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Have You Been To Pune’s Only Open Air Spa?

We all deserve a break that leaves us feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the world. I usually plan these breaks around the weekend, especially Sunday, when I enjoy a long gym session and end it with a good sports massage or spa therapy. Those who know me well know my love for massages and retreats, and more often than not it is the only solution to half of the problems around me (yes, I cannot recommend a massage enough!)  One of my favorite things to do is wake up early on a Sunday (let’s say, 8:00am) read a book, head to the gym by 11:00 am, eat a nice lunch at 2:00 pm and then head to Hyatt Pune at 4:30pm for a swim and spa. Why Hyatt Pune? Because I’d be stupid to say no to an open air spa on the rooftop, a quiet, secluded, lush…

Everyone Has Abs, But Not Everyone Has A Strong Core

Once upon a time, I was obsessed with the number “50” on the weighing scale. I would run, sometimes starve, and run some more (run 5km extra if I ate junk) all to stay strong at 50kgs. I lost around 10kgs in 6 months, and was super happy with the transformation because OMG I HAVE ABS! This is also when the #bcpaseena selfies started, and next thing you know, I was obsessed with “abs” My boyfriend introduced me to the gym in April 2017, and it’s the best thing he could have ever done. I remember struggling to bench press a total of 5kgs, always wondering “why is it that I can’t find the strength to do this?” I was scared to eat carbs, scared to fuel my body because food meant “weight” 2 months, and I continued struggling. We then headed to Europe for 2 weeks where I had…

Tracking Health With FitMe – Launch of a New Health Band

All those who’ve been following me on Instagram already know about the latest addition to my fitness routine – a health band! And by now you also know that it’s not just any health band; it’s the one which gives me my basic information like calories burnt, steps taken, sleep hours clocked in, but goes a step further to tell me if the air I’m working out in is fit to exercise in! All those who watched me LIVE on Instagram know what I’m talking about. For those who missed it, here’s a sneak peak. https://www.instagram.com/p/BiZE_X6nXtA/?taken-by=dumbbellsndrama And for those who are new to this, folks, say hello to FitMe, the new health band from iVOOMi. Before I start, I want to focus on WHY you must get yourself a health band in the first place. It’s important to keep a track of your health and fitness routines because not only…

Decoding #FitGirlProblems with BombayBellyrina

Those of you who follow me on Instagram already know how I spent most of my time in Bangalore with @bombaybellyrina While I have always loved her sass and confidence, it was her positive attitude and enthusiasm that inspired me to do so much more than what I could have even imagined (the videos on her profile are proof of this) Plus the fact that she is a super gorgeous woman who is always smiling and bubbling with energy made me feel that okay, shift to Bangalore, you’ve got family here :)  With no hold ups, and always someone to keep it real, my conversations with Chitra will always remain a highlight of this Bangalore trip. Most of our conversations were often interrupted with us saying “Fit Girl Problems” which inspired us to do a fun shoot about it (totally unintentional and last minute!) Without further ado, I’ll leave you…

Being Fit On Vacation: A Collaboration with Phuket Fit

I recently got back from a fitness vacation and I still cannot get over how amazing it was. We’d do yoga while the sun rose, flip tyres and test our body strength on suspension cables during the day, and enjoy running into gorgeous sunsets to end the day, all thanks to Phuket Fit. When this collaboration opportunity came up, I didn’t need to think twice before agreeing to signing up for a fitness program while on vacation. I mean why not? Isn’t a vacation just another reason to take time off to care about your health? The result? We slayed it! I understand I haven’t been too much of a sharer on my social media recently (With blocking so many bot accounts on a daily basis to keeping a check on all the likes that I’ve been getting on the posts, it gets a little overwhelming at times) So once…

A Travel Disaster That Taught Us Life Lessons: Rome 2017

The other day I was reading an article on travel fails and it took me back to the time we almost missed our train in Rome. As I read, I connected with those bloggers as they spoke about frantically searching for their misplaced passport a few hours before they were scheduled for departure, or how they patiently waited for hours for their delayed flight. For those of you who I have not yet told this story to, my boyfriend and I took a Europe trip in 2017 and almost missed our train from Rome to Vienna. To save myself the trouble of repeating this story to friends again, I’m finally going to document it on my blog (something which I should have done long ago.) For all those who’ve already heard this, I can’t believe you didn’t get me to write this down earlier (would have saved you the boredom…

“Muscles are not for girls” And Other Things Girls Who Love Lifting Are Laughing About

I absolutely love the drama that comes along with the fitness journey. Initially, all that I heard would make me mad. Then I learnt to take a step back and observe, and now, I laugh. Everyone has their set of opinions, but these right here, these are the real gems. Sometimes it’s fun being a woman in the world of men, keeps us all entertained. Thought I’d share some of them with you. Please note – I have at some point said/done all of this, got my point across, and had a great laugh. Point being- you do you girl, go get that booty, go get those gains, go lift that bro who thought he could mansplain this to you. Amen. Gym Bro *sees girl at the gym* – Oh you’re here for your cardio?  Yup, not going near those weights, no no, they say they turn you into a…

A Week With Neemrana Hotels In Fort Kochi

For a city this small, the diversity of Kochi is stunning. The bounty of treasures in this quaint town in Kerala will charm you; Kochi gives you an option to get up close and personal with history, culture and nature, and takes you on a culinary adventure like none other. Kochi is an easy place to visit, with polite inhabitants and a calm, healing energy that explains why tourists from all over the world are drawn to God’s Own Country. Fort Kochi remains to be the most popular part of this town, thanks to the quaint cafes, heritage hotels, spas by the beach, Chinese Fishing Nets, Synagogue and Jew Town, among others. We kicked off 2018 with a trip to this beautiful town, a trip that left me head over heels in love with Kochi, and a strong longing to get back soon (I’ve already made up my mind to…

From Skinny To Strong #TransformationTuesday

This #TransformationTuesday I thought I’d share a quick recap of my fitness journey over the last 4 years. It’s been a journey full of sweat, pain and tears. I’ve gone from “I need to be skinny” to “I need to be strong” and that I believe is the biggest transformation in my life. I have made a ton of mistakes (more on this blog post) and I have learnt life lessons from them. I have met some of the best, most humble people on this journey. I once treated food and exercise as punishement. Today, I understand the nourishment value of food, exercise, and recovery. Injury taught me patience. I learnt the importance of good sleep and rest. I learnt to love my body, but it took me quite a few years to get here. Sharing with you some of the major points in my fitness journey (tthose of you who…

Do Not Let Them Make You Feel Guilty For Taking Out Time For Yourself

All those who’ve been with me on Instagram over the last 2 months know that I plan to focus on mental as well as physical fitness, starting this year. As promised, here I am with my two bits on mental health. I have so much to share with you, but I am not sure where to start from. Learning how to disconnect and tune into some ME-TIME is what I think works for starters, I plan to document my experience with mediation, yoga, social media and trolls, and a lot more later. Do feel free to write in if you want me to address certain topics, I’d be glad to do that. Before I start, I’d like to give some context to this article. I’ve been focusing a lot on disconnecting from the internet. Being a blogger and a digital content writer, this gets difficult. We live in  a world…

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