For the past couple of months, I’ve been trying miserably to lose weight and tone my body — you know build some muscle mass. It started out with me wanting abs (which I got under a thin layer of fat lol) by doing several crunches variations. I wasn’t doing any cardio because I had come to love my somewhat slim-thick figure. Along the way, I’d give up and try again but it wasn’t working cause I wasn’t consistent enough.
It’s been about three weeks now and I’ve been consistent (except when I was PMS-ing). A lot of that spurred from the fact that I was more concerned about my health than my body. Thankfully I was given a pretty good body; i didn’t have to work out and my stomach always looked reasonably flat in my high waisted jeans lol. My health on the other hand wasn’t one hundred; my cholesterol level had spiked at some point, I get only about five hours of sleep everyday and I sometimes wake up with headaches.
As you might know, Ramadan is starting this week and this might be an opportunity for Muslims who are fasting to lose some of their unwanted weight. If you’re not a Muslim, you might have heard of intermittent fasting, I’ve read a lot of success stories about that. Watch YouTube videos to see how you can make that work for you!
- When it’s time for Iftar, try not to eat large portions. It might seem like you’re super hungry and can eat the whole house but that’s not true. Start your dinner with a glass of milk and/or some fruits and only eat the required serving size
- Don’t eat after Iftar. I repeat Don’t eat after Iftar. It’s a trap.
- Do some cardio after Iftar. It might be difficult to work out in the morning (I’m not a morning person so working out in the morning is a no-no for me), so try doing that before going to bed at night. Just do some jumping jacks, skipping and some crunches and you’re good to go.
- Cut down on carbs. That’s a no brained. Eat more protein than carbs if you want to lose weight
- Try to get as much sleep as you can and drink enough water during the hours that you can.
I hope these tips will be helpful to you guys. It might be hard, especially if you’re a beginner like me but try! It’s not about how hard you go but how consistent you are and trust me you’ll see results.
I might start documenting my fitness struggles on the blog, I’m not entirely sure about that yet. It might even be more motivation for me to keep at it cause I wouldn’t want to disappoint you guys!
If you’re on a fitness journey as well, share tips with me please 😔😔 I’m always open to learn more. I want to feel healthy! The body must be toned! 💪🏽
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