)

Madeline Heng said...

So inspired! Jiayou! I'm working hard to get a trimmer body too :)

Angie. S said...

What a great transformation, Ai! So so proud of your perseverance and determination. You're an inspiration for so many modern day moms!

Mabel said...

OMG! You look awesome! I wish I have half of your discipline and motivation... I'm getting a little too comfy with that post-pregnancy bulge of mine! Jiayou jiayou!!

mail4rosey said...

I love that you noted you loved yourself and your body before, and because you did, you want to take the best care of it you can. You looked amazing then, you look even better now! I'm impressed with all your hard work. I did know that hard work pays off, and you're proving that yet again, here. :)

Little Miss Honey said...

This is amazing! I am not sure if I can stick to 1 year going to gym hehe... I wish I can do it all at home but Im not sure if im doing it right. I still need to lose 5kg from my pregnancy weight. You look great! Wish I got a body definition like yours too 😢

mAy said...

Happy Gymversary indeed! Your hard work has paid off. You've worked so hard and looking so good today! Loving that little Hi Fit Mom note because that's so encouraging. And hey! Hello to new Tatts on the side of your body heheheh

Mumsand Babies said...

I must say that you are really a dedicated person as it is not so easy to stick to a routine for an year. All the best and stay healthy and fit.

Adeline said...

You look so good! Really encouraging and inspiring. That discipline you have totally puts me to shame.. heh. Great job!

My Cyber Shop said...

Great achievement! You look a lot fitter and leaner now! Great work and determination!

Katong Kids Inc said...

Your efforts paid off, looking so good with confidence! Salute your determination, so inspiring.

Cascia Talbert said...

You look fantastic! Congratulations!

Ju Ann said...

WOW! the weightloss and the new lean body looks good on u!! I can only imagine how much hard work you've invested into this!!

John Rowland said...

wow, that's great , she probably fell by 10kg.

Lyn Lee said...

Glad that you've had so much transformation in a year! Good on you for sticking it out.

I have been exercising a lot more since February too, and I'm wondering why there's hardly any weight loss, but I do feel trimmer and more energetic, so I guess it must be muscle conversion! Haha. Anyway, there is no waste in more exercise, ever! :)

alissa apel said...

Oh my goodness you look great! Sexy Momma. ;)

Jacqualine Chan said...

OMG look at your new bod! It makes me wanna engage a PT too, but I am sure my hubby would be like, "you pay me lah I train you." And then we end up going somewhere to pig out omg.

Stacy said...

WOW. *jaw drop*

Theresa Mahoney said...

Girl, you slayed it this past year! Good for you! If you are ever wondering if all that work was worth it, the proof is definitely in those pics. You looked fab before, but I am loving all that definition you have now in your after shots. Keep up the amazing work!

indah nuria Savitri said...

You are doing a phenomenal job, Ai! Always admire your determination and you go, girl!

Patricia said...

Your progress is amazing! I work out because I love myself and my body too. ☺ Great job, Ai. Keep it up!

Shirley O said...

Thank you for sharing. What an inspiration! I have just finished 21 days with GG and thinking if I should carry-on.