Therapy Without Words

You know how we sometimes feel paralysed by the surmount of unpleasant chatter between our ears?  The state where visualising a way out of that tunnel seems daunting, hopeless, filled with self-doubt? The cocktail of music and movement has been my red pill (Matrix movie reference).  The need to unplug from the Matrix of self-imposed…

A Lonesome Christmas

Don’t worry, this ain’t no Debbie Downer post, unless you make it one 😉 Christmas means something different to each of us, many don’t even celebrate this holiday. Whichever special day you celebrate throughout the year, you might still be able to relate. The first things that come to mind about Christmas is being home…

Dying

Around this time last year, I was closer to dying than I ever was… again. (I know, geez Emily, that’s sooooo dramatic) *rolls eyes* Whatev’s y’all, reflection is important for growth! This time last year, I was admitted for intensive chemotherapy followed by a stem cell transplant (bone marrow transplant). Things felt scary at that…

Cancer and Career Interview with The Hive

Excerpt “Recently, she completed her first live talk recounting her experience as a cancer survivor at an event hosted by Joint Dynamics, a physiotherapy clinic in Hong Kong. She has also made guest appearances on Pacific Muscle Chats and Hong Kong Confidential to share her experiences in mental and sexual health as well as dealing…

5 Things I learned from a Contest Prep

I became (or I’d like to think so) very knowledgable in every division available when it comes to women’s bodybuilding, aka physique  building, aka body sculpting, aka aesthetics training.  Yup, confused yet?   —- 2. I never knew I could think about food in so many ways.  You think about food when your alarm goes off, when…

Myth of Motivation

Recently, it’s been brutal waking up earlier to get my training in…some days I just feel like utter poo and demotivated (shocker to some since I’ve been assumed to be a gym rat and LOVE torturing myself). Hellloooooo, I am human and I love cookies too! Some days I set a gazillion alarms…though I end…

From Pole Dancing to Muay Thai

A few months ago, I was stoked to be back hittin’ pads. I was only back in the gym for 2 sessions…and then…I sprained my ankle doing something else. Ankle injury is healing and recovering in pretty decent time, I hope to be back at the Muay Thai gym in a few months! In the…

Post Detox Week

First day after the 7 Day Detox should have been like Thanksgiving. Instead I celebrated the first meal post detox with a McDonald’s brewed coffee and Salmon with veggies at 8am on a Sunday morning *fist pump* Adrenaline kicked in as the usual pre-course psych up as I prepared to power through a 9 hour…

Day 7 of Metabolic Detox

“BE SENSIBLE” I was in such a dilemma on whether or not I should have gone for a Saturday morning WOD, knowing I would have to teach a class right after in the morning and prepare for a full day of course teaching the next.  Ed from Coastal Fitness reminded me of a key point…

Day 6 of Metabolic Detox

This is it… …this is where I know that seductive white light of TASTE is getting close and it is only a matter of days (or hours) before the willpower starves and dies I DREAMT OF TERIYAKI CHICKEN AND SALMON DON WTF? I have NEVER in my life remember dreaming of food, EVER. Needless to…

Day 4 of Metabolic Detox

This was the benchmark of being half way there!  Day 4 actually felt pretty good, even had this CRAZY random moment where I thought I could do veggie only days a few times a week once I am off this detox. The usual morning where I woke before my alarm went off, followed by some…

Day 3 of Metabolic Detox

You know those times when you happen to get up before the alarm goes off, and you feel cheated of sleep while you lay in bed wondering why the world hates you?… OK, I don’t really… but I do wish for a genie to appear and grant my wish of beauty sleep.  TWO mornings in…