Vegan Body Facts You Probably Know Already

Most people i met have the impression that vegans and plant-based eaters are too thin, weak, frail or look sickly.

This is far from true. Vegans are much more likely to be fitter and trimmer than non vegans, that’s probably where the idea of skinny sickly came from. But vegan athletes abound and excel in the sports world. Some of our greatest athletes have followed a completely plant-based diet. Have you check Serena Williams?

Vegan does do a body good and your physique wont suffer from the new way of eating. It will almost certainly improve.

Vegan Diets provide nutritional benefits in abundance. If you could do some research, you’d know that the amount of protein in Red Beans are most likely the same as red mead but Red beans contain 0 cholesterol and more or healthy vitamins and iron.

This translates into a body that is a lean, mean, vegan machine. Vegan diets are lower in Fat than other Kinds of vegetarian and animal based diets. Plant foods are rich in fibers and often lower in calories, which assist in weight loss. The evidence exists that, due to their low-fat and high carbohydrate diet, vegans have higher metabolic rates than people who consume animal based foods.

A higher Metabolic rate means

you’re burning calories faster, which is good for weigh loss.

A Tea, and This for Lunch is only for IDR 11000 or maybe around 8cents

So I’d like to share you my real testimony from not eating animal products, i can say 95% Animal Free.

i feel better. my skin is never been this healthier, I’ve been sick free for almost 6 months. When i normally being sick While having my PMS. That will include a chronic Sinusitis and Cramps.

This which i believe, because plant based diet is full of fiber that help flush out toxins, keep foods digesting properly.

I could run faster, i could rest better and my digestion, oh well what can i say, way way better.

This i write, without any judgement to non vegans. It’s just something i want people to understand that veganism does a body good. And its very worth to keep on doing.

xx

Source and References :
1. Vegan Itu Mudah
2. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Living by Beverly Lynn Bennet and Ray Sammartano

Change Your Behaviour, To Change Your Body

Behavioural Change.

That would be my answer to everyone who came to me, asked me how to lose weight, how to be in shape.

First, I won’t respond much if there are people ask me, how to have six pack. Because that should not be a guarantee of someone’s fitness level.

Being fit, with an ideal BMI and ideal shape is actually start with a self-discipline.  What do you want? For how long do you want to be in shape, in good health. How bad do you want to influence the other people around you?

Because being healthy and fit has a ripple effect. If someones succeed in losing their weight and shape their body, people will want their method. But in another case, if it doesn’t work, people will just not buying ANYTHING about diet or fitness. And that is sad.

My work is open to the public. Noticed by the public, by people. Those who came to my class would want results, those who trained with me, demand result. But my focus is one.

To change their mindset about FIT and change their behaviour in life.

You can’t always be fit, be in shape, why? We will face some obstacles such as, sickness, injured, family problems, work problems that lead us to stress. Why didi say that? Because that is just simply the truth about life that I won’t hide nor promise those who follow me, won’t face that.

So what exactly that behavioural changes?

Do you remember your New Years resolutions? Do you keep track on that? Have you experienced obstacles up until today, the 6th month of the year? Will you keep up? If something did not work, would you change your technique and method?

So you see, making a lasting change in behaviour is rarely a simple process and usually involves a substantial commitment of time, effort, and emotion.

Stage 1: Are you ready to change? 

Where you are right now? Measuring your body weights, your measurements, knowing your body fat percentage and take note on your goal is a one step to change already. Before you set goals like I’ve posted before in Understand Our Body before Our Diet, you need to study yourself, consult your current condition to the expert. Once you get your numbers, percentages, start setting your goal.  But it must be a realistic one.

Example, if currently, your BodyFat percentage is 20-23%, don’t target or set it to 5% as it will make you an underweight – unhealthy person. A 15% for the next 3-6 months is a realistic one.

