I got to know Sandy through instagram and think that she is one helluva inspiration to people who want to get healthy and fit out there. Her ig page is really encouraging and what I learnt is that only you can change yourself, no one else can do it for you!
Sandy – Before
Name: Sandy Aung
Age : 26 years young
Height and weight : 155cm / 48kg
1. Choose three words that best describe you.
Energetic, gritty and a closet introvert
2. What are your favorite ways to stay fit and healthy?
Strength training, running, and yoga
3. Was there a time when you were unhealthy or unfit? What happened and how did you overcome it?
I battled with being overweight and a series of health and emotional consequences that came with it. I decided to get on this fitness journey almost 2 yrs ago and never looked back ever since. My love for food lives on, I just learnt ways to stay fit.
I used to weigh 49 – 50 kg 2 years ago and despised anything more than a 5-minute walk. Like how a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, I began with a brisk walk in the park two years ago. I managed to drop to 44kg mainly through clean eats and running last year. I still did not see apparent physical improvement as I expected, and then I had runner’s knee so I took a break and began picking up the barbell. Without feeling let down by my injury, I began strength training alone seriously 6 months ago at Fitness First, and I learnt that progress is not measured on a scale. I’ve gained back a good 48kg; only with a smaller waist, a leaner body mass and bigger strength.
4. What are your most proudest/happiest moments in terms of fitness and health?
I’m happiest when I’m able to increase more weights on the barbell and lift heavier. It’s not every girl’s cup of tea, but nothing beats that feeling of empowerment to see myself progress.
5. Any new goals in the future?
I plan to join a CrossFit training course, and also get a yoga instructor certification in the future.
6. Any advice to people wanting to embark on a fitness regime?
- Don’t let fear stop you from training your strength. You don’t get bulky from lifting weights, your muscle will improve definition and reduce the layers of fat around these muscles.
- Read widely and research on the concept of any exercise you do, until you know enough to do it well. Don’t do it because someone else does it or told you it was good for you.
7. What does your daily diet consists of?
Ideally – 75% Carbs, 16% Protein, 6% Fat, 4% Fibre
8. What are your guilty pleasures?
Ayam penyet, brownies, sambal, the list goes on and it’s making me hungry.
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