Monday, January 16, 2017

How I Lost 10kg Became Lean and Canceled My Gym Membership


Have you been trying to lose weight or maintain weight? You ar not the only one. I hope that I will be able to give you some ideas that you can implement.

Today I want to share with you guys how I lost 10KG within a year, became lean and also canceled my gym membership and have been able to maintain it for 2 years now. I know what you are thinking now haha but it's true. I went from 65kg to 53kg, I'm 5'4.

Losing weight is definitely not easy but I'll tell you exactly how I lost mine.

I met my husband and he explained to me how food really works. I used to avoid chicken and eat just white rice haha I had no clue that it should've been the opposite way. So he explained to me about carbs and protein. I went and done my research and found out about paleo diet (make sure that you always do your own research) 

I tried paleo diet but adjusted it here and there. I checked which foods were making me feel for example bloated even though if they were in paleo diet I excluded them from my diet. I increased my water intake. It's amazing how not enough water we drink. I formed a habit of not consuming soda or any soft drinks. If I really really need something sweet to drink I drink coconut water. I eat a lot in a day but I eat in small portions. I eat mostly veggies (my favorite are broccoli & Spinach. In my next post I will share with guys my meal plan and the ingredients I use. I eat a lot of chicken and fish. I try to eat red meat only once a week. I changed the way I snack, now I snack on fruits (some might argue and say that they are high in sugar but they've worked perfectly on me) try and see for yourself if it works or not. The fruits I mostly snack on are grapes. I admit I'm addicted to them. In place of snacking on crisps and so called healthy cereal bars which are full of refined sugar it's better to just snack on natural sugar snacks.

I turned a small area in our house into a gym. My husband had a pull-up bar from a friend so I made sure that I was using that a lot and also where we live there is an area where people jog, so I made use of that. I bought weights so that I could do my squats at home and recently we bought a cross trainer because we are both not fan of jogging and got lazy to go outside but cardio is super important so we made sure that we got that a cross trainer. We also bought a workout bench this is good for crunches and bicep workouts (I stopped doing bicep workouts). I also have a skipping rope and do some body weight workouts which I will share with you guys in my next post.

Here are THREE things I want to leave with you today and hope that they might help you in a way....

First what you need is knowledge. You need to do your own research and then try and see what works and what doesn't for you. 

After, you need to change your mindset. You need to know the reason why you are doing it so that you can motivate yourself daily and believe that it will be possible.

You also need to have patience and you need to be consistent and change your lifestyle in general so you need to understand that diets don't really work. What works is lifestyle change. Nobody told me this before until I figured it out myself.

#BONUS TIP eat healthy foods that you like, add some seasonings to give them a taste so that your food is not boring.

In my next post I'll share with you guys my meal plan and workout plan.

And btw leave a comment below if you have any questions or would like to share your story about weight loss. or send email to askingmumtaz@gmail.com if you need any help with your workout, meal plan or anything else.



Friday, December 23, 2016

Book recommendations

I'm planning to start a new website soon that will be focused more on Education and Lifestyle. My interests have changed dramatically. I started this blog when I was 14. I've come to understand that life is about offering value to others. What I used to
do was the opposite haha. But for now I'll be sharing with you the books that I have read end of each week. My goal is not to show off how much I can read but it is to give you some ideas on what books you can read. I run out of ideas on what books I should read so I always try to search what other people are reading or have read so I hope that my book recommendations will be useful for you.

One of mentors read 3 books a week so I try to do the same but normally I read around 4-5 a week. I feel like I've missed out on reading and another mentor of mine always says that life is short you need to double down on things that help you and not to be slow when it comes to self-education.

1. You are a Badass by Jenn Sincero (it was a great read waiting for her new book in April )
2. The subtle art of not giving a F*ck  3. John D Rockefeller Titan


Saturday, October 8, 2016

Journey to acne free : How to get rid of acne 01

I have been struggling with acne for 4 years now. I remember when I got this part time job at a fast food restaurant I started having acne. I haven't been working there for a year now but still after stopping working there I still had acne. 

3 month ago I started to read more about acne and do more research about it. I found out that acne has to do with what is going on in your gut. It's what is going on inside of you. I tried to use some products that were promising to get rid of acne but they all didn't work until I focused on what I was putting in my body. I was reading a book my Daymond John " The Power Of Broke " and he interviewed the owner of Proactiv Linda and she said something very interesting that opened my eyes. She said - “It’s a ‘one of’ business,” she explains, using another term you hear frequently in the specialty retail space—as in, “I’ll take just ‘one of’ this and ‘one of’ that.” “But acne’s not curable,” she explains, “so if you buy ‘one of’ on one visit, you’ll be back thirty days later to buy another ‘one of.’ ”


In this post I just wanted to share with you guys what I have been using or stop using that has made my acne less than they used to be. Now I can go days without any spots on my face.

Things I stopped consuming are:

Dairy products - Anything that has dairy in it I stopped consuming it. I make sure that for example if I buy ready made foods I check the ingredients and make sure that they do not contain dairy (cheese, milk etc. ) I have substituted cow milk with coconut milk. I love it. When I stopped consuming milk at all I became vitamin b12 deficiency.


Goat milk - I tried to use goat milk but goat milk made my acne worse so I will never use it again.

Nuts - I don't eat nuts anymore I thought that it was peanuts that gave me acne but actually most of the nuts give me acne. Cashews, almonds etc. Even almond milk.

Processed foods - I try to minimise my processed food intake and eat more fresh and organic foods.

Multivitamins - I tried to take multivitamin supplements and it triggered my acne

Products that helped me to get rid of acne are:

Water - I drink a lot water 1.5L is the minimum. I don't drink sodas and a lot of juices. I am a fan of coconut water so sometimes I drink that.

Antibiotics - I started taking antibiotics and I have seen tremendous progress. Antibiotics works for acne. The antibiotics need to have 10 billion or more bacteria's and also the bacteria's need to be guaranteed after manufacturer not just at the time of manufacturing. I am currently taking 20 billion antibiotics and the bacteria are guaranteed after manufacture.



Organic apple cyder vinegar - I add a little bit of vinegar in my water and drink it. I also mix vinegar with water and wash my face after I have washed my face with a face wash that I use.

Oats and lemon mask - I mix oats with lemon and a little bit of water to clean my face. This mask is the best facial mask I have tried. I try to use it every 3 days.

Washing my face twice a day - I wash my face in the morning and before I sleep. I sometimes wash more for example if I work out or after I finish cooking.


Washing my actual pillow and also change my pillow case at least every three days.

It is not easy but if you decide to focus on it and do more research about it and also study your own body. Everyone is different you need to test different things to know what works for you and what doesn't. I am still learning and doing more research about it and also study my own body. The next thing I want is to focus on how to get rid of acne scars. 



A book by Nicole Evans is worth to give it a read. I got mine from kindle for free

Friday, December 13, 2013

They wanna see me fall





Romeo Miller NEW CLOTHING LINE "Rome Everything"

Lil Romeo/ Romeo Miller dropped his clothing line. Go check it out! http://romeeverything.com I actually like his clothing line. When I first heard about it, I thought that it would not be this good, but it is actually good.





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