The next thing is, before you take the change, start focus ON YOURSELF. No other people. I Mean, don’t compare yourself to those Athletes, Fitness Models or Celebs you follow on Instagram. Not even a friend who might be doing the change for them self. It a reminder that you need to always remember. Yourself. Because seriously, when the obstacles come, the least you want to to is giving up after comparing your result to someone else’s.

Stage 2: Start Planning and Take Action

Either you book online personal training sessions, or you sign up a gym membership, buying a fitness app, you need to be set a plan for at least a month. Short term plan is better than long-term plan – sometimes. Why? In the middle of your fitness journey, you will adapt, and change, and you will want to keep changing. You don’t want to be flat and stagnant. Be open for any type of exercises, workout. Review your method and diets. But before all of that, planning for a short term is good. Now, it doesn’t mean you have to change your PT every month, no, stay committed. But open to ideas and some adjustments.

Take action.

Example, early this year, I set my self, to run 3 times a week. I Set my Google Calendar, and it constantly reminds me every day. When I did not feel like running, like it or not I will still have to run 3 times a week. So that means, I might have to change my schedule. I want to run, so the first thing I did was, SET MY SCHEDULE. And follow it. Its the integrity that I’m willing to commit to.

Recommended Fitness Apps for FRee

  1. Nike Training Club
  2. My Fitness Pal
  3. Headspace
  4. Freelectics Bodyweights

I still use NTC for most of my workout. You can track and record your workout in it. I actually a bit shame if I found my self-absent from it .IMG_6542

Step 3: Commit!

Commitment is way more important than extra supplements or dozens of superfoods you take to create a healthy change.

With Commitment, you will manage your self to explore new things, dare to train hard, dare to try more than just one specific workout. You will hungry for knowledge, more training and easy meal prep without breaking your bank. The key is to have the habit change to commit to a healthier lifestyle.

You will change your TV time late night with an early bedtime. Your window shopping time to jog around the neighbourhood. Your sugar with molasses or stevia. Your hamburger to a pure lean meat or veggie burger with natural salt. Your morning coffee to a quick 20 minute HIIT workout. 

The bottom line, being FIT and in shape is more than just the eye. It’s about your mind and self-discipline. Its way more about long-term adaptations. You need to change the behaviour and set your mind for a change. It will take you 1 month to begin these 3 steps. To commit for a month is an awesome job already. Imagine months and year living a healthy life.

 

Why Warm Up Before Exercise is Important?

Preparing your body for exercising is necessary. And we have to do it both inside and out. Fuel in the body with good nutrition, as for me what works best before workout is Protein Intake. Thats for the inside, for the energy.
Let’s talk about the outside, which is warm up.

Several times, i would mention how important it is to come to my class earlier so they could do a proper warm up. Now it’s not only about discipline or mandatory by rules, its for the sake of the client’s safety.

Warm up is essential. It is work to prepare your body for dynamic, energetic activity. It reduces the risks of injury, and it also improves the potential performance and maximising the health benefits for you selected workout.

The purpose of Warm Up itself is to ease both body and mind from the state of rest into a state of strenuous activity

Warm Up routine should consist of

  • A gentle loosening exercises
  • Dynamic Strecth
  • Work-Out Specific Movement/Exercise that will increase core and muscle temperature. This will helps muscle loose, supple and pliable.

A warm up should increase heart and respiratory rate to boost blood flow and supply of oxygen and nutrients to muscles. In which, helps to prepare your muscles, tendons and joints for actions.

Few Examples of Warm Up you can do

Cardio Work : Brisk Walk for few rounds till it leave your breath and heart rate slightly increase. Jogging, Skipping. Or any light 10 mins Cardio workout.

Gentle Loosening Exercise : Light Core Rotation, Light Neck rotation. Up and down movement like rolling down to fold and rolling up to stand.

Dynamic Stretch  : In warm up, its better to minimise the static stretch in which will let your muscles warm enough.

