She’s the proud Muslim wife of Waleed Aly, who prides herself on modesty.
And Dr Susan Carland shared a makeup-free gym selfie to Instagram on Wednesday, that shows the mother-of-two wearing tight activewear.
The 39-year-old paused her workout to pose for a snap while wearing figure-hugging leggings and a hijab and she told fans she finds gym clothes to be uncomfortable.
‘How are all these women wearing activewear just for fun?’ Susan Carland shared a makeup-free gym selfie to Instagram on Wednesday, that shows the mother-of-two wearing tight activewear
‘Ladies I need your advice… Women always talk about wearing activewear even when they’re not working out because it’s so comfortable,’ she wrote.
‘I find my leggings so uncomfortable! I’ve tried many brands. All of them I can’t wait to rip off as soon as I’m done. They’re the right size but… ugh.
She continued: ‘How are all these women wearing activewear just for fun?! Is there a magical comfortable activewear legging brand I don’t know about?’
Modesty: The Melbourne academic, who converted to Islam at age 19, is often pictured wearing loose-fitting clothing. She is married to The Project’s Waleed Aly
In the photo, Susan is pictured wearing grey leggings, black shorts and a long-sleeved blue top.
The Melbourne academic, who converted to Islam at age 19, is often pictured wearing loose-fitting clothing.
The Fighting Hislam : Women, Faith and Sexism author once shared her views on body image during a discussion about the hijab.
‘There are some women who say [wearing the hijab] is a feminist statement,’ she previously told Meshel Laurie on The Nitty Gritty Committee.
‘In a society where women’s bodies are used to sell everything from toothpaste to cars, [for those women] covering [their] body is about… saying ‘I’ll decide who sees my body.
She continued: ‘… And what parts they get to see by wearing a hijab and covering my body I’m choosing to not have my body commodified in that way.’
She also explained that her values are stongly inluenced by her religion beliefs.
Wedded bliss! Susan and Waleed, who tied the knot in 2002, were pictured enjoying high tea in Melbourne last week
‘In the end, the reason I wear the hijab or the headscarf is as an active worship to God,’ she said.
‘As a Muslim we believe that everything we do can either be an active worship or just a mindless endeavour.
She added: ‘It’s just about reminding myself who I am, what my values are, why I’m here… as you said [Meshel] it’s about having intention and being mindful in all situations.’
Susan married The Project’s Waleed Aly, a lawyer, in 2002 and the couple share two children.
Young family: The couple share two children together and live in Melbourne