Struggle

The last three days have been busy for me, I’ve been tired a lot and haven’t been able to workout. Deliberate workout I mean. Sounds like I’m just making excuses even to myself, but I really have been tired. Despite the lack of deliberate workout though, I’m still able to log in an average of…

Temptations

Today, for some reason I couldn’t get a proper meal till lunch time. Each time I walked on the corridor, I would have these “heavenly” aromas assault my poor nostril triggering all sorts of reactions in my stomach. Unfortunately, the aroma was from pastry. Very tempting, I had a hard time not giving into my…

Yoga

I’ve always had a beef for yoga, I mean, can I really get that flexible? Plus, does yoga really achieve anything? After reading this account of gaining height from aerial yoga though, I’m having a rethink. Who doesn’t want to gain an extra inch or two.

Indoors

The last few days, I’ve done my workout indoors, because I’ve only been able to make out time late at night. So, it’s largely been with my kids running around and under my feet. As stressful as that is, I’m glad they get to work out too, and they serve as my alarm clock/reminder and…

Discovery

So….I went shopping today, in an open market. Open markets aren’t really my thing, the general hustle & bustle confuse me. I’d much rather do shopping malls. Today though, I had to go to the market as what I needed cannot be found in a mall. I ended up walking about 10km with over 12,000…

Holiday

So…, I travelled this holiday weekend and had a glorious time with some of the most important people in my life. My family. It was such a fun time. We had cake. We had soda. I shouldn’t have had any of that, but hey, I was having fun, so I did. In my defense though,…

Determination

Doing my workout these last few days have taken a lot of determination, because I ache all over. Two things I wish for right now: A massage; A soak in a hot tub, sipping hot chocolate. I don’t have the time for it at the moment though, or the funds. So I’ll just lay in…

Wagon

Hi, my name is Maryam and it’s been three days since my last workoutšŸ™ˆ Why? I’ve been traveling. Going back to base tomorrow though and I can’t wait to get back on the wagon.

Bus stop

So….after a 32hour work day, with barely 2hours of sleep, I got to discover my bus stop had been moved back to make way for a new petrol (gas) station, meaning I had a walk of about 0.6km to board a motorbike (okada) or a tricycle (keke marwa) home. I would ordinarily have been angry…

Training, or not!

So….I decided it was time to start training for the February 10km marathon I registered for. I got an app from google playstore to guide me. I was supposed to do 8 runs in a 30minutes workout, each run being 1minute each. I had never really done a run before but I thought, how different…

Tracking

I finally got myself a fitness tracker.. Working on getting my tracksuit. It ordinarily should be an easy thing, but considering I have to get one that’s as hijab-compliant as possible, it’s not that easy to come by, they’re also pretty expensive. I’m working on it though, soon.

Race

Yesterday, I wore a jacket I had trouble buttoning up before now, in fact I had been leaving it unbuttoned because it was really uncomfortable to wear it buttoned up. Well, it buttoned up really easily this time, I didn’t even have to pull in my stomach to button it. The dress I wore today…