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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 🙂