Fitness/ Weight Loss Journal – Day 8

Carried on the madness from monday but on a sleep deprived mode. I have been sleeping late last few nights and waking early to send my daughter to school. As a result I have been unable to complete my sleep requirement. Sleep is very essential for holistic fitness. Not only sleep deprivation affects our mental health but even our physical health is impacted. I decided to write a post about this and how we can ensure better sleep, will be posting soon.

Nevertheless, things come up, tasks need to be finished and sleep is affected. I decided to take a nap today afternoon before lunch hour. It was quiet rejuvenating in spite of a bell ring in between and being woken up by a call. After all who would be expecting me to sleep at 12 noon 😉

After my morning yoga class I rushed to the gym for a bicep and tricep workout. Came back literally running for another yoga class. Had some soaked almond and an apple before the class. Breakfast got delayed and consisted of savoury oats pancake, mint chutney and black coffee.

Because of lack of time I was tempted to miss the gym today. There always is this inner voice trying to tell us to take the easy path. I do not beleive in being in a rush, but this is a once a week thing for me and I knew post 10.30 I was free for the day, so why not! As much as is important to slow down once in a while, it is also important to push our limits, once in a while.

Diet was followed except for the sugar in my tea 🙁 Lack of sleep has caused me a bit of migraine and tea was the need of the hour.

Went for a good walk in the evening, followed by hamstring stretches. Post workout stretches are as important as the workout itself. Most of the times I tend to miss being in a rush, but lately I am trying to not miss these.

Today I happened to be listening to this book “Get Epic Shit Done” and Ankur Warikoo, the author, was talking about the importance of writing. Penning down our thoughts end of day really helps us analyse what happened and how we can do things better. The reason he states is that written communication is slowest form of communication and therefore the ability to comprehend is best in written communication. It gives you a clarity of thoughts and helps you be a better communicator. Journaling therefore can be very powerful.

I also maintain a food diary. There are two options – an online app or writing on a notebook/ a word file. Writing is better because running it through your hands you tend to ponder your choices. Unless you track your food it is highly unlikely that your diet will be on point.

I would like to end by saying that life will come in way, but if I have systems in place to keep a check on my goals, onmy daily actions, nothing can stop me from succeeding.

Love and light 🙂

PS I think I would be late to get to bed again, had to finish this post.


I am a health enthusiast, healer and an artist and apart for these most importantly i am mommy to an angel and wife to a gentleman. I use to teach management graduates but post my daughter happened my time at home gave me chance to explore my other passions. Now as she is 5 year old I am still not ready to leave her and return to work.

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