Opening Doorz Editorial | July 24, 2018
Anisa Butt on her workout routine, eating habits and spiritual quotient…
I love fitness. I try and work out five times a week if not six! Currently, I am focused on weight-training. I have done swimming, long-distance marathon running, MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) and boxing in the past. However, due to a small injury, I took a break from boxing. It was a wrist injury that happened out of the blue. Leading a balanced lifestyle even with workouts is really important: warm-up and cool down stretches really protect you from injuries. Of course some injuries cannot be predicted and I feel these come sometimes to remind us that we need rest too!
It’s all about preparation honestly and making nutrition a priority. Sometimes, I meal prep (this consists of pre-cooking food and packing it into containers so it’s ready to eat) for a few days at a time, so I can carry food with me as I am always on the go. From meetings to shoots etc. I am currently monitoring macros (tracking my percentages of carbs, fat and protein, in ratios, in order to reach my goals) as I am looking to target specific goals. Otherwise I would aim to have five small meals a day and focus on hitting my protein goals. Overall of course it is very important to have a balanced diet. Having said that, everyone’s body is different so it’s best to get specific advice on nutrition according to your goals, and how much you train.
I do not meditate. However, I pray. And prayer for me is a form of meditation. Keeping God at the center for me in my beliefs is very important. I lost that connect for a period of my life, but am happy to have been reconnected with The Almighty. I also de-stress via my workouts which is my ‘me time’. I surround myself with positive people. I really have ingrained positive beliefs, and therefore this helps me stay motivated and inspired.
(Anisa Butt is a British Indian television and film actress. She graduated from the University of London with a B.A. in Drama (Performance). She is a self-taught dancer and has performed dance and drama at the Royal Albert Hall.)
Photographer: Ankita Nevrekar
Stylist: Cat And The Closet
Hair and make-up: Snehal
Location courtesy: Underground Pump: The Dancing Fitness Studio
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