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Overcome fears

Overcome fears

Overcome fears
If you've been following us since last year, you would probably know I have set myself some new year goals to work on. During our recent holiday, I have decided to tick off one of my fear off the list- Wear a swimwear only without anything on top to cover up, getting out of my comfort zone. After giving birth to my kids, my body has changed dramatically with 22 KGS weight gained and the effects of pregnancy. 
Ever since I started Keto, not only has my health is getting better, my mindset has also changed, it's with special thanks to this positive and amazing Keto community which we collectively motivate and inspire one another! 
I started to accept this is who I am and I no longer want to chase or please others. I will work on my own goals without keeping check what are others are up to. 
So here we are, this is me, me in my wearing swimwear, without anything to cover up. It may seem easy to others, but I have been very self-conscious with my body, this takes a lots of courage and I am so glad and proud I have done it! 
Got to say it wasn't easy, because I did this at Bondi Beach, one of the most popular beaches with lots of perfect swimwear bodies constantly flashing in front of you. 😅😅
Passing on loads of thank yous to all of your beautiful and supportive messages on the day when I posted this on my story.🙇‍♀️ Honestly without this community I don't think I would have done this. 
Everyone has different set of goals, I wish you all the best on your Keto journey, you don't need to aim for dramatic changes, as long as it is consistent, focus on your own progress, try your best without over-stressing yourself, you will get there ❤
P.S. Still feeling hesitate about posting this but post it anyway! Life is too short to have too much hesitations! 😝❤
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Confidence doesn't come from your appearance, it comes from how you feel

Confidence doesn't come from your appearance, it comes from how you feel

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Confidence doesn't come from your appearance, it comes from how you feel. 
This photo here, if you asked me 10 years ago, how do I look? I could point out at least 10 things I am not happy about. Today, I accept this is how I look after 2 kids, I focus on how I feel instead of how I look. 
Flipping through magazines, checking social media there are always ideal or desired bodies figures of which we admire. We hope we could look like them! The truth is, even super models, they are not happy with their figures and still see what they consider, flaws. So who set these standards on how we should look? We used to rely on scales to tell ourselves if we are standard. In recent years we have been educated to non-scale victories. 
Now this is the question, what is the perfect body you want? There is no set answer. Beauty comes in all shapes. Not everyone looks better when they are slimmer. What I believe is, if you eat right, exercise regularly, take care and look after yourself both physically and mentally, you feel good, you feel confident, that's much more important then what size you are. 
Being healthy and happy definitely come first. If you could look the way you like, but feeling crappy within, is it worth it? 
Being on a keto way of living I have learnt everyone's body is different. You need to see and appreciate what you have first, then set your goals so you are not working on "Someone else standard, but your own". Remember, this is your life, your body, your mind❤
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Trust the progress

Trust the progress

I had my kids quite late, I was worried about the responsibilities and how it will effect my body. I was someone who was self conscious with my look, I always fantasized being slim like a celebrity/models. I gained 22 kgs with my first child, my body and weight was stubborn, no matter what I did, my size just stayed! 
Until I started Keto, I started noticing the changes. Not dramatically but steady. I never imagine my belly area can look like this again from 2 babies (my belly was huge while pregnant). I used to exercise 2 hour daily, 6 days a week. Now I keep my daily steps up, go for walk when I can and do my Sunday workout (I do lots of heavy lifting during the week with receiving stock😉). I used to eat food that I didn't enjoy and ended up binge eating. Now I enjoy my food, I allow myself to have some "Non- Keto" occasionally. Guess what? I may some days do overindulge myself with some keto treats but at least not a whole pizza! I don't blame myself and feel sad about what "Non- Keto" food I ate because I chose to have a flexible Keto lifestyle which I eat Keto most of the time but also allow myself to celebrate with people I love who aren't Keto. 
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I believe you would have read this somewhere:
" Trust the progress! It may be slow but they will eventually show" It is never too late to start and feel good!
Keep smashing your goals and don't let anything stop you because you will eventually get to where you want if you keep looking forward!
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Does it really matter when the scale is telling me I am 15kgs away from my "goal weight?

