Merry Mondays {Linky Party} – Being an inspiration for healthy living

As moms, it’s very common that we stretch ourselves thin, juggling with commitments from both the home and work. We devote so much of our time and energy into our families, our spouse, our children, the home and not forgetting careers that we tend to neglect to take care of the one person who matters most, ourselves.

As a mom, the thought that I may one day no longer be around for little Sophie keeps me up at night. It’s a fact that everyone dies, but what scares me more than death is to be so sick that you can’t even care for your family. Or worse, when my family have to spend time, money and resources because of my illness. That’s a really painful thought.

That’s why, I started off this year with one goal, to be healthy. Although being healthy does not guarantee that I can avoid being ill. But at least, it gives me a much better chance with a stronger immune system. Plus with so many health benefits, the question is, why not?

For the past few months, I’ve been sharing my journey to a healthier lifestyle like making healthy food choices, and balancing it with exercise and even my goal to conquer the Swissotel Vertical Marathon, all 73 stories of it! What motivates me to keep going is hearing how I have been an inspiration to my friends to be healthy as well.

On 8 July 2012, I’ll also be taking part in the Jurong Lake Run where the theme is “Run for a Cause”. Representing this theme are 5 inspirational heroes from the community who each champion the values of ‘Community’, ‘Family’, ‘Hope’, ‘Courage’ and ‘Pride’.

I was featured in the ad, championing the value of “Family”. You can view the ad below.

I feel privileged to be championing this cause because it’s something so dear to my heart and I’m strongly believe that we keep ourselves healthy so that we can spend more time with our loved ones.

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At the media launch of Jurong Lake Run

And what thrills me even more is how this race is in support of local charitable organisations. A portion of the proceeds from the race will go towards 7 local charitable organisations of which the Children’s Cancer Foundation is one of them – a charity that I’ll be supporting this year.

If you’re interested to take part in the race, registrations are open at the Jurong Lake Run website.

I’ll be taking part in the 6km run and have been training hard for it with my colleagues. See you on race day!

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You can be an inspiration for healthy living for your family starting with yourself. Make that change, be the change!

Do link up and share who have been the heros that have been inspiring you to live healthy. Have an awesome week ahead.

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Comments: 8

  1. SengkangBabies May 21, 2012 at 10:29 PM Reply

    All the best, wow running with DPM yeah :)

    • Susan May 21, 2012 at 11:43 PM Reply

      Thanks Andy.

  2. Pamela Tan May 22, 2012 at 9:25 AM Reply

    Hey Susan!

    Nice one :) I told my hubby about you (“You know, the Mummy of the only other little girl at the gathering, other than our Shawna”) – that you were the one who registered for the vertical marathon and so you were the one who inspired me to start climbing stairs! :)

    I’m paranoid about dying too! Though it made me behave in a different way – I was gonna write a post about that! :)

    • Susan May 22, 2012 at 3:11 PM Reply

      Glad that I’ve been an inspiration for you to start exercising and also your next blog post :) looking forward to read about it.

  3. Rachel May 22, 2012 at 12:10 PM Reply

    That snippet with u and Sophie was so natural! Plus the voice-over u did for the ad, great diction, sounds really good. I am inspired by u to exercise too…if fact it was after reading your post about training for the vertical marathon that got me thinking that I should start exercising. If a FTWM like u with such a tight schedule can squeeze exercise into your daily schedule, I should take baby steps to start an exercise regime :)

    • Susan May 22, 2012 at 3:15 PM Reply

      It’s all about making small changes in our lives to better ourselves. I have to admit that it’s not easy to find time to exercise but one just has to make time for it if it’s important enough and very soon it will be a habit. Love your healthy breakfast meals too :)

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