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Travel to Escape

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“Not all travelers are looking for an escape, some are looking for a home.”

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The Magic Words…….

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Sometimes we find ourselves between the bewildering crossroads of life. Faith, hope & vision become menial, one’s own existence becomes a doubt and fear looms like a dark cloud. Our prose becomes dreary, constantly reaching out to the island of sanity but asylum is farfetched. Then we just need an angel to utter the magic verse…. “It’s going to be OK”

Dreamer’s Dilemma

 

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I have a theory about dreamers, they are emancipated from this stifling world of friends and family, materialism and future security holds no meaning to them, it’s very menial to them. They live on the edge and find happiness in their dreams, but happiness is the real enemy here, it weakens the soul and it puts doubt in the mind. The cloud of curiosity drifts on one’s mind and suddenly there is something to lose.

The question arises here is that, should dreamers hold on to their dreams and be fooled by the dreams they seek or move around, be nomadic, make each day a new horizon?

Tales of Ordinary Madness

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High in the sky, with bright feathers, humming a sweet song which compliments the beautiful morning, free spirit, lost in the wonderland. This is how a free bird leads its life and everyday a new space with some new boundaries to cross and to celebrate life with new experiences.

I also want to be free, escaping the shackles of ordinary and menial life, the monotonous routine doesn’t excite me, I am a creative person, a little emotional, a little soft, life should be like art and like the flow of a brush life should change course. I crave for marvelous or excellence, to achieve the impossible and dazzle the world with it. My absurd existence should draw out a meaning to this life; happiness is top on my list, to escape from this cage and fly again. The soul is trapped with uncertainty about the future and fear of losing, I just want to run away from this melancholy prison and dive into madness.

Are You Smiling Enough? Be Happy

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Today in the newspaper there was an article about being happy and some pointers were given, I wanted to share this poem with all you as it summarizes those pointers mentioned in the article.

“Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.” 
― Christian D. LarsonYour Forces and How to Use Them

Fitness Nirvana

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Recently, I have started working out and let’s face it after a few weeks of working out, when we see some improvements we become a fitness freak. This piece will not show my journey of becoming a fitness freak rather highlighting different ways of working out, diet and some tips. I will mention some basic cardio exercises which will help to burn fat and pre workout meal. I will also like to share weights exercises also but at a later stage.

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CARDIO EXERCISES

Cardio exercises should be a mixture of running/walking, cycling, pushups, stretching etc. Even before heavy workout 20 minute cardio exercise is necessary as our muscles need to warm up and get ready for weight lifting. If you are focusing on burn fat and want a toned body, ideally you should do a mixture of cardio exercises and lift weights also. If you lift weights it will help in overall shaping and toning the body.

Most of the people do cardio exercises for fat burning so I have listed a schedule.

  1. Running – Duration 25 min.

Once on the treadmill don’t let the your body get used to the daily routine, mix it up a little for example start by walking at a nominal speed then after a minute do incline, after few minutes jog (increase the speed). This way it will be a challenge for your body to keep up and you will not get bored.

2.   Cycling – Duration 15 minutes.

Here also try to mix the speed variation which will consist of high and low.

3.    Crunches –

Lie on your back on the floor with a mat or carpeted surface is more comfort.

Your feet can be flat on the floor or you can keep them suspended in the air during your crunches for that extra affect. Cross your arms in front of your chest or keep them at the side of your head with fingers touching your head. Do not try to pull their head or neck up during the exercise, which can place extra strain on the spine. Lift your shoulders towards the ceiling using your abdominal muscles. It is very important not to lift your entire back off the floor, as this can cause back strain. It can be tempting to move your head forward (tucking in your chin to your chest) because it makes you feel. If you have your hands behind your head or neck, don’t let your elbows come together. Keep them level with your ears. Letting your arms close in around your head encourages your head to tilt forward. Exhale and contract your abs as you go up. Pause at the peak. When your shoulders are off the ground, pause and hold that position for a full second (or more). Ease back down slowly as you inhale. Don’t just “plop” back down. Your control on the way down works your ab muscles as well. Take 10 seconds break before to relax your abs before doing another crunch.