Does it really matter when the scale is telling me I am 15kgs away from my "goal weight?

Does it really matter when the scale is telling me I am 15kgs away from my "goal weight"?
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Let me tell you something-
On a Keto or any weight loss journey you are on, the hardest part is not about what food you should eat to help you loss weight; it is the habit, mindset, determination of yours that will lead you to your goal. 
I couldn't wear this coat last year because it was way too tight. This year I can wear it with some room to spare. My rings, my watch band, my bangles, my clothes all are loose on me. My skin, my health, my mind all are much better compared to last year. My face is shaping and my belly getting flatter. This is what I value! I may not have the super model figure but I am so proud and happy with my body! .
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This is probably my hundredth time to say this and I know lots of you have noticed already, DO NOT LET THE SCALE DEFINE YOUR WORTH! I am so proud so many of you understand the scale is not the only thing to show your progress! Remember to find things that motivate you on your journey not stressing you! Mental health is as important as physical health ❤
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Body Image

Body Image

Body image
A topic most of us have been through or going through. Coming from an Asian background, I constantly receive comments like "Oh all Asian are skinny", " You guys never put on weight " etc. The reality is, I wish it is the case😆. Back to when I was a teenager, we were trained/brainwashed into competition amongst family, friends and peers. "I wish I can be slim like her", " I wish I can be 45kgs", I wish I can have tiny waist like her" etc. Today, I am glad to say, I am happy with my current size, it doesn't matter if the scales is not showing me numbers on what "Society think is right", it doesn't matter that I am not a size 6, 4 or less, it doesn't matter that I don't have tone legs and arms like a supermodel, it doesn't matter I don't have abs like an athlete. 
However, it DOES MATTER I FEEL CONFIDENT about myself, it DOES MATTER how I FEEL GOOD about myself, it DOES MATTER my HEALTH is getting better, it DOES MATTER I LISTEN TO MY BODY and not exhausting it, it DOES MATTER I LOVE MYSELF and will take "Self Care Time"
There are so many different standards to define "Fitness & Beauty". The one thing you need to come to realize is if you don't see the good in yourself, you will never be good enough.
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Start learning to appreciate yourself, everyone has strengths and weaknesses, no one is perfect but that's ok, because we are perfectly human.
❤Beauty comes in all sizes❤
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Keto Life

Keto Life

Sound familiar? I believe most of us at some point of our Keto journey would have said some like this at least once. We blame ourself how we had that apple, we stress out how much weight we will be putting on after that feast, we feel so guilty we had a slice of cake  at our best friend wedding. Let me tell you something, listen carefully, tomorrow it will be a new day, and YOU DO NOT NEED TO GO HOSPITAL AND YOU WILL SURVIVE! Remember, being on Keto doesn't mean you have to punish yourself by not celebrating with friends who aren't Keto, being Keto doesn't mean you should not go holiday and enjoy some non keto food. Being Keto means you are more mindful on what food does to our body, we understand what are the consequences if we eat non Keto food, we may go through Keto Flu, we may feel bloated, we may feel sick, or, just nothing happen. If you decide to live a Keto way of eating, you need to come to understand we all do have some non Keto food on some occasions, but then the next day we will get back on. As long as you don't let the old bad habit creep back in, then Keto life is still on. ✌
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How fasting/ eating pattern effect body weight experiment (7 days experiment)

How fasting/ eating pattern effect body weight experiment (7 days experiment)

