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Being Underweight or Overweight is not Cool

I love to write. It is a very rewarding and relaxing exercise. I would be completely lost if I could not read or write for a day. Writing and reading has become a part of life, I can’t do without. Fashion and Style Police allows me make a living, working from home and caring for my children. And it feeds my creative juice, which is amazing. It is really the best of all worlds!

 

 

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Having said that, my fitness life went downhill once I started working from home. Prior to working from home, I had a great fitness routine with my gym workouts and all. But once I popped my kids and started working from home full-time, it became a lot harder to find time for exercise. This time last year, I added a few pounds and felt so heavy. I struggled to get rid of the weight but I got there in the end. My body weight is now back to what it used to be and I am happy with it. I also feel lighter and more healthy, which is great.

Going for long walks really helped me lose the weight. I enjoy going for long walks, especially when I am alone. I like to admire nature, while listening to some good music and taking in the beauty that surrounds me and the freshness in the air. That is why I love my school runs. Since the kiddies started pre school, I get out of the house everyday and I also get to walk back and forth alone, in peace, which is great for my mind.

 

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My fitness live is going in the direction I need it to go. As a work-from-home mother, I have to consciously make an effort to stay fit. The GymCube website has been a massive help. The fitness videos are so useful and I find them easy to do at home. Good to know that the excess weight gained is all in the past. I didn’t gain a lot but I felt heavier and my clothes didn’t fit, so that was the cue I needed to get myself back in shape. I am happy with my current weight (I am a size UK 10 or 12 depending on where I shop). All that is needed now is to strengthen and define my body some more.

Being Underweight or Overweight is not Cool

I see a lot of people both online and offline, who are actively promoting their unhealthy body weights. They act like it is ok to be massively underweight or overweight. If the weight is caused by a health related issue, that is completely different. However, if it is not, then something should be done about it.

 

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If you are truly happy with being overweight or underweight, that is fine but please stop promoting these unhealthy lifestyle on social media.  Being overweight/underweight is not cool and it is not healthy. Stop acting like it is! If you find yourself in such a situation, like I did a year ago, do something about it. If you are honestly happy with your size regardless of what it is, then stay quiet about it. The going back and forth on social media with trolls and fans alike is disturbing. You could be a giving a teenager struggling to lose or gain weight, a thumbs up for remaining the way she is. This is not OK.

This has been on my mind for some time now and I am glad I finally got my thoughts down. What do you think? Is being underweight or overweight now cool on online?

 

 

 

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10 Ways to be Happy Instantly

When life throws lemons at you, you take the lemons and make some lemonade! That has always been my way of going through life and dealing with things. I refuse to dwell on negatives and I make the most of what I do have. But then again, let’s be real. It can be very hard sometimes to be happy and stay happy. Now that I look back at most of the things I worried about and what kept me up at night, there was no need for the worry. I wish I knew that back then.

 

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Here are 10 ways to be happy instantly, if you want.

 

Count your Blessings

Counting my many blessings always makes me so happy. I could be having a bad day, but once I start to list my blessings one by one, I remember how lucky I am. I try to write down 10 things I am grateful for every week and it lifts my mood instantly.

 

Speak with a Loved One

I like to speak with my close friends and family when I feel low. It boasts my mood instantly and reduces my stress levels. A good chit-chat is always good.

 

Play with the Kids

Playing with my kids always leaves me feeling good and drained. Whenever I feel low and frustrated, I just ignore the work and chores, and play with them. I enjoy seeing the world through their eyes.

 

Say a Prayer

I like to say a prayer whenever I feel unhappy. Praying about whatever is troubling me helps to put my mind at ease. It works every time.

 

Exercise

Exercise helps me feel amazing. A good workout puts me in a fantastic mood. I am currently on top of my fitness routine thanks to the very useful GymCube fitness website. It has been a lifesaver as I can work out conveniently anytime from the comfort of my home, and feel amazing. I am working on strengthening and defining my body, and I am beginning to notice the difference already. You can join me on my fitness journey with GymCube. There are various packages available, so go have a look on the website.

 

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Listen to Music

Music is like food to my soul. I have always been a huge lover of music. I love listening to my African Jams, Pop, Country, Rhythm & Blues, and even country. Music has the power to lift my mood.

 

Be Kind to Someone

Being extra nice to someone makes me very happy. I like putting a smile on as many people’s faces as possible. Making others happy makes me happy.

 

Plan a Holiday

Having an upcoming holiday makes me feel very giddy. The adrenaline rush I get just thinking about vacations planned is the best thing ever! It puts me in a happy mood instantly.

 

Eat a good happy meal

Eating a good meal puts me in a great mood. The saying – A hungry woman is an angry woman, is so true.

 

Keep Smiling

Like I said in the beginning of this post, regardless of how I feel, I don’t dwell on the negatives. I like to wear a smile on my face and be happy.

 

How do you stay happy?

How to Lose the Belly Fat

For many of us, once we pop a kid or 2, our belly never goes back to how it was pre pregnancy. We usually develop a bulge we hide under the girdle. Sexy bikinis and crop tops becomes a thing of the past! We can’t be caught wearing them! Pregnancy changes our bodies in so many ways, and for the most of us, it is hard to accept the new mummy body. I remember how hard I found it in the early days. I lost the pregnancy weight quite quickly but I didn’t lose the belly fat that quickly. It stayed with me, along with the stretch marks to serve like a form of reminder I guess.

 

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So I had to step up my exercise game to get rid of the fat that needed to go, and thankfully, it disappeared after some time. I am still working on my body, and with the help of GymCube – online fitness and nutrition website, that provides live online exercise classes daily and online coaching, I am getting there. I will be updating you on my fitness journey next week, so look out for that post.

 

How to Lose the Belly Fat

As mothers, we experience all sorts of body changes. This is why I am so passionate about this CoolSculpting treatment. I wish I had the opportunity to have this treatment back then. I would have taken it with both hands.

For those who have never heard of the CoolSculpting treatment, it is a treatment uses the fat freezing technology of Cryolipolysis. It is an effective way of getting rid of fat cells without the need for surgery or needles.

Here is a video with a bit more information on the CoolSculpting treatment carried at Pulse Light Clinic London.

 

 

The CoolSculpting treatment can be carried out on the bum, chin, thighs, and back as well as on the belly. I love the sound of the treatment. The fact that you no longer have to go under the knife to lose the belly fat, and fat in other areas is amazing. It is also good to know you can carry out your daily activities immediately after this treatment.

I am happy with how advanced technology is going. Good to know there is now a non-surgical treatment that helps us lose the belly fat. You can contact Pulse Light Clinic for more information on this treatment. You can find them at –

 

Bank / Liverpool Street Clinic

1st Floor, Peek House, 20 East Cheap, London, EC3M 1EB. 0207 523 5158.

 

Oxford Street / Tottenham Court Road Clinic

5 Percy Street, London, W1T 1DG. 0207 205 4085.

info@pulselightclinic.co.uk

 

Did you struggle with your post pregnancy body? How did you lose the belly fat? Please share your thoughts.

Thanks for reading. Have a lovely day.

 

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