Opening Doorz Editorial | December 08, 2018

Mridula Chandrashekhar Bhabani on her workout routine, eating habits and spiritual quotient…

Workout Routine
In all honesty, I am a mother of two very active kids and that keeps me fit, even though I consider myself genetically blessed where my weight is concerned. I prefer outdoor play to working out at a gym. I am not cut out to be a gym goer. I think a good combination of food habits and a busy but clean lifestyle keeps me healthy. I am also big on going to bed early and waking up early. Being a morning person makes it that much easier to wake up early. We lived in Australia for the past six years and the whole vibe there is health and fitness: plenty of walks and playing on the beach has been a way of life!

Eating Habits
I consider myself to be a luxury vegetarian. I was privileged to be born in a vegetarian and teetotaller household. Hence, good food and good lifestyle habits formed very early on in my life, thus busting the age-old myth that vegetarians don’t get enough protein. Even watermelon has protein in it and our bodies are so complex that they absorb it. A newborn baby needs eight per cent protein to double its birth weight in the first year, so certainly we as adults don’t need much protein to sustain a good body weight as we are not aiming to double our body weight anyway. No fad diet in this world says no to vegetables so I have always felt it’s the way to go plus its eco friendly too. I have been bad at water intake in the past but hydration is key these days to keep my system clean and my skin glowing. Because I go to bed early, my dinner time is pretty early between 6pm and 7.30pm; usually my kids are in bed by then so I can have a peaceful meal. I am quite a big eater so being vegetarian works for me.

Spiritual Quotient
Anybody who has little kids knows how tiring and full of emotions it can be and the best way to de-stress is to remove yourself from the chaos and have some quite ‘me time’. This is what mainly helps me to be a better mother and peaceful person. My husband is my perfect partner in crime and a hands-on father which makes it easier to be less stressed to balance home and work life. I constantly tell my children that kindness and being helpful is our religion and this is what always keeps conflicts at bay.

(Mridula Chandrashekhar Bhabani is a Model, a happy mum, wife, daughter, entrepreneur… She is everything just like many other amazing women around the world who make it a better place.)

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