For the Fitness Freaks [Part I] | Indian Woman Fashion, Fitness, Food, Style & Travel Photography Blog by Tanvi Rastogi

For the Fitness Freaks [Part I]

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Long time I have not done a workout post. I had thought that I have said it all. However, I have never 'showed' it all, now have I? So I hit the gym this past Sunday, when there aren't many people and got working on this post. Again,  everyone/every body is different. If you have not worked-out before seek professional help before listening to me. I am not a trainer and I do not know the technical details of the craft! This is, simply, what works for me.


Part I - Lower Body

Lower body means large muscle groups, therefore working lower body [butt, hips and thighs] means burning more calories and of course ending up with hot-lean-legs! Usually I alternate between my lower and upper body. Below are some of my favorite lower-body-exercises. To prepare for the workout - 

  • Stretch
  • Run/Jump/Skip/Hop for few minutes. Get that heart rate up
  • Balance your body weight towards the center of your feet
Step Ups
Box Jumps
Squats on Bosu
Sumo Squats (Opps! Was almost gonna fall there :P)
Lunges
Side Planks

Usually I do 3-4 sets of 15-20 times each. Sometimes to mix things up I might just do each exercise for 50 times in one go and then continue as per my stamina and time.   

Reader's Question
Mans asked me - What do you eat when you get hunger pangs after 8.00pm? I always tend to get hungry around 11.00pm and wonder what to eat?

Usually I eat dinner by 5:30-6:00 pm (as long as we are eating at home) so invariably I get hungry around 8:00 pm. However, the answer to that question would depend up on what I have in my kitchen. When I there is something unhealthy (e.g. potato chips, ice cream, cookies, chocolate) my hands always reach out for it first, however when I do not have anything unhealthy I have no choice but to have a cup of yogurt (plain or flavored), glass of non-fat
lassi, a non-pulp fruit. A lot of times when there is nothing tasty in the kitchen, I lose interest in eating and curb my appetite. Drinking a lot of water also helps (very hard!). However, the good part is that I am in bed by 10:00 pm so there is no chance of being hungry while I am sleeping :) 

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72 comments

  1. My jo-o-o-o....Its so interesting but tufff.I wish i cud do all this.
    Throughly loved watching.

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  2. i was starting to get lazy in the gym. had gotten bored of the same old routine. Its time to spice it up. thank you!

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  3. Lunges and Squats...oh so painful but they do miracles indeed. not just your lower body but ur entire posture. luckily im off exercising now ;)

    BTW...these days Im hooked on to roasted chana chor garam to curb my increasingly frequent hunger pangs. Do give it a try if you can find them in US.

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  4. you are totally totally rock'in them all, tanvii!!! xoxo from cali, gabrielle

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  5. Tanvi, you are and have always been a fitness inspiration to me! This post is awesome and it reminded me that I don't do enough 'exercises', rather I focus too much on cardio (running and elliptical). So for toning I had better start doing some of these right away! I love the way you've done the moving gifs to show the exercises too.

    Recently I've become such a late sleeper - can't fall asleep before 2 am! :( - so I do get hunger pangs at night. I curb them by drinking lots of herbal tea - chamomile or peppermint usually. Or I have a healthy bowl of chana if I'm *really* hungry!

    Leia

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  6. I always get inspired reading your fitness posts and when I don't feel motivated to go the gym I read your old posts and off I am to the gym again.
    you do a tough workout no wonder you have such a fab body thanks for sharing :)

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  7. you are totally rocking those green pants from Zara in the guest post

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  8. Reallly love the way you have presented the exercises TANVI!! Very inspiring to actually see it than read it...goal of the weekend: try on of your exercises..and you know that would be a miracle if i see it through!! :-p

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  9. i need to get my shoes out...run fat girl run..need to make this my wake up line

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  10. OUch, all those exercises look fantastic to watch, a bit painful to do.
    I just walk, walk, walk
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  11. This is such a cool post. I totally need to try some of those tips and you are so amazing, sweetie
    Happy Tuesday, kisses

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  12. Love it! I did a few sets of combo lunges and squats Tuesday and ouch - still feel it! I'm going to try side plank leg lift next time.

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  13. whoa look at you go! Love the animated gifs:)

    xx

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  14. Awesome post! Very fun to see your workout! I also have blue and neon green Nike shoes! :)

    As for food, I've always heard that if you're going to eat anything late, it's best to eat fruit. Thus, I usually try to eat a pear, some watermelon, or a banana if I get hungry close to bedtime.

