When building muscles we need certain variables in training such as time under tension, progressive overload, and volume which means more sets and sometimes reps.
Time under tension means – the amount of time a muscle is held under tension or strain during an exericse set. For example; having to hold a weight or your body weight while in a squat position or press position at every rep which sometimes requires mama to hold your breath a little longer than usual.
Progressive overload means: Increasing the resistance of the weight overtime safely but in a challenging way. And sometimes pregnant mamas cannot do that without causing more pressure on the bump or the baby.
Lastly, to gain muscles, we don’t just need more weights, but we also need volume. More days in training, more sets of deadlifts and bent over rows etc. Having 2-3 more training days to target a certain body part which so Continue reading Why do We Lose Muscle Mass during Pregnancy even When We are Working Out ?
if u have been following me for a while. U know I prep my meals A LOT. I love meal prepping! But ever since I’ve gotten pregnant, my meal preps have gotten boring, and truth is some weeks I don’t prep because with pregnancy and breastfeeding… some days I just don’t feel….. inspired anymore. Now that I’m back on my nutrition health kick. I’m going to try to make 1 meal with u every week. You should though pop your chicken in the air fryer for 20 mins and have eggs made or if you prefer make it along with the rice. It is all up to you. So, this week is going to be my 113 grams Protein Kimchi FriedRice. U don’t … Continue reading Over 100 grams protein meal prep!
I need to learn harder to be gentle with myself.
It’s hard. So hard.
I need to give myself some grace.
Sometimes I even feel soo guilty just taking an hour a day to myself.
Fitness is a huge part of my life, but I feel like I’m barely holding on.
I want help but I also feel guilty asking for help.
Continue reading The 4th Trimester
Chia seeds: They are loaded with antioxidant, magnesium, calcium and most importantly fiber and that’s what help with the flow of our digestive system. Just 1 teaspoon a day and I am a regular. Rice Crackers + Sugar Free Chewing … Continue reading My Top Pregnancy Survival Kit
Exercise is medicine. I am sure we all heard it all before, but the western medicine is not selling it because fitness has no money, that is the truth. Just look at me. Just kidding. I am doing just alright. 😉 Continue reading 5 Ways to Feel Energetic All Day Long
I mean… you really would not believe it. Fats! I increased my fat intake so much this year and switched things up. From swapping canola oil to avocado oil. Sticking my finger into almond butter or cashew butter instead of … Continue reading THE 1 INGREDIENT THAT CHANGED MY DIET THIS YEAR AND YOU’LL NEVER BELIEVED IT
I’ve never been one to make a striking entrance when I walk into a room. Unless I was performing a choreographed dance routine, even then I like to take left or right stage but never the center stage. I’m … Continue reading Be confident, but always be yourself
Now that the New Year has officially kicked in. It’s time to talk about something more real. So I came up with 5 ways to be real in this real life. Are you ready? Let’s go! Make sarcastic remarks. After making sarcastic remarks, make sure the other party takes offends to what you just said so that you know that they are upset and you have been a complete troll. Continue to look for recognition or instant gratification. Like how many likes do you have on your instagram and how many likes you have on facebook. Then go about … Continue reading How to know if you’re real.
We got all dressed up on a Monday afternoon to attend our first award show, Influence Asia 2015. It is Asia’s very first award show to recognise social media personalities and I think that’s pretty cool. it was pretty exciting. There were performances by Red foo, Raisa from Indonesia and even Gareth Fernandez. Both of our dresses are from ASOS.com. 🙂 XO! Continue reading Influence Asia 2015
It was the 26th International Film Festival 2015 on the 5th of December 2015. It was so much fun to see so many great actors and … Continue reading 26th International Film Festival 2015