Workout Progress #2

Hi guys, I hope that you all are having a great day!

I’m more than happy to let all of you know that I’ve been sticking to my schedule and diets for the last one month and I’m amazed to see the difference by doing just basic stuff. All of you have been a great source of inspiration and help to me. THANK YOU ALL for all the encouraging comments and new ideas (in Workout Progress #1)

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I’ve finally started drinking green tea once every other day and I’m actually starting to like it a bit πŸ™‚ I’ve also started making infused water and keeping my jug filled all the time! Thanks to all of you again!

After keeping my activities quite light and the diets very strict, I’m planning to alter both for this month. I’ll be increasing the level of my activities a tad and include some foods in my diet (as all the walks leave me hungry like an ogre!) What I’m planning to do this month:

  • 5 kms walk + 1 km jog everyday
  • 2 sets of 20 lunges and squats everyday
  • 15 minutes stretching everyday
  • 20 Surya Namaskar every week: 5 Surya Namaskar 4 days a week (Mon, Wed, Friday, Sunday)
  • 45 minutes of Zumba 3 times a week (Tue, Thur, Sat)
  • Atleast a glass of infused water and 1 glass of fresh juice.
  • 2 cups of green tea everyday
  • Adding 1 piece of chicken/fish twice a week and eggs every alternate day with oats. Also alternating oats with filling (but healthy) breakfast options like Salami sandwich, omelettes, parathas, etc.
  • Drinking a cup of milkΒ every night.
  • And having dinnerΒ strictly before 7:30Β every night.

I’m extremely excited to do all these things! I’ve already started doing some of the aforesaidΒ things and so far I’m feeling quite comfortable. All the exercise makes me very tired and sleepy and as a result, I’ve stopped taking sleeping pills (I’m off all the pills and I feel amazing!)

On a side note, here’s a card for all of you that I just made:

HVD

Now I’m off to find my recipe journal for V’s valentine day surprise… Caramel Custard and Chocolate Brownie πŸ˜€ I’m gonna be extremelyΒ busy tomorrow making these treats and keeping V from sneaking into the kitchen πŸ˜‰ What are your plans this Valentine’s day? Are you making something special or going out or simply taking a day off…???

Ciao ❀

36 responses to “Workout Progress #2”

  1. Very cool, Heena. It is wonderful how excited and motivated you are. The best precondition! Have fun!

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  2. Keep up the good work Heena! πŸ™‚

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  3. You are doing great Heena. You are doing wonderful but don’t forget to treat yourself with a piece of pizza every now and then. Just kidding…Keep eating healthy and exercising!!!

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    1. Thanks a lot Tony! Here… sure! I have 2 cheat days… lol! Gonna have pizza and barbecue brunch πŸ˜‰

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  4. Yea, so glad you are now enjoying exercise – the healthful feel-good solution!
    Please be sure and get enough calcium in your diet (1,000 – I forget what the units are called, probably mg.). I learned a few years ago that it is also important for younger women because even in the 20s, women are continuing to build bone mass and then start losing it as early as 30s. Exercise is good for bone mass also, weight-bearing like you do.

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    1. Thanks a lot Dagny! I had no clue about bone mass. I’ll check out stuff that are high in calcium and will include them in my diet. Thanks a lot for such a precious information… you’re the best πŸ™‚
      Do you think drinking milk twice daily will help increase it? Also if you know foods that are high in calcium then please let me know (always better to ask a friend than surfing on the internet!) πŸ˜€

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      1. All milk products are good. Three eight ounce glasses of milk if no other dairy products. Yogurt and cottage cheese are good choices. Cheese too (but have to watch the fat – I’d love to eat cheese all day long, lol).
        Salmon has good calcium (at least the canned variety), broccoli.

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        1. Thanks so much Dagny! I’ll add all these to my diet, well, except cheese or else I’ll also eat it all day πŸ˜‰
          Will try and have as much milk as I can along with cottage cheese (I love it!) and will try to add others, that you mentioned, as well!
          Thanks a lot πŸ™‚

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      2. You’re welcome, Heena. I’m so happy to help. So the old saying of three glasses of milk holds true for adults too, not just growing youngsters.

