Life is easy with Verizon 5 G

Thank you to Verizon Wireless for sponsoring this post!

Here is a note from a multitasking mom, “Time Management is everything to perfect the art of juggling” . I live my life literally by the clock, playing different roles – mom, wife, fashion professional, Blogger i am all about smart living & constantly looking for ways that simplifies my life.

One such discovery is Verizon 5G ultra wide band .Its such a revolution in the technology space. Faster download speed, no buffering. quick connections on multiple devices. Lets be real, everything is a click away these days, we live in fast paced world of smart phones, Online shopping, managing flights, calender’s, schedules , gadgets, Electronics, Wallets & staying connected with your loved via voice & video calls. We literally need our phone for everything. And with multiple devices per family you need a great connectivity. That’s what 5G brings you.

WHAT IS 5G

Verizon team comes over & installs the entire system

5G is the fifth generation of wireless technology. But users will know it as one of the fastest, most robust technologies the world has ever seen.

That means quicker downloads, outstanding network reliability and a spectacular impact on how we live, work and play. The connectivity benefits of 5G will make businesses more efficient and give consumers access to more information faster than ever before. One such discovery is Verizon 5G . “In the future, everything is going to be transformed by 5G,” says Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg. “The pace of technological change in decades past has been fast. The only thing we know for sure is that, in the future, it’s going to be even faster. 

To understand 5G, it’s helpful to understand what came before it. Broadly, the first generation of mobile technology, 1G, was about voice. The ability to use a phone in a car, or anywhere else, really took root here. The advent of 2G introduced a short-messaging layer—pieces of which can still be seen in today’s texting features. The move to 3G provided the essential network speeds for smartphones. And 4G, with its blazing data-transfer rates, gave rise to many of the connected devices and services that we rely on and enjoy today.A discussion around 5G technology is really a discussion around delivering life-changing technologies through next-generation networks. And Verizon has the engineering experience, deep fiber assets, wireless millimeter wave spectrum and partnerships to move huge amounts of data at unimaginable speeds.

You can find Phones in built with Verizon 5g Technology

LG V50 ThinQ™ 5G Available in black color 128GB retailing at 999.99 , installments available $41.66 /mo , 24 months payable.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G Available in Majestic Black & Crown Silver color 256GB & 512GB retailing at 1299.99 , installments available $54.16 /mo , 24 months payable.

Motorola moto z4 Available in Frost White & Flash Gray color 128GB retailing at 499.99 , installments available $10 /mo , 24 months payable.

Verizon is also running a 5G CHALLENGE which you should look out for. The Built on 5G Challenge is a nationwide search for the best products, services, and applications that will bring the true power of 5G to life. Apply here.

This technology is life changing, Definitely recommend looking it up.

let me know in comments below if you have any questions.

Love

Sakshi 

My blog may contain links to other websites. I am not responsible for the privacy policies of those other websites. When you click on a link, your information may be collected by those websites so I encourage you to read their privacy policies. Any affiliate links are not associated with Verizon.

10 DIY Fathers day cards.

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Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, and singers of song. Fathers play a very important role in a child’s development right from the beginning, they give goals & dreams.

Lets make our fathers, your partner (your kids father) feel special this fathers day 16th June, Sunday 2019, By creating hand greeting card for them.

Sharing some DIY father’s card ideas.

  1. Colored with love

Get your kid to scribble around on a card. Place a stencil of your message on your card , & once your kid is done scribbling take it out. You’ll have a cute fathers day greeting from a toddler as well 🙂

2. The greatest gift card

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I am obsessed with this DIY dad card, love this easy idea from Lil’ Luna. It’s a free printable, so all you have to do is print it out, cut it out and stick it on the gift card of your choice. Snag the printable by clicking here.

3. Birth dad-kids photo frames.

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There is nothing more precious to a father then holding his new born baby, Gift a dad his kids first birth photos in a frame. His heart will melt for sure.

4. Scribbled origami bowtie

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For a super last-minute gift, give your kids a few spare pieces of scrap paper and a box of Crayola crayons to create these totally custom (so, limited edition) bowties. Its sure to put a smile to any dads face 🙂

5. Wordy Tie

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Put all of Dad’s pros in one place … and then encourage him to wear it with pride. He has enough silk ties anyway.Get the tutorial from Kikicomin »

6. Beer bouquet

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His true love (beer, obviously), but fancy. And if you’re lucky, he might even share a cold brewski with you… if you’re of age, of course.Get the tutorial at Unoriginal Mom »

7. Bow tie card

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Create a simple, Bow tie card. Let your kid color or make patterns in bow tie shape on a card board, Cut it & stick it on another card , with a lovely fathers day wish.

8. Daddy’s Stache’

Get a brown paper bag , Print, cut, paste fun dad elements on it.Like Mustache’ , hat, tie etc. And fill in any gift a dad may like.

9. Handy dad heart card

This Dad-approved card is easy enough for kids to make, and sentimental enough for Dad to show off at work.Get the tutorial at Non-Toy Gifts »

10. Finger print card

What could be more special to any father then a card made out of his kids finer prints. Its going to be a keeper for life.

Last but not the least, greatest gift any dad can get , especially a toddler dad is sleep….shhh!! Treat that deserving dad to a nice spa. Trust me it will be much appreciated.

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Hope you found this article helpful.

Much love

Sakshi

Verizon 5G home…A way of living smart!

Thank you to Verizon Wireless for sponsoring this post!

