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 Trini Texan Travels!
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.