Then and Now

  • It’s fun to find these photos and put them together and share with you a memory to tell.

    1998 with my hubby ❤ @eliashchalouhi and in my early 20s (23 to be exact in this photo) I weighed 50 Kilos and consumed maybe 1 meal a day 🙈 and did cardio religiously everyday for 1 hour. I didn’t know what a pull-up, push-up or a squat was!
    I used to have a lot of headaches and napped daily, but I didn’t care, cause I was skinny and that’s what mattered most to me back then.
    My knowledge in health and fitness was very vague, till I entered my early 30s, 3 kids later and now knowing all that I know and still always learning. 2017 and 12 extra kilos later on my 5ft 7inch frame, I know what a squat is, I can pull up my own body weight. I know the amount of macros/micros and calories my body needs on rest days and training days and you can too!
    I feel so much better and I have a heep load of more energy into my 40s, then I did in my 20s, 😀 ask any of my friends or clients. They’ll vouch for that 😂
    So the saying, “Strong is the new skinny” is a true cliche worth hanging up on your fridge! Healthier and stronger bones, more muscles, and more energy!! Isn’t that more important then skipping meals and doing cardio on end only to be lethargic and cranky most of the time? I think so! It’s all about that balance! Never skip meals. Eat protein 3 times a day. Eat good carbs on training days (like oatmeal, brown rice, bread or pasta) eat good fats like avocado, olive oil, and nuts. Add 3 to 5 servings of veggies daily and 2 to 4 servings of fruits.
    Once you incorporate healthy meal planning and a good exercise program, you’ll lead a more balanced and healthier lifestyle and still enjoy those treats along the way!

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