Workout Specific Exercise : For example, if you are doing a one hour dance workout, then your warm up should consist a light routine to get your muscles, joints ready. Practice your workout plan for few reps in a lighter way/or with lighter weight if you plan on weight lifting.

Even if you are not working out, you can still add warm up routine to prepare your body for the day. Try to do light jog, dynamic stretches as you woke up every morning.

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Workout with Make Up – Tips

Everyone wants to look good during workout. Well, i’m obviously one of them.

Pernah suatu kali, sewaktu sedang bersiap diri mau mengajar BodyJam™ , ada seorang member bertanya.

“Kok mau olahraga make up -an mba?” saya pikir sudah selesai.

Aku sih santai aja ya menanggapinya, saking sudah sering banget nih ditanya. Jawabannya hanya, iya karena saya mengajar bu:)

Buat aku yang memang bidangnya tampil di hadapan lebih dari satu orang, penampilan itu penting sekali dijaga. Sebenarnya juga, sudah terbiasa aja sekarang – sekarang ini untuk pakai casual make up anywhere apalagi kalau mau ngajar ya.

Pentingnya apa?

Disaat aku mengajar, aku yang memberi arahan, aku member contoh dan instruksi. DI saat ini pun, sudah jelas, bahwa role ku kurang lebih sama seperti Pembicara, Dosen, Guru atau apalah yang berdiri di atas stage dilihat banyak orang. Nah, sudah sepatutnya dong, kita memoles dikit wajah dan rambut. Tidak perlu menor juga seperti pengantin tapi ya. Hanya sekedar terlihat segar.

Contoh lain, ada nih temen suka lari. Dia suka marathon. Dan biasanya, kalau ajang ajang lari itu, banyak photographer yang rajin ambil photo kita di garis finish. Yang pasti nantinya di posting di akun penyelenggara toh. Dia maunya mukanya kece, okelah lepek tapi kan ga kucel ya. Nah untuk penilaian kece, cantik, kumel apa tidak, itu kembali ke pribadi masing masing sih. Tapi kalau untuk saya, ga mau. I just want to look decent.

Lantas, apakah olahraga menggunakan make up itu bikin jerawatan?

Tidak selalu sih, tergantung juga produk apa yang kita pakai, dan apakah kita jeli membersihkan wajah selepas latihan.

Hal hal yang perlu diperhatikan adalah, penggunaan bahan make up tersebut sebaiknya water base, ringan dan kalau sedang outdoor sebaiknya mengandung SPF untuk melindungi wajah dari paparan sinar matahari yang bisa berbahaya bagi kulit.

Dan juga, make up ini diharapkan tidak menyumbat pori pori sewaktu kita berkeringat.

Sebenarnya jujur, menurutku mudah dan tidak harus membeli produk harga mahal ya untuk mendukung aktifitas olahraga cantik kita. Berikut aku share tipsnya

