Wiggle Shmiggle | Indian Woman Fashion, Fitness, Food, Style & Travel Photography Blog by Tanvi Rastogi

Wiggle Shmiggle

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I know the face s blurry, but the rest of it isn't :o)

Attention : All countrymen aka my avid blog readers, *imaginary drum roll* I have finally managed to be wiggle-free! (well, at least waist-down) Jumping is my favorite form of cardio, whether it is jumping rope, jumping-jacks, or just a simple jump for joy (but ya'll already know that)! So today morning, while I was under another torturous session with Veronica, I noticed that my bau-dai-h (body: pronounced with an acute sophisticated accent) was almost iron-clad. There was no disgraceful fat dancing around as I moved. Then, I came home and did the 'pencil-test'. Now, you may ask what that is? Here goes, Stand straight with your feet together and shoulders back. Take a pencil and try to hold it in-between your inner thighs. If it gets stuck there, you have a long way to go my friend but if it drops 'bang' down, join the club - you are fit baby! (Time for a victory dance) I wish I had the nerve and confidence to click pictures and show, but you guys just have to trust me.

Buzz-kill : I still need to do a lot of work in my abdominal area. I have realized that it is indeed the hardest and last to go. It requires some strict lifestyle and eating habits which clearly I cannot follow. For starters my husband is trying to make me fat (don't ask!) and then with all the traveling I do, it's an achievement that I manage to hit the gym at all. However, to eat 'absolutely' healthy while being away from home is a task-non grata!

I have to mention that the Squat Thrusts I used to dislike - I don't anymore. Another lesson learnt is, that in fitness the exercise you hate the most, is probably the one you need the most. And also, if you do not give up on things that are good for you, in spite of disliking them, you will eventually not only learn to like them but also be 'good' at them. After all, I owe my 9/10 legs to them (ranked by my highly-critical husband).

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20 comments

  1. Way to go Tanvi!!

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  2. Ur looking stunning!!

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  3. Hi hun, read your article... its amazing how well you write xx photo looks great- keep it up x

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  4. Running Rants, AnitaNovember 19, 2009 at 2:00 AM

    Congratulations!!!! You work really hard and you deserve a lot of pat on the back! Get Ashish to treat you to a nice frozen yogurt on that note :-p

    The thing I hate most is running- my poor shoes look so distressed whenever i wear them! THAT BAD! But like u said, that is indeed what I need!

    Keep it up!

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  5. Keep it up .. You deserve this .. with all the hard work you put it ..:) Great work.

    I need a Veronica version here in Italy. The instructor at my gym is not good.

    xx

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  6. I love this one Tans...way to go! your writing has matured so so much...ur a true blogger now. And not to ignore you look fabulous as always...ur energy is very inspiring...wish i was around u on a regular basis so that I could keep deriving this positiveness from u all the time...

    love ya lots...hugs!

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  7. Ana Mayela MartinezNovember 19, 2009 at 1:37 PM

    Hey Tanvi! congrats on passing the pencil test! i fail hahaha but it almost fall though! so i hope to pass it soon! take care!

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  8. You go, girl! Congrats!

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  9. Everyone - Thank You so much for all the lovely compliments and never-ending support! :o)

    Alisha - Thanks babes! You look grt, yourself :o)

    Ani - Time you use those running shoes ...

    Divs - Veronica is great! No doubt about that. But I have had over 10 trainers in last 5 years and all of them have been good. A lot depends on YOU as well!

    Gins - Thank you so much ... Good to hear all these lovely compliments from your. Hope you are doing well. Hugs!

    Ana - Thanks! But it's a daily struggle to keep passing it though ... heheh! Well, the fitness-enthusiast like yourself will pass the test in no time. I am sure ;o) Good Luck!

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  10. Great Great Great!

    Weldone babes - Congrats on ur achievement and a very well written blog indeed!

    Lotsa love n keep going!

    Mwaah!!

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  11. You are doing GREAT Tanvi!! Keep up the good work. It is your hard work that i most admire!!There are more results to come! p.s. I loved the blogs they are great reads!!Very Fun, Keep them coming...Your TRAINER VEROINCA:)

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  12. Anu - Thanks babes! Love ya!

    Veronica - Yay! Your first comment. So excited :o) Thank you. Won't be here if you weren't pushing me constantly!

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  13. Wow Tans! You look stunning!! Keep it going :)

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  14. Didi, i need some diet plan from you...

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  15. Vips :o) Call me tomorrow ... hehe!

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  16. OUUCCCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

    HOTTIEEEE!!!!! Your body is amazing honey and you have worked for it. You damn well deserve it!

    Love everything you say in this post and... just had to do the pencil test!!!!!! (did my little victory flamenco twirl!!!

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  17. wow this is so inspiring Tanvii :) , i think i am motivated

    http://thepleasantlyplump.blogspot.in/

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