How fasting/ eating pattern effect body weight experiment (7 days experiment)
Starting at 63.6 kg after a feast
Day 1- 62.7( mid- day) 
(after ends 18 hours fast 62.2)
Day 2- 61.3
Day 3- 60.8
Day 4- 60.3
Day 5- 60.3
Day 6- 60.1
Day 7- 61.2 (After a night out, last meal was 11pm) 
Side note- My period due in 7 days while I took this weight, within this period my body retain more fluid and weight can fluctuate somewhere in between 1 to 3 kgs.
Fasting pattern-
Day 1-18 hrs
Day 2-17 hrs
Day 3-16 hrs
Day 4-14 hrs
Day 5-18 hrs
Day 6-14 hrs
Meals: 
I have 2 meals a day, last meal will depend on my daily schedule. This week my last food intake time are:
Day 1-7pm
Day 2-8pm
Day 3-8pm
Day 4-9pm
Day 5-930pm
Day 6-11pm
Type of food-
Every meal includes:
Healthy fats (Eggs, avocado, butter, lard), protein, lots of vegetables.
Snacks- Pecan, cheese, macadamia nuts, protein chips, slim secret chocolates, jerky.
Drinks-
Water, tea, coffee, mct, collagen, ACV, electrolyte, green powder drink.
Activities/ exercises
Side Note: I am in my maintaining stage, I aim to tone and shape, my main goal for me is be healthy.
11 k steps
10k steps
8k steps
9 k steps
11 k steps
10 k steps
14 k steps
1 hr low intensity workout
Lots of movement, I move heavy boxes (stock) on a daily basis, taking care of the boys involves lots of movement. Walk the eldest to school, walk back 5 days a week etc
I personally don't recommend to use the scale for measuring progress because that numbers can fluctuate so much with different factors.
Conclusion- I did this experiment to show how numbers on a scale can change in only 7 days with -
1. Eating out x 2 (One night was a feast night), fasting etc. I have seen lots of people are stressing out when their scale number doesn't move or goes up when you are doing your best!I know what it's like, I was one of them too! But guess what? By stressing out "IT DOES NOT HELP YOU TO YOUR GOAL". Find methods and NSV (Non Scale Victory) to keep you motivated and stay focus❤
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Why Keto?

Why Keto?

Hi everyone! Today I want to share some of my own experience and reasons why I chosen Keto as a lifestyle.
Keto has change and help me in so many ways which I couldn't stop spreading the words to others! 
At my beginning stage of Keto journey I only take it like another option of diet , which I been through probably at least a dozen other types. My health was in a terrible shape and I can't afford to live like that with two very young children. One day I start knowing about Keto, did tons of research plus a nutrition course( Yes I am the type need to know what's going on before I committed 😝)before I said yes I will give it a try because it is a diet that is against to what we been taught in the past.
Fast forward 2 years later, I have learn so much about how food can effects us physically and mentally. With Keto Way Of Eating you will notice the changes in how you value food, how nourish your body with whole food can effect you mentally, how much energy you can get with eating the right food, how you discover this amazing version of yourself which you didn't know exist, how you no longer rely on numbers to make you feel your progress is worth it, non scale victory beat all those figures! We also will notice how we can ignore those negative comments from others who don't understand Keto . What matter is we are on it, we feel and see the different, that's all you need to care about. Progress and result are the best way to show people your determination is worth it. So keep your head up, give yourself a pat on the shoulder, tell yourself to stay focus, Keto is worth it❤
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Do it becasue you want to

Do it becasue you want to

Do it because you want to-
When it comes to setting goals that are new, you need a plan, motivation and determination to get there. It is important you understand you "want to do it" instead of " Everyone else is doing it, I need to do it too".  Keep your progress in check, if one way does not yield results look for another, allow yourself to make mistakes but learn from your mistakes. Try not to compare your progress to other, surround yourself with strong, determine and, positive people. This always make your journey easier.
It is hard to stay positive and strong at times, but we all have the ability to make it work, it comes down to "do it now or later?" Later never happens.
If you put the effort in, results will show. Give it time, stop making excuses, do more, talk less.
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