#Fitammi is a joined campaign being run by AimFit Official, the most progressive and fastest growing name in fitness in Pakistan and Scaryammi, an innovative and exciting parenting/ mommy blog which has started to create waves by providing a virtual and on-ground community for mothers.
The #Fitammi campaign is an initiative aimed to help mothers all over the country and across the world put their fitness first. “Studies after studies have shown that when women become mothers, they end up putting themselves second or third or last,” said Ayesha Nasir, The Original Scaryammi and founder of the group Scaryammi.
“Women need to prioritise their health and fitness because only healthy and fit moms can bring up healthy and happy kids.”The need to emphasise on fitness has become a matter of great national urgency because the increasing rates of obesity in children as well as the early onset of diseases such as Diabetes and High Blood Pressure points to how unhealthy lifestyles and eating habits is creating a situation of crisis.
“Women need to include some kind of exercise or fitness routine into their daily lives,” says Dr Shehla Akram, consultant nutritionist and doctor. “Every day I see women suffering health wise because they are not putting their health first.”The concept behind #fitammi is also to make exercise fun. “One of the reasons so many women and especially mothers are not showing up to gyms and for workouts is because the exercise is not fun,” said Mahlaqa Shaukat, CEO of AimFit.
“At AimFit we have turned workouts into something exciting, thrilling and just plain fun. The era of boring workouts is over.”AimFit offers a huge variety of workouts ranging from dance fitness classes to yoga flow to classes that focus on cardio and weights to a class focussed on helping women work with weights. “The aim at AimFit is always to make working out and being fit fun,” said Noor ul Hira Shaukat, the COO of AimFit. “That’s why #fitammi will work. Because it’s fun.”
Mouthwatering delights: Tempting treats by Mahena
Tempting Treats by Mahena is a home based food caterer who has been in this business for the last 10 years. Now back with a bang after a well earned break, we bring to your tables the latest and international cuisines to tantalize your tastebuds. And for all of you out there on a Keto diet – don’t you worry, they have you covered! They can make treats for you by keeping all the macros and calories counted and measured to a tee. Don’t forget to check out their Instagram and Facebook page!
1. Keto Granola
Crunchy, nutty clusters of wholesome goodness. It can be eaten in a handful and it’s equally delicious if you top it with some greek yogurt, almond milk, coconut milk, and a handful of berries.
2. Thai Green Curry with red chillies topped with fresh basil and spring onions.
3. Burmese Khowsuey
Noodles covered in creamy Coconut Chicken Curry and served with a variety of crunch and spicy toppings.
4. Keto Pizza
Those of you who can’t have carbs because of Keto, don’t you worry we have you covered with our delicious Keto Pizza!
5. Chocolate Buttercream Cake
Adorned with macarons, fresh flowers and fondant accents, customized just the way you like it!
Transforming Mind and Body
Losing weight can seem like an enormous task, so how does on begin this journey to transform their mind and body? We sat face to face with blogger Hadiyya Aazer and asked her what motivated to take on the task to transform her lifestyle.
Whats inspired you to begin this transformation journey?
I have been overweight my entire life. When I turned 30 last year, it hit me that if I dont control it now, my health issues could become a serious problem. What can I say, I decided to change my habits and put my hundred percent into evolving my lifestyle.
Where have you been training?
My personal trainer is Haseeb Mirza at Evolution fitness. He is amazing and has a certain rhythm in the gym. He has been a great supporter and motivator through all of this.
What does your usual workout routine look like?
It is a mix of weight training, cardio and Abs, which is necessary for me. It is essential to work according to your bodies needs and stamina and create a tailor made workout to assure its effectiveness.
What kind of a diet do you follow?
My diet is eating in small portions after every 2 hours. All in all 5 controlled meals over the day.
What is your goal ?
I am aiming to reach 65kgs soon!
What advice would you give to someone struggling with weight issues?
Don’t give up! Will power is key and once you’ve decided to take the necessary steps, nothing can stop you. Take it step by step, but eat healthy and work out. Ive lost almost 40 kg in a years time, slow and steady wins the race!
How does it feel losing so many dress sizes?
One can only imagine fantastic! I have never imagined myself wearing jeans and dresses. It feels so good to wear clothes that I’d never imagined I could.
Your one-stop guide to fitness in Pakistan
There is no arguing that Pakistan has been hit with a wave of fitness culture in the past few years and staying healthy has become a top priority in todays world. With our ever evolving lifestyles, it is essential to always stay up to date with changing trends, eat clean and make sure our bodies are in shape. With the emergence of diets like the ‘Keto’ and multiple focused fitness centers, it has become somewhat of a task to figure out what’s effective for you.
Pakistani writer Sarah Kamal Muggo recently wrote her first book, Fitness Fun, Nutrition and Lifestyle in Pakistan! This book is a great resource for people looking to improve their health by making sound lifestyle choices.
This book is a carefully vetted compilation of exercise tips, fitness goals and nutrition advice. It’s a God sent for those who don’t have a grip over how our body responds to different environments, especially in Pakistan where there is a scarcity of authentic information!
It will take you through interviews with top fitness trainers from around Pakistan as they talk about health routines and dietary advice.It won’t ask you to starve yourself, rather teach you that a regulated diet and healthy training is the only road to a fit body and mind.
This first of its kind book will be launching TODAY in Lahore – 19th April at Sukh Chayn in Lahore at 4 pm. To catch Sarah face to face, don’t forget to drop by!
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