When Heidi Yeung volunteered for martial arts, some doubted whether this beauty fiend would be able to handle it. Turns out there's some fight behind that make-up and glowing skin.
"The adult world has traditionally not been very accepting of failure. In most business cultures, it is better to fake your way through something than to admit you don't know the real answers. If you don't admit your ignorance, you can never learn."
Having a mental illness is often seen as shameful. This means many people try to hide their problems and do not get the help they need. But mental illness like depression is a serious and valid condition, and there's help out there.
The common thinking is that lifting heavy weights is only for people who want big muscles, but Ariel Conant soon found out - the hard way - that that isn't true at all.
With my new "can do" attitude, I was more than ready to tackle week three at Coastal Fitness Performance Training.
After two weeks of training, my stamina has improved a bit, and I no longer fall over backwards when I attempt a kick. The muscular tension from the gruelling Muay Thai cardio sessions is nicely relieved by the antigravity yoga.
The odds were not in my favour this week. And, okay, I may have unintentionally volunteered myself for one of my mishaps, but still.
It was Sunday morning, I should be in bed, but I found myself on a bus going to Central to ride a stationary bicycle.
"I'm not strong enough." During week two, these were the thoughts I had holding me back. Although my muscles had mostly stopped aching and were getting used to the regular workouts, I still didn't think I was really that strong.
After a lovely summer of lounging and eating out, it’s time to get started with my share of the #YPGetFit challenge. Fortunately my body scan said I have a metabolic age of 23. That’s closer to my mental age of 13 than to my real age, so I must be doing something right. Still, we can probably...