SSUSMITA's SparkPeople Blog SSUSMITA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Proud day! I am really proud of myself today! I woke up late with only 1.5 hours to spare before I go to work which includes time for me to get ready, make breakfast, wash the load of clothes I soaked the previous night. I almost convinced myself to skip gym as there isn't enough time. But I pushed myself to go as I only had back exercises scheduled for today (I normally have a muscle group routine and an abs routine and 10 minutes of cardio in my workout schedule) And I'm so glad I did. I was able to... Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:34:57 EST Daily dose of beauty -84 <img src=""> <BR> It's been so long since I did this. Life came up in between i guess! Here you go! Sometimes you need that lift in life no matter how tiny it is. It's the thought that counts! Have a fit and healthy day!! Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:01:45 EST Weight gain after workout!?? Hello there! <BR> <BR> I started a program last week which is mostly youtube videos. I made this plan which would fit me the best based on my mood and physical capability. Unlike last time, where I made a plan and could not execute it properly, this time I chose to just go with the flow. This is what it looked like: <BR> Day 1: Keaira LaShae's 10 Minute Cardio Dance Abs Workout: Burn to the Beat and Burn to the Beat Dance Intervals: Booty Pop Cardio Dance Workout which made up 30 minutes <BR... Thu, 9 Jun 2016 01:50:30 EST Daily dose of beauty - 83 Hello! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> When you are feeling down, just step into sunshine and let the rays wash over you. <BR> Have a great day!! <BR> <em>67</em> <BR> Tue, 7 Jun 2016 09:18:36 EST Daily dose of beauty - 82 Hello there! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Haha, I just love this. <BR> Unleash your inner superhero! <BR> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> Mon, 6 Jun 2016 02:09:22 EST Daily dose of beauty - 82 Hello there! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Books are our best friends! <BR> This weekend, read something.. <BR> <em>150</em> <em>149</em> Sun, 5 Jun 2016 01:27:34 EST Daily dose of beauty - 81 Hello there! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Remember this! <BR> <em>306</em> <em>243</em> Fri, 3 Jun 2016 01:59:28 EST Daily dose of beauty - 80 Good day to you <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Do not forget eat fresh produce! <BR> <em>386</em> <em>243</em> <em>386</em> Thu, 2 Jun 2016 01:26:31 EST Daily dose of beauty - 79 Haha. I know. It's been more than a year since I posted those. But I feel like when I look for beautiful images, I feel so good. So, I am back at it. <BR> <em>41</em> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Have an amazing and productive day. <BR> <em>381</em> <em>243</em> <em>381</em> Wed, 1 Jun 2016 01:44:07 EST Body shaming? We are all beautiful! I have always thought, is being fat so bad? Like J K Rowling's quote, "Is 'fat' really the worst thing a human being can be? Is 'fat' worse than 'vindictive', 'jealous', 'shallow', 'vain', 'boring' or 'cruel'?" <BR> I have recently come across a person who tried to body shame me. Before going into details, let me add in that, when I first logged into, I was 72 kg, I weigh 60 kg now. I am really proud of myself. I achieved this with careful eating, good workout regimen and posi... Tue, 31 May 2016 01:49:41 EST Why I hate Jumping Most of the workouts I look at have some form of jumping (jumping jacks, jump rope, etc.). I really do hate jumping. After much thought I have realized that it is due to the following reasons: <BR> #1 I have very long hair (way below my waist) and if it is down it keeps hitting my back almost like a whip lash. If I put it up in a bun, the bun keeps falling down and I have to pause to put it back in. <BR> #2 My knees keep hurting (although, I am only 20) and it takes quite a while to catch my... Fri, 23 May 2014 12:05:15 EST My Taebo concerns... I discovered Taebo two years back. Since then, I keep doing it every now and then. I lost some 7 pounds when I first started it. Hurrah! <em>9</em> <em>43</em> <em>9</em> <BR> Now, I do feel great after I do Taebo but I stopped losing weight. Maybe, I was getting better in endurance. I levelled up and tried the next level. Now, that is getting easy too. But, I can't push myself beyond 35 minutes span which includes two lower body, two upper body and two ab circuits. There is a total... Wed, 21 May 2014 11:26:04 EST Getting fit in May with Jessica Smith Last week I got a 'Get fit in May' workout plan from Jessica Smith and I was sooo excited. I