Archive | February, 2015
18 Feb

When it comes to PMS, Magnesium does not have the attention it deserves. Study shows that women who consume 400-600mg of magnesium per day are experiencing less severe PMS Symptoms including stomach cramps, sugar craving and water retention (bloating).

It is revealed that during PMS, magnesium levels in our bodies are depleted and this can cause spasm in the brain arteries – which will later cause all PMS symptoms such as headache, cramps, sugar cravings, low blood pressure and water retention.

As advised by my dear brother @alexjliu, I started consuming magnesium two months ago and I am experiencing the claimed results. My stomach cramps lessen and although my body still retains water during PMS, it is now not as bad as how it used to be (YES!). Magnesium can be easily bought at your local pharmacy or health store.

PMS? No worries.

Follow my Instagram fitness account @deblovesquats πŸ˜‰ – with Christy, Intan Kieflie, Alyssa, Hana, Kimberley, πŸ’ŽupiπŸ’‹, Silvana, Gita Febriani, SUSY, PeppytorialπŸ’—, Anindya, and Kirana 🌹

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Questions about ABS

10 Feb

“How long does it take for you to have those abs?” / “oh, I dont’t want a six packs, I just want to have those two lines. How do you get them?”

Those are two of the most frequest questions I get asked a lot. My answers are:

1. It really depends on each individual, but for sure, it takes time and effort. Abs don’t just pop up the week after you did 100 sit ups every night (unfortunately). Especially for women, abs are one of the hardest muscle to be surfaced and toned, because naturally we carry more fat. There is ABSOLUTELY NO MAGIC SECRET to having abs ❌ it’s pure PROPER TRAINING + NUTRITION πŸ’ͺπŸ—. Nothing else.

2. Girls, I wish I could choose what I have too but unfortunately, this is genetics. I have been training for a while and I have been wanting those lines, and I cannot have them. When I train and nourish properly, what I’m getting are those little packs and not the lines. The key to this is to be happy and grateful for how God has shaped your body 😊 six packs or lines, or neither six packs nor lines, we are beautiful πŸ‘ΈπŸ‘±

Have a good one!

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Enjoy the Process

9 Feb

One important I learn in my fitness journey is that, I enjoy what I’m doing. Yes, I actually DO ENJOY what I am doing: lifting weights, doing pull-ups, being sweaty and so on… (other things I enjoy doing is talking and sharing about God’s love ❀). So when people ask me how do I motivate myself, I simply say “that’s what I love doing”.

But I understand being active is not everyone’s cup of tea, but it does not mean that fitness is exclusive to its lovers. NO. We’ve all learned that humans are creatures of habit; so the more you practice, the more you love it and the more you’re better at it.

I did not come out of my mother’s womb loving the fit lifestyle. I started this journey around 9 years ago when I graduated from highschool and realized that I needed to move more. But it was that (first step at the gym + determination + up & downs) that have brought me to where I am now. I believe the same formula will work for you all ❀

Good night πŸŒ› – with Kirana 🌹

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