VLCC And Weight Loss #VLCCStyleStatements

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I am no exception to the tribe of women who are constantly unhappy with their body. Positive thoughts be dammed!

Post child-birth almost all women go through a phase of self-neglect and I am no exception. We immerse ourselves so much with childcare that our health as well as fitness goes for a toss. Then begins the never ending saga of diets and huffing and puffing on the gym equipment.

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I got lucky- my lucky charm ‘’World of Moms’’ gave me a free trial to experience the weight loss sessions at VLCC. To be honest, I have always been sceptical of weight loss sessions by VLCC and this was a good time to see if the proof was in the pudding.So reached their Vashi centre one fine morning. The place itself is very spacious, well planned and puts you at ease immediately. The staff was super courteous. Their Head nutritionist Sonali briefed me about the entire session and then I was told to change into a robe.

Firstly, they measured my height and weight and calculated my BMI. Next they took measurements and come hail or high waters, I am NOT disclosing them here!! They had different names for the 3 sessions they gave me, but I am sticking to laymen’s language and describing them as I saw them. So part one required me to lie down and they fixed muscle stimulators on me which vibrated at different intensities. OMG! Super ticklish but after sometime, you get used to the sensation and I thoroughly enjoyed my 30 mins of it. At the end of the session, I was surprised to see how much I have sweated…well that felt good!

Next came a session which included a cloth iron like equipment, only larger and sturdier. I have termed it ‘’Human Press’’! So my therapist got at work and used that equipment which gives some heat, on all the wobbly parts. This session too lasted for half an hour. The therapist too was very courteous and kept asking me if I was comfortable, or if the heat she was giving me was the right temperature or not.

The third machine they used on me was the ‘’Slimsonic’’. It is a combination of Heat plus vacuum. It has a nozzle like thing which kind of sucks at your skin and at the same time, releases some heat. Again…very ticklish! However the vacuum pressure can be adjusted to your comfort levels. Post this session, I was given a very relaxing powder massage and I was done!

Then came the time to check if all this vibrating, tickling, vacuuming has done any good to my vital statistics! Lo and behold, I was measured again and there was a difference of 2-3 centimetres in all my girths!! Also, my weight was down by 400 grams in ONE single session, RIGHT BEFORE MY EYES!!

So here’s my take on it and even Sonali said the same thing- there is no alternate to eating right and exercising when it comes to weight loss, however these treatments expedite the process and show you faster and reliable results in your journey for weight loss.

I would say that VLCC is a one stop shop for all your weight loss woes. They give you an all-encompassing guidance on diet and nutrition, suggest you the right treatments according to your requirements and see to it that you reach your weight loss goals.

I wouldn’t be saying this but the measurements and the weighing scale didn’t lie. The proof was indeed in the pudding.

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Red Juice Space Adventure with Colgate

We received three huge packs of Colgate Space Adventure series. My son was sitting on pins and needles and wanted to jump into the activity headfirst. We had two issues to find time to sit and work on them. 1- His school was on and 2- My younger one had to be kept away else she would have played the space destructor!! So finally one Sunday morning my son and I woke up early in the morning, sneaked out of the bedroom and went on one of its kind Space Odyssey!!

The packs were split open and the characters were cut out with tender loving care. Next came the assembling part which was easy as well. The characters came with easily mountable semi-circle stands. Now the stage was set.

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Then the story unfolded-

So there was this astronaut, let’s call him JS. JS came to know that the Sun was losing its power and will soon extinguish. Many aliens also came to him and asked him to do something to save the Sun from being extinguished.

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JS did some RESEARCH and came to know that Sun needed some ‘’Red Juice’’ to regain its fire power. Without the red juice, Sun will not glow as bright and Ice Age will begin.

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The magical Red Juice was available in a faraway galaxy. JS decided to take help of his baby sister and what a coincidence…the little sister too was a space walker! First they chose appropriate clothes from their wardrobes- A yellow space suit for JS  and a green one for Li’l sis ‘’LS’’. However JS confessed that he would have liked to own a red spacesuit as that is his favourite colour.

They had a huge range of spacecraft to choose from. They chose a sturdy two seater which they named ‘’Safari’’. It was an all-terrain space craft with ‘’four wheel drive’’ and ‘’jet power’’ to take them quickly to that faraway galaxy of Red Juice. Their space craft is so good that it can fly, float and navigate on bumpy planets as well.

They embarked on their adventurous space journey. The first trouble they had was a space blizzard…lots of dust and debris. But their space suits kept them safe from all that. Next they came to a planet where a war was going on between Aliens and space robo-cops. Both peacenik brother sister duo asked them to not fight as it is bad manners to hit, bite, kick or scratch anyone. The aliens and robo-cops became friends and gifted JS and LS an advanced GPS device which will take them to Red Juice galaxy real quick.

JS and LS said their goodbyes to them and with the help of GPS device landed on Red Juice crater. (Mommy’s morning juice shot was intelligently incorporated in the story…mommy was MIGHTY impressed!)

