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Post-Everest Base Camp Thoughts.

Having just got back from the mountains of Nepal a week ago, I have been in deep thought over some life philosophies and beliefs that have been ingrained since young and the external influences that have moulded who I am.

For one, I am extremely thankful for the good weather on most days and available hot meals during my trip up Mt Everest and the Himalayan ranges. The meals are regularly rice, noodles and boiled vegetables. They taste bland and we always needed salt and pepper to taste. Nevertheless, it gave me energy and fuel the daily walks AND kept me warm in the night.

One of the most important take-aways is : “It’s the journey that matters, not the destination“. Many days and nights of thoughts, chit chats, bickerings, ideas, positive support and checking-ins with one another…. made the trip fun and interesting. Love you guys for all the “crap” that we went through. THAT made all the difference. 🙂

I am also glad and relieved that the ClimbMax Seekers Team were safe and arrived home well and injury-free. All of us came down with a cough, sore throat or an ache somewhere. Nothing that a good laugh (eg. yak poop jokes) couldn’t cure. On this note, thank you Kim, for being you.

Finally, I am inspired by my parents, aged 63 & 64 years old, who were consistent throughout the treks and never once groused about the harsh conditions nor demands of the trek. Mom didn’t allow the porter to carry her backpack despite being advised to, due to the steepness and never-ending uphill. #proven

The past 2 weeks has been such a great and memorable journey. There is no part of it that I would like to change. From a team of partial strangers, we go to know one another better (positive thoughts, likes/dislikes and habits) and knew how to assist/support each other with words and actions.

Thank you all for your support, well-wishes and prayers that empowered us throughout our trip!

Special thanks goes out to KPT, Rosaleen, Zue, Adeline, Yuen Yee, James Lee and many more for all your support, gear, training/trekking advice in making this trip successful!

FamilyMy parents & I

Team ClimbMax Seekers

Himalayan Range

Dawn in the mountains

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Interview on BFM 89.9 The Business Radio, Malaysia

Over the weekend, I did an interview with BFM Radio. The focus of the interview was my life experience on how I got into fitness and what sports did I do. Check it out!

http://www.bfm.my/bar-none-lyn-kong-viperchallenge.html

BFM Interview

BFM Interview

X45 Challenge 2014, Kota Kinabalu.

Team PushMore @ CrossFit Malaysia

On August 23rd and 24th, I participated in the X45 Challenge 2014, held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Together with Soon and Greg, we were Team Musang Kings! Yes, named after the infamous durian. Initially, I had volunteered my services to Coach the team at the competition. Unfortunately, an athlete had to pull out due to an injury, and the team asked if I was interested to join them. And I am glad I had them as my team mates!

Team Musang Kings finished 9th overall in the Team category.

The PushMore Team had 3 podium finishes:

  1. Hedzri PJ – 1st in Men’s Scaled
  2. Team Monstas (Dun Yu, Emily & Tim) – 2nd in Team Category
  3. Carmen Ng – 3rd in Women’s Scaled (Clean & Jerk PR!)

3 things that were a reminder to me after observations throughout this competition:

  1. You are READY to compete. There’s never a “not ready” once you are on the competition floor. Set your mind, strategize and execute. And..it’s doesn’t help if someone asks, “Are you ready?”
  2. Be OVERLY prepared. Bring more clothing, fuel bars, finger tape, personal foam roller… Avoid last minute panic attacks that make you regret not bringing it due to space saving moves or because you can “just borrow” from someone else.
  3. Support your team mates when they are competing. Unless you are warming up for your event or need to recover from your previous one, be there on the supporters’ ground with them. Let them hear you. Give them the support that they need, be it a fist bump or even a yell from afar! Trust me, this gives the athlete confidence and feels not alone in this competition.

Well, that’s it for now! It’s time to get back to training. I’ve laid down my plans for the next 6 months. I can’t wait to see what happens then!

Signing off!

X45 TeamTeam PushMore!

Launch Day!

On the 31st of October, 2013, almost 60 people gathered at Kitchen Creatures, Centrepoint to celebrate the launch of my book, “Lyn Kong’s Guide to Fitness for Busy People”. Gym friends, school friends and my family got together and had a fun time.

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The Guest of Honor, Ms Rafidah Abdullah officiated the launch whilst accompanied by our special guest, Jonathan Wong. 13-051-029 Lyn book launch-edt1 (resized 1000width)

 

For more pictures friends who turned up and of the launch, click here (pics by Sze Ning) and here (pics by TriStupe).

I would like to say a big “THANK YOU!” to all that came on that day despite the heavy rain , MPH Publishing for helping to shape up this event and publishing my book,  and friends all around the world who “virtually” celebrated with me, in one way or another.

And finally, to my parents and sisters who were always there by my side, thank you, I love you all very much.

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Lyn Kong’s Guide to Fitness for Busy People (MPH Masterclass Series)

The MPH Masterclass Series is a line of “how to” books on a range of popular topics written by Malaysia-based authors. Every book in this series offers proper steps and explains the right attitude needed to achieve success in the areas concerned. 

Fitness has never been as popular as it is today. However, most people simply acknowledge the importance of exercise and fitness without taking action. One key reason for this is that they are just too busy.

Lyn Kong is a certified CrossFit trainer and fitness coach with more than 15 years of fitness training experience. Her varied client base has required her to identify the right exercise and training programmes to cater to different needs and requirements. This is what makes her the ideal person to write this book, which is filled with facts, tips and instructions on how to incorporate fitness into a busy schedule.

 

Lyn Kong’s Guide to Fitness for Busy People

Lyn Kong's Guide to Fitness for Busy People

Especially for busy people with no time to exercise, eat healthy or even have enough rest – this guidebook is for you. Filled with exercise and nutrition guide, and topped off with tips on better living. Take the 30-day fitness & health challenge!