Getting back on track #Superbloggerchallenge2018


I was a major fitness junkie for many years until a few years ago. I lost the interest to go to a gym a few years back. Exercise and diet didn´t really figure on my priority list. There were other things that occupied my mind and I was in a very comfortable zone. This year, I want to break that lazy hibernation. To be honest, I miss that old lifestyle of working out every day and feeling so accomplished, lighter and most importantly, happier. Yes, I remember feeling happy after every workout. More than that, I think I was also at my healthiest best. I am not obese at all but I am definitely a couple of pounds heavier. This year, I want to get back on track with regular exercise and eating right.

Here´s how I plan to get back on track – 

  1. Gym membership: This is not a must for everyone. But, I like going to a gym and doing the cardio workouts there. I am not a Yoga person as yet but someday, I will master that too. But, just not this year. I do know the Surya Namaskar and the Pranayama though and I love them both. Taking my Yoga to the next level may happen in the latter half of this year or in the next. But, hitting the gym is a definite yes. Apart from cardio, I also plan to include some strength training exercises in the mix. Some Zumba on the side via YouTube videos seems plausible considering the fact I love to dance. 
  2. Eating right: Honestly, I am an emotional eater. But, I appreciate the self-control and will power that goes into eating timely meals and eating wisely. So, this year my focus will be on eating right. My diet is okay but not ideal. I eat mostly home cooked food which I make. But, I don´t eat enough fruit and my intake of milk needs to go up as well. I drink way too much caffeine and snack irregularly. Those need to be checked for sure.
  3. Sleep: This is another area where I need to get back on track. I go to bed late and wake up really early. So I need to compensate that with sleeping earlier than I normally do.
  4. Schedule: What gets scheduled, gets done. So, that´s what I am going to do. Schedule a dedicated time just for exercising and be more physically active throughout the day. I also plan to schedule the meals for the family a week in advance.

I am simply going back to an old routine that worked well for me in the past. Like a good friend who you meet after a long time and hit it off just like the good old times, I hope my ´tried and tested´fitness routine works out perfectly for me now as well. 

What does your exercise routine look like? I would love to know. 

Author´s Note: This is written for the #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 #Instacuppa hosted by and The challenge is from 15 Feb – 26 April 2018. The theme of Week 1 is ´Healthy Lifestyle´. This article is based on one of the prompts given by the hosts for Week 1: ´Exercise Routine which helps´. This article should not be re purposed, republished or use otherwise. The content herein is owned by the blogger. SuperBloggerChallenge2018 is not responsible for any infringement caused.

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Tina Sequeira
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  1. For a doctor, I’ve been doing a horrible job with weight management – thats the truth. Need to motivate myself better.

    • Hi Dr.Roshan! My dad´s side has a lot of doctors and you remind me of one of them. He was the same …a doc who hardly cared about his own weight. But, today at the age of 70 plus, he´s at his fittest best ever. Tummy all gone…hale and hearty. It´s all in the mind…motivation as you rightly said! 🙂 Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts. Cheers 🙂

  2. You have given some very useful information in your article. Over the years I have unfortunately become rather obese because of a sedentary lifestyle and definitely need to take up a proper exercise routine which I plan to begin soon.

    • Hi Jai! The same story here…once you slip away, it´s easy to go off the track. And, it´s quite comfortable too to not sweat it out. It´s time to get back on track and get moving…one step at a time 🙂 Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thought. I loved your post on mental health. Keep stopping by! Cheers 🙂

  3. Good that you are planning to Get back to track , mine is too simple , I go for morning walk and stay active 🙂

    • Hi Ghazala! That is awesome. You have a schedule and routine for exercise. As they say, simplicity is always the best… Keep reading and sharing your thoughts. Love and Cheers 🙂

  4. I’m back on track with my routine 3 years after my second pregnancy and it feels great. A tad late, but it is worth it. Wish you the best!