  1. Face Wash : Sebelum Latihan, biasakan membersihkan wajah dengan sangat seksama. Aku suka sekali cuci muka pakai produk Yves Rocher yang Sebo Vegetal atau Novage True Perfection. Bahan dasar keduanya adalah GEL. After effect nya, wajah jadi lembab dan tidak kering.
  2. Moist : Next step selepas membersihkan muka, biasanya saya semprotkan face mist. Untuk melembapkan muka, dan yang pasti face moist sejauh ini tidak menyumbat pori pori. Karena memang bahan dasarnya adalah AIR. Face moist ini juga tidak menyebabkan muka berminyak, malah sebaliknya, aku berasa kenyal lembab aja. Produk yang aku pernah pakai antara lain Kangen Water Beauty, Evian Face Mist, Feliz Spring Water. Tips lain, pakai air mineral biasa juga sudah cukup kok:)
  3. Draw the face using all matte finish products : Mulai dari pencil alis, lipstick dan blush on. Aku hanya pakai ketiga macam itu saja untuk “hias” wajah. Kenapa? Karena make up untuk olahraga memang hanya untuk mempertegas bentuk wajah, dan supaya terlihat fresh. Kecuali harus tampil untuk nari misalkan, silahkan deh pakai eyeshadow.
    • Untuk pencil alis, aku pakai Viva atau Oriflame Eyebrow Marker. FYI, Aku sempat dikasih trial satu eyebrow crayon yang ok banget, tapi sayang belum bisa aku posting di blog karena belum di launch produknya. Viva sendiri kadang berminyak hasilnya, tapi selepas aku lukis alis, aku tap sedikit dengan compact powder. Jadi hasilnya matte. Kalau Oriflame Eyebrow Marker hasilnya semi sweat proof ya, hanya kurang tebal kalau tidak dilukis dengan pensil alis dulu.
    • Eyeliner pake nggak? Terserah ya, boleh pakai kok. Tipsnya pakai yang gel dan waterproof. Karena kalau tidak, pas lagi cardio dan berkeringat , bisa jadi mata panda kan nggak seru ya. Tips juga untuk lukis yang natural yah. Sebatas Cat Eye cukup. Sejauh ini Eye Liner yang cukup oke adalah merek Silky Girl. Aku suka banget teksturnya. Sayangnya, si packaging aga ribet. Moga moga mereka improve ya dari segi packaging.
    • Cream Blush On is a must. Karena bentuknya creamy, hasil akhirnya blending banget ke kulit, hasilnya jadi seperti natural. Merona saja. Merek yang aku suka adalah Maybelline dan THE FACE .
    • EYELASH : Sejauh ini, jujur saja, Eyelash Extension itu memang ok banget untuk performing. Sayang saja, sudah beberapa kali jadi korban alergi lemnya dan si bulu asli ikut rontok. Jadinya malah botak deh. Jadi solusiku pakai Waterproof Mascara aja. Aku pakai Maybelline The Falsies Volume dan Magnum Barbie . Try both, and im really happy with the result.
    • Non Transferrable Lipstick is a must, why why why. Kalau kita berkeringat, pastinya ga mau belepotan kan kemana mana. Produk yang sekarang lagi aku pakai dan senengin banget adalah si MOOD MATCHER by FRAN WILSON. Setelah sebelumnya pakai Kailijumei, aku agak agak concern dengan efek bibir keringnya nih. Mood Matcher by far oke banget dan tidak ada efek bibir pecah pecah, warnanya pun tahan lama banget. 12 jam. Harganya aja sih aga lumayan, for for me, kalau pakainya berbulan bulan, yang worth deh.91uwa-OgRGL
    • Lastly, jika menginginkan wajah terlihat lebih fresh lagi, bisa menggunakan loose powder tipis tipis. Saranku pakai yang warnanya putih seperti bedak bayi. Kalau harus, aku memakai CC Cream by Mineral Botanica saja, karena teksturnya ringan sekali, nyaris tidak medok ya warnanya dan tidak terlihat cakey seperti foundation atau two way cake powder.

 

After you’ve finish with the whole make up, please make sure to use deodorant (eh)…karena penting juga loh odor dari tubuh kita yang berkeringat ini kan, suka tidak terkontrol. Saranku pakai yang bahannya natural, hindari yang berbahan aluminium yang bisa menyumbat pori di ketiak serta menggangu hormon. Hindari juga yang mengandung paraben dan triclosan. Favoritku dan suami si masih Crystal cbd-3_product-shot_email

 

So thats all busy people!

I recommend you those products but i’m not saying that they all will suits your skin well. Coba aja dahulu ya, dan direview lagi. Sah sah saja kok menggunakan make up saat olahraga, hanya diperhatikan bahan yang digunakan dan pemakaiannya sewajarnya aja.

 

Happy Workout!

Britt

Understand Our Body before Our Diet

Having a body, means you are having a life inside you. Am I right? You feel your own body, how it works, how it survived a pain or pressures.

