No amount of lemon and honey in hot water and lauki juice can rid you of the 'Vidya Balan' belly (don't believe anything anyone tells you). Only cardio helps. Run, run, run, or jog, jog, jog or skip, skip, skip. You could try interesting sex positions too. But time them.
Doing weights is essential. When you actually do lose inches, weights are essential to tone up your body. And no, you don't get muscles like Madonna.
Use your core (that would be your stomach muscles). Any exercise that you do, try and get the energy from your core. It burns calories and fat too.
Only exercising will not give you the required results. Find a good, healthy diet and see the difference.
Giving your body a break is essential. Be regular but you can take a day or three off. As my colleague Yashica Dutt was told by her gym trainer, "'MusCal' ko rest milna chahiye".
Exercising is addictive. You just have to push yourself to the point where you start to see results. Later, your mind and body will automatically remind you.
Parul Khanna, an erstwhile lazy lady, has turned into a fitness freak. In the last one year, her clothes size has gone down from nearly large to nearly small.
From HT Brunch, January 27
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