After hearing the news that a date has already been set for a school reunion, people would instantly think on what they can do in order to impress their former classmates. There are some who would panic and even result to taking diet pills instead of trying to lose some pounds the natural way.

If your waistline has unbelievably widened, there is no need to be anxious about this. Since there is still time to prepare for the upcoming event, you can get sane advices from reliable sources. You can ask the help of your friends or you can get some online tips from those who have successfully trimmed down. Or if finances permit it, hire a personal trainer.
Let guest blogger Ryan Riveria share 3 useful lose weight tips in today's special blog edition.

#1: Get Rid of Negative Vibes

The fear of being unaccepted by your old friends may cross your mind. And this is despite the fact that you are trying your best to look good on that special day. In this case, an individual should exercise mind control and use it as a shield to cast away negativism. Pessimists are often those who end up detached from the society. On the brighter side, there is a high possibility that greater things can be achieved if you relax while going into the process. While focusing on your strong points as an individual, you have to work on your own weaknesses instead of comparing yourself to others.

#2: Carry Out Measures

A variety of diverse methods can be practiced on a daily basis as an anxiety help that is far from the conventional way of shedding excess weight. Some of these routines would include yoga, Pilates, and dancing. Meanwhile, meditation helps in searching for clarity of thoughts while working out keeps individuals calm even in a stressful environment. Being free from tension maintains the discipline within a human being’s body; this means that depression cannot easily affect a person if one chooses not to get affected. Some individuals who are depressed tend to eat more than what is needed by the body.

This is just a reaction from the mind and when it goes uncontrolled can lead to useless eating and more weight.

#3: Smile

Hitting the target just in time for the special occasion helps a lot in boosting your self-esteem. Upon entering the venue of your long-awaited homecoming event, smiling at your closest pals could definitely loosen that uncomfortable feeling that you once had way back in middle school. Everyone will be pleased to see how healthy and fit you are, but more importantly, they will be glad to see how great your aura is. Flaunt what you have and see how they drool over you. Beaming with a smile and wearing your best outfit can surely make you stand out from the crowd. You will be surprised to see that those who failed to see your beauty in the past would come near you and ask you out for a date.
Losing weight is never a difficult task to achieve; so, you have to be consistent when following the advice of the experts. In fact, worrying before the big date can make you appear older than your age. Although some practices might not work for you at all times, you can try to modify those comprehensive methods and see how well they turn out. You have to remember that what is good for other people may not be suitable for you. Once you have completely exercised these guidelines, you can start showing off your abs and curves—and say goodbye to your unwanted fats.
About the guest blogger
Ryan Riveria has spent 7 years of his life suffering from panic attacks, severe anxiety, physical symptoms, headaches, neck pains, heart palpitations and much more. After attempting numerous different treatments for his anxiety (including medication), a tipping-point in his life made him overcome his emotional problems.
Fast forward to today and Ryan has made a number of quantum leaps towards anxiety elimination and leading a more fulfilling life. His successes have inspired him to help others who suffer from the same condition and live their lives too with anxiety free and dignity. Ryan’s works have been featured on local radio and TV shows.
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It may come as a surprise to many but not to me. What many tips can one share in a one hour session and how useful can that be? And how much can one really absorb?

Stop the thinking and do the learning.

If one chooses to adopt this mantra, the one hour lesson is more than sufficient in learning useful tips which you can apply immediately and share with your family members, friends and colleagues (should you choose to).

If you are still a little surprised, don’t be. Just ask the teachers of Teck Whye Primary School. Held as part of the end of year staff welfare activity, today’s one hour grooming talk contained the essence of my sharings over the last four years. 

While I was still a student, I used to look up to my teachers as role models – from the way they spoke, to the way they dressed themselves to the way they carried themselves. In the same manner today, besides students being more inquisitive nowadays, they still imitate their teachers and look up to them. That’s probably the chief reason why it is important to help teachers get more polished. If teachers come to class dressing sloppy or shabby, the students will think it is okay to be that

As it was the long semester break, it was also the perfect time for them to let their hair down and have fun while learning a new topic.
Not someone to shy away from what has been mistakenly construed a woman’s topic, the two male teachers in the class sat in the grooming talk gallantly and enjoyed themselves.


I was told by a few teachers during their group discussion time that they were initially hesitant to sit in for my talk. They were afraid they could not cope and the instructor would be fierce. But once they changed their mind after seeing a bright smile, calming voice and positive body posture welcome them into the room. For that instant, it appeared the teachers themselves took me to be their role model. 

Starting on that positive note, it was a power packed grooming talk filled with huge doses of useful information. Sharing generously and getting the teachers involved in becoming volunteers – whether it was for the colour analysis segment or the clothes styles segment was a breeze. Once they saw how easy it was to be analysed in less than a minute, everyone was thrilled!
People lament that they do not have any gifts in life. This is not true. They only need to search within to find that special gift bestowed by the Universe. The gift that the teachers in the grooming class brought with them was the willingness to learn, unlearn and relearn. Today, I too reaffirmed what my gift was. After the chorus of thank yous and more thank yous from the teachers, the ultimate manifestation of it all came when some stayed behind to shake my hand and say it was a blessing I came into their lives. I am truly blessed.

P.S. I got a pleasant surprise when I opened my email and received an email from the teacher-in-charge. She actually asked her colleagues for feedback from the grooming talk, typed them out & emailed them to me. A very thoughtful gesture indeed :)


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