We all want to feel well. As a plus, we want to be fit, we want to look fit and look ok.

For me, a good-looking shape is a plus. But, the most important thing for me is how I feel about it.

Gaining weight was such a hard challenge for me. I had to add 2 more Kg’s prior to my first pregnancy, due to malnutrition. I workout 4hours a day, and I was not feeding my self well.

After birth, I was breastfeeding and extending it until Haka was 5, in a condition of a very active life. A very busy working schedule.

I was under weight, restless and not healthy at all. Because i often came home late, and having no desire on having dinner at all.

That was how hard myself was, trying to gain weights, maintain it, live it.

People often came to me, stop me and ask what I’ having for everyday meal. And even some was stocked when they caught me eating plates of white rice, normal Indonesian food, and not even worry about my weight or shape.

Most “compliment” I heard was, how lucky I am, having (well…, an almost) proportional weight.

Don’t get me wrong, most of those saying that to me, was actually in my class and they are in a nice shape as well. And…no…my body is not that easy to manage. I’ve gone through Colonoscopy during my 20s , because of these problem in my bowel movements. I had that Bulimic experience (not disease)…I had those days when my gut was just not right. So no. To me, I’m far for proportional.

When I took a personal training session, I found my body is , actually Gluten Intolerant. In which, I was actually been suffering from the effect itself for years, but never pay attention on it.

I had bread almost everyday, every morning, crackers, cake and all that stuff. Did not realize, the after effect in my body.

The effect was, My skin rash immediately, i had eczemas, it literally destroy my skin,  I feel bloated most of the time, and my face will get swollen and you will see it a.s.a.p.

One time I ate Granola, and in minutes, my face turned red, and rashes came out of it. I feel hot. And it happened in front of my friends. Get that! By mean, my temperature was rising. Turned out, it was because of the allergy to gluten in oats.

I thought Oats was healthy for me!

And with research, I found that there’s Gluten in some Oats. Eerr……

Are Oats Gluten Free? 

Above articles by Dr. Axe

So then, there was I.

A very confused, and frustrated human being.. Knowing that all of this time my diet or what so ever we call it, was actually harming my self. Regularly eating oats, granola, soy’s, red meat, whey proteins, and all that guys, Was not actually making myself better. ‘

I cant extend my favor to that food and feed my hunger over those. So I started my research. I test my self. And consult my health to the right person. I read books; I took online training and quizzes.

After while, here I am, sitting and back to my plant-based diet. In which have helped me re-shape and clearing my skin.

But I wont call it a diet. It’s a living. Diet is temporary; meanwhile, I want to feel good at all time. Until I’m old. Man, I do want to look good on my 50s. Hey!

So what exactly my point here?

When it comes to our own health, we need to stop comparing ourselves, our body, to anyone else. Human were born with different genes. For yourself sake! Please stop comparing yourself with others.

  • Understand that some people might need more carbs during their day, or another person needs more protein. And like me, I’m highly allergy to gluten. But Gluten-free diet is not always the healthiest offer. Its kind of pointless, when you live a gluten free life, but instead of changing those glutens with real food, you buy processed packed food with “gluten-free” labels on it. Not even counting or noticing the sugar in it. That’s wrong. This year to top of, I’m reducing meat or might have it fully off my meal. As well , with sugar.
  • Our Activities in a day, tell how much food for our energy source. And people activities are different. So it is important for us, to understand this first before cutting many things out of our meal.
  • Research and see the right nutritionist to assist you. Do allergy test. To find out what your body can actually accept, when you feel you’ve been having issues on your weight/ health.
  • If you thinking about losing weights or get in shape. I can only answer this with one sentence. Exercise Regularly. By mean, regularly. There’s nothing harm about exercising for your body. Really. Nothing. It helps you improve your metabolism, that will effect you system. Cardiovascular system; digestion, breathing, brain and coordination. Many things inside your body.

