SINGAPORE - Meet this week's hot bods, married couple Shannen Low, 31, and Chris Wong, 34.
Shannen Low, 31
Owner of Wicked Greens cafe
Exercise regimen: Chris and I started our post-partum weight loss journey in January after our baby Sasha was born in mid-December 2020. My weight at its peak was 72kg and I have lost a total of 21kg.
I take morning walks with my family for about 30 to 45 minutes daily. I do body weighted exercise and some strength training with kettlebells, such as four sets of five to 12 repetitions of mixture pull-ups, push-ups, shoulder-press and lunges, for about two to three times a week..
Diet: I enjoy food from my cafe. I feel full in my tummy with good positive energy every time. I also love my mom's cooking. I take liquid vitamin supplement every morning.
Sometimes I fast till noon or have banana or bread. I don't follow a strict diet, but I take mostly vegetables and lean protein.
Chris Wong, 34
SAP finance consultant
Exercise regimen: My training is based on functional body building. I've been using kettlebells, which enable interesting movements and are great for building strength. I often do kettlebell shoulder and chest press, double kettlebell swing, and russian twist for about four sets of eight to 15 repetitions, depending on the weight.
I also enjoy using the rowing machine, as there's some transfer of skill and power-endurance to dragonboating. I train five to six times a week at home and usually during earlier parts of the day with moderate intensity.
Diet: My wife's cooking. I get my nutrition from my wife's café, Wicked Greens, and the remaining from home cooked food.
I track my calorie intake because I tend to overeat. I focus on having a lot more vegetables and sufficient protein and carbs. Occasionally, I crave a good nasi lemak with chicken, or a good burger filled with bacon and full-sides.