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What’s the Ideal size?

12 Feb

Looking at this photo………what do you make of this interesting find?

This photo and national statistic has been circulating Facebook like wild fire and it really bugged me.
Although there was no additional information stating which country it represented, my guess would be it represents either the US or the UK.

Before i even start with the picture, it is important to note that a US size 0 is a UK size 4.
Thus, it is easy to mistake the above sizes in the picture as US sizes, leading to incorrect statistics.

As accordingly, the girls in the photo are:

In US sizes:
In UK sizes:

With that cleared up,
How much truth do you think the picture holds as each girl in the photo is labelled as ‘Women’s ideal’, ‘Men’s ideal‘ and ‘National Average‘?

Initially, when i saw this photo, i agreed that the girl on the left was what women aspired to be, and the girl in the centre, just right.
The girl on the right is probably not the national average in this part of the world as women here are way smaller. My guess is that the national average for women in Singapore is probably US 8-10.

However, after reading many comments on Facebook, it is almost to my stark horror that most men preferred the middle girl but more, the curvy girl on the right.

What happened to the skinny girl that the media portrays as the Ideal?

Then i thought about it again, and reckoned that the pretty faces of these girls are distracting its viewers from making an objective judgement.

What about now?


Whatever your responses are, think about your perspective as a man or a woman VS the statistics.
Although the sizes of the girls are not representing our country, i think ultimately the different perspectives as a man and a woman still holds true.

Personally, i’m a US size 10 and on good days an 8.
In our country, there is a national obsession with online blogshops.
Who doesn’t love the convenience of shopping in the comforts of our own home?

Despite so, the girls that we see selling the clothes they are wearing, are on average a US size 6-small 8.

Whenever i make a purchase and receive these clothes, they don’t fit me perfectly, sometimes stuck on like a bodycon dress because i’m curvier. (and your flesh overflowing some parts of the clothing and you think you just look terrible)
It makes me kinda sad sometimes because

Literally, i don’t fit in.

And i believe i’m not the only girl feeling this way.

Seeing this photo made me take a step back.
That perhaps we might be wrong about the ‘Perfect size’.
That what we think guys like, may not really be the girl on the left, and true beauty isn’t just being stick thin.
There is no right or wrong size, nor right or wrong beauty.
These 3 women are beautiful in their own ways,

and i know it is difficult to let go of that ‘size zero Ideal’,
but i hope reading this post made you feel better.

xo Shinna



28 Aug


30 Jul

Source: Google images

Insanity – Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results

24 Jul

Tell me about it.

Dieting all your life, hopeful that every time you start on a new one that it’ll work?

Since when?
But, You do it anyway.

Hey, We ain’t no Einstein.

Its not working.

Stop it.

I’ve tried them all myself.
And truth be told,
Damn it, we still have to exercise, ok?

♥x, S.L

TEASER – 11 Things You Can Do In The Gym To Mess With People’s Minds

4 Jun

I got this article off the net and it really cracked me up.

Especially 3,4 and 8 😛

11 Things You Can Do In The Gym To Mess With People’s Minds

1. Fill an old vodka bottle with water and use it during a workout. People will wonder if that’s “your secret weapon” to great results!

2. Wear a helmet. I think you’ll find that people will give you a lot more room when you’re lifting when you walk in with head protection (especially when you do overhead exercises!).

3. Pick up the 2-pound nose-itcher dumbells and proceed to lift them like you’re doing the hardest set in your life. Scream and strain like you’re pushing it to the limit. The larger you are, the more effective this one will be.

4. Load a tremendous amount of weight onto the bench press bar, e.g. 500 to 600 pounds. Make a big production with your preparation, lie back on the bench, then, just as you are about to lift the bar off the rack, your watch alarm (previously set by you, of course) should go off. Look at your watch, shake your head, unload the bar then move onto your next exercise. The smaller you are, the more effective this one will be!

5. Do actual squats in the squat rack. You may have to wait for a few people to finish their barbell curls but the strange looks you get when you start squatting in the squat rack will be well worth it.

6. Wear an electric ab-training belt with an extension cord duct-taped to it. Plug yourself in just before each set.

7. Have your workout partner bring an old remote control from home. When he presses a button, do a rep. When hits “fast forward” go faster. When he hits “pause” hold the weight where it is. Just make sure he doesn’t hit the “eject” button, especially after a hard set!

8. Count your reps out loud starting from 100, e.g. your first rep, say “101”, then “102”, etc.

9. Bring a suitcase to the gym instead of a duffel bag. The little rolling ones with the pop-up handles are good. Also, a really huge one that you can fit a person comfortably in will work.

10. Do a set of Rolling Dumbell One-Arm Handstand Push-Ups. Or Turkish Get-Ups. Or Triceps Extensions on the Leg Press Machine.

11. Use sandwich bags instead of workout gloves.

Credits to


28 May

A: Is chocolate bad for me?

B: Are you crazy? HELLO… Cocoa beans… another vegetable!!! It’s the best feel-good food around!

credits to

Teaser #9

7 Mar