Opening Doorz Editorial | October 12, 2017
Alesia Raut on her workout routine, eating habits and spiritual quotient…
In the morning before my workout, I always have a coffee or tea. On other days, I ensure that I have fruits before I start my workouts. I keep alternating my workout routine. If on day one I do 20 minutes of cardio followed by lower body (abdomen and legs), with some yoga, the next day I do cardio and upper body (chest, shoulders and arms) with stretches to cool down. On other days I do only cardio for 45 minutes with Yoga. There are days I also do cross-training. I include everything in my routine so that it does not get monotonous.
My eating habits are still very healthy. I follow what I used to follow during school days. After my workouts, I make it a point to have four eggs (sunny side up). I also include chicken sausages, a few slices of brown bread and cappuccino. My carb intake is little bit less during the first half of the day; I prefer high protein and less carb situation for breakfast. For lunch, I prefer to have a little more carbs because my dinner timing usually fluctuates due to my working schedule.
My breakfast is between 9 to 10am if I am at home and if I am working it will be between 7 and 8am. I have my lunch between 1 and 2.30pm. If I am not working, dinner has to be between 8.30 and 9.30pm with my family and if I’m working it can even be at 11pm!
Recently, I have incorporated a new change in my lifestyle: I have started having water the first thing when I wake up in the morning. I want to increase the intake to one litre from the current 500ml. Throughout the day too, I keep drinking water which is around 3 litres. I want to increase that intake to 4 litres.
I have a simple destressing solution: I stay away from people indulging in negative talk or gossiping. If I feel people are not being positive, I get up from that situation and sit somewhere else and get into my calming zone. I listen to music or do my breathing exercises, which keeps me calm or I’ll keep working on my phone. If I am at home, I’ll start folding clothes, I find it completely relaxing.
My spirituality is mostly related to Buddhism. It’s all a mind game: even if there is a lot of negativity around you, and if you are able to keep your mind positive it won’t affect you. That’s what I do. I don’t react to situations, I respond!
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