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  15. Awesome workout !!
    Awesome Post !!

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  16. Look at you!!! I've given my lazy butt a well deserved kick..!

    Since am blessed with a super slim body i generally lack motivation to exercise.. but i regularly walk and play badminton.
    But looking at this i think am going to start some basic muscle toning exercises. And how do you so strictly maintain your lunch and dinner timings? I simply cant do that!

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  17. GREAT POST!!!!! I was in dire need of some lower body exercises!!! This is absolutely perfect :) THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

    That GOOD GOOD Blog

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  18. Thank you for the inspiration! I've been pretty lazy lately!

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  19. DAMN girl! this is perfect, I'll be out of town for a few months with access to a gym, but no trainer, so I'm going to use you as my personal trainer! Thanks Tanvi :)

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  20. I love this workout regiment. I'm always looking for exercises that will workout my thighs. This is very helpful. In bed by 10 wow I need to try that!

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  21. Love ur mint green pants on the Styledrive post and I like how you wore in with a non-matchy top. Looks tres chic!

    Can i just have ur toned legs without doing these tough exercises?

    You are amazing and when I see posts like these, I admire you even more!!

    I too have hunger pangs after 8pm. One trick is to chew gum, it kinda curbs my pangs or just eat a couple of M&Ms:-)

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  22. My visit to physical therapy let me know early on that I cannot balance at all. Me on a bosu is DANGEROUS. I was a wobbly mess (I have a traumatized knee, that will never get better). This was so interesting to see though, I love the gifs! My gym doesn't have a step, or i'd totally so that. I do the leg lifts from lying on my side, I'll have to try it from side plank! and this reminds me I've gone toooo long without the gym :(.

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  23. Great post, Tanvi! Believe it or not, I actually really miss going to the gym. Since moving to a small beach town, I've done the best I could to maintain a fitness regimen, but there's nothing like going to the gym, where there is nothing to do but work out.

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  24. Yikes that looks intense! But you are totally making me want to go out and be active. Thanks for the kick in the butt!

    PS: You look stylish even in the workout! Love the shoes.

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  25. whoa..Look at you go..You look so determined and focused :) Love that! You have almost convinced me t hit the gym asap :)

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  26. ohhh darling, ur making me feel terrible about myself right now..i need to start excersing now!!! its ur turn to bug me with emails now...hehe

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  27. Wow! I'm tired just looking at these! Just kidding, these are amazing. You kick butt! And you're so inspiring. Thanks for sharing your tips, sweetie :)

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  28. Wow.. You are crazy good. I feel like such a wimp now!

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  29. I've been promising my readers this, took some pics and never posted. You take things to a whole different level. I would start a bussiness with you because I love the way you roll.
    We deserve it though cause we are loyal readers (sometimes picture watchers lol). I LOVE THIS POST!!! EXCELLENT!

    P.s can you help me with mines when I decide to do it lol.

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  30. Tanvi!
    I was only expecting an answer to my question, but I get a real treat, SO SO inspiring, you are!

    I'm drinking 2% milk this week, after 8pm, to curb the hunger and it works quite well. I read milk's good and doesn't add to fat. Fruits, however, just convert to fat coz' the sugar content is not broken down(due to low metabolic rate at night). This is what I found from my research :)

    Thanks Tanvi, your fitness posts never cease to motivate me!

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  31. i need to work out.....i think bloggers are slowly giving me motivation.

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  32. Really interesting post, love it and I need to now go back to gym :)

    Happy Thursday xx

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  33. great fitness moves! i'll have to try out some of these at the gym tomorrow :)

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  34. wow!tanvi...no wonder ..why you are so fit..those are like Vigorous..exercises...I cant dare to do..even if I wanna ..its amazing..so much stamina!
    good luck gurl!

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  35. Wow! You look amazing when you work out! I love the pictures!!! And how they show things in detail!I need to focus more on working out daily. I have a hard time with hunger pains. Thanks for the advice!

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  36. love the pics.. you are a true inspiration..

