“Without my workouts, I could not mentally or physically afford to do the job I’m doing!” Sleman wrote in a new candid post.
Nadia Sleman has been candid about her health since giving birth to her octuplets in 2009.
Sleman shared a few gym selfies and a video of himself in action, writing in the caption: with such a big family. “
“Weightlifting has been a consistent way for me to release stress constructively for over 30 years,” she continued. “After giving birth to the octuplets, weight training became even more of a priority to maintain my own strength and mobility.”
She further clarified: “I had three more herniated discs as a result of my pregnancy (one was a work-related injury decades ago). Bilateral sciatica. Sacral injury and peripheral neuropathy ( And on top of that, a laceration in the abdominal cavity 💁🏻♀️).”
“Such a disability would leave me incapacitated if I were to lead a sedentary life. It seems counterintuitive, but the more active I am, the less pain I experience.” ” said Suleman. “If you don’t lift weights for a few days, your already excruciating back pain will get worse and you’ll be nearly immobile.”
“I try to do strength training 3-4 days a week, plus an hour of cardio 4-5 days a week (I switched from the Stairmaster to a stationary bike a few years ago).” she said of her workout routine.
“Fortunately, my kids adopt a similarly active lifestyle. My three oldest lifted weights much heavier and used them more often than I did.” , referring to sons Ilya, 21, and Joshua, 19, and daughter Amera, 20. She is also the mother of twins. Carissa and Caleb16 years old and son Aidan, 17 years old.
“Ironically, my eldest son, Eli, who has been training consistently for three years, has surpassed what I achieved at 30 and loves to tease me in the gym (laughter),” Sleman said. wrote. “But he encouraged me to use proper technique and lift heavier weights, which improved my strength and performance.”
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She then gave words of encouragement: “To busy parents…never compare yourself to others!” Suleman wrote, adding, “Your current fitness level and fitness journey is unique to you. So be yourself. We just strive to be the best version of.”
“Focus on setting personal goals and working to achieve them as you move forward at your own pace,” advised Sleman. “Lead by example so your kids can learn to prioritize physical activity and encourage them to train with you.”
“Don’t feel guilty about taking the time to update and recharge,” she concluded. “When you take care of your mind and body, your family will benefit greatly because it will give you more positive energy. I couldn’t afford it. #ParentsLeadByExample 💪🏽”
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