Workout Routine - Finally I found a workout routine that is effective - Singapore's Lifestyle & Health blogger - Sweet Bunny



In my 20s, I was in a nasty predicament which caused me to lead a very unhealthy lifestyle; I basically ate my feelings or depended on food for that extra “boost” of energy to get thru the workday and studies by night. Hence causing me to gain a huge amount of weight. I also tried all sort of “quick fixes” such as sliming teas and pills which only made matters worse.


For about 2 years I signed up for an all-women’s gym, my weight did go down but not significantly, The annual fees were expensive and I hated that the company wanted to maximize its profits by dividing the already tiny gym into an uncomfortably cramp space, coherently conducting fitness classes. Facing a wall using a stationary bike with just enough space for the bike was too cramped and I felt rather claustrophobic.


At my new job I was blessed to have a gym within the office, equipped with a few machines I was thrilled, without a trainer, I was unsure of which exercises were beneficial and I  also realized that my arms only became bulkier when working with dumbbells and weights.


The eureka moment - was when I found a video from a post shared on Facebook by You're Gorgeous, Being a klutz, I was surprised the exercise was not complicated but rather easy to follow and in a couple of weeks, my arms were noticeably toner.

Lucy Wyndham-Read arm toning workout video
Arm toning work out by Lucy



Best exercise program on YouTube - Hungry for more of these life-changing exercises, I clicked on the link which leads me to Lucy Wyndham-Read YouTube channel. To my amazement, she had a whole array of exercise videos specially designed for varies body shapes and age ranges.

Bite-sized exercise – I liked how the exercise sessions were choreographed, each video is planned in such a way that it only takes a couple of minutes to complete, perfect for my lunchtime workout at the office, especially when I have just enough  time to squeeze in a quick work out and have my lunch after.



Beautifully illustrated work-out characters On Lucy’s website she has put together workouts programs in plan form for different body shapes and diffrent stages of a women’s life which includes ; college days, weddings, postnatal and menopause etc. Her cardio characters, kind of reminded me of the Barbie dolls storybooks which I used to read as a child but the main difference is the cardio characters are very much more realistic and relatable as they are based on real-life situations.


Lucy Wyndham-Read Body shape workout plans
Body Shape Workout Plans 

Lucy Wyndham-Read Cardio Characters



Extremely affordable workout plans - Ranging from £7.99 to £9.99 which is about SGD$17.00 it is a very worthwhile investment.I recently purchased one of her plans and tried my best to follow it closely, the results were awesome!  I have received compliments on being toner. Her plans and videos are the best advice that I ever received, No fitness equipment was required just by using my own body weight during the workouts was sufficient. There are even yummy food recipes within these nifty workout ebooks, Indeed it is a perfect fitness solution for the masses.


Positive Role Model – Lucy is extraordinary, she constantly shares motivational and inspiring quotes on self-acceptance on Instagram. She is very realistic about body image teaching others on working to be the best that we can be and not to be fazed by the perceptions given to us by celebrities.


Lucy Wyndham-Read is a fitness trainer with 25 years’ experience and was in the British Army for 5 years. She has 280 Million YouTube subscriber 28 million views and featured on British television stations as well as a fitness expert for various magazines and newspapers. She is also an influencer on social media and had collaborated with brands such as Suzuki, Twitter, Cancer Research and FitBit.

Keep up the good work Lucy, you have truly changed my life and perception of how to keeping fit.


Lucy Wyndham-Read results from workout plan on youtube
From really fat to not so fat a lot more work to do but am glad I am on the right path
Note: All Screenshots in this post were taken with permission from Lucy Wyndham-Read, this is not a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.

                                     

©Sweet Bunny Lobang - Singapore's Lifestyle & Health blogger 

Part 2 – My Workout Journey

Beer as Shampoo - How can Beer Help Your Asian Hairs? Singapore's Hair, Beauty & Lifestyle blogger - Sweet Bunny



Ever since I had the Oway Hair Treatment at Focus Hairdressing, I have gotten into a craze for mint shampoos, not just any mint shampoo but those which do not consist of sulfate and other genetically modified organisms. Although not cancer-causing, sulfate can cause moisture lost from your skin and hair consequently causing dry skin and hair, not something you want to do to your scalp because as the scalp dries over time it will produce skin flacks which look very much like dandruff but the flacks are smaller in size.


Where to buy Broo Shampoo in Singapore Beer Shampoo
BRÖÖ Invigorating Shampoo Malted Mint 

Trip to Rainbow Village Taichung - World's most colorful Town in Taiwan. Singapore's Lifestyle & Travel Blogger - Sweet Bunny

Trip To Rainbow Village Taiwan - Hello Everyone; One of the stops of my last trip to Taiwan in December was the Rainbow Villiage in Taichung, Nantun District which is the world's the most colourful place and a modern makeover town in Taiwan. 
Mr Huang Rainbow Village Artist
Mr Huang at the Rainbow Villiage Store

 Rainboww Village Taiwan History - These houses were originally built as temporary housing for the nationalist soldiers and their families who have fled to Taiwan after the war. There used to be many of such houses across Taiwan but as time pass the land was given to building developers by the government.


Cheap and Affordable Western Food In Djitsun Mall, Buddy Hoagies - Singapore's Lifestyle & Food Blogger - Sweet Bunny

Djitsun Mall Restaurants - In a quiet corner of  Ang Mo Kio Central, there is Djitsun mall and on the ground floor of the building are a few restaurants, Buddy Hoagies is the restaurant that darling and I decided to spend our afternoon at, here is my review and what we enjoyed eating.

Buddy Hoagies Djitsun mall Ang Mo Kio Children's Corner
Kids Corner 


Kid-friendly restaurants - The moment I stepped into the restaurant, I could tell it was a very family orientated setting as I saw a little "play" corner for kids, a couple of toys to amuse the kiddies. There is even a kids menu for children aged 12 and under, I wouldn't say that the dishes served are healthy because it is mostly pasta/ mac and cheese and fried stuff with cookies but this is expected from western food cuisine in Singapore, taken as a treat for a child once in a blue moon would be appropriate.