Exercise increase endorphin , Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine. For example, the feeling that follows a run or workout is often described as “euphoric.” That feeling, known as a “runner’s high,” can be accompanied by a positive and energising outlook on life. – by WebMD.com

Now this is something I truly experience post running.

 

 

Exercise regularly will not only boost your metabolism, but I will give you the right shape, a better quality mental and life. Follow by the right nutrition.

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Is that mean, I have to say goodbye to my favorite Dunkin Donuts Sugar Ice with Strawberry Filling for good? NO! I still have em, probably once in few months. But still, my gut will soon react badly to them. As well with Cappucinno. Oh man!

But Whatever it is….you know your own body. You have to be ready with the consequences from what you’ve been eating. You have to accept the fact that some “processed food” gives nothing but a satisfactory feel to your health. That’s not wrong, but its not right if it goes beyond the limit.

  • Eat everything in moderate. Exercise and maintain it well. Get support and help from the right people. Enjoy live. Your life. Not others. OCD, KETO, MACROS, PALEO , Plant Based, Vegan…what ever you are eating, you are the one who can feel it and later see the result

 

Bear in mine, we have different types of body,genes, and your diets might not be mine. And mine, may not ok with your body.

But to live healthy, we need to commit to exercise and nourish ourself with the right nutrition that our body need.

Off to Sunday with my Family. I think I’ll find some Taco for the night! Yuuurrr

 

Love

B

 

 

 

Why we Run Healthy Habits in our Family and Why You Should Try too?

By now, you must have heard about people are starting to get busy with fitness, diets, superfoods!

I have my feed full of friends doing their workout or start side seeing a job in fitness. Well, it is not a new thing. Being fit should have been our first concern. Many of us have been living the sedentary lifestyle, not to blame the growth of culinary industry and malls full of cake shops here in Jakarta, or must i include…SUBURB. I saw these posts about super foods , vegan, plant based, gluten free. Kids activities, Gym, lots of things.

Meanwhile, in reality, I often see children were busy eating sweets and processed food. More often, junk food.

I highly understand and have no judgment to anyone out there who are still consuming those kind of food. And i honestly still eating it, maybe once a month or two months? For example, McDonalds. But yes, its once of every decades.

My husband is very supportive on my plant based meal and how i prep meals for the family. I prioritise veggies over meat, use spices and i don’t mind buying from the Chinese food restaurant. Yes, Chinese food are pack of veggies, fresh cooked, and taste great. My husband also restrict sausages, fries, nuggets consumption at home or for Haka’s lunch. And i highly respect that.

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And Example of an easy lunch to prepare. See my late post about this.

On how we manage our workout and staying fit is as important as our meal intake.

I workout 3 times a week minimum, and that’s outside of my regular teaching schedules which is 12 hours a week of YOGA. I run, and do lots of bodyweight functional workout. And i divide those activities and slip in to my breaks. As much as i can, i will move. 15 minutes is the minimum time.

 

While my husband , he workouts everyday and leave Saturday or Sunday to rest. But he will never skip it anywhere. Even during our holiday or trip, he would request me to find hotels that has gym in it. Swimming is not a workout for him. So yeah, GYM.

Now what about HAKA?

I have nothing to say, it is hard to keep him still. He runs, around the block, yep! The BLOCK. He play outside a lot, he do yoga with me. And its an everyday thing for him.

So what is exactly the point of this post?

As parents, and a professional, We need to stay fit, not because of our profession as fitness instructor. Well yeah of course that too. But as a parent to Haka, We both want to be a good role model to our family, our son. I do want to grow old looking good. Feeling good. Cause in a day, the things that i must complete, are basically tiring and requires fitness. Even when i was pregnant, i stay active. I chose to. I want to be able running around and play with my son. I have to be fit to be able to take care of my family, which i hope i can continue for a very long time. We want Haka to be able to maintain his healthy routine and grow up as an active and fit adult.

