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Fab Fitness Diva

Hamida pursued living a healthy lifestyle for 30+ years. She witnessed many trends come and go from the tight master, abdominal belt and countless more. And let's not forget the weight loss supplements. It saddened her to see innocent people trying so hard to lose weight being taken advantage by false claims and advertisement.

Her philosophy on weight loss and keeping it off was starting a comprehensive weight training program, incorporating cardiovascular exercise, and nutritional lifestyle changes into your daily routine. Cutting corners for fast results was not an option in her book.

Throughout her fitness journey, she strived to try to new activities from yoga, boxing, cycling and more. It was important to her to constantly challenge yourself and figure out fitness wise what works best for you. At 52, she was in the best physical shape of her life and also enjoyed being glamorous hence the nickname Fab Fitness Diva.

Unfortunately, no matter how healthy you are, you never know when it's your time to go. She passed away on December 1st, 2015 from a rare genetic heart disease, ARVC. The irony of this disease is that you are recommended to live a sedentary lifestyle. It's a difficult disease to diagnosis and identified post mortem for the majority lost. Hamida always joked that she worked out, nourished her system with healthy food but for some stupid reason, she would be the first to go.

As her daughter, I was planning to continue this blog in her honor after she passed away. Over the years, I realized that I can't pretend to represent my mom as a fitness guru. I'm not a certified personal trainer or cycling instructor. While I do enjoy fitness, I wouldn't be comfortable giving advice on health related topics. Instead, I decided to pursue my own blog dedicated to travel which will incorporate some postings on healthy lifestyle choices and food recipes but not primarily fitness. Feel free to check out my blog VM Kazi!

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When Hamida passed away, I noticed that she started to create some blog postings saved in draft mode. I've never published those articles because they were unfinished. Reviewing the articles, I don't have enough background knowledge to complete them so I plan to leave the few articles that I wrote on this site.

Below you will find a couple articles about life events and some delicious recipes. After getting married, I learned that I was a pretty good chef and had fun in the kitchen cooking all different type of ethnic foods. I plan to expand the recipe collection on my travel adventure blog so go check that out if interested.

January 21, 2018

Shakshuka – Middle Eastern Egg Dish

During my recent trip to Marrakech, we were searching for a restaurant nearby that served eggs and toast. We found a place that didn’t have breakfast […]
January 21, 2018

Vegetarian Spinach and Mushroom Enchiladas

Go meatless and try this tasty enchilada dish filled with spinach, mushrooms and cheese. Growing up in Texas, Mexican food is super popular. At most restaurants, […]
January 18, 2018

Pastilla Poulet – Moroccan Chicken Bastilla

Inspired by my recent trip to Marrakech, I attempted to make pastilla poulet for the first time. It’s not a difficult dish to make, just time […]
January 10, 2018

I Have the “Time”

Is it strange to feel relieved after being laid off? After 5+ years working at the same company, it felt like a breath of fresh air […]
June 30, 2017

Say No to Falak, I Mean Fake-e-Noor

Say no to bad customer service from Falak-e-Noor Boutique. Being optimistic, I gave this Indian clothing website founded in 2015 a chance. They offer a beautiful […]
January 3, 2017

Pepperplate Review

Pepperplate is a free website application and mobile app that allows you to save and organize your favorite recipes. You can essentially create your own virtual cookbook that allows you to plan meals and build a grocery list.
August 1, 2016

ARVC Testing Process

Genetics can be a blessing or a curse. My mother was known as the “Sexy Aunt” in the family. Out of all her siblings, she was the most […]
January 30, 2016

The Unexpected

Over four years ago, I purchased the site Fab Fitness Diva for my mother, Hamida. I encouraged her to utilize the site to share her fitness knowledge […]


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