FITNESS

How This Singaporean Went From Unhealthy & Inactive To Fit Mum

  • See how this Singaporean transformed her physique after becoming a mother
    1 / 9 See how this Singaporean transformed her physique after becoming a mother

    Age:

    31

    Occupation:

    Communications

    Pearlly Luo (@pearllyluo) struggled with her weight due to being inconsistent with her diet and exercise, and staying in shape become a challenge for her, especially after becoming a mother. But one day, she decided that she was tired of being “not bad for a mum”, and she stepped up her fitness efforts to get in shape.

    Now, she uses social media as a platform to motivate not just herself, but others as well, showing that fitness isn’t a destination, but a journey.

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  • How did you get into fitness and how long have you been working out?
    2 / 9 How did you get into fitness and how long have you been working out?

    After I entered university, I was much less active and after one year in the workforce, I had gained 15kg! That’s a lot for someone who is just 160cm tall (or short).

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  • How's life like showing your fitness life on Instagram?
    3 / 9 How's life like showing your fitness life on Instagram?

    I actually enjoy it, because I get to discuss fitness and nutrition with like-minded people!

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  • What kind of posts often get you the most likes?
    4 / 9 What kind of posts often get you the most likes?

    I think it would be posts with transformation pictures.

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  • Do you get fitness-related questions from your followers?
    5 / 9 Do you get fitness-related questions from your followers?

    All the time! but more importantly, I get questions on nutrition and self-image as well, both of which are critical to good health.

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  • What's your favourite body part to train?
    6 / 9 What's your favourite body part to train?

    To be very honest, it’s my heart because I love running and cycling! For strength training, I like to challenge myself with interesting core workouts; training the core goes beyond the aesthetics… It’s functional!

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  • What's your usual diet like?
    7 / 9 What's your usual diet like?

    I track my macros and get most of my macros from whole foods. I don’t eat red meat and am moving towards a plant-based lifestyle.

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  • How do you stay motivated?
    8 / 9 How do you stay motivated?

    Motivation drives me 30% of the time and I rely on discipline and habit for the rest.

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  • Any tips for people who want to get fit?
    9 / 9 Any tips for people who want to get fit?

    Don’t discredit small wins, and remember that you can’t out train a bad diet!

    All images from @pearllyluo

    By Gilbert Wong, Men’s Health Content Producer

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