already tried her Hourglass workout plan for some 10 days and I had to break the streak due to some problems at uni and finals. <BR> So, I do know her plans are great and all. So, today I finished my Day-6 and tomorrow is stretching routine. It goes like this: <BR> <BR> Day 1: Total Body in 10 <em>84</em> <BR> It's a great total body toner and believe me every muscle you have will ache. <BR> D... Fri, 2 May 2014 10:58:12 EST Baby steps - 3 So I did that Jillian Michaels video today! <em>46</em> <BR> It was exhilarating! Phew! <BR> Though, not very tough, thanks to all the Taebo I do. I was breathless half way through. I took a 2- minute break and went at it again. <em>91</em> <BR> I was able to finish it and I am content now. I was scared I probably won't do it and fail myself again but I pushed myself to do at least 10 minutes, once I started, I wanted to finish it. So ye, YAY me! <em>104</em> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:46:58 EST Baby steps - 2 So, yesterday's Taebo made me very tired. Also, I had to walk so much around the campus to get some stuff done. It was tiresome too. But, we gulped sugarcane juice at the end of it. So, it was bearable. <em>274</em> <BR> In the evening, dad showed up with so much snacks and fruit. <em>45</em> <em>45</em> <em>486</em> <em>470</em> It was all mouth watering. But, I had to keep it down since I could not squeeze in any powerful workouts. I managed to eat some and shoved the rest ... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:45:20 EST Baby steps - 1 So day-1 was a success. <BR> 40 minutes taebo! <em>216</em> <BR> Happy for now! Thanks everyone for your valuable and kind support! Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:38:06 EST Baby steps.. After losing weight successfully and gaining it back all within a year, I decided to take it slowly instead of loading all the stress on my body. Step by step. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> So, I am thinking to take a plan like this: <BR> Week 1: <BR> Day 1: Taebo - 40 minutes <em>216</em> <BR> Day 2: Elliptical trainer - 45 minutes + Upper body strength training m <em>316</em> <BR> Day 3: Jillian Michaels Boxing DVD - 30 minutes + Light... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 06:14:39 EST Bad bad me! It is such a bad news for me. After staying at 65kgs for over 6 months last year. I came back to 70 kgs last week. Of course, a huge entrance exam, frequent visits out of the city, stress-eating did not help. <em>29</em> <BR> Also, I noticed I can't workout as long as I used to and I am burning very less calories when I actually do workout. This is such a horrible situation. <em>24</em> <BR> There's a huge event coming up next month and I am supposed to look good for it. I am so tense... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 11:51:43 EST New decisions for October I started the skinny plan yesterday <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today, I did a 30 minute elliptical workout for cardio according to the skinny plan! <BR> For the healthy food I am supposed to eat: <BR> Apple <BR> Orange <BR> Sugarcane juice <BR> Banana <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Also, for my october challenge, it's general workout day. So, I picked the "Throw pillow" workout which you can find at: <link> Thu, 3 Oct 2013 10:42:44 EST Back on Pointe workout plan!!! So, I have been on this blog for a while and she suggests some awesome workout plans! There's one for september! <img src=""> <BR> There are some brilliant workouts to choose from! Sun, 15 Sep 2013 09:06:02 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 78 <img src=""> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>129</em> Wed, 8 May 2013 01:52:53 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 77 <img src=""> <BR> Look at him! No cares for the world! Tue, 7 May 2013 08:06:04 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 76 <img src=""> <BR> <em>216</em> <BR> I love it when my childhood favorite characters tell me to be stronger! <BR> <em>129</em> Thu, 2 May 2013 09:31:50 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 75 <img src=""> <BR> Good day! <BR> <em>437</em> <em>129</em> Wed, 1 May 2013 06:01:19 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 74 <img src=""> <BR> Look at the cute little squirrel !!! <em>129</em> <BR> It says "You are beautiful!" <BR> <em>26</em> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 08:15:06 EST A Change of Perspective Before I used to look at skinny girls wearing skinny clothes and think to myself: "Oh my! When am I gonna look like that?" <BR> <img src=""> <BR> And I used to work really hard sometimes, then lose it, get reckless, put on weight and you know the cycle. <BR> <BR> But recently, there was a rape on a 5 year old girl by 25 year old pedophile. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> To all the men who ... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 09:33:34 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 72 <img src=""> <BR> Little Bopeep and her little sheep! <BR> Infants in costumes make me soo happy! They are just too cute for words! Wed, 24 Apr 2013 06:26:09 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 71 <img src=""> <BR> Bombay! City of colours! Tue, 23 Apr 2013 07:30:55 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 70 <img src=""> <BR> I am a penguin and I will fly! <em>448</em> <BR> <BR> Such a sweetie! Mon, 22 Apr 2013 00:15:06 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 69 <img src=""> <BR> No matter how lost you are there's always a way!! <BR> It might be a little hard to find it, but if you try harder you WILL find it! <BR> Good day! <em>247</em> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:25:01 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 68 <img src=""> <BR> Remember the world is beautiful, wake up with this image in your mind! <em>306</em> <BR> All you have to do is to just <em>386</em> . <BR> Believe in that, I do! Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:36:42 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 67 <img src=""> <BR> Underwater power! Sat, 13 Apr 2013 06:43:40 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 66 <img src=""> <BR> I was studying for my exams pouring over books and I was vexed out - reading the same line over and over again, then I stumbled upon this visual and followed 3 of them! <BR> 1.Took a tea break! <em>469</em> <BR> 2.Went for a bike ride <em>332</em> <BR> 3. Rested my legs up a wall! <em>404</em> <BR> <BR> Felt so good! <BR> <BR> They are such great ways to relax your mind and body, everyone should try at least... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:42:07 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 65 <img src=""> <BR> That's so beautiful!! Mon, 8 Apr 2013 11:12:31 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 64 <img src=""> <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 7 Apr 2013 03:19:03 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 63 <img src=""> <BR> Yea, yea, I am awake, no need to yell! Ok, I will cardio too, do not worry! Sat, 6 Apr 2013 08:26:46 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 62 <img src=""> <BR> Wow, it almost looks like an eye! Fri, 5 Apr 2013 06:49:11 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 61 <img src=""> <BR> Does anyone else feel like cuddling!? Tue, 2 Apr 2013 07:41:49 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 60 <img src=""> <BR> WOW. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:18:12 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 59 <img src=""> <BR> To live in a house like that! Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:39:53 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 58 <img src=""> <BR> Dolphins are cute! <em>247</em> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 11:24:34 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 57 <img src=""> <BR> Hmmmm.... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 11:09:51 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 56 <img src=""> <BR> I can't even start with how soothing this is! Fri, 22 Mar 2013 09:57:01 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 55 <img src=""> <BR> Awesome. Wish I could drive there! Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:01:19 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 54 <img src=""> <BR> I hope I could be there to look at it in person, it's just too beautiful to look at! Tue, 19 Mar 2013 11:16:16 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 53 <img src=""> <BR> Awwwww! Mon, 18 Mar 2013 10:49:26 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 52 <img src=""> <BR> This girl is just brave! I will be on the other side of the planet! <em>24</em> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:20:24 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 51 <img src=""> <BR> Amazed! Thu, 14 Mar 2013 11:50:17 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 50 <img src=""> <BR> I will sit in the bowl and pose for your camera! Isn't that just cute!!!! <BR> <em>247</em> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:29:30 EST Daily dose of beauty! - 49 <img src=""> <BR> Aww! What a cute little thing!! It's just so cuute when cute little girls pose all cute!! Mon, 11 Mar 2013 09:50:46 EST