Nidhi S.

Nidhi S.

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weekends!

I have realised I’m pretty diligent during the weekdays but for the weekends I’m unable to follow the programme.
Workout wise, I’m doing as much as I can and even if I’m not doing the exact numbers I’m feeling stronger.
I actually enjoy doing the workout (within my limits), it gives me a sense of achievement.


last 2 weeks :)

I haven’t blogged in a while, so here is a long one!

The exercises have been going well, I’m feeling stronger, if I feel any pain I just reduce the intensity. The planks have been tough, I can only hold it for 20 secs or so. I enjoy the exercises more than the cardio, I really have to push myself for it.
Though I’ve been trying to be regular but it usually is 5 times a week.

Diet has been ok, last week I’ve had a few slips since my husband bought a panettone, which was really hard for me to resist, which also caused a lot of bloating for me since I’m not supposed to have eggs, wheat and dairy.

Yesterday evening I attended a "Parenting in the Digital Age: How technology impacts families and solutions for living online” talk at school, and I’ve realised I really need to cut down on my meaningless digital use and instead focus more on health, basically meditate more and more of yoga.

Hope everyone’s doing well with the programme!


Diwali weekend!

Well, this whole weekend was a cheat weekend for me, with Diwali parties and sweets etc.
But I had very little, and no alcohol at all and sadly no exercise thanks to the late nights.
Back on track this week!
Tried getting back to the arm and back exercises last week and sadly the pain got worse. The osteopath says I should rest it and let it completely heal. Why do injuries take so long to heal 😫
The valley effect is now setting in for me!
How did you guys get out of that?


It is so difficult to work out and keep with the diet while travelling, I only managed 2 days of workout last week. Diet wasn't easy either especially dinner.
Now that I'm back, I'm back on track!
Though the exercises are tough after a break.


Well a few things!
Keeping an exercise regime and diet is very difficult while traveling. I’m waiting to get back home on Friday!
Breakfast and lunch is doable but dinners are tough when you are in a restaurant, so I’ve just been having vegetables and small portion of chicken or fish since I can’t source soy milk and fruit in the evening.
I have missed 3 days of exercises this week due to travel, and being sick for a day.
The muscle pain came back after I did 2 days of upper body 😞
Haven’t seen any changes in the physique yet, but I’m happy that I’ve been eating healthy, no sugars and no processed food.


Looks like I missed the protein powder part, gonna rush to the store to get some tomorrow.
Workout wise, I'm doing the cardio in the morning and the rest in the evening. Since there are more leg exercises, I realized its too much to do at one time.
Still healing so haven't been the doing the upper body exercises, hopefully by the end of this week i can restart.


week 4 hump day!

So I couldn't do the workout yesterday :(
Woke up yesterday morning with some strained muscles under my right shoulder, so I thought the yoga class will help with the stretches but by the afternoon my neck started hurting too, which resulted in me wearing my neck brace all day.
Couldn't sleep well last night because of the pain, took some pain killers this morning which has eased the pain. Im hoping I'll be able to exercise by the evening.

I'm wondering, should I be doing the shoulder exercises or wait till I heal?


end of week 3

So this week's faux pas:

3 meals I didn't measure since they were not at home, but tried to be as close to the plan as I could. No dessert, but had some kombucha.

I cant say i'm getting it right 100% but around 85% diet wise.
Exercises have been the tough, the last set really burns , but its a good burn, I feel stronger.
Cardio wise, I realize I was getting it wrong . I was supposed to do 45 mins but I've been brisk walking for half an hour only, so that would be rectified this week.

The scale hasn't moved yet, so that was a bit demoralizing. But I am committed and looking forward to the next week!


week 3

I have been good in general with the exercises and diet, but sometimes miss out on the evening fruit. So I eat more fruits in the afternoon snack and just a plum or something after dinner.
Tough part is no chocolates 😩
I’m sweet craving still hasn’t gone :(
But I can feel that I’m stronger, though I don’t see much of a difference on the scale yet, I can feel that my body toning up.


From the last blog when I couldn’t finish my dinner to the last 2 days of just waiting for my next meal.
Don’t understand the sudden change in my appetite🤔
Workout has been fine, though the day before yesterday couldn’t do any, had the worst neck pain and body ache.

With 2 sick kids at home I’m not getting more than 5 hrs of sleep 🙁
Maybe that’s why I’m so hungry!


week 2 day 2

The work out was tough but I managed to do it !
Diet wise, the dinner quantity seems too much for me, hope its ok to leave a bit on the plate.


week 2 day 1

Workout went smoothly, I'm still doing the push ups with knees down, don't have the upper body strength yet.
Diet was good too, I had some serious sweet cravings especially while having my soy matcha latte. Couldn't finish the carb portion for lunch, I somehow wasn't that hungry . I was not on point with the fruits either, though I had 80% of them.


For cardio, went on the treadmill for 30 mins, followed by the workout, the otter kicks are killers!
Meals went smoothly, though I didn't eat carbs for dinner as I wasn't too hungry.
Next week isn't going to be as easy I guess, I will miss my coffee with coconut milk and a tsp of agave.


Intro!!

Hi, I'm Nidhi, and I live in Singapore. I'm married and have three kids, 13, 9 and 1.
I've had chronic neck pain for around 15 years, sometimes its manageable sometimes not. I have been seeing an osteopath for this since it got worse after my daughter who is 1 now was born.
My workouts since then have been limited to occasional swimming or walking and a bit of yoga. My eating has been very up and down, though I'm conscious of what I eat and try to eat more vegetables an fruits, but I do sometimes binge on chocolates or anything sweet I can get my hands on.
So I'm really looking forward to a new routine, discipline and develop full-body fitness and also loose all the extra weight from my last pregnancy.


day 3

Had my weekly yoga class in the morning, and went out for lunch with friends but didn't leave 1/4 on my plate, I forgot all about it in the midst of conversation. But the good part is the portions were tiny so didn't feel too bad about it.
The work out was fine, substituted 20 mins on the exercise cycle instead of jump rope.
The push ups weren't easy for me, I had to put my knees down to complete the sets, I guess I was still sore from the hatha class.


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