I’m running for my family

Have you picked up a copy of Today today?

The five community heros that champion the different values of the Jurong Lake Run have been featured and I’m really honored to be one of them, championing the value of “Family”.

I’ve had the privileged to speak to the rest of the heros and each one of them has an inspiring story behind the causes that they champion. Their spirit to give back towards the community in their participation in this run really encourages me as I have just embarked on a journey to a healthier life.

Here’s a close up of my segment.


For myself, the main motivation for a healthy lifestyle is so that I can be in tip top condition so that I can spend more time with my loved ones. As I’ve shared in a previous post, I have been greatly encouraged to hear how I’ve been an inspiration for other mothers to get back on their exercise regime and pay attention to their health. And in return, they have been sharing their stories on how they are making positive changes to their lifestyles.

While it has been an uphill task to balance work and family and also squeeze in time for exercise, I remind myself that if it’s something important, I’ll just have to make time for it. No doubt there are times when I can’t find a single ounce of strength left in me to exercise and it’s perfectly okay because I know that this journey for a healthy lifestyle is all about making small changes one day at a time. At the end of the day, what really gets me going is knowing that I’m doing this for my family 🙂

What’s your motivation for keeping fit?



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Comments: 10

  1. Sherrie Ng June 1, 2012 at 10:03 am Reply

    Saw u in the ad

  2. Susan Koh June 1, 2012 at 10:39 am Reply

    Sherrie: yeah there’s an tv commercial for it too.

  3. Sherrie Ng June 1, 2012 at 10:53 am Reply

    I wasn’t sure it was u Initially n took awhile to confirm

  4. Susan Koh June 1, 2012 at 1:52 pm Reply

    Haha. Yeah only appeared for less than 10 secs.

  5. Andy Lee June 1, 2012 at 10:11 pm Reply

    steady, now u famous in Jurong 🙂

  6. Summer June 1, 2012 at 11:11 pm Reply

    cool! it really takes a lot of determination to do what you do!

    • Susan June 3, 2012 at 10:18 am Reply

      It’s a start for me. And you’re right that it does take determination and motivation to keep going.

  7. A Juggling Mom June 2, 2012 at 12:40 pm Reply

    Haha, what’s up in Jurong?

  8. Madeline June 2, 2012 at 7:33 pm Reply

    Wow you’ve got a really noble reason to run! For me i exercise because I wanna lose weight & look good in my fav dress that’s all. Very vain huh lol

  9. Evelyn May 4, 2016 at 2:15 pm Reply

    Thanks for sharing this Susan! For me, it has always been challenging to find time to exercise, especially now that I’m a mom!

    I’m doing better now since I bought a jogging stroller – no excuses to “need” to stay at home to take care of the kids! I just bring them along!


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