Fitness plan day 26 – It’s a 'pancake' walk now

Be happy today, don't harbour any negative thoughts.

Fitness has become a habit now. Just four days to go and you ll be celebrating your 1st month anniversary to a healthy lifestyle. You have come this far with your strong determination and we are sure you have started feeling fit and energetic. Keep going!

Morning Kick start your day on a happy note. Play your favourite song early morning if you have woken up with a grumpy mood. Listening to good music can liven up your day. Don t leave your house angry. It is going to spoil your entire day.

Breakfast Make yourself English breakfast today. How about pancakes? Try this recipe of whole wheat and eggless version of pancakes which use very little oil. You can load them with fruits and nuts for a healthy treat.

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Lunch Since fitness is now a cake walk for you, let s make it a pancake day today. For lunch try these nutritious cucumber and soya pancakes. They are easy to make and are also a good lunchbox recipe. They are rich in fibre and protein and hence will keep you full throughout the day. You can make the nutritious green chutney the night before and use it all day.

Dinner Opt for a light dinner and continue the pancake trend. Try the cabbage pancakes recipe which can be made in less than 15 minutes so even if you are late from work, you don t need to stress. Planning meals especially dinner in advance saves you time when you get back home. It also discourages the habit of ordering outside food.

Snacks While your cravings have now come to rest because you have been eating tasty healthy food for the last 25 days, there are times you might miss the chaat or vada pav. There is always a healthy way out. Try this healthy sev puri recipe that does not use sev or puri in it but still tastes just like it.

Following an exercise routine sounds so simple if you have a buddy or partner to go along with. Ask people to join the health bandwagon and make working out a fun activity. Don t waste your time chitchatting with your friends but motivate each other to push harder.

At home There is a nip in air. Swimming may not seem like a very good idea now. Why not? Swim at home and that too without water. Fitness expert Urmi Kothari suggests practicing swimming on the floor to build lower back strength. Since the exercise engages the core muscles, it is great for your abs too.

In the gym Do you want to try something new in cardio? Do the step-ups today. Most gyms will have equipment for it. You can also use the staircase at home or at the gym for it to move your workout to a new location.

Yoga Janu sirsasana or the head to knee pose is a good way to engage your arms, and shoulders. The asana targets the hamstrings, obliques and back and leads to overall body toning.

Before sleeping Setting your body clock right is very important for a good night s sleep. Since you are waking up on time try sleeping on time every day. Even one day of alteration in sleep timings can mess up your sleeping time especially if you have tried hard to get into the habit. Here s how you can set your body clock right for a healthy sleep cycle.

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Well, if you are motivated to start your New Year with a bang, spread the word by tagging your friends and #NewYearNewYou and @HealthSite4U. You can even mail your pictures and we ll post in on Facebook, Instagram and share it with our Community.

Disclaimer: If you follow a fitness plan already, consult your nutritionist before switching to this one. If you are allergic to any of the foods/ingredients mentioned, please do not consume it. Do not follow this plan without consulting your doctor if you suffer from a health condition hypertension, hypotension, diabetes, etc. or are pregnant.

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