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Hey everyone. How are you all? I hope this year is off to a great start for you!

It’s very easy to join an exercise or gym initially when the progress is very quick when all your results happen to be fast but what after 6 months or a year when all your growth suddenly stops? That’s where the grown-ups are separated from the kids.

GYM, the basic necessity of the modern era, cravings for curves has set levels of competitions, trust me its same like cracking an IIT exam. Achieving the muscularity was never easy, you need to work on a lot many things before you start the journey.

  • MOTIVATION –

 

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The motivation never comes easy, if it comes then it won’t be staying long, choosing the right method, trainer or influencer is important. Whether you’re looking to take home first place or just want to go faster than the person next to you on the treadmill, friendly competition has some major boosting power. So, a little friendly competition can definitely light a fire within you.

 

  • MINDSET – 

 

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Prepare your mind for the worst, muscles never come easy. When you focus on growth mindset, you embrace all the things that have felt threatening: challenge, criticism and setbacks. When you embrace the tough stuff, you open yourself to fully realize your potential and all that you can be. Instead, depending on the trainer, steroids you should focus on capabilities, strength and discover your own self. Workout with a proper mindset and with the thought that you have to break your own ‘HARD AND FAST RULES’. 

 

  • GOALS – 

 

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Goals, both long term and short term are necessary, not only setting a goal but accomplishing them also. Either gaining or losing short goals are basic while setting goals you need to be pragmatic.

Set your own benchmarks. The most important thing is to KNOW YOUR BODY. YOUR STRENGTHS, YOUR WEAKNESSES, YOUR CAPABILITIES, HOW MUCH YOU CAN PAIN YOUR BODY.

Like I always say, analyse and track your progress when in a gym and reward yourself for every achievement you attain. It all starts with a change in perspective. Shift your thinking from couch potato mentality to thinking like an athlete.

 

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Though, it is not easy to just let go of something that you have been following since years. The growth mindset does not allow people to love what you are doing, making this physical activity as a part of life will be life-changing for you, accept it as a lifestyle, not as a burden or a forced job.

Hereby, I would like to quote one example – Wilma Rudolph, 3 gold medal holder in Olympics also was known as world “fastest woman”. Wilma was far from a physical wonder as a youngster. She was a premature baby, the twenty of the twenty-two children born to her parents, and a constantly sick child. At four years of age, she almost died of pneumonia, scarlet fever and POLIO. She almost lost hope of walking properly. Her positive mindset was that which changed her life upside down.

 

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After setting up of a positive and growing mindset choosing the right diet is your next steps, diet is never same for all. Consult an experienced dietitian for the plan.

Because at the end its 50% diet and 50% workout.

Start Before Its Too Late. Sore Today, Strong Tomorrow!

So, that’s all for this article. I hope you had a great time reading this. Always welcome for your valuable feedbacks. In case of any queries or anything you would like to share regarding this article, you can shoot me a mail.

From The Parallel Edit and Team, I would like to thank Sanchi Sapra for helping me out in writing this blog post.

See you in the next one, people!

Arpit Pahwa aka The Parallel Edit

 

 

 

 

 

10 Street Food That Are Healthy To Have!

Street food and healthy? That’s what you must be wondering on the first spot. Mouthwatering, irresistible, tempting and unhealthy – this exactly defines the Indian street food at their best. But what if I say that they are healthy too. Surprised? Yes, they are. The golden rule with the street food is to eat everything that is freshly cooked in front of you. Hereby, Presenting the Top 10 Street foods that are healthy to have. Let’s have a look at the list!

  • Roasted Bhutta – A Roasted Bhutta is a light and comfy snack that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. For instance, this healthy snack is low in calories, low in fat, and is full of carotenoids (lutein and zeaxanthin). It keeps the gut healthy and also decreases the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

 

 

  • Coconut Water –  Coconut Water is a perfect summer drink to rehydrate the body with the best electrolytes that enhance the absorption of waste and toxic chemicals from your body. And don’t forget to ask for the coconut malai, after relishing the drink, as it is a rich source of healthy fat.

 

 

  • Kebabs and Tikkas – Mainly considered a non-vegan snack low in calories and are roasted on coal. From mouth-watering paneer to tender mushroom or soya, you can have them with green chutney and freshly grated salad.

 

 

  • Sweet potato chaat/ Shakarkandi – Loaded with vitamin A, C, fibre, and iron, this simple Indian street snack is good for weight-watchers. This low-calorie snack tastes better with when topped with lemon juice.

 

 

  • Omelette – A favourite choice for all seasons, needs no introduction as it is easily available at street stalls. For a change, there are variations with toast and Maggi that you can explore over a cup of tea. Rich in proteins, it is one of the most widely eaten egg product in day to day life.

 

 

  • Fruit Juice – From sweet lemon to carrot, the range of healthy fresh drinks is countless. All you need to do is to decide which one you want and be strict with the street vendor to wash the machine before extracting the juice.

 

 

  • Jhal Moori – Moori or what you call it as puffed rice is a very easily digestible snack. This light snack is crunchy and spicy too. Topped with spices, vegetables, peanuts and lemon juice, this snack has various regional names but is equally delightful everywhere.

 

 

  • Fruit Chaat – Anti-oxidants play a key role in protection from ageing and diseases so, having fruit chaat should be on your list if you’re hungry and wandering for something to eat. Healthy, easily digestible, and good for metabolism. So, next time when you are out on street, instead of drooling over paani-puri, try the fruit chaat with a pinch of spices and salt to add a twist.

 

 

  • Boiled eggs – You can easily find a stall selling boiled eggs in every corner of the city. These low-cost high-quality protein sources are full of vitamin K, biotin, selenium, vitamin B12 and vitamin D. You can enjoy them with black salt and pepper, topped with finely chopped onion, green chilli, and coriander leaves.

 

 

  • Dosa/Idli – As a source of protein and healthy carbs for vegetarians, they are made of rice batter and urad dal batter that is truly healthy. Best served with sambhar and coconut chutney, they are filling yet light.

 

So, go out there and dwell on these amazing street food items and let the taste buds make some noise. Haha!

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See you in the next one. Till then appreciate what you have and enjoy in the moment.

TA’DA