بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ
In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful
Yes, why shouldn’t you? I say this with a smile on my face, and with a warm feeling in my heart. Because, your training is important. If you aren’t taking care of yourself, it’s difficult to take care of others. If you already have an established routine, I hope you’re continuing. If you’re not yet consistent, I’m encouraging you to get started. Continue to read and get inspired to why you should workout during Ramadan.
I normally don’t use the word “should”, but when it comes to fitness and having a physical active lifestyle there are few that shouldn’t take part of it, if any. Our body has rights over us, and our body has been give to us in trust. But it’s also part of the perfect religion of Islam to be in good health.
A healthy heart is linked to a healthy mind, just like these are linked to a healthy body. In order to gain as much rewards as we can, and be of most benefit to others; we need to be strong and energized.
When we eat well, we feel well. When we take care of our body, we will have self-esteem from within. It’s just something miraculous that happens from within when you’re taking care of yourself. When that inner strength is shining through, you’ll feel unstoppable!
Often we try to hide or express ourselves in high heels and fancy clothes. But there is nothing better to do for our self-esteem than consistently working on it on a profound level. No fancy handbags or shoes will ever make up for how good you can feel, when you’re feeling awesome from within…! And that comes from believing in yourself and executing actions that brings you closer to your goals, as well as being content with the level you’re at.
To consistently do your training, is surely something that boosts your happy hormones.
But dear ladies, and I’m smiling as I’m writing this, because I know it’s so easy to push yourself. You might think you’re too tired to workout during Ramadan, so you’ll skip it all together. Just like you as a new mum, wouldn’t think that 15 or 20 minutes would be worth anything. Let’s drop this All-Or-Nothing principle. You don’t have to be so hard on yourself. You shouldn’t actually.
Find something that works for you. Something that you can manage and something that makes you feel even better than you do right now. Whether that is Pilates, Stretching and Flexibility, Walking, Bodyweight Training or Strength Training.
Chill out and move. Breath and stretch out. Work with your body, not against.
In my 9 years as a Muslimah, I’ve always worked out before Iftar and breaking of the fast. This has, and is working best for me, but it has also been my only option I’ve ever considered.
The month of Ramadan is a month of drawing closer to Allah SWT. It’s a month of reflection and it’s a month of fasting, where you have the opportunity to really be mindful. Use this to be mindful about your wellbeing and be even more present in your body, as you are when you’re working out.
Many women are stressed and many women lack self-esteem. But no need to search from the outside, you have all what you need from within. You just need to give yourself time and space to acknowledge it. So give yourself this month to focus on worship, and to focus on your training. You deserve that.
Do you have a sister that also needs to be inspired to workout regularly? Share this blogpost with her and stay strong together.
Thank you & Energetic Regards,