Exercise I am doing this Week!!!

Exercise plays an important part in our life. “Aging is a disease which gymming can cure” Inspired by this great quotation, decided to incorporate exercise into my life. You just need 30 minutes to get this done. Eat sensibly, be active and get 30 minutes of exercise is all you need to do for your body to glow from within.This is what I am planning to do this week. Do whole set 2 times and your 30 minutes is done. You don’t have to follow this, you can create your exercises… This is just an example of what I am doing this week. I hope this inspires you.

1. Be on all fours and life your thighs and knees. Alternate between left and right side. Repeat 25 times. Do not do it fast and hurt yourself and take your time. This work your inner thigh muscles. 

Isolate the glutes and form a couple of angles in this quick butt-sculpting series on all fours.  Begin on all fours and lift your right leg off the floor until your knee is in line with your hip. Flex your foot and squeeze your glute to raise your heel an inch toward the ceiling. Continue these small, concentrated pulses for 30 reps.   Open your right knee out to the side, keeping your foot flexed, and pulse your leg one inch to the left. You are not trying to lift the knee up, but try to ...:

2. Sit on the floor with feet on the ground and touch both sides. Repeat 30 times. Do not do it fast and hurt yourself. This works on your stomach muscles.

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3. Lie on your back and do bridging exercise. Repeat 20 times. Take your time and do it carefully. This work your thigh muscles and stomach muscles.

4. March and touch your hands. Repeat 10 times. Please take your time and do not hurt yourself. This works your knee muscles.

5. Downward Dog exercise. Repeat 20 times. Take your time and do it carefully. This energizes and rejuvenates your whole body. 

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6. Lie on your back and do scissors with your legs exercise. Repeat 15 times. Do not hurt yourself and take your time. This work on your thigh muscles.

7. Stomach Boats exercise. Repeat 25 times. Do it very carefully. This works on your stomach muscles and increases your spinal flexibility.

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8. Surya Namaskar. Repeat 3 times Take your time and do not hurt yourself. This works on your whole body. 

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All the pictures are taken from google images.

Hope it will inspire you to work out for 30 minutes.

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Cinnamon Honey Mask!!!

cinnamon honey mask

As most of you who follow me on snapchat( My snapchat id is slkkitchen) I am taking extra care of my skin and pampering it a lot. It changed a lot and I am happy with it. I believe in order to look good you need to take care of it. It just takes 20 mts in the morning and 20 mts in the night. You are the most important person in your life. If you can’t take care of yourself, how can you take care of others? You don’t even need make up if you take care of your skin. Make up will make it look more prettier. Just make sure to cleanse your face in the morning and night and moisturize it.

I apply facepack everyday to my skin to pamper it. This week I decided to apply this facepack. Honey has antibacterial properties and it lightens your skin.

3tbsp of honey
1tbsp of cinnamon
Microwave it for 30 seconds and apply it on your face
Leave it on for 10 mts and wash it off.

It just feels so refreshing after I rinse off.

Hope you will like this mask as much as I did…

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Cinnamon Cake and Update of Sorts!!!

Hi everyone!!! I have been away from blogging for almost 3-4 months now. Let me apologize to you guys for disappearing without leaving any information. I had gone to India for 2 months and I had to take care of so many things before I left.  It was so hectic you won’t believe it. I didn’t even have time to log in and post an update. I have been back for almost a month now and we are settling in. Kids are back to school and I am back to blogging. I have so many new recipes to try, so watch out this space for lots of new recipes. After coming back from India, my hands were just itching to make something, so had to try this cake. It was super delicious, melt in the mouth kind of cake. Believe me guys on this, you need to make this cake ASAP. I got this recipe from Sarah’s blog. I am writing the recipe here, but if you want to go to the source you are more than welcome to…

cinnamon cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 8 ounce tub sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 c. vegetable oil
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla

Method:

Preheat oven to 325.  Prepare 9 x 13 pan.
In large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, oil, and sour cream.  Stir by hand until large lumps are gone.  There will still be some lumps but that’s ok.
Pour half the batter into the pan.
Now, in a medium bowl.  Take your brown sugar and cinnamon and combine.
Mix up your brown sugar and cinnamon really well.
Sprinkle the brown sugar mixture all over the batter in the cake pan.
Don’t do what I did below. Be sure to get that cinnamon mixture all the way to the edge of the pan.
Now carefully spread the other half of the batter on  top.
Don’t be

afraid, it’s gonna get really uncomfortable.

All the batter and stuff is gonna get all mixed together and you’re gonna think you are doing it all wrong.
But don’t worry how it looks.  Trust me.
Once it’s all spread around, take a butter knife and twirl it all through the batter, so it gets all swirly and stuff.
Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Just when it’s about done baking, mix together your powdered sugar, vanilla and milk.
I always use a fork to be sure all the little clumps get broken up.
Once the cake comes out of the oven, waste no time at all.
Pour this powdered sugar mixture over the warm cake.
Now sit back and wait for the wonderful crackle to appear.
Try your hardest to wait about 15 minutes before you cut into her.
If you have any favorite recipes please share it with me… Hope you make this cake and enjoy it with your loved ones as much as I did…
Till next time,
Yours truly,
Aparna
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