-Rania Gamal’s 5 Easy Steps Called W. O. M. E. N. to Empower Women from Within-
Dubai-based fitness guru, model and TV presenter Rania Gamal empowers women to be fit and healthy, not only for Women’s day but for beyond through proper diet and exercise that she divided into 5 easy steps with WOMEN as acronym.
“March 8 is a worldwide event to celebrate the achievements of women all over the globe and one of the focus for this year is empowering women’s physical strength. Study shows that women are up to 50% less probable to participate in sports and physical exercise than men. Thus, it will be a great triumph to erase the stereotypes and prove the world that women can be strong physically when it comes to exercise and a constant healthy living” Rania expressed “The power should come from within to fight the daily, external battles in life” the fitness guru added.
Here are the 5 simple tips from fitness expert Rania Gamal that spells as WOMEN
- WAKE UP 3 (+ TRAVEL TIME) HOURS BEFORE YOUR WORK TIMING – If there is one common thing about CEO and successful people, they all wake up early. If your office timing is 9 am, don’t wake up by 8 am and rush to the shower as whatever you do, you’ll still be late for work and you wouldn’t have a healthy breakfast, not unless, your office is just 2 blocks away or in the next room and it can result to a bad day. Furthermore, it is important to give a grace period of 3 hours before your office timing, aside from the travel time that you have, meaning if your travel time is 1 hour, you need 4 hours in advance. Why? Because you need 1 hour to exercise so you have a stronger body, 30 minutes to prepare a healthy breakfast and not those easy-to-cook frozen, ready-to-fry and any food with preservatives, 30 minutes to eat, 30 minutes to shower and get dress and 30 minutes to read or watch some news, it is very important to do all of these – exercise, eat healthy, read and enrich your knowledge every morning. Remember your work is not your life, it is just a part of it, but your body and mind is all part of your existence.
2) OPEN YOUR EYES TO THE TRUTH – Sometimes you should know how to classify truth from advertising, just because you heard that a certain slimming tablet have made your friend slim then it doesn’t mean it could be effective for you, first we have different blood and body type so something that works for others may not work for you and vice versa, also just because you see the package of a tantalizing-looking juice drink claims that there is no added sugar doesn’t mean it has no sugar, or just because it is under the diet section doesn’t mean it will be healthy for you. I believe in natural things such as fruits and vegetables and the right amount of protein and carbohydrates rather than buying ‘dietary’ products in the supermarket except from the honest brands that I have studied and I really trust.
3) MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS – Don’t be envious with Sarah if she has a slimmer body, don’t get jealous with Wafa is she has a flat stomach. You don’t have to focus on what other’s have and what are they doing, except focus on how would you improve yourself and how would you reach that goal of being and fit and healthy.
4) EVERYTHING ELSE MATTERS – When it comes to losing weight and being fit, everything matters, you cannot go to gym regularly and eat buffet everyday or grab fast food after a sweat of just 30 minutes on the treadmill. You also cannot skip lunch and stay at couch every night or every morning. Fitness is the right amount of balance of everything, healthy eating and regular exercise, and the good news is you don’t need to force yourself to do rigorous exercise or not eat carbohydrates on your first few weeks, you can start by little dietary programs and try to challenge yourself for a harder exercise and lesser carbohydrates gradually as it is much more effective that way.
5) NEVER STOP – Never ever stop, that is the main and most important thing that you should learn when you are in the journey of physical fitness. You have to be strong emotionally inside to be able to fight the battles and challenges that you have outside. You may think it is a cliche but it is really true that the beginning is the hardest, but it doesn’t matter, what matters is that you push yourself, you fight your demons inside and you show yourself the you are stronger each day than yourself yesterday — and you keep on going.
About Rania Gamal
Rania Gamal is a Dubai-based fitness guru, model, actress and TV presenter. She started modelling when she was 17 years old while living in Germany and was the face of Loreal products and the cover of different international magazines. Rania loves traveling the world and she can speak 4 languages fluently including Arabic, English, Danish and basic French. Rania is also a fitness, lifestyle and health aficionado teaching women not only to eat healthy but also about being independent and being empowered. Currently, she is on her way on getting her diploma in PR & Journalism at World Media Academy, a school accredited by Washington-based ICFJ (International Centre for Journalist). Rania Gamal was also the official host for P. O. W. E. R. E. D. (Professional Overseas Women Empowerment, Recognition and Equality Day) held in Vesna Restaurant and Lounge at Conrad Hotel on 7th of January 2016.