So here is how I did NOT lose weight while breastfeeding. I just wasnt one of those lucky moms. I was the mom that ate whatever I want, whenever I want while I was breastfeeding because I felt I was never full and always hungry. I was feeding Freya for 10-12x a day and the weight did not budge. I gained about 10kg during pregnancy and dropped 4 kg once I left the hospital with the baby. 1 month postpartum I dropped another 2 kg and by 6 months postpartum I was still 3 kg above pre-pregnancy weight. These are just numbers, and I don’t take them seriously, but I wanted to write it down for context. Continue reading Losing Baby Weight While Breastfeeding?
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 ?
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
There is a lot of emphasis placed on the women’s body when discussing pregnancy fitness/nutrition. I wanted to share what I have learnt since being pregnant which I’ll carry with me forever. Pictures/Videos tell a partial story. I post my … Continue reading Your BEST is good enough.
Honestly, I know I’m making my first trimester sound rough but honestly it wasn’t and I would not have it any other way. There were days that were harder than some but it was all about powering through and listening to the body; asking the body what it is capable of that day and go from there. Continue reading The First Trimester….
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
This shift was absolutely huge for me: life is incredibly short, and it was time to stop constantly engaging in negative self-talk when all I did was being human, so what? I went out and I ate a little more food than usual. I am only human, and I very well enjoyed my time with my friends and all the yummy food I ate.
Life is unpredictable. And we deserve to live and thrive and feel worthy in the body we are given. Our bodies are more than just the way it looks. What about the value that gives us to life to move and to breathe.
If you have met me and asked me about my bodybuilding journey or anything related to diet in general, I am pretty sure the first thing that comes out from my mouth is the word, ‘Protein’. And I would not … Continue reading Proteins
Embarking on a fat-loss journey can feel daunting and overwhelming with all the information that is given to you but think of it as a lifestyle change and you are just trying to modify what you have been eating, work out a little more, get a certified trainer to coach you in your weight lifting journey, make sure you are getting enough sleep and try to minimize daily stresses with meditation or crystals or whatever tools you resonate with.
And while there are many ways to lose weight – (fill in the blanks of all the fad diets you have tried or have yet to try) come to mind. There is no one diet in the world that will give you any guarantee in weight loss or fat loss. But there is no harm in trying. If you are in a caloric deficit, all diets will work.
Fat-loss is science: burning more calories than you take in. This calories-in, calories-out calculation may seem simplistic, but it does get a little more complicated when you realize that not everyone’s bodies burn calories the same. Continue reading Calories
Almost on the daily, I get questions about carbs. Do I eat carbs? Should I eat carbs? Can I eat carbs? When is the best time to eat carbs? I get A TONNN of questions about carbs. Things like: “Why … Continue reading Carbs are Not the Enemy