Opening Doorz Editorial | December 08, 2018
Mridula Chandrashekhar Bhabani on her workout routine, eating habits and spiritual quotient…
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!
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.
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.)