I am sure that at one point of your life, you have failed attempts of losing weight or eating healthily. Standing on top of a weighing machine could really drown all the confidence you have, judging by the direction of a needle.
It was no easy task for Angelynn as she attempted to lose 15 kilograms in 6 months, to prepare for the Miss World Malaysia. This is a challenge, set by your own discipline and goals. As embarrassing as it may be for me, I lost 7kgs in 6 months, late last year and have gained it all back within a short 3 months.
So, let’s steal a tip or two on her weight loss program!
JD: How much weight did you lose and how long did it take for you to achieve it?
AT: I lost around 15 kg in half a year.
JD: What was the daily diet and exercise routine like for you?
AT: My diet is simple. Basically I stopped eating simple carbs, taking off oily food. Whatever I eat, I steam or boil it. I stopped eating outside because I prepare my food at home, I even pack my food out to college. I go to the gym for 3-4 times per week, half an hour of cardio is a must and then, I lift weights. Each day targeting different areas like back workout today, legs workout tomorrow and etc.
JD: The biggest challenge and motivation?
AT: The biggest motivation was because I was called fat and laughed at by people. Besides that, I wasn’t confident of my body. I was always wearing the same dress because nothing suited me well. Whatever I wore, I felt ugly. So I decided to make a change, I joined a gym and actually stayed home for quite a while because I was scared I couldn’t resisit food temptations. After I lost weight, I joined Miss Malaysia World to boost up my confidence. It took me a lot of courage for me to join pageant, because I was once low on self esteem.
JD: What is your perception of a healthy body? Thin or curvy?
AT: I think a healthy body is great, it doesn’t matter whether you are thin, curvy or chubby, but if you are eating clean, exercising well, and have no health problems, that means you are healthy. Thin or curvy sometimes depend on family genes, some people are born quite thin, they look skinny but actually they are far more healthier that curvy people. So I think healthy person shouldn’t judge by their outlook, it depends how their lifestyle is.
JD: Any word of advice for ladies our there attempting to shed off some pounds?
AT: MOTIVATION AND DEDICATION. Most women complain a lot about their body and weight but not doing anything about it, or maybe tried for a week and stop for the rest of the month. I think if you want to lose some weight, first you have to change your lifestyle. As in eating habits, sleeping time, exercise time… This all have to change. Let me tell you one thing, once you see you have results, although it is little result, this little result could make you happy and you feel like you don’t want to stop it, want to keep going. That is how I manage to keep going.