    • Hey Varsh! That is great to know..I truly admire people who are in control of their health and fitness. I was like that once upon a time..until I got Time for me to follow suit and get back on track like you. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. Keep reading! Love and Cheers! 🙂

  5. I could see myself there as I was reading! I need to do some regular form of exercising and eat fruits!

    • Hi Neha! Same pinch, huh? Lol…But on a serious note, its time to get active and treat ourselves with more love and kindness. Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts. Love and Cheers! 🙂

  6. these are really inspiring tips, Tina. Of course, getting back on the track is not an easy task, I was also in same boat few years ago. and Scheduling and pre-planning is the thing that has worked for me. you had pointed out one important aspect “sleep”, I need to work on that. thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful tips.

    • Hi Surbhi! Thank you so much for reading and sharing your experiences! Trust me, we all can learn from one another…a thing or two. :). Keep reading..Love and Cheers 🙂

  7. rituprapanna

    These are really inspiring tips, Tina. yes! getting back on the track is not an easy track, and I was also in the same boat few years ago. Scheduling and pre-planning are the things, that has worked for me. thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful tips.

    • Hi Surbhi! Thank you so much for reading and sharing your experiences! Trust me, we all can learn from one another…a thing or two. :). Keep reading..Love and Cheers 🙂

  8. I have been pushing myself to go to the gym for a long time now but I am lazier than a sloth when it comes to workout!!! #Superbloggerchallenge2018

  9. Though I don’t need workout much, I feel some physical activity is important for the body. Esp, now that we have house helps our activities have decreased largely. I started Yoga a year back but couldn’t continue after a month, found it too boring. Then I started gym last year in November and got the news of my pregnancy. Again, stopped. But, I have now made a resolution to walk every day. And I hope I stick to it if nothing else. 🙂 #SuperBloggerChallenge2018

    • Hi Rashi! Firstly, Congratulations on your pregnancy! That is great news 🙂 I used to walk regularly in my third trimester. It really helped. And I got back to exercising after a month of pregnancy. 🙂 It really helped me get back in shape after a year. Now, I´ve piled on that weight back ..but determined to get moving 🙂 Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts. Keep them coming in! Lots of love and take care! Hugs 🙂

      • Thanks much, Tina 🙂 haha.., The problem with most moms is they cant lose preg weight and the problem with me is I don’t even know how I lost my preg weight which I so want to gain again. But, in terms of exercise will surely start walking soon daily. Hope you lose weight and I gain weight, in the longer run. 🙂

  10. If you want loose weight then follow brightgram on instagram apart from doing these things. They demonstrate every exercise with its benefits. They are easy to follow and are very effective. Try them 🙂


    • Thank you so much, Paresh! That is very sweet of you. I have followed them on your suggestion. Love and Cheers 🙂 #SuperBloggerChallenge2018

  11. I really enjoy going the gym. But as I don’t get time now after my son, I stick to doing 15 minutes Yoga as an everyday routine. I often skip that if I have some other more important thing to do but I try to come back to my fitness activity soon.

  12. Hey Tina, we two are so alike. I have been there done that. I am also a fitness freak but sometimes I get lazy and remind myself the perks of exercising.

  13. The biggest challenge indeed is to get oneself into a routine. All the best for your endeavor towards fitness.

  14. All the best for your new and improved exercise regimen. I am also in the ‘I need to get back on track bandwagon’ cause I am 6 months postpartum and havent yet organised myself to start again. I swear by yoga, zumba and swimming


  15. Eating healthy and getting proper sleep is something I really need to work on!!

  16. Hey Tina.
    I actually read your post earlier and commented too. Somehow it’s not there!!! Well, I like Yoga and my body understands it. I also joined Zumba classes a few months back and now do at home whenever I like. I too like dancing. Hope your schedule work as per your expectation. All the best.👍

  17. Happier and lighter is what happens when we exercise.Lovely post.Congratulations on the Hall of fame entry in week 1 #Superbloggerchallenge2018

  18. Yes it’s always good to be in a routine. After giving birth to twins, my health took a backseat like any other mom but this year, I added myself, selfcare, my health also in my priority list. So far I’m able to keep my promise 😊

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