Tuesday, December 5, 2017

..health is wealth ....

..my life with gym and workouts have given me an active life style ..but taken an xtra time is devoted to GYM
Health have always been a top priority ..I have been exercising for years now but not strictly following the gym routine but now ..an hour every day .. Burst training to weights .. toning myself ..
Motivation is a factor .. where do we get the drive to go for those strnenous exercises ?
..one cannot be motivated  unless  he or she is in the show business .. my case I'm associated with fashion industry but thats not the drive... my thing was blood work or physical exam ..shows your well being and what needs to be improved... in my case where my levels were going on higher side .. I thought not only to get rid of extra five pounds but keep myself away from any pills for future..trust me its very hard to get into form and loose like twenty pounds ..cut down on carbs and no sugar .. wheat is considered culprit to increase weight and form wheat belly ..
I took time to go through health journals and following healthy diet .. which was salad a day one big meal of salad with proteins ..
switching to complex carbs and bye bye to wheat ... no sugar (  never had sugar craving) switch to black coffee or tea .. so then what was a sub to wheat?
I switched to a mix of bajra, jowar, besan and soya .. ate one "Roti"..which is very filling ..
breakfast no bread bagels or waffles .. sub was again pancakes made with gram flour and fresh yogurt ..
and egg white..
dinner I usually eat lot of salad before meal and then indulge to home made lentil or veggie .. or baked chicken
... The whole thing takes time to adjust for body .. but not only that it gives you different prospective ..we as punjabis have food culture at home .. home made .. and one cannot ignore or get away with a result you have to indulge .. so basically you have to make your own choice .. best for weight and health ...
Vacations are another part where you have to see whats available ..a healthy option apart from salads ..well there is baked chicken or fish with salad.. rest all is very high carb food..
its annoying at times ..why am I doing that?? am I suffering from some disease ??No..its to avoid any disease .. .. plus its a healthy choice... for how long?
well .. I do take a slice of bread at times .. if ever I really want not depriving myself
.. the bottom line is .. life does not give you everything a little sacrifice for well being is worth million dollars later spending in clinics or health center.
..Yes people do ask me how did you do it? my tips below
I m healthier ,happier and much lighter..
health is weath end of the day..
no wheat or white stuff ...
more of bran ,salad , Indian food has variety of flour
I use mix of jowar , Bajra , besan I m a non-vegetarian so I have cut down on soya.. to make my dough ..

no sugar in any drinks , substitute with stevia initially and then no sugar at all
take a very small bite ..if you have
if you stop taking sugar .. its like you never go back .. body rejects

Gym 50 mins four days a week ..
if you skip gym then walk for 50 mins
Burst training ..running on tread mill for a 2 minutes at high speed as per your capacity and take a break for 30 seconds ..keeping an eye on the heart rate
Weight training toning up.
stretches and bench exercises for flexibility
*A big portion of salad once a day..intially to loose weight accompanied any baked chicken or fish ..or stir fried veggies
lots of water .. keep it on the night stand..
* lots of good sleep at night
*if one meal is heavy or includes unwanted stuff .. balance other meal with veggies or salads
or baked dishes ..avoid cream based stuff..
..it takes 7to 8 months to reduce 20 pounds ..
and maintaining its like a lifestyle forever

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

yet to digest !

Sometimes I think I get to meet all kinds of people...some are really hard to believe.... they have different opinion  when we talk about the modern world ..less work , simplify life ..add meaning to your living..
This American women I met at work shared her personal stuff  and I was astonished ..
A Super mom I would say .. mother to 11 kids :)
I'm like really ?? she was like "I love my house n my kids" ..youngest being nine months and oldest 18 yrs ..
I said you are a super mom .. she was like ,No my mom is a super mom we are 22 siblings...
I was like Wow !!what an effort ;-) she was like..my mom is fit, drives  back and fourth says,you should be fit and active , look at me I raised 22 kids and still going strong and very
happy to visit each one of you.
& you lazy bones ..jus 11 kids and drained out .. I'm like really? I have two and my hands are full. 
she like really just two?
yep ..I'm I not super women ;-) 

me :how do you manage your earnings with 11 kids?
she :its not hard God has made way and food for everybody .. Church helps a lot and most of our stuff even groceries are taken care .. older kids take care of younger one 's 
me :do you work?
she :part time, my husband is a mechanic . 
.. me : you are happy? 
She :yes .. these kids are my world :-)

people who have no Kids or people who have many kids are ones stand out among us. 
I salute these moms who raise 11 kids in today's world and love to share their stories with me .