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  37. this is awesome!

    http://themashedup.blogspot.com/
    Lydz xX

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  38. Total Awesomeness!!!
    Love the vibe of the post. :)

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  39. Wow. Animation in the post :))) Awesome. I try NOT to eat anything after 8PM

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  40. girl you totally rock!!
    i have been struggling with my weight & health issues for past some time now & you have given me a reason to try hard.
    Dinner at 5:30??? i don't think i can ever do that.

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  41. I can't believe your post can show movements like it's a video ... cool!!

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  42. I may not be that into fitness, but I AM into moving photos of you being fit. So it's a win-win!

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  43. great lower body workout routine!! i need to do some of those box jumps!

    cute & little

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  44. Amazing and detailed post. Plus the mini-videos are tres cool

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  45. quite an informative post..ur right tanvi, everyone's got to find what works for them..

    my problem are is tummy and i have to work extra hard on it!!

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  46. U r an inspiration to so many...and i m sure u know that. Excellent post!!

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  47. woah, you have blown my mind!!!! very inspiring, tanvi!!!! and i love the gifs :)

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  48. WOW lady...You've inspired me to kick it up a notch!

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  49. wow, i love this post. and love love love your sneakers! so stylish, even when you are breaking a sweat at the gym ;)

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  50. Yes, yes, yes! I loved this post. Mainly because I am a HUGE fitness freak myself, and well, because those pictures of you moving around are awesome, haha. I do a lot of these workouts myself and they definitely work, I can attest to it. I think I'll have to post a fitness post sometime too, you've inspired me!

    Love it! And love your late night snacking tip. You are definitely dedicated and I love that!

    XO,
    Erika

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  52. Hello Tanvi!! Oooh boy, I open your blog and I see exercise!! I'm totally unfit! So this definitely helps as a reminder to start doing something, I used to play tennis a lot, I'm more into sports rather than the gym since I get bored super fast.

    Also, thanks so much for the translation! I really appreciate it!

    I also liked your post on styledrive, I've got some pants of a similar green, and I liked how you combined them with polka-dots!

    Un beso!
    Saludos!!

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  53. i don't really visit your great blog for the fitness posts, but i just love how you illustrated this. it makes it so much easier to see the proper way to exercise! :)

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  54. This post is just in time! I went out and bought a exercise ball today (pink of course!) to help get my fatty atty motivated! Any moves for it that I should know? xo

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  55. This is an awesome post! Love the animated photographs! Your workout is intense, I wish I had the willpower!
    Have a great weekend!
    -Ellie

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  56. Can I just say one things- you are amazing! Seriously girl the way you are taming those lower body exercises, like they are nothing.

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  57. Wow too cool, Tanvi! Wish I had the motivation you do!

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  58. omg, Tanvi! you have perfect form. Can you come be my personal trainer? pleeeaaase?

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  59. aaaah, this is an amazing post. seriously! love it. and at the same time it makes me feel so guilty. so - quick, quick browse to the next post...

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  60. Love the images Tanvi! I'm a pilates girl, that helps me get through the week usually...this is inspiring! looks like an amazing but tiring work out, I love that you included this fitness post. :)

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  61. Look at you! Superwoman. :D
    Congrats on the cosmo coverage.
    Much love.

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  62. Holy shiz Tanvii...just when I was feeling all complacent with my Stairmaster stint... :P
    You look amazing...! And now we know why! TFS :))

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  63. oh boy.. all the hopping has drained me out. just watching!! haha

    you are super fit, you should add the word "fit" in your title.

    The fabulous life of not so rich and infamous BUT SUPER FIT.

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  64. Looove the technology and the visuals! Let me congratulate "Mr. Tanvi" for fab photos!! :-))
    The side plank is my downfall--quite literally. Will have to practice more. I am amazed to see your box jump too. Great strength and balance!
    Meetu D

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  65. Hey there.. nice post. This is really inspiring. I never did side plank leg lift before this and it feels amazing. Thanks for 'showing'.

    and I love long hair.. please give some tips on hair care now ;)

    Shruti
    http://pumplicious.blogspot.com/

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  66. I think this was an awesome post!! for all those ppl out there who need motivation a.k.a me!!!!!
    awesome!!!!!

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  67. MY JAW DROPPED LOOKING AT YOUR WORKOUT!

    I wish I could do half of what you do!

    Awesome post...VERY inspiring. Do more of these!

    Love!

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  68. This is so inspiring.... love this post..... feel like starting workout right now :)

    Thanks for sharing!!

    Manali
    secretsofmissdaydreamer.blogspot.in

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