Mumbai is to India what NYC is to America. Big city and bigger corporates yet small time frames and even smaller apartment space!
Getting up @ 6 AM, getting ready, commuting to work, working hard (hardly working??!!) and coming back home @ 8 PM – that was my typical day in Mumbai – all for money, fame and corporate success. A few years went by and I realized – Ouch!! My jeans do not fit me any more and there it was – the reality hit me. In my quest to achieve success and be cool (I was a single girl, staying alone in a great loft in a great city!!), I had neglected my health and lifestyle.
I am sure I am not alone and my life will be your reflection too! But gradually, I stopped saying that I do not have time to hit the gym or go for a run. Who says you need to become a member of a coveted gym or fall for those expensive diet fads?
Read on… for interesting and creative ways to lose weight, stay fit and yet enjoy your life…
- When we think of workout sessions @ home, we think of big space, many equipments, monetary investment and stuff. Try following basic Yoga or Pilates (at least to begin with). In my tiny apartment, I could manage a nice Yoga session and I am not a morning person at all – so be it – I did it after I came home from work
- What is peculiar to NYC apartments or even offices? They are all high up. Try taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Well, do not risk that if you are wearing your Vera Wang`s 4 inch heels , but how about taking the stairs to your apartment?
- Being single and “cool”, I had a great social life. Guess what I did? Mumbai is a food lover`s paradise which also means it will have a plethora of organic and healthy options. I started ordering a nice Waldorf Salad with red wine instead of Cheeseburgers
- Before the “realization” struck me, I used to be happy grabbing a slice of pizza or filling my tummy with pots of coffee for lunch during office hours. I am sure most of you do the same thing and it is understandable. But your health is your biggest investment! Try getting up a little early and making some a healthy sandwich and throwing in some fruits and nuts as a snack option. It will not just make you healthy but save you tonnes of money!