Hi Gym Podders – Hope everyone is staying safe, healthy and happy! To introduce myself, my name is Peter and I’m currently serving as the Branding & Partnerships Executive at The Gym Pod. I’m originally from the USA; I moved to Singapore about a year ago and was fortunate enough to join The Gym Pod team last June. I’ve been loving the challenge ever since – we’re constantly thinking of new and creative ways to deliver fitness options to you. It’s basically our job to think out-of-the-box, while we build gyms inside-of-a-box (ha ha!). To put it bluntly, I’m a bit strange and unconventional myself. I’m always looking for ways to challenge my mind and body out of my comfort zone. Some things that I’ve recently tried (for better or for worse) range from:
- “Caveman” diet, Keto diet, egg diet
- The Wim Hof “Iceman” breathing technique to hold my breath for several minutes
- Packing my bags and moving to Singapore!
PlanningSince moving to Singapore, I’d been consuming a ton of meat in my diet purely because I enjoy eating at hawker centres (seriously, how is food this delicious, THIS cheap?). If I was going to succeed in a 30-day vegetarian challenge, the only way to avoid the temptation of my favorite prawn mee with pork ribs, duck rice, chicken rice, etc, was to avoid hawkers completely. I turned to my local FairPrice.
The DietBy no means am I an expert chef, so I essentially decided to eat the same few meals for 30 days. Common meals consisted of vegetarian omelets (eggs were allowed), veggies in either mala or tom yum soup, and I also developed a newfound love for making mushroom risotto. The first few days were tough and boring, but after the first week or so, you get over the typical meat cravings.
One of my lovely risottos.