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        1. You are a saviour Dagny πŸ™‚
          And yea, it really does! That’s why they say never underestimate the wisdom of old sayings… πŸ™‚

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  5. Woah! Congratulations! That is something I am still working on. Can’t resist eating! 😁

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    1. Thanks πŸ™‚
      And I can understand what you’re saying, it’s really very difficult to resist the urge to eat… but once you try and do it a couple of times, it won’t be that difficult πŸ™‚ I hope you’ll be able to do it the next time you want to! All the best dear.

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      1. Thanks a lot! I hope to start next week. I really hope. ) πŸ˜€

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        1. That’s great! πŸ™‚
          One’s you do, let me know… we’ll keep each other encouraged πŸ˜€

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          1. Hi there! I will be running or shall i say jogging/walking with my friends tonight after work! Hopefully I can run and resist eating after! Thanks! πŸ˜€

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            1. That’s great! But be careful as you might feel very hungry after the jog/walk. Try and drink a lot of water and have a fruit (preferably apple) 15 mins after your jog/run. It’ll help you to feel full and then make sure to eat something healthy, but light! If you feel hungry after food, have a cup of milk.
              I hope that you enjoy your jog/walk and do it more often πŸ™‚
              Thanks for sharing… πŸ˜€

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              1. Hi there! I wasn’t able to jog for a long time! Haha. But I was able to walk briskly so I hope that will do. Thanks a lot for your advice. This is really hard! πŸ˜€

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                1. Hey there! Great start… though if you haven’t been walking before this, I’ll advise you to walk at normal pace (not brisk) for atleast a week regularly. Otherwise you’ll muscles and tissues might tear up, leading to a lot of pain.
                  And yea, it is hard but only in the beginning. I started with 1 km slow walk and now i brisk walk for 6 kms and jog for 1 km… πŸ™‚

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                  1. Wow! That’s great! My stamina’s not really at its best. I am not really an athletic type of person. Haha! But I will work it on to shed some fats! πŸ˜€ Thanks!

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                    1. Same here, even I’m not athletic but let’s try and be, what say?
                      I hope you’re continuing with your walk/jogs?

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                    2. I’ll be continuing my jogs on Friday and I plan to follow it up on Saturday and Sunday as well. πŸ™‚

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                    3. Thanks great dear! All the very best πŸ™‚

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  6. Well done so far, and good luck with what’s to come. πŸ™‚ And I like the card, very Valentine-y. I hope you have a good one.

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    1. Thanks a lot Phoenix πŸ™‚
      Yea, even I think it’s very Valentine-y… heheh. I hope you too have a great V Day πŸ™‚

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  7. I think you are amazing to keep up with the schedule. I’m glad all the exercise is helping you get off sleeping pills, it’s great when you can find help naturally. thanks for the Valentine card and I wish you the happiest of Valentines to you! Keep on going- you’re doing great!

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    1. Thanks a lot Sue… yea, it’s a relief to get tension free sleep for long hours, naturally πŸ™‚
      And thanks for the lovely wishes! I wish the most amazing Valentine’s to you as well ❀
      Have a fabulous day!

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  8. That’s great, Heena! I’m probably going to hang out with my family πŸ˜€

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    1. Thanks Felicia! Nothing can be better than hanging out with family πŸ™‚
      I hope you’re having a great day!

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  9. Well done, Heena! You have far more will-power than me. πŸ™‚

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    1. Hehhe! Thanks Louise πŸ˜€

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  10. compliments Heena – my mother is a doctor, she was deeply impressed by your post!

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    1. OMG! Really? That’s great! πŸ™‚
      Thanks a lot Mihran! Give her my regards πŸ™‚

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  11. Well done with your exercise and diet regime Heena. πŸ™‚ Your motivation does you credit. Glad to hear you’re feeling and sleeping better for it, too. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks a lot Millie! It’s really amazing how being fit actually makes a person happy from within πŸ™‚

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