no I'm not inspired to have more kids ..

Thursday, January 19, 2017

what to eat?

With so many do's and dont's .. there stands a contradiction .,, what's good for health ..are we left with any options ?? lets filter options..
Totally confused ...
Sugar .. bad for health and increases weight .. one gets prone to diabetes
salt ..excess salt or extra salt leads to Blood pressure ..keep salt low it keeps away water retention.
Oil : don't use lot of oil in cooking .. less oil ..or oil-less cooking (the best)
Butter :no no A BIG NO.,, its not good for health .. leads to cholesterol
Veggies : vegetables if cooked right with little crispness is the best .. raw veggies are the best form of vitamins and nutrients ..saute them.. don't let them loose color. (who eats that raw crap?)
 Wheat flour/refined flour : wheat flour has lot of sugar .. so one gets a wheat belly,, so try not eating wheat ..Also said  its not required if we have less of physical activity ..
Rice: white rice is bad .. brown rice is fine but in moderation.
Refined flour :absolutely No its bad for health .
Meat /chicken :less or no meat is best .. one gets healthier and has more active life style..Vegans stands for purity .
Milk : well, milk has cholesterol .. drink 0% fat free milk or try Soya a healthier option.
so no milk too
Yogurt :its good but less intake as its pure cholesterol build up.. though  a good source of calcium.
Cheese : no cheese, its not good for health ..increases weight ..for people with higher cholesterol should be a big NO
Water is good ?  YES its excellent drink (drink water only ..live on water)
tea/coffee: one cup only caffeine not good... for health
These are necessities of life ..food ..GOOD FOOD

Luxuries in food
Ice-cream: no its tasty but lots of sugar cream .. not good try less or a spoon,(why a spoon and crave for more ..dont't eat)
sweets : its like slow poisoning Indian sweets or chocolates ..forget that too

so ..basically this is what  the health journals say all the time ..
jus keep up with mobility ,exercise ..gym  ,, when it comes to food .. eat raw stuff ..
.. a person will die in both ways .. why not jus eat everything but in moderation...
take a plunge , indulge and live life in a healthy way ..eat ,exercise ,sleep well  and never crave for good food again !!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Beautiful Eyes

People .. blessed by God or good genes .. with beautiful eyes .. not everyone can get that special look and exterior unless God willing..

rest .. I always believe .. its you fate and destiny with hard work thats important not just looks ..cause nothing works when it gets in competitive world of fashion or work or even academic background ..

sometimes best dont get that opportunity where as an  average swings ahead ..

.. key is hard work and climbing the right wall :)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

after effects

 The after effects of diwali with demonetization of indian ruppee created imbalance among people hue and cry could be heard from far..  where ever Indians exist.. around the globe... 
I check my wallet .. last indian visit left me with rs13000  .. tried to exchange at chase bank but seems like its pASs the due date ..
lots of contradictory statements are showing up.. lots of videos shared .. its like hard earned money going to drain .. BUT no its not
my last visit to india in march was quite an eye opener .. where poor is poor has no food and rich has no end.. God made us all humans but wealth is unequally distributed ..
From Delhi airport people look for tips .. staring at you.. every person demands money my question to indian people is .. bribe tips are extra money earned .. not hard earned money.. 
 WHITE .. (money)has no stains .. so why cry.. change is inevitable why not accept and see the results.. its not with you as a single person its with everyone ...
.. lots of inflation I could see in india .. lots of bizarre stuff .. my visit after 8 years left me speechless ....I being an indian love india .. felt very bad  people have no value for money .. everything is over priced .. human life has no value .. but money makes a difference .. 
little kids on curb side beg for food but BMW owners passing by give a shit .. they can actually crush them under their car.. 
the scene is horrific ... 
Delhi airport flooded with people ..washrooms .. neat n clean ,, (good to see that )women staring for tips .. I told her excuse me and left the door .. why would i pay you for peeing here ..
people please accept the change and see the after effects ..
God bless!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Good books..

