Everyday Workout Routine

My most favourite health quote of all time is, “Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to who you want to be.”  (source: Pinterest)

Most recently I’ve learnt (from my past mistakes of course) that there is no shortcut to health! I’ve tried a few diets which promise to make you lose inches in a week’s time and yeah they do work. However, what after that? I got back to my same old lifestyle and all those kilos come waving back to me 🙂 That’s when I realized that I should aim for a better, fitter and healthier body rather than aiming to lose a few kilos from target areas.

So here is daily workout routine. It’s fairly simple and since I workout at home, it doesn’t require any fancy equipments, just the way I like it.

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Surya Namaskar – 10 reps

Jumping Jacks – 50 to 70 reps

Leg Workout – 20 reps

Crunches – 10 reps

Side Crunches – 20 reps

Donkey Kicks – 20 reps

Fire Hydrant – 10 reps

Plank – 1 min

Thigh workout – 20 reps

Meditation – 5 mins

 

I usually workout before going to work as this charges up my mood for the day and makes me hungry which inspires me to get a good breakfast 🙂 In case I don’t get time in the morning then I make sure I workout as soon as I get back from work, which is then followed by a nice cold shower which gives me a greet good night’s sleep!

I occassionally change my workout to shake things up a bit when I get bored with this routine. I love Zumba so I play some online Zumba videos and get on with it. On other days I simply go for an hour of brisk walking with my husband.

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Kerala

In the midst of September we visited the beautiful state of Kerala and my goodness, we were definitely in the lap of nature! Aptly called “God’s own country”, Kerala ensures that your visit will definitely be one of the best memories for a lifetime.

We visited Kochi, Munnar, Thekkady and Allepy in our short trip. With the season of monsoon just over, the lakes and rivers were overflowing with joy 🙂 There were plenty of natural waterfalls which made the road trips wonderful! Also, where else do you spot a herd of elephants roaming freely and enjoying their life? Here is the answer! We also stayed on a houseboat for a day and loved our stay in the backwaters of Kerala.

Here are few pictures from the trip. Enjoy!

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Imagica

Once upon a time in India… there was a magic kingdom, where the sky spread magic and the water sparkled like diamonds! A place where people screamed with joy and everyone became a kid again!

Well, no one is too old for fairy tales! Imagica theme park is a place where happiness rains from the sky! From might roller coaster to indoor rides, everything feels extremely magical!

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Maxi Lovin’

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I love wearing long, flowy dresses and when they have a floral print, they instantly become my favourite! Believe it or not this was a street find (MG Road).

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Since it was the beautiful month of March, I thought a floral crown would defintely go well with the dress 😉 I added a dainty floral necklace and a pastel pink watch.

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Nude heels were a good balance to the outfit and gave me a little lift of height 🙂

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Loved styling this maxi and can’t wait to wear this one again soon!

Manali

If you want to find God, look no further, for HE resides in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh!

Well this was my third trip to Manali and it felt as amazing as the first time! The lush green mountains, the fresh dewy air, the every smiling locals, the electrifying rapid rivers and what not!

Everytime I look through these pictures I just wanna fly back to this magical place and would never wanna return from here! (If only I could!)

Sit back, take a deep breath and enjoy the beauty of Manali…

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Tales & Spirits Bistro

On a surreal Saturday of May, a very dear friend of mine, Sabika and her husband paid us a visit. We went for a late lunch to Tales & Spirits located on Senapati Bapat road.

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With a lot of greenery around us and the charm of dream catchers hanging from the roof, everything felt magical!

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We quickly ordered a few mocktails, and I must say the Iced green tea with lime and ginger juice was quite refreshing!

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The food was delicious too! We ordered Basil Pesto in cream sauce, the lion burger and cajun spiced cottage cheese s/w. All the items were cooked to perfection!

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It was such a delightful evening spent with this beauty! We talked for hours n time slipped through our fingers like sand! I wish we still lived in the same city and didn’t have to wait for month to catch up!

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The evening ended on a sweet note with this delightful dessert, Green tea and cappuccino pastry!

Senapati Bapat Road brings back so many memories from my college days and now that  Tales & Spirits has opened their doors, I have one more excuse to visit this place more often 🙂