Tag: #singlemom

Battle of the Bulge

Creating My Own Stepping Stones

the Battle of the bulge is not easy: we become moody, edgy, irritable, touchy and so much more. So its easy to give up and fall of the wagon. That is why a support group is necessary.
So I have been Lucky that I have my own little support group with me, its been a bumpy ride but we are getting there.
So when I started my weight loss journey and decided to join the GYM my mom laughed as did the immediate family who are close to me. You see I had done this so many times no one thought I would manage to pull it off.
Don’t get me wrong, they were tired of my joining the GYM and not going through and they all thought “ok another failed attempt” But this time what no one realized was that I have had blessings sent to me (everything happens for a reason)

BEFOREBEFORE

TODAYTODAY

7 Day Break: But I Take An Oath

My weight loss has slowed down a lot, and that need for instant personal gratification tends to weigh heavily in my mind.

I catch myself wanting to find some cure all pill, or an extreme weight loss diet in order to shed an extreme amount of weight in a short time.

So I posted I was in the bottom of the pit, and I knew it was related to my love for food. I am very bravely taking a short 7 day break from DIETING not the GYM.

I take an OATH, where I promise to eat in moderation. I promise not to DIET, I promise to WORKOUT.

Having learnt the hard way, that to #BETHECHANGE , the mindset and  lifestyle needs to change. What I need to learn is not to be over CRITICAL bout myself.

We learnt as children, that we needed superheroes in our lives, well I decided to become #MYOWNSUPERHERO

 

 

 

 

Face Scrub: Walnut

Made my own #mask #facial #skincare #weightloss #wellness

#walnut ground
1 tblspn #orange #zest
1/2 tspn #honey
1/4 tspn #coconutoil
Mix together apply as a mask and u can scrub it lightly or just wash it off

Really amazing 😉

orange zestwalnuthoneyCoconut-oil

Existing or Life

At 180kg I was just #exsiting last year I Chose to #LIVE for my #son #NOAH my #inspiration #bethechange #willpower #justdoit #healthylifestyle #workingout #cardio #weightloss #health #fighobesity #fitness #weightlosstransformation #life #muscat #Oman #fattofit #lessismore #anewme

Current

Before

Support Group Necessity – Reach Out

the Battle of the bulge is not easy:  we become moody, edgy, irritable, touchy and so much more. So its easy to give up and fall of the wagon. That is why a support group is necessary.

So I have been Lucky that I have my own little support group with me, its been a bumpy ride but we are getting there.

So when I started my weight loss journey and decided to join the GYM my mom laughed as did the immediate family who are close to me. You see I had done this so many times  no one thought I would manage to pull it off.

Don’t get me wrong, they were tired of my joining the GYM and not going through and they all thought “ok another failed attempt” But this time what no one realized was that I have had blessings sent to me (everything happens for a reason) :

  • My Son Noah – my Miracle (A gift from God);

  • A Girl Called Nadia Khan from London

    • there is so much I can say and yet it would not be enough (she is another beautiful soul that has walked the walk with me & still is)

    • she joined the GYM with me

    • she came with me relentlessly for months & due to busy life schedules we try to work out together when possible

    • stood by me through it all – a backbone

  • another called Christin from Berlin – but she’s more Omani now 🙂

    • a force to reckon with as well

    • my rock & backbone

    • another beautiful soul who has walked the walk & still is

  • and sitting in Budapest is my Sister Anna Maria who lives on the 4th floor, without a lift (you can imagine how many times I cursed her coz I had walk up 94 steps and down 94 steps) 😉

    • my globe-trotter

    • someone who has stood by me from across the continents

    • another soul sent to me, a force to be reckoned with and my pillars of strength

the above was how it started, along the way the circle increased

  • my Coaches

  • Mum & Dad, they started to believe (they are my parents always stood by me, but as far as loosing weight was concerned it was hard for them to believe)

  • Princess Ash & Khali (uncle) Shez from Manchester – my cousins

  • Hilal Al Habsi – Someone who Believes & true to his word

  • Ahmed Al Omairi – training us now a friend & brother

  • Eva Stanley Jones – Making it Happen, like a breath of Fresh Air

  • the gyms

  • my online supporters

  • those who only say they support – talk is cheap 

There are those that would like to remain anonymous & those that breezed in and out of my life, bringing or teaching us something positive in life.

Everyone needs support something or someone to fall back on … as the shrinking arab feel free to contact me for that, I know how it feels:

  • email: info@thechrinkingarab.com

  • instagram: theshrinkingarab

“Creating My Own Stepping Stones” 

#nike At a Sexy Pace

So I am flat footed, finding the right shoes has always been a problem for me, and being the weight that I used to be it wasn’t easy.

Comfort before fashion has always been my thing. I will not compromise on self comfort.

So in brief if I am not comfortable I won’t wear it fashion or not.

So when I started working out and decided a lifestyle change is needed there were a few brands that of sports shoes that I tried and ended up settling for #Nike.

These are the reasons behind my love 😍 for #nike:

  • Comfort – I feel like my feet are on pillows

  • They have been good to my knees 😊

  • The science behind is well throughout

#nike now needs to come up with a mama and son edition coz my munchkin wants to wear #Nike’s like mama

The accessories are also good; I use the socks and gloves.

So my advice if your buying your #nike in Muscat Oman go directly to the Muscat City Center Brand Shop’s of #Nike. They really know how to understand a persons feet and needs, the others don’t.

I will be moving on to my 4th pair in less than 8 months

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“Sexy Pace”

Why My Weakness is Temporary

In my earlier post I mentioned if this weakness is over… well it has to be !!! I am made of steel and “I am bringing sexy back at a sexy pace”

 

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this was at my peak beyond 180++ Kg’s

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“I will be the change”

Peanut Butter & BR

So I have been away for a few weeks now, and honestly its just been a bit tough, so much has happened in the last 10 months. Hence the peanut butter and BR

“I HAVE NOT STOPPED MY GYM”

  • biggest change by self choice was that I became a Single Mom after 10 years – EMBRACING SINGLEHOOD.
  • in less than 8 months starting before single mommyhood hit me was the weight loss 84kg in total with just diet, gym and  determination nothing else (this started before the separation and then divorce)
  • dealing with the unwanted physical change of weight loss – the excess and saggy skin 
  • starting my professional and personal life from scratch – coz I was working for the ex husband 
  • decided that the ex husband and I need to be friends for the sake of our son, which led to an amicable divorce, we are friends. 🙂 – its hard, but has to be done! seen too many damaged kids from nasty splits!! my son is more important that any one or anything.
  • my parents became became a bit ill (just age) during different times, am an only child.
  • as of this weekend i have officially become socially in incapacitated 🙂
  • I have had a few week days where peanut butter and baskin and robins were my best friends is that over?? not sure!

“BRINGING SEXY BACK”