Three things on my rememberance list

I have been a keen observant of my life’s philosophy; it has changed alot and it keeps changing.Though there are certain things which got permanently installed in my life’s philosophy (in my attitude and in actions) 

Those top 3 things are –

1. Fitness : I believe in health, healing, fitness and abundance. 

2. Gratitude : I believe that everything is a Prasaad from the highest source. 

3. Living for my inner circle : There are people who matter most to me and for them I am ready to give my cent percent.

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2016 Reflections

2016 gave me opportunities to grow in both personal and professional dimensions.

During the 12 months journey – I invested time on things which helped me to push my comfort zone. 

Personal zone :

  • Invested early morning hours on physical fitness and silence.
  • Wrote thoughts, quotes, to-do list, to-be list, happy moments, gratitude prayer and things which bothered me in my journal.
  • Traveled and explored new places.
  • Silently and gracefully removed myself from the lives of people who weren’t good for my mental health.
  • Cultivated the attitude of gratitude/thankfulness towards life. No matter what turned up, I deeply thanked existence for it!
  • Associated and met people who are far better than me. Never ever thought I will meet the creator of the wordpress theme (I am currently using on this blog) at his location. Thanks Raam.
  • Learned to (mostly) avoid and ignore things which are rubbish for healthy and happy life.
  • Loved, appreciated and brought smiles (sometimes unending laughter) on the faces of people who are part of my inner circle.
  • Death took away some near ones. It’s very difficult, it’s painful to even think that the person with whom we shared our journey will never come back! I could only pray and thank them for all their contribution in making my life better. 

    In professional (academic) area

    • Attended 2 International conference. 
    • Wrote and edited one full research paper (6 pages) by myself.
    • Co-authored and submitted two more research articles.

    In all, 2016 taught me to be :

     More patient,

    Deeply thankful,

    and 

    Walk one step at a time!

    100 days to 100 day workout challenge

     It all  began 100 days before and today, I’m standing at the end ! 

    Here are some of the questions which I asked my self : 

    Why this sort of challenge came to my mind ?

    By the end of 2015, I switched from walking to running. With practice, my body became comfortable in running 4-5 kms almost every day, however, I wanted to work on various forms of exercises and strength training which could enhance my stamina.

    So, in order explore upon various exercises and widen the time slot I spend on physical fitness the challenge was taken.  

    Was I able to stick to 60 minutes everyday ?

    Honestly, No! However, I managed to hit the gym almost 90% of the time. And I switched between 40 – 60 minutes sessions

    Did I kept the track of my daily workout sessions?

    In the beginning, I sincerely did, (by downloading the related app) however, as the days passed, I actually forgot! 😀 

    Was I guilty when I skipped the exercise ? 

    No, not at all, because, as Raam says, ‘You don’t need to have a perfect record’

    What changed in these 100 days? 

    Two things changed within me.

    1. Incredible improvement in my ability to commit to one thing and give my everything to it almost everyday for a fixed amount of time. 
    2. Developed courage to shift the wall to do something epic. Cycled 33 kms in a day. 

    What about weight loss ? 

    The mid section of my body looks lean, and yea, I dropped 3 kgs during the journey. (Melted a total of 13 kgs in this 1 year-7 months-8 days, 52 kgs!!! 😀 Yayy!!!! :D) 

    What about now ?

    I’ll continue making body fitness and exercise a high priority! 

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    At Mandor Garden : cycling destination

    Day 92 of 100 days workout challenge 

    I forgot to count! And I also stopped counting days when I didn’t exercised as they were very few. (Aisa lag raha hoga ki main apni taareef kar rahi hu, uske liye Kshama Karein  😛 ;)) 

    I’m glad to learn and work daily on cultivating habits which work in favor of my mind body and soul!