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Archive for January, 2015

Day 1 – Great start!!

I decided what I am going to prepare for breakfast and dinner yesterday and it made my life easier. I prepared all the vegetables and other stuffs so that I could finish the cooking in an hour or less which gives me a better window for me to include an exercise.  But again it totally depends on Daisy’s sleep cycle. If she sleeps better, then I could finish both my exercise and cooking before my family wakes up.

Today I had my one litre of water though not at a single-go, I took 20 mins to finish it as I am new to this. Finished my cooking within an hour. Had 4 almonds that I soaked last night and got ready to start my exercise. I stretched my legs and did Surya Namaskar once, Daisy found that it is the right time to call for me 🙂 She started crying and Lily woke up too. And that is the end of my Yoga.

I felt that I am not so flexible to do all the poses perfectly but the good thing is, I started doing it.

Though I did only for about 15 mins, it seems like a good start to me.

My weight today is 127.6 lbs (57.9 kg). Gonna see if there is any change in my weight at the end of 30 days.

Have a wonderful morning!!

My 30-Day Commitment

Though I have lost weight after my second delivery, I still have 15 pounds left to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. Since it is more than 2 months now after I delivered, I am planning to include 30 mins of exercise in my routine so that even if I don’t lose weight, I will at least maintain the same and keep me stress free :). When I started last week, I was able to do it only one day and for 20 mins and it was awesome. I felt energetic and refreshed. I wish to do it more regularly but I found reasons/excuses to not do it.

So, I believe I will try finding atleast 20-30 mins of time everyday to do some kind of exercise if I make a commitment. Exercises could be anything like brisk walking, jogging, any sport, dancing,stepper, strengthening exercises, flexibility exercises or just breathing exercises and yoga. These are something that I know of. Since I have not done exercises for a long time, I will stick with just walking, flexibility exercises and yoga. If you are also new to exercise or starting after a long time gap, I would suggest you to take it slow else it is possible to get injured easily.

Diet: I know it is scary. For now, I am not controlling much in my food intake as I am breastfeeding. But going to cut down the restaurant food from two times in a week to once in a week and once or twice fried food at home. Gonna use less oil for preparations. Trying to have fruits twice in a day and six meals including the fruit. Drink one litre of water in the morning immediately after waking up and aiming for 2-3 litres per day. Eat 4 almonds soaked overnight one hour after drinking water. I believe if I continue this for the next 30 days, I would reap a habit of having proper diet.

In my 30 Day commitment, I am not looking for weight loss or getting into shape. I just wanna keep me motivated to add some exercise to my day-day activities so that it becomes a practice and I wish to take it to next level.

I am going to do at least one from the below in a day

Yoga (Surya Namaskar)
Pranayama for Breathing exercise
Cardio (stepper, running if I get lucky)
Brisk walking

If you are interested, you can also join me in this 30 Day commitment and comment on your status.

I am going to start my 30 Day commitment from Feb 1st,2015. I will update the progress here in my blog.

Stay Active, Stay fit and stay healthy 🙂

Job of Being A Mother :)

Job of Being a Mother When….

1. You count the sprinkles on each kid’s cupcake to make sure they’re equal.
2. You have time to shave only one leg at a time.
3. You hide in the bathroom to be alone.
4. Your kid throws up and you catch it.
5. Someone else’s kid throws up at a party. You keep eating.
6. You consider finger paints to be a controlled substance.
7. You’ve mastered the art of placing large quantities of pancakes and eggs on a plate without anything touching.
8. Your child insists that you read “Once Upon a Potty” out loud in the lobby of Grand Central Station and you do it.
9. You cling to the high moral ground on toy weapons; your child chews his toast into the shape of a gun.
10. You hope ketchup is a vegetable, since it’s the only one your child eats.
11. You can’t bear the thought of your son’s first girlfriend.
12. You hate the thought of his wife even more.
13. You find yourself cutting adult’s sandwiches into cute shapes.
14. You can’t bear to give away baby clothes-it’s so final.
15. You hear your mother’s voice coming out of your mouth when you say, “NOT in your good clothes!”
16. You stop criticizing the way your mother raised you.
17. You donate to charities in the hope that your child won’t get that disease.
18. You hire a sitter because you haven’t been out with your other adults in ages, then spend half the night checking on the kids.
19. You use your own saliva to clean your child’s face.
20. You say at least once a day, “I’m not cut out for this job”, but you know you wouldn’t trade it for anything.