Me and Robin, came from a different health background but most of it…is fatal. My Late Father, died from heart attack. He Was 42. Yet, he was actually a runner, he did lots of marathon. Long run and Traditional Advance Yoga.

My father in law has his own history of diabetes, and that could land to our son. Both of it. Both Genes. So why risk it all by consuming bad food and live a sedentary life?

The best thing i could say about staying fit is just how it feels. How my skin looks, how my body feels, how i smell, and it really helps me with my bowel system and digestion.

There are so many reason for us as parents to stay fit and me as a mom, to run a healthy habits at home

  1. We are setting up a habit that our child can follow, to lead them into a healthier future
  2. Having a healthy lifestyle is actually saving lots of money. Frugal healthy living is so possible with many preparations, research and budgeting. Read this story
  3. Its an easy way to prevent sickness or even healing sickness. Try bone broth of veggie broth before any antibiotics or those immune booster.
  4. It is better to maintain, than healing or repair. Train your fitness now and everyday, so you don’t ever have to jump into a sudden high cost depressing diets.
  5. You will all be feeling better, happier, and your mood will eventually change into a better one.

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I’m sure you all have may more reasons to stay fit and having it with your family. Find one and discuss it with you loved ones. Prepare your future and start doing it asap. Its just less than two weeks to 2018.

 

Good Luck!

b

OOFOS Recovery Sandals Review

WOW! Its been too long since my last post.

If only i could share you what’s been going in the everyday life. It would be nice, but too much!

Just a thought about sharing what’s new in the hood of my feet companions.

OOFOS!

When they first contacted me about this sandal, i was very clueless about it. Recovery sandals? What is it about. And in a blink of my abstract mind, i imagine a sandals with lots of dots or something more like the reflexology sandals.

And when i finally get to meet this pair, my first impression was, oh…a fancy sandals. Remember when we first being introduced to Cr*cs, Fl*p Fl*p and stuff. Those sandals.

But then till the next couple of days, i actually tried them. I begin to understand why they call it a recovery sandals. You see, i can even run with them, without having any pain on my feet.

Here’s some facts i got from their website

Their foam, is not like another foam

ABSORBS MORE SHOCK THAN TRADITIONAL FOAMS
Athletic shoe foams are designed to “rebound” and propel you forward. Revolutionary OOfoam does the opposite, absorbing 37% more shock with every step than traditional footwear foam

REDUCES STRESS ON SORE FEET, KNEES AND BACK
Your feet and joints take a pounding on hard surfaces. Slipping on OOFOS after a workout provides them with relief and a chance to recover.

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I must add this, the natural curve they made, actually really relieves tension on my foot arc. 

CRADLES YOUR ARCHES
Unlike flip-flops, the OOFOS patented footbed is designed with tremendous arch support to take the pressure off of ankles, knees and hips, as well as your lower back.

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Much more of it that i suggest you to try. I highly recommend this brand, for those of you doing lots of workout, pregnancy or post partum. Cause it really helps releasing our feet from tensions.

Plus points of this sandals , they cam with awesome colours and models. And unlike a regular flops, i can comfortably wear this anywhere.

Visit their Instagram Page @oofos.id to get more of information about it

xx

Britt

How to Maintain Our Health – Motherhood

Wahh…ini sering sekali aku bahas ni sama teman teman sesama ibu, atau sampai eyang eyang ni:)

Bahasan yang menurut aku tidak akan pernah ada ujungnya. Namun, kali ini aku pengen sekali berbagi pengalaman dan tips tips untuk selalu bugar sebagai seoranng ibu.

Hari ini Haka, berulang tahun yang ke 7. Aku jadi sedikit flash back ke hari hari dimana hamil Haka dulu, sampai melahirkan Haka.

Dua minggu pasca melahirkan aku sudah mulai olahraga. Dari mulai routine pilates dirumah, lalu BodyVive sendiri, sampai Jogging pake stroller hitsnya Haka.

