I will be showing a series of 6 images of models turned into human puppets
The dramatic arts have always been prominent in Toronto. From Broadways to musicals. Living in the big city I often feel being controlled by social norms. Like a life size doll performing on the stage called Toronto.
Emerge is a magazine that the 4th year Media students at the University of Guelph-Humber produce. I got assigned to do the photo shoot for the airport story. The story is to clarify some misconception about the airport. And explain to people how airport procedure actually gets done behind the scene and how as travelers we can make that process smoother. I planned my photo shoot late at night because there are less people and I wanted the airport to have a more deserted feel to it.
I can honestly say I have not start anything for Emerge. I attended all the meetings for emerge and I have an idea of what the art directors want for the magazine. However, I have been in contact with both of my writers and they both haven’t start their stories. I even went to see them physically yesterday and still… Nothing. I have edited the big photo shoot of everyone involved in emerge last night.
My works for the final show is halfway done. All I have to do now is continue my concept.
I was never a small/skinny child. Always been chubby, fluffy, meaty and plum. It was bearable in elementary because I was tall. Through time, instead of growing “up.” I grew wider and wider. I can’t really blame anyone but myself. Mom’s Chinese dishes with rice was too good to resist. Eating 3 bowls of rice during dinner was normal to me. The excuse was always, “I was growing.” Whenever I go to other people’s houses I never understood why their bowls were so much smaller than the ones at my house. When my friends come over, they never understood why all the dishes at my house look like it’s made for giants.
My lowest grade was always Gym (I would get A’s in everything and barely passed Gym). I had to hire a tutor to teach me how to shoot basketball. If I didn’t make the basket 5 times, my gym teacher wouldn’t pass me. Worst part was I really did try. Exercise, sports and running was just something I do not even think about. As soon as I can drop gym. It was dropped
So far Overeating, never exercise and poor diet was working for me. I never felt the need to change my lifestyle.
2012 summer, I was 21. I got sick with many infections and syndromes. It was all a result of my many years’ poor lifestyle. Then I came cross a TED Talk:
By Dr. Terry Wahls – Minding Your Mitochondria
It inspired me that it was time to change my lifestyle not to be skinny, but to be healthy.
Now my diet consist of:
Breakfast – Protein Shake
Lunch – Avocado, baby carrots, banana & orange
Dinner – 1 plate of boiled veggies, 1 box of boiled mushrooms, somesort of seafood, soup, tofu, baked chicken breast (Not nessesssary eating all of them, but they are low in fat that I can eat as much as I want)
1 HOUR Work out
and then protein shake before bed
This worked for me and I am not sure if it will work for anyone else. My work out have been heavy cardio-based see http://www.beachbody.com/
Some tips I found useful when changing my lifestyle are:
Have 1 Cheat Day in a week - restaurant food, something that is not in our plan
Take a picture with your phone everyday and commit to someone else like a close friend that you will send a picture to them everyday. This commitment makes you more motivated and seeing pictures let you see the results
Document everything you eat by taking a picture of it. See eatery app.
Get proper sleep
Drink lots of water – always have water with you – sometimes you are thirsty instead of hungry
Always have baby carrots to chew on – it satisfy cravings
If you are like me who buys food randomly – Tim Hortons – Then don’t bring your debit card or credit card or cash out where you will be tempted to buy food
Find pictures online that will motivate you
Set up a routine – a time frame put aside where you can get your work out done
The hardest part is commitment and starting your changes
I hope this has motivated some of you out there and if you have any questions, comment below. I would love to help.