S’pore dad shares 8-month weight reduction journey going from 105kg to 70kg – Mothership.SG

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A person in Singapore shed a 3rd of his weight over the course of eight months.

Now, he is sharing the backstory of how he went from 105kg to 70kg.

The person, Terence Koh, describes himself at present as a “health fanatic” in his newly-created TikTok profile.

He posted two quick movies capturing his journey, attracting over 200,000 views in simply two days.

Here is a timeline of his weight reduction from February to September 2021:

Screenshot by way of Terence Koh on TikTok.

Wished to shed extra pounds to be ‘wholesome dad’ for his son

Koh stated his primary motivation was his son, as he needed to be a “wholesome dad and position mannequin”.

His weight reduction journey thus started earlier than his son was born.

A photograph of him initially of his journey, taken in February 2021, confirmed his facet profile along with his pregnant spouse for distinction.

Screenshot by way of Terence Koh on TikTok.

Koh shared that he went by means of “hungry and sleepless nights” after kicking his supper behavior, and endured months of every day muscle aches from exercising six days every week.

By Might 2021, he had achieved his goal weight of 85kg.

Passing IPPT after 10 years

He shared that by July, he “lastly” handed his Particular person Bodily Proficiency Check (IPPT), finishing the two.4km run in 11 minutes and 52 seconds.

Apparently, it was the primary time he handed IPPT after 10 years.

Screenshot by way of Terence Koh on TikTok.

Welcoming his son into the world, Koh additionally marked the milestone of delivering on his promise to be a wholesome dad.

Koh and household. Picture by way of Terence Koh on Instagram.

Coping with naysayers

Koh stated he acquired adverse feedback from others, together with some who stated he would not have the ability to maintain his strict food regimen and train regime for lengthy.

“You’ll flip fats once more quickly,” he recalled others saying.

However he stated his regime had “change into a life-style” for him.

“I’ve by no means felt so rejuvenated earlier than. I’m more healthy, happier, and I’ve rather more power,” he shared.

Screenshot by way of Terence Koh on TikTok.

“Now I’m positively in higher form than those that made enjoyable of my weight,” stated Koh.

How he did it

Replying to feedback on his TikTok posts, Koh shared his ideas for weight reduction.

“Take small steps, create optimistic habits & routine, comply with it and be sure you are in keeping with it!” he stated.

He shared that he would train 3 times every week when he simply began out, and started with strolling, in addition to “practical workouts like pushups, squats and so forth.”, earlier than progressing to jogging and coaching with weights.

Koh stated he overdid cardio workouts initially, which led to him dropping muscle mass.

Thus, he switched to doing extra weights coaching as an alternative.

He has since progressed to figuring out six to seven occasions every week, and says his subsequent aim is to construct extra muscle.

This may additionally assist to “replenish the surplus pores and skin” and counter the stretch marks he now has.

“Nutritious diet is the important thing!” he added, saying {that a} caloric deficit (consuming much less energy than one expends by means of train) if the aim was fats loss.

He shared that he nonetheless indulges in fried meals now and again, “to maintain [himself] comfortable”.

“Consistency above all,” stated a caption on one in all his movies.

Screenshot by way of Terence Koh on TikTok.

Here is Koh’s video capturing the totally different phases of his journey:

@terencekyw Many requested how I misplaced 35kg in 8 months. Right here’s a video that I did beforehand to mark my milestone! #transformation #motivation #fatloss #dadbod #weightloss #household #health ♬ Clear, motivational, optimistic company music – 3KTrack

Prime picture by way of Terence Koh on TikTok and Instagram


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