Opening Doorz to Shriya Pilgaonkar’s fitness routine, eating habits and spiritual quotient. Being mentally healthy is extremely important, says Shriya.
Opening Doorz Editorial | April 25, 2020
On her birthday today, Shriya Pilgaonkar opens up on her fitness routine, eating habits and spiritual quotient…
I like to do a mix of things to keep fit. For me, it’s not just about physical fitness but mental fitness too that is very crucial to the overall being. During Lockdown, I wanted to make sure that lethargy doesn’t kick in so I have been more or less regular about my home workouts. It adds some amount of discipline to my day and routine which I like. Usually, I do a mix of Pilates and functional training. I also play badminton which I love. But now during the lockdown, I have been trying different workouts everyday which breaks the monotony. I have taken to skipping which is great for the core and for stability. That becomes my cardio and I do Pilates and surya namaskars with it. Sometimes, I just put on a dance workout as it is fun. As long as the body feels rejuvenated and active, it doesn’t matter what form of workout you chose.
I’m a foodie and for me personally, dieting is not about eating less as much as eating at the right time. It’s all about moderation. I find it hard to completely restrict myself from sweets because I love it so much so I’ll have dates or things made with jaggery if I want a healthy option. If I want to indulge, I’ll go for it but I won’t ever overdo it. I have been a swimmer growing up, so I have a good metabolism but I cannot take it for granted. I am terrible with my water intake so that’s something I have to be mindful of. I eat simple home food most of the times. I enjoy eating out too but I keep it balanced. I start my day with ghee and almonds and warm water which sets my body for the day. I don’t have a fancy diet plan. A good home-cooked balanced meal works for me.
Being mentally healthy is extremely important to me. It’s very easy to feel constant anxiousness but I try to keep myself in check and observe what things might affect me negatively. I think of it as an ongoing journey trying to better myself and not let the world get to me. I have always been spiritual. I pray everyday, it keeps me grounded. It’s important as an actor to have something that anchors you because this profession is a rollercoaster where there are ups and downs constantly. So for me the idea of success is deeply rooted in achieving all that I want to without losing my peace of mind and sense of self in the process.