Singapore #Fitspo of the Week: Felicia Ong
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Identify: Felicia Ong (@veopoo)
Occupation: Gross sales government
Standing: Hooked up
Weight-reduction plan: No explicit food plan; I eat lots for a petite human.
Coaching: Mountain biking two to 3 instances per week, with some cardio exercises and runs
Q: What sort of sports activities did you do as a child?
A: Once I was a child, I used to be largely energetic. I performed netball for eight years and took up rollerblading after I was 13. I began travelling since younger as a result of I inline skated competitively across the globe, representing Singapore for many of my teenage years. Large thanks to Shirley and Eddy again then for making it occur.
What different sports activities did you dabble in as you grew older?
Once I was youthful, I didn’t have the cash to purchase a mountain bike so, I caught with rollerblades. Who would think about I’d spend greater than S$20,000 on bikes now?
When and the way did you begin competing in motocross?
Effectively, for motocross, it was simply enjoyable and video games. If there have been competitions out there and I’ve nothing on that day, I’d be a part of it! It’s tougher to juggle motocross rides as we’ve got to cross the borders to do it each week. I began becoming a member of races due to pals truly.
Then when did you begin competing in mountain biking?
Sure, it was about the identical time as motocross and enduro. I joined my first race in July 2016, virtually a 12 months after I began mountain biking. It was Singapore’s Nationwide Championship competitors. I managed to clinched second among the many different skilled riders for my first race. Fortunate me!
You solely picked up the game a number of years in the past, was it exhausting to select up such sports activities as an grownup?
Positively, I used to be a really later bloomer. And that being stated, I had lots to make amends for. I could know easy methods to journey a motorbike however I wasn’t one with the bike but. I rode with the quicker boys and that gave me a bonus as a result of I might observe and check out my finest to duplicate the whole lot they do. Monkey see, monkey do. Till now, I’m nonetheless attempting my finest to catch up.
Each of those sports activities are excessive danger, may be harmful and never many women are in these sports activities. How do you’re feeling about it?
I’d be mendacity if I stated I’ve by no means felt scared in relation to large drops and large airtimes. However the adrenaline rush after finishing it feels higher than concern. I get scared however I all the time inform myself, “If they’ll do it, I can too.”
What recommendation would you give somebody, who does not have background as a child, who needs to select up both of those sports activities?
Should you fail, strive once more. As a result of it’s the braveness to proceed that counts.
What are a few of your memorable experiences in motorbiking and mountain biking?
For motorbiking, I went up a hill at godspeed, didn’t see what’s forward and crashed right into a boulder, breaking three ligaments in my ankle within the course of.
Alternatively, for mountain biking, it could be waking as much as snowcaps mountains in Whistler. It was actually “eat, sleep and journey”.
What are your health targets now?
Simply to be wholesome, maintain match and be freed from sicknesses. Well being is wealth.
When did you’re feeling the least assured about your self?
Once I was youthful, I felt ugly. As a result of I’d often be disregarded in teams and I wouldn’t know why precisely.
How did you overcome it and grow to be extra assured?
I suppose you have a look at the larger image, settle for your individuality and don’t examine your self to others. There’ll all the time be somebody higher than you. There’s additionally a high quality line between vanity and confidence. Be assured, not smug. Assist others all the time and never look down on them.
Are you glad together with your physique now?
Sure, I’m! I’ll notice that I’ve all the time exercised. I used to be an athlete rising up and I really feel blessed to be born with a completely functioning physique. I’ve undesirable fat round my waist, I’ve scars all through the pores and skin. There’s nothing incorrect with having them round. The brilliance of my physique is larger than the neatest human’s acutely aware thoughts.
Have you ever ever acquired any feedback about your physique?
Not likely. Or perhaps I’ve. It in all probability wasn’t vital sufficient for me to recollect it. Oops!