And We Run...? | Indian Woman Fashion, Fitness, Food, Style & Travel Photography Blog by Tanvi Rastogi

And We Run...?

1:01 AM

We have been totally treating fitness as a step-child on this blog for these past months! It's time to bring it back, people. Fashion is all cool and fine but without fitness I wouldn't have fashion in the first place. If you are wondering - What happened to the pounds I had piled on in the past month [with all the travel and visitors]? Well, they are still there. Very.Much.There! Worry not, sexy abs, we are back in the grind and we shall kick this issue in it's butt now!

Earlier this month, I had mentioned that I plan to be a runner from now on ... And? I still do. Due to my 'busy-life' [read: social-life] I haven't been able to run for more than thrice a week [tch.tch]. But now I plan to stay on track. Leia from Leia's Delights has been a great blogger-friend and motivator. She is my new-running-buddy from across the continents who checks up on me, if I have been running or not. [I am trying, Leia. I am trying *wink*

Running is turning to be one of the hardest forms of fitness oriented activity that I have done so far. That, of course, is one of the main reasons why I want to nail it, so bad! [Love challenges! Can't you tell? :P] So after abusing my body [yet.again!] I have a plan:
  1. Be Real - Have to ensure that I eat enough calories to survive only, not any more than that! [For sure the extra pounds didn't pile up magically. It was all the extra-unnecessary food I was putting in my mouth!]
  2. H2O - Have been lazy in drinking enough water, daily. Time to empty the water bottles in to my stomach [What's the point in storing them in the refrigerator?
  3. Balanced Meal - Yeah! That was probably the first thing that went out the door as the visitors walked in. Society is just not good for my 'healthy lifestyle'. Only if I could leave all materialist desires and comforts and move to the Himalayas. But then sans fashion & society, I would have sans motivation to be fit [Catch 22, anyone?]
  4. Fiber - Time to embrace the fibre and kick the carbs [bad ones!] in their ass; i.e. Hello! Vegetables & Fruits - Bye-Bye Sugar & Chocolate *sad.face*
  5. Gym - Well, the only saving grace was that I did try and work out for at least 30 minutes/3 times a week [if I was in town] but now, with no excuses to give, I am thinking of simply moving-in at the gym, itself. [I hope they have internet there :P]
Sounds like one-helluva-of-a-plan, right? 

And while I am at it, I plan to set myself goals and deadlines too [for I work best when I am working against time]. So yesterday in a local magazine when I saw an advertisement for Rock'n'Roll San Antonio Marathan on November 14, 2010 I knew I had found my deadline. I have 4 months and 19 days [or total of 142 days] to train. Shouldn't be that hard. What do you think?

Go Tanvi!

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  1. This is an ambitious goal! Good luck achieving it, I'm sure you can do it! Especially if you keep track of your progress here, it should be easier with a bunch of bloggers egging you on!

    I forgot to tell you that I was happy to hear you went thrifting! And belts are a very good first step! You can so often find interesting and cheap belts at the thrift store! Good luck taking more baby steps to find more cheap treasures! It's always like a treasure hunt (what a thrill!) and it's easy on your wallet! Just make sure that you clean the clothes before you wear them.

    Ce qui m'inspire

  2. way to go tanvi.. all the very best..

    i want To share wit u that.... now that i have become diet conscious i automatically avoid the foods that i shud'nt b having... like i guess after a time it just starts coming naturally to u ... and definitely when u have a goal in front of u, u WILL definitely reach there..

    there is no other alternative..

    BE ADAMANT and BE THERE.....

  3. Yooohoo you will definitely "run" a long way babeh!! :)

  4. Omg! A marathon!!! I don't think I'd EVER be able to do one ... I am so proud of you for even thinking of it Tanvi!

    I've taken a couple of days off from running ('female' problems ya know, I've been feeling really down and just wanting to lie in bed the whole time!) but this post is really a wake-up call. Because, even though I have been exercising regularly, I have definitely been over-indulging food-wise (it just HAPPENS when you're around family, doesn't it?) My plan is to go on a 3-day detox of just vegetable soup and fruits (ambitious goal... :P) and then from there start eating healthy, well-balanced meals. AND I need to increase my water intake! I only have 2-3 glasses a day... so shameful. I need to start carrying around a water bottle!