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They filled a big jar with red juice and flew back towards the Sun. Sun had a long sip of the red juice with a straw and said a big thank you to JS and LS. He told them he was feeling much better and his fire power energies were coming back.  Astronaut JS and space walker LS also reminded the Sun to clean his teeth with Colgate after finishing the juice else his teeth will rot.

JS and LS sat in their space craft and were home even before their mamma knew that they were not home! On reaching home, they quickly hid their space suits and changed into their night suits.  The best part was – ‘’Mamma ko pata bhi nahi chala that we went on a space adventure’’

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I’m blogging my #ColgateMagicalstories at BlogAdda in association with Colgate.

 

And I’d Do It All Over Again

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We were newly marrieds then and were kind of inseparable the way newly marrieds are. So one day we were discussing this and that and realized that both of us had not undertaken air travel till that date. My husband, in a rare bout of emotion said –Done then…now whenever we’ll get a chance, we’ll do it together. Obliviously it made me very happy! Read the rest of the post here . #RekindleTheSparkChallenge #WorldOfMoms #WOM14DayRomanceChallenge

Nirma Advance- Double whammy of Stain Removal and Hrithik’s Dance Moves!!

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Few days back, my sonny boy won two medals at his annual sports meet. The end result made me absolutely happy but the built up was tough. No, no! Before you start imagining me waking him up at 4 AM, giving him Badam wala doodh and taking him out for running, my woes were more domestic type rather than the sporty type!

Due to his sports practice in school, he used to come home covered in at least an inch thick layer of dust- the kind that accumulates from the red gravel type soil we see in sports fields. Now, while I was able to give him a bath to bring him back to normalcy, his school uniform was a different story. No matter how much I soaked and rubbed and used the most elaborate wash cycle available on my washing machine, those stubborn reddish-brown stains just refused to go. They lightened alright, but their complete disappearance was a faraway dream. Clearly my detergent was not working and I was at my wit’s end.

During one such lunatic stupor when I was aimlessly pushing my shopping cart in the detergents section of the supermarket, I spotted the brand new pack of Nirma Advance.In my brain, to be honest, Nirma belongs to my mom’s era. In fact, in my growing up years, ‘’Nirma’’ was used in place of the word ‘’ detergent powder’’. Any detergent was by default called ‘’Nirma’’ It was not a brand but a phenomena. Also, have to give it to them that Nirma group gave the catchiest jingles- that image of the girl twirling in her white frock with the ‘’toyyyyen’’ sound and the jingle ‘’Washing powder Nirma…Nirma etc. etc.” forms an integral part of our nostalgic TV memories alongside Chitrahaar, Buniyad and Hum Log.

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Anyways, so when I spotted the new pack of Nirma Advance, along with all those old world memories, what also popped up in my mind was the brand new commercial of Nirma Advance featuring our very own Bollywood Greek God Hrithik Roshan showing some serious dance moves. The video shows that Nirma has moved on and is serious about giving a tough run to the other swashbucklers in the arena.

My total adoration for Hrithik, his killer dance moves and drool worthy shirtless body (THANK YOU Nirma!!) aside, the proof was in the pudding which I was to put to test soon. I came home and put Nirma Advance to test right away.  In went the school uniform with some other laundry.

Sonny boy’s shirt came out looking decidedly whiter…no stains or their ghosts but that aside, what really surprised me were a pair of oven mittens. I wish I had taken a before and after pic. When I bought them, they were sunny yellow and when they went into the wash…they were some indecipherable shade of grey-black, sooty, sticky and very much icky. I must say Nirma Advanced is suitable to fight stubborn stains that are part and parcel of modern day living including my mad scientist baking experiments. The mitts came out so well washed that for a minute I thought they were not the ones that I put in my wash bucket!  With very little hand-rubbing, they came out looking as good as new!

So all I can say is with Hrithik Roshan as their brand ambassador, an image makeover of and the ever-trusted quality of their products, Nirma Advanced is set to give a tough time to stains in the luxury detergent section. Watch out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Her Mother-in-Law Thought She Was a “Bad Mom” For Returning to Work After Delivery

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Time flew and Paakhi delivered a baby girl. As she was on maternity leave and I am a work-from home mom, we always managed to coordinate our schedules and meet up. I noticed during my visits that her mother-in-law doted on her granddaughter. She happily did many baby-care chores, giving Paakhi time to rest and recover. What a blessing to have such an understanding mum-in-law… Read the rest here.

Moana Movie Review

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Plot-Moana Waialiki is a sea voyaging enthusiast and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her island’s fisherman can’t catch any fish and the crops fail, she learns that the demigod Maui caused the blight by stealing the heart of the goddess Te Fiti. The only way to heal the island is to persuade Maui to return Te Fiti’s heart, so Moana sets off on an epic journey across the Pacific. The film is based on stories from Polynesian mythology. Read rest of it here.