Arlette Evita Grao: Expect nothing. Appreciate everything. A simple principle by which she lives her life. Opening Doorz to Grao Girl.
By Arlette Evita Grao | Opening Doorz Editorial | October 04, 2019
Arlette Evita Grao on her workout routine, eating habits, and spiritual quotient…
I try to clock in as many hours of movement in my daily routine as possible. At times, it is impossible to stick to a regimen and follow through. I keep alternating between functional training and weight-lifting with the guidance of my trainer. I also enjoy a good sweaty yoga session from time to time.
Most people, who know me, know that I love my food. If I love it, I’m savouring every bit of it. I eat everything! My favourite cuisine is Asian: Thai and Japanese. There is no exact calculation in my food intake. And it makes no sense for me to do so. Mindful eating is what I believe in. It teaches you how to care for your body. I have a body and I am not my body.
I’m not a calm person at all. I’m overzealous about life. I love the beach; just being near or by a water body soothes my soul. Another way I de-stress is by burning up the dance floor. I thoroughly enjoy a night out with friends just to let my hair down and dance it all out. I’m a firm believer in everything having its own time and that everything happens for a reason. It’s just how you respond rather than react to situations that ultimately define who you are as a person.
Meditation in my everyday life is just shutting out from the world a few minutes before hitting the sack or sometimes even in the mornings. Just conscious inhaling and exhaling and assimilation of events or manifestation of how I want my day to be are what I do as a meditative practice. I also enjoy travelling to new cities and countries and discovering new things to do and new foods to try out. That also has a calming effect on me. One life mantra I live by and would like to leave you with is: Expect nothing. Appreciate everything. Peace out.
(Arlette Evita Grao is a model and actor who is extremely impulsive and fun-loving. She loves the beach, gardening, getting her hands messed up in the soil, and cycling around the gullies in Bandra).
Instagram handle: arlettegrao