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June 3, 2012
It’s been almost 6 weeks since my last update! Time does fly! Woosh!
I stepped up my work out game big time and I love it, I’ve been doing a combination of high cardio exercises like TRX, Trekking and Zumba; Strength and core exercises like Yoga and pilates and a good dose of weight lifting every now and then. Apart from this past week (i should do a separate post maybe), I went hard the last couple of weeks; very minimal cheating on my diet and working out 6days a week. It’s was awesome.

I am absolutely in love with Yoga and Pilates, listen if you can find a class, DVD or whatever, get it! I initially started going to the classes not thinking about them as workout classes but for relaxation but I was misinformed. Sure they are not as fast paced or high energy as Zumba but the concentration and strength required to move gracefully from pose to pose is definitely WORK. I love the way i feel long and lean after Pilates, all my muscles well stretched out and my abs nice and tight ahhh. And yoga? The feeling after is just great and seeing myself get better, more fluid and stronger class after class is amazing. So yeah those are my faves!

Got this from M’s blog 😀 They all weigh 150 pounds (UK dress sizes)

My scale and I have a love hate relationship, while it’s nice to see the numbers go down sometimes I just want physical results, one thing I’ve definitely learned so far is that our bodies hold weight differently (see picture above). It’s the reason I will never say “OMG I want her body”. I can admire but I know that my shape and tone will be unique. The focus is on being fit and healthy and honest with myself. I know that I’m never going to be an hour-glass and I’m completely fine with that. I still weigh myself about every two weeks or so but focusing on how my body feels my endurance levels and sometimes how clothes fit.

If you’re on a weight loss Journey keep at it! Be kind to yourself, love where you are now and enjoy it. Compare your body only to yours- (p.s it’s OK to take nudes for this purpose hehehe) and appreciate your progress no matter how slow. Be accountable and work hard. Discipline is everything.

Love always,
Sabirah

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4 Comments

  • Reply Bella Clothing June 5, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    waoo!!!
    i wish i can lose weight and become more slim then ever:(

  • Reply Anonymous June 8, 2012 at 4:23 am

    ooh I’ve been wanting to ask you, i have been working out but eating right is such a TASK arrrghhh any suggestions?

  • Reply Anonymous June 8, 2012 at 4:24 am

    errrm my last comment i wanted to ask you rather(my english is getting worse, who says wanting to ask *cringe*)

    • Reply Sabirah June 8, 2012 at 6:38 am

      Lol no worries.
      Here are my suggestions
      1) eat often, this seems counter intuitive but really helps, when you eat many small meals you will be less likely to binge eat or develop cravings.
      2) Eat before going out, pack your lunch… eating “clean” while you’re out is soo hard and even worse if you’re already hungry so try to eat before going out so even if you do eat out it’s a small amount or a snack.
      3) stock up, Do your grocery shopping with a meal plan of what you want to eat that week and plan ahead! this is probably the most important, nothing can be as frustrating as finding out you have no “allowed” food to eat at home and you’ll end up eating junk.
      4)if you are reeeeally craving something, eat it ( a small amount), get over it and re focus 🙂 (just be honest with yourself and don’t do this often.
      Not sure what your goals are but if It’s weightloss know that food is 80% and exercise is only 20% (roughly)

      Goodluck! hope this helps
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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