I am sometimes surprised by lack of maturity or wisdom when I see people deliberately trying to make a fool of themselves.. 
fool for what? you might be wondering... 
In today's world everything is materialistic .. or something I would say status symbol.. people brag for every other thing.. money ,looks or contacts ,,
But did you ever think .. what are we trying to prove?? whose good books we wanna be? 
among rich people? among status symbols? .. 
spending Five crores on wedding .. for showing how rich we are? or trying to be in the elite upper class society??
customizing every other need for guests as per their status .. for what?? to be in their good books and make money from business contacts??
Somewhere I feel .. you are a lost soul.. lost in this materialistic world.. why be in good books of rich people ..why not be in good books of GOD//

how to be in his good books? 
.. Help help and help .. 
get blessings from everywhere ,, we need more of those ... not only for this life but for next too..
KARMA will come back.. show up your worth .. try to deal with down trodden .. being anonymous,, millions of kids sleep without food give them food or arrange some help.. there is no water ..people walk for miles to get drops of water.. quench their thrust  .. see how blessed you will be..
that happiness on kids face will be worth million smiles... or that old lady blessing you with smile when you help her out from debt or poverty,, is priceless .. it will cure thousands of your wounds.. inside .. calm yoiu down..which cannot be healed with money ..
being in his good books are more important then these .. greedy evil people ..who will eat dance and abuse you when they reach home.. 

Good books of almighty is right route to humanity .. service to humanity .. service to GOD ..
its easy simple doesn't take lot of money ... but you need BIG HEART .. little bit every day in any kind.. trust me .. you will blessed for life..
try to be simple in deeds nothing calculative .. YET very strong in service to GOD.. 
my whole idea of writing this article is .. save your money for blessings and not partying .. 
we wanna be in his goodbooks..thats where real worth will be seen ..today or next life..


Friday, February 5, 2016

being punjabi,,

.. Sometimes I feel being an indian and then a punjabi is deadly combination , an action to a reaction ..n then finally there is some melodrama ,,, 
Kids when they grow up and understand the language its always fun to see how they react to an indian phrase n specially punjabi,,,
last night both my boys are jumping around ..and my little one 8 yrs ,, did a somersault from bed and landed on floor out of the blue,,,totally shaken ..n scared I said immediately.. "dimaag ch nuks hai"? (mental disorder).. older one 13 yrs laughed so loudly .. actually banging the floor in his delight,,  like Mom you are a real punjabi instead of being sympathetic that child might get hurt .. .. you are yelling!!I m like ,, what made you do that? sitting quietly n playing .. that was an instant ,, action ,,,!!
after a while I felt .. what made me say that??
I get annoyed by loud music ,running in house .... lots of people .. its not me..
quite n poised and reading books at the most jus some music at times to my ears only..thats more of me .This little kid of mine might be like his dad :P but I looked at my hubby ,, who hardly talks very quite ,, n rarely see him yelling..he is different too .. it must be my little boys age n all that energy .. makes these kids jumping like monkeys..
but I felt what if  I had said same phrase in an Indian crowd it would be definitely funny or somebody would be laughing at me.. embarrassing !!.
reactions are instant as actions
but then ,, we learn from kids .. n can analyze our-self better... 
.. Keeping it to yourself and handling situation very well needs lot of patience,.. which one learns with age .. so..may be I m not in that age..n will learn gradually.
made me happy n guilt free, yo