about me

I’m Luwam — born in Maryland to immigrant Eritrean/Ethiopian parents, and raised on two continents.

I am a first generation American who carries my inherited culture close to my heart. I tell you that, because as you will see in my posts, that heritage shaped a great deal of who I am today, starting with my name. “Luwam,” derived from the Eritrean word meaning ‘peace,’ was the perfect name for the time period in which I was born. My parents migrated to the United States in the early 1980's due to a civil war in their homeland. Giving birth to me brought them hope. My father and husband have always called me “Luwame,” which means ‘My Luwam’ in Tigrinya, the Eritrean native language.

A personal trainer by day and a blogger by night; my love of fitness, healthy living, and empowering other women started after the birth of my first child. I gained 80 pounds during my pregnancy. For the first time in my life, I felt fat, lost, and insecure. Determinedly, I got my act together, and within a year, I lost the weight; however, it took years to lose the insecurities I built up during that time. I noticed other mothers going through the same issues I had: marriage-parenting-life goals. Those mothers were walking down the same path I was, and making identical mistakes. That’s how the idea of telling my stories came about. If I can help one newlywed from an unnecessary fight; or a new mom from feeling bad about her parenting skills; or a woman feel good about how she looks or that it’s okay to “not be okay,” then this venture is worthwhile. If I can help make you feel confident and know that you are not alone in this amazing journey of womanhood, or even just make you laugh, then — success!

When I’m not training clients, spending time on this blog, or on set for Enawra (a youtube talk show), the most important and rewarding part of my life is being mother to my three amazing children, and wife to my high school sweetheart, my backbone, and my best friend — Bini.

"The most important and rewarding part of my life is being mother to my three amazing children, and wife to my high school sweetheart"

So again, I welcome you! Whether you’re a mother, wife, fiancé, girlfriend, or single and ready to mingle. If you are looking for an outlet where other women can relate to your journey, then you, my friend are at the perfect site!

Grab a nice drink, sit back, relax, and enjoy the read. Then, let me hear from you!