We all have a chapter we don’t read out loud & here is mine.
Being a teenager is not easy. Now move that teenager to a new country, strip her of her friends, add a new school, new culture, sprinkle family turmoil, financial strain because of immigration, lots of resentment & a rebellious attitude.
That’s the Fatima my parents, mostly my mother had to deal with when we moved to Canada from Pakistan.
Highschool was tough. I was so lost. I remember exactly where my dad’s car was parked when he handed me the acceptance letter to McMaster after school. I couldn’t be happier and for the time being forgot all the personal and financial turmoil we were dealing with. But then the unthinkable happened. I got kicked out of McMaster after my 1st year due to bad grades. I just couldn’t cope.
How can a girl who ranked 3rd in Grade 9 & ranked 9th in Grade 10 in ALL of Karachi be such an academic failure?
This is the FIRST time I have publicly acknowledged this. We never talk about it in our family since I consider it my biggest failure. My Achilles heel. I did get into York University but got married shortly after because unfortunately that option often seems to be an easier route in our culture than empowering a girl.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t finish school while I was married but I did get my degree after my divorce. If lack of education hadn’t left me so vulnerable, I perhaps would have had better grounds to say no to getting married & would have known I deserve better than what I was being offered at the time.
Oh the shame I carried. Oh the situations I landed in due to that shame & lack of self worth. Even though my education derailing started a chain of events in my life that are still trailing me, this failure has taught me more than any success could have.
I learned I must let go of the shame 'cos despite all the “wrong” turns in my life- God keeps giving me chances to upgrade myself. If He can show me such mercy, why can't I forgive myself? 💕
If you’re anything like me - you may enjoy a glass of bubbles or a dirty martini on occasion.
The unfortunate truth is that alcohol is the biggest time waster of them all. It stands right in the way of gym sessions, early mornings, motivation, nutrition, achievement, mood etc.
So whenever I’m in a busy phase, or when I want to prioritise health and fitness goals, I cut the drinks entirely, often for 30,60,90 days or more.
The physical results and mental clarity feel wonderful. If your friends are as fun as mine, they’ll still be fun when your soda is vodka free.
So...cheers to productive party seasons, authentic evenings, and beetroot shots.
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What do you have for a meal on the go and/or energy?? Oof.... all that junk? 🤦🏻♀️
Home gym membership: $8/month
Superfood Energy Meal: $3.48/day
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Back is second of my favourite body parts to train. Even though I still need more size on, I am quite pleased how it gets detailed every time my body fat gets down. Quite proud of that little shape. Main focus for me is to bring up my arms and delts though.... back and chest are in the next line to bring up. But since I always train hard every session, guess it will be all around gains seazon 😂😂 which part of your body makes you proud the most? Do you know your weak points or you are trying to avoid to nottice them?
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0 712 October, 2019
Just a few steps outside to start the day right 🙌🏻
Go. Slay. Every. Day. Meet PR vixen @prgirlisoke and motivational model @brittnoelle.co 👯♀️
These ladies are stylish, elegant, and overall wonderful company. Enjoy some shots from our little collab together, and be on the lookout for more of my work with Isoke and her brand NOIR coming soon!
That’s the same opportunity that landed me here, in my future kitchen. Lots of recipes to me made, glasses of wine to be poured, and meals to be prepped in here 🍽🍷😋
So no, I’m never going to stop asking you to join me ♥️ Because I know what could happen if you said yes and put in the consistent hard work ✊🏼
47 days until move in! 🏠
10 19515 September, 2019
Imagine the chaos when 1) your daughter has had that "too excited to think twice" accident, 2) 3 people are plastering her bleeding foot 3)someone is in urgent need to make a change in a work related "big deal contract" and 4) you can't find your husband😰 Then husband shows up👍🏼 Daughter is bandaged👌🏼 You can go to the room and peacefully have some "external" emergencies solved 👩🏽⚖and a few hours later you're back to holiday mode again 👨👩👧 Life is for living, right 😉 #chaos#sundayfun#workhardplaylater#eveningdress#ladyinred#cocktaildress