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4.   Jumping – 4 sets, 12 reps in each set.

It is a simple and effective exercise which will contribute in fat burning and toning of the body.

Stand with your feet together and your arms by your sides. Jump, spreading your feet and raising your arms, land with your legs spread around 2-3 feet apart and your arms over your head. Jump again this time coming back to your starting position to complete one repetition. Repeat the motion for a set time period, or for a set number of repetitions.

        5.       Pop-Ups

Lie face down on floor and palms next to chest. Do a push-up, using upward momentum to jump left foot in between hands and quickly stand up into a plie squat as you bring hands beside chest.  Reverse motion to start. Continue for 45 seconds, alternating legs.

  1. Outdoor activity

Indulge in an outdoor activity or game that will result in burning calories.

Pre workout meal

Have protein shake one hour before your workout – it will provide you with the boost when you exercise.

  • Fruit – Banana or an apple should be sufficient but not heavy meal should be taken one hour before the workout. These are energizing snacks and bananas are packed with potassium, which aids in maintaining proper nerve and muscle function.
  • Oatmeal – Oats are full of fiber and therefore the carbohydrates from them are released into your bloodstream gradually, keeping your energy levels constant during your workout.
  • Cereal, yogurt & smoothies.

Overall Diet

  • Cut down on salt and sugar intake.
  • Have boiled or grilled chicken.
  • Fish is must add to the diet.

Caution – this article is only for your guidance purposes, please be careful to avoid personal injury.

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http://fitnessmodelprograms.com/

http://www.wikihow.com/Do-Crunches

http://www.fitnessblender.com/v/exercise-detail/Jumping-Jacks/5b/

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The Oscar Goes…… Dragon Loyalty Award, ABC, Versatile & More

oscars_logo_1360686416127_372302_ver1_Fotor_CollageThe feeling is so overwhelming when you receive an award that the paramount possession of a writer which is his words also becomes insignificant in front of the feeling.

After receiving an award I feel like a superstar, walk down the red carpet in some designer clothes, photographs taken, wave a little, and get seated, Seth MacFarlen cracking jokes on Rihanna and Chris Brown’s relationship (Chrishanna) and waiting for the grand ceremony to unfold, just like the Oscars.

Acceptance Speech

I wish to thank Vinita and Josephine for nominating me for these awards, these awards are an appreciation and encouragement for me and I shall work even harder now. I would like to thank my followers for motivating me and commenting on my posts. Yada Yada Yada

Do visit Vinita’s and Josephine blog

Vinita http://tvhookedfigures.wordpress.com/

Josephine – http://joseyphina.wordpress.com/

The Dragon Loyalty Awards – Rules

7 things about me:

  1. I like to DJ and have done gigs at my University.
  2. I am just in love with London (U.K).
  3. I want to start a gift day, like friendship day. Everyone should exchange gifts with their loved ones (crazy right).
  4. I spend half of my day, day dreaming. I easily float away to my fantasy world.
  5. I don’t know how to handle rude people.
  6. Horror movies are my favorite.
  7. I am currently obsessed with body building.

These are the few of my favorite bloggers who have wonderful blog and I want to nominate them.

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“If we could see inside other people’s heart: Life

The scene is from Cleveland hospital in which the camera focuses on people as they are busy in their routine tasks. As the camera focuses on the people and their inner feelings are written on the screen and the hospital environment where lots of emotions are magnified – joy, sorrow, good and bad news, anxiety, fear etc.

We all go through these feeling everyday but here the emphasis or the message which this video is trying to showcase is “Empathy”. We all are busy in our daily lives but ignore feelings of our friends, colleagues, even strangers. Feelings are fragile, everyone has a story, and we just have to take a little time to listen to each other stories. Treat each other with respect, kindness and courtesy and most important is to empathize.