TRYING TO GET FIT

by Monday, March 28, 2016

Hi guys, today I’m following up my recent video with a little post all about how I’m really trying to get fit and healthy recently. As you guys know, I’m finding it very difficult to lose weight whilst I’m breastfeeding Hana because the CRAVINGS are real.

Naturally I’ve put on a bit of weight during pregnancy and the months postpartum and to be honest it’s really getting me down how I’m not able to lose the weight as quickly as I normally can. My bodies changing and I just need to accept it I suppose. So, I’ve given up on ‘dieting’ per say, decided to relax and not let fads and calorie counting RULE my life as much as before. I’m just going to strive to get more active and try and eat healthy all round.

Summer being around the corner is of course a huge motivation, especially seeing as spring weather has already been pretty impressive so far. I’ve also come across an app called ‘Earthmiles‘ that gives me discounts on healthy/sporty things the more I walk, or the more steps I take, cycle etc. It basically works like air miles but instead of flying, walking! The app syncs to a tracker on your phone, I synced mine to the healthkit app that comes on an iphone already and it tracks your steps and exercise. The more I walk the more points I earn to use on epic things.

So far I’ve just been walking Hana in her pram with a bit of exercise here and there, nothing too wild because let’s face it if I jump too high, Iโ€™ll only get a boob smack in my face anyway.

Earthmiles app is free to downloadย available on iPhone and Android in the UK and the US

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  • Farzanah
    March 29, 2016

    I gave birth a little after you so Im completely agreeing and enjoying your videos at the moment. I see them as self motivation lol breastfeeding is such a challenge and the craving for sweet and sugary stuff is crazy – I really enjoyed the healthy food video today thanx

  • Zahra
    March 29, 2016

    I’ve downloaded the Earthmiles app and it really helps. I’ve been trying to lose weight by doing all sorts of crazy diets, but they don’t seem to make an impact. Thanks SO MUCH Dina!! I can lose weight whilst having fun!!!

    xxx

  • Habeebah
    March 31, 2016

    I downloaded the earthmiles app as soon as I saw the post you made on instagram about it. I love it!!!! It motivates me so much. ( still love my food tho) haha! Love this post x

  • diapea
    April 23, 2016

    very motovative

  • Imadah fataar
    April 24, 2016

    Brilliant a Mrs Tokio you have many fans in Cape Town, south africa

  • Shazeda Bee
    April 28, 2016

    Earthmiles app seems really cool, I think i will download it asap ๐Ÿ™‚
    this reminded me of a quote “Some days you eat salads and go to the gym, some days you eat cupcakes and refuse to put on pants. It’s called balance.” Good luuck

  • Vivian
    April 28, 2016

    Hello Dina! I’m a new fan! I’ve noticed your fabulous skin. Could you help a struggling mother with some tips? You have flawless skin! Thanks in advance!

  • Sara
    April 28, 2016

    Good luck in getting fit!

  • maryam
    April 29, 2016

    You know your body more than anyone else but honestly I think you didn’t change at all ! You’re so beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, trying to be healthy is never bad idea Dina good luck.

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  • Riham
    May 28, 2016

    hey Dina – I just wanted to tell you that even though you say you put on some weight, it doesn’t show because you have awesome style and you are gorgeous macha Allah. I also wanted to support and encourage you in continuing to breastfeed Hana. I know it’s super hard but incha Allah, the reward, the bonding and the health benefits you and your daughter will reap are tremendous. Some women stop breastfeeding thinking that they might start losing weight faster, which I think is a very sad way to end this gift of bonding with your child. Obviously, there are many other important reasons why women stop early or not even try, and I am not one to judge because we don’t know people’s situations and life circumstances, but to lose weight, I think it’s sad, because it’s usually because of external pressures we put on women. I have been told: “I was able to lose my baby weight, I don’t get why can’t you.” True story. It made me cry but hey… I haven’t stopped breastfeeding yet. Honestly, I haven’t even gained that much weight so I don’t get it… I am 140 lb. I am not huge right?! But I still get mean comments from other judgemental moms. I try to stay away from those people.

    Anyhoo, ALL this to say to you and to other moms struggling with their baby weight, please drop the critical self-talk and the critical friends. Cheers to being a mom and Alhamdulilah that HE blessed us with a child.

  • Mia
    May 28, 2016

    Just saw your documentary on world muslimer. Just have to say you’r so funny and beautiful! Good luck beating the cravings ๐Ÿ˜Š Greetings from norway

  • devuschka
    August 18, 2016

    A Third Culture Kid based in Malaysia is your new fan. Hello! My husband and I love your videos of Sid and Dina. I’m struggling to lose weight from pregnancy as well!

    <3 from Malaysiaaaaaaa.

  • Kainat
    September 15, 2016

    Um yeah, sadly I am not even pregnant, but I have also gained a bit of weight… It’s the freshman 15 from Uni, and I am a junior starting now… I need to get on and lose this weight! Ugh I feel you though Dina. You still look great though, 100%.

  • Mamas Secret
    September 16, 2016

    When I was breastfeeding I lost a lot of weight. I just had a lot of soup to get more milk and because when you breastfeed your body pretty much gets the fat and turns it into the milk. I hope that helps Dina! I’m a new subscriber and LOVE your channel. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rae
    October 12, 2016

    On the topic of getting fit, to you have any recommendations for what to wear out for a jog or at the gym that would offer coverage but wouldn’t feel heavy and stick when you sweat? This is a big problem for me.

  • Sameeen Faisal
    October 20, 2016

    very impressive and motovative !! Spruce up your festive wardrobe with fascinatingly designed ethnic silhouettes that will have everyone you come across complementing your style ! check out more at ; http://www.asiancouture.co.uk/

  • Abimbola Taye from Nigeria
    November 17, 2016

    Your comment*Asalamu alaeykum sis Dina, u re a source of inspiration to me.love ur styles,ur mode of dressing.infact you are amazing.u re teaching us women that one mustn’t expose ones body for d person to be stylish like some women do nowadays.Keep up the good work. May Allah bless you and your family and may ur limit be above the sky. keep moving forward

  • lali
    November 23, 2016

    You inspire me Deno <3

  • Fatimah Iqbal
    December 22, 2016

    Hi Dina! I’m a younger viewer, and i wanted to let you know how big of an inspiration you are to me! I follow all of your vlogs, see all of your snapchat stories, and am subscribed to your YouTube channel ( please keep posting more vids, I <3 them! ) Just wanted to tell you that I love your style and you are a HUGE role model to me, thanks for being you : )

    PS, Say hi to Sid for me : D

  • Lu
    March 1, 2017

    Getting fit is definitely on my to-do list! I’ve recently started wearing hijab, and as a friend told me; “when you start wearing loose clothes, you also start to fill them out.” I’m just aiming not to reach the point where I put on a tight shirt that used to be loose hahah!

  • Maria
    July 5, 2017

    Your a great inspiration. You have a great jolly personality. I think your awsome.! Keep it up boo boo!

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