It takes great determination to be a strong woman secured in her strengths and bold in her ambition. 29-year-old Nutrigirl 2016 contestant, Beckie, shows us how she overcomes all obstacles in her path and always keeping a smile on her face. Beckie has the luxury to earn a living doing the things she loves. We are envious and at the same time excited to share her story.
“Look in the mirror. That’s your competition.”
1. You have such an amazing body, what type of training do you do and what is your frequency?
I usually do weight lifting and functional training, about 5 to 6 times a week for 2-3 hours.
Beckie Loh doing bent over row
2. Besides training do you do any sports?
Yes, i love Muay Thai, basketball, and rollerblading.
3. You are a mother of 1, how do u manage work, daughter and workout?
I recognize the importance of time management. I do admit that juggling work, my girl and working out at the gym is not easy. It can be tiring at times.
Family and work comes first but I will surely find time to squeeze in my gym sessions as I simply love working out. Staying healthy and fit gives me great benefits like not falling sick easily and feeling more confident and energized.
I feel lazy at times, but I will drag my feet to the gym no matter what. Knowing when to take rests is important too. My downtime is when I know I am so tired, I will not have the strength to push myself at the gym. You got to understand how your body functions to motivate and discipline yourself in the right way.
4. Was it hard to resume workout after birth and how long did you take to get back in shape?
During my pregnancy, I gained a good 12 kg. As it was a cesarean delivery, I was not able to exercise because the wound on my lower abdomen hurts a great deal. It took me at least half a year to lose my post natal weight, with the help of Jamu massage and wrap therapy, cream application, corset wearing and breastfeeding.
5. You will be heading for 2 competitions this year, what do u hope to achieve?
I really hope to be an inspiration to all mothers/ladies out there. As long as you have the will, motivation and discipline, you can have the body you want in a healthy way. You don’t have to be skinny to be considered fit and healthy, you just need to maintain a balance diet and exercise frequently. Trust me, when you feel good about yourself, you are doing it right. Working out often makes you look younger too!
6. What do you think it takes to be a winner?
We have to be humble no matter who we are, what we do, famous or not. And be willing to share life experiences to encourage and motivate others.
7. Some people think you are too skinny. Are you satisfied with your looks and why?
My mum thinks I am too skinny, but I do eat properly. I am not underweight and definitely satisfied with how I look. I have learned to love myself, because that is the only body I own. Everybody’s entitled to their own opinions. What matters most is that I am happy and healthy.
8. What does your friends say about you?
My friends are all very encouraging, supporting me in whatever I do. Constantly telling me that they are proud of me because the things I do inspires them. That means so much to me.
9. Any advice for mothers who wants to keep fit like you?
Try to find time for yourself, give yourself a nice break doing something you love or something you have never done before. For example, yoga, dance, cycling or even martial arts. Being a mum doesn’t mean you have to stay home 24 hours, make full use of your time whenever you can. Remember, you have to love and pamper yourself to lead a happy and healthy life.