    I have been contemplating whether or not to e-mail you to tell you how much I weigh so I can check in with you in a month or two to see if I've reduced, but I checked myself on the scale and am subsequently too scared to share. Ha!

    Anyway: You can do it Tanvi! :D

  5. Am sure you can do it!
    Be adament n determind.
    All the very best.

  6. You can do it! A marathon is the best motivation! Sigh, as we become older and it's not just about keeping in good health, I'm all about a sensible diet and exercise!

  7. Voo quite a task...Even I am back to my weight trainnign and cardio exercises...Loving it because it doesnt make me feel guilty of what I eat otherwise even If i have 1 chapati i feel guilty of it ..

  8. Oh honey you really are such an inspiration. I have to motivate myself as well. I was doing wonderfully for a while and loving it. Eating really well and cooking and working out but I fell off the wagon since last weekend and it's just depressing. You're motivating me to get back on. OK after this weekend :)

    Have a great one honey! xoxo

  9. I'm glad you are doing fitness posts again! Like fashion, fitness is a big part of my life, so I love reading about it too!

    Goooooo Tanvi! Get it girl! lol

    xx rk

  10. Gooo team Tanvi! I'm a runner, and I will tell you the reason that I run is that it's cheap! Honestly, this is really the reason! All it takes is a good pair of running shoes (which I only use to run in, so they last longer). Also, you can do it anywhere as long as there isn't ice and snow. So I say, go for it, I will encourage you! XO!

  11. All the best!! I am sure u can do it...

    abt smiling Sonam: I was in a grouchy mood when I did that post. A friend asked me to style dress shorts for her which I did as a post but I am dont think these shopping posts go with the theme of my blog..So was very pissed:-)

  12. Hey girl, just got off a plane need to catch up. You are in shape girl...

  13. I like your version of the Catch-22 :-p

    Keep the dedication running (pun intended) :-p

    And when it time of need, remember to head down to Pinkberry. Instant pick-me-up and energy to run MORE!!

  14. So exciting, great post and great blog; happy I found you! If you stick to your goals you'll TOTALLY be able to do it! Good for you! All the exercise, healthy eating and lifestyle and running will all start to get easier and dare I say a little bit obsessive :)

    Delightful Bitefuls

  15. Great post! ANd I must say you still look stunning and super fit!

    GO go go Tanzzzz!!!You'll do it! We have to catch up soon soon;-) Miss you x

  16. Thank Thank You for all your support. I am gonna stay focused and keep you all updated on my progress! Really excited about it now :o)

  17. hey! good luck with the plan..i too have started my walk alomost regularly..i am not much of a runner and i guess your updates would also help me stay on track :))

    really need to start drinking up water..iam downright lazy in doing that and it starts showing on my skin time to empty those bottles :))

  18. i wish i was a runner!!!

  19. Great tips. I always forget to pack water and end up hatinggg myself at the end of my run!

  20. Wow..sounds like a plan! And I guess seeing you do it will also inspire me to get off my butt and actually start using my treadmill that's just been rusting away! Go for it!!

    Thanks for the follow btw!! :)

  21. ohhh god hunny, i have just totally fallen in love with u!!! u go girl!!!

    AND although i am taking a break from running a marathon this yr, i am coordinating the marathon training program for Asha for Education, NYC/NJ Chapter... look into an Asha chapter near u..its a great non-profit and an amazing cause to run for... i have run 2 full and 2 half marathons for Asha in the past 3 yrs. coz the best part is that its a zero over head, all volunteer driven organization, so all the money we raise goes straight to education of under privileged children in India.. i know, i sound like a sales person..but i truly believe in the cause..

    and if u need any motivation at any time or tips etc on running, just drop me a me im a really good motivator...

    good luck and im super proud of u for doing a marathon!!




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