Pada intinya, dari umur mingguan, aku sudah banyak mencuri sih. Mencuri waktu untuk bergerak dan tetap aktif.

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Foto diatas itu, aku hamil trimester kedua. Kalau tidak salah usia kehamilan 5 bulan. Aku masih aktif presenting BodyVive untuk seluruh Instructor di Jakarta. 

Lanjut lagi yah,

Jadi sebenarnya kapan sih kita bisa meluangkan waktu untuk olahraga dan aktif mengolah tubuh? Kalau habis melahirkan, idealnya kapan?

Pasca melahirkan, kondisi tubuh kita berbeda beda yah pastinya. Proses penyembuhan pun tergantung dengan kondisi tubuh kita masing masing, sebelum melahirkan seperti apa. Kalau normal, kita sebenarnya bisa aktif kapanpun kita nyaman bergerak. Gerakan yang aku maksud, gerak jalan. Dan untuk Sectio, tergantung dengan approval dokter juga dan kondisi jahitan ya. Mohon diingat, karena kita Sectio, otot kita pun butuh waktu untuk menyatu selepas dibelek. It will take time, tapi….untuk gerakan ringan saja tidak harus menunggu otot itu rapat sekali. It will take months to heal, and sadly it will be too late to start if we keep on waiting.

So listen to your body, patokan aku adalah semasa aku mampu berjalan dan nyaman untuk berjalan, disaat itu saya mulai “bergerak”

Untuk perihal POST NATAL workout, nanti aku share lagi ya di waktu lain detailnya:)


 

Nah sekarang, sehari hari bagaimana mensiasati jadwal latihan kita?

Kapanpun dimanapun, gunakan waktu “Kosong” semaksimal mungkin. Variasi gerakan bisa apapun. Aku menggunakan waktu beberapa menit sebelum mandi untuk melakukan PUSH UP kurang lebih 3 set. 1 Set 10 kali.

Di kala lain, sewaktu Haka bayi, aku rajin SQUAT disaat menggendong Haka atau SOOTHING him before putting him to bed.

Saat ini, rutinitas aku bisa pagi subuh pukul 05.30 – aku lari keliling blok di rumah. Tiga putaran sudah cukup sekali membuat aku “melek” dan merasa punya energi sepanjang hari. Normalnya, kalau ada waktu senggang dirumah, aku melakukan gerakan Yoga ringan di kamar.

Di kala lain, aku melakukan Resistance Training, sambil menonton TV. Semua tidak ada yang lebih dari 30 menit. Tapi dilakukan secara rutin dan berani. Berani dalam hal ini adalah berani berkeringat, berani pegal dan berani ngos ngosan.  Heheheh…. Gerakan apapun dan aktivitas fisik apapun bisa membantu tubuh membangun kebugaran dan menjaga fisik kita untuk kuat dan sehat.

Bottom line is, sebagai IBU, kita dituntut untuk BUGAR. Bugar tidak berarti sexy punya six packs , itu bonus aja sih. Bugar itu secara fisik kita sehat, mental juga sehat. Jantung dan organ lain pun ikut sehat. Ini dibutuhkan untuk menjalani peran kita sehari hari yang kadang hectic nya tidak tanggung tanggung. Buat yang sibuk sekali dengan rumah dan anak anak, mungkin kadang tidak ada waktu mengunjungi pusat kebugaran. Tapi bukan berarti tidak bisa berolahraga sendiri kok:)

Mari siasati dan sisihkan waktu dengan mempergunakan sebaik mungkin untuk menyehatkan tubuh kita. Ibu dan Anak yang sehat, akan membentuk keluarga yang sehat. Mari mulai bergerak.

Boleh komen dibawah kalau ada pertanyaan seputar olahraga yang dapat kita lakukan sendiri dirumah ya:)

Salam Ibu Bugar

Britt

 

Source:

http://www.weightlossresources.co.uk

http://www.lesmills.com.uk