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Its been almost a year since we moved into our new home, and just about now we got set up with all our systems, devices etc. We have our security, lights, alarms systems all set up & connected to our phones/Devices. Its interesting to have a control on our devices, but its even more important to have a good streaming speed to fulfill the purpose of this technology.

It seems like 4G technology was just out, and if you think that’s great , you have to switch to 5G. Verizon launched its impeccable 5G technology for smart phones & devices & wait they have launched 5G HOME technology  for smarter homes like mine., This technology is available in Houston, LA, Sacramento & Indianapolis. 20 more cities in states including Dallas will experience this technology very soon.

What is 5G ?

5G is the fifth generation of wireless technology. But users will know it as one of the fastest, most robust technologies the world has ever seen.That means quicker downloads, outstanding network reliability and a spectacular impact on how we live, work and play. So we are talking about no lag time, no buffering. With 5G you will experience real speed, As real as data transfer in a blink of an eye. Now that is something isn’t !?

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Why 5G Home?

We are living in a fast pace competitive world where we need technology at its best. I mean, we are moving more towards smart homes now like smart phones, because it is so convenient. Forgot to lock your door , not a problem, even after reaching 20 miles away i can lock it on my phone. In hot days who wants to enter a furnace hot home, ON your air conditioning before you get home & enter a cool home, Secure your house with alerts etc but for all this you need great connectivity on multiple gadgets, that’s what you will get with 5G home.

  • Verizon is providing 5G home 3 month trial , which means pay nothing for first 3 months to experience this life changing technology. No annual contracts, hidden taxes or fees. You don’t even have to cancel your current service during your free 3-month trial. $50/m After free trial with separate Verizon Wireless $30 phone plan. $70/m After free trial without Verizon Wireless plan.
  • Get three months of youtube Tv free so can enjoy live TV with unlimited DVR storage.
  • Get your choice of a free apple TV or Google chromecast ultra, or stream directly from your own smart TV or device.
  • Get free 5G home updates for a year.Plus, get priority access to 5G ultra wide band mobile offers & devices.
  • You’ll get coverage in every nook & corner of your home with Wi-Fi that blankets every room and floor of your home.
  • Makes gaming experience more enjoyable with no lag time so you can focus on winning, not your Wi-Fi!
  • Makes video chats more real with no frozen videos & delays. Easy way to stay connected with your loved ones when are are away.
  • Ultra fast speed for multiple devices.
  • White glove installation service- Verizons’ expert techs will set up your new 5G-powered internet and make sure all your devices are 
    connected. Plus, get 24/7 help from our dedicated 5G Home support line.

Verizon is also running a 5G CHALLENGE which you should look out for. The Built on 5G Challenge is a nationwide search for the best products, services, and applications that will bring the true power of 5G to life. Apply here.

Verizon 5G is coming to 20 more U.S. cities where customers will get 5G Ultra Wideband network this year; preorder for the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G starts April 25.

  • Preorder the Galaxy S10 5G, exclusively on Verizon for a limited time, starting today and get up to $650 off
  • Verizon names 20 additional 5G cities on the heels of turning on 5G in Chicago and Minneapolis.  Verison 5G will soon come to Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Des Moines, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Little Rock, Memphis Phoenix, Providence, San Diego, Salt Lake City and Washington DC.
  • For a limited time, get Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband access, a $10-per-month value, included in Above and Beyond Unlimited plans
  • Get a free Samsung VIP Kit when you preorder a Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

Honestly! This technology is going to be a life changer.

let me know in comments below if you have any questions.

Love

Sakshi 

My blog may contain links to other websites. I am not responsible for the privacy policies of those other websites. When you click on a link, your information may be collected by those websites so I encourage you to read their privacy policies. Any affiliate links are not associated with Verizon.

FAMILY EVENING OUT WITH DALLAS MAVERICKS

It was Saturday of early December, 9 am flight Vegas to Dallas (back home) I was on a work trip & despite crazy travelling, late nights I chose a morning flight back home so I can make it ,just in time for the NBA game Dallas Mavericks Vs. Houston rockets. I am not missing my favorite Mavs for anything in this world. Dallas mavs invited me to see the game with my family & Valmic my husband was beyond thrilled when he heard that.

But I had a challenge ahead of me, where will I leave my 2.5 year old son ? I mean if you go to a game like this you want to be free so you don’t miss out on any strikes. You don’t wanna deal with diapers & milk & baby food in the middle of an intense game. BUT , Dallas Mavs had a plan for moms like me. They planned a winter wonderland party in the beginning of the game. There was fun activities & all winter/Christmas characters for kids like Mr & Mrs Santa, Reindeer, Snow man etc. It was first time my son met a Santa, was definitely an awee moment. We got some family photos clicked at the photo booth & With all the characters. When the band was playing drums, my little was way ahead & enjoyed more then us, he was dancing on the tunes. It was nothing but pure fun. This party will be on for a long time for games ahead.

We reached our seating area & were almost returning back, until I asked the lady at the bar. “This is your place & welcome to the Mavs premium level suite she said” I was like woah!! someone please pinch me, yes! we were sitting in a suite where we had a bar for champagne, wine & beer. Soft toys for kids, and a food, A lot of food 🙂 It was nothing but an absolute experience.

The tip-off started at 5 pm, and I was a couple of Chardonnay’s down already, and my little one was busy with his soft toys & chips & cake. We kept on cheering for our Mavs, socializing with other fellow bloggers , while our kids had enough space to move around. The suite by the way can we booked for large group of people, if you want to celebrate something along with the game, booking a suite is a perfect option for you.

The game was extremely intense, Dallas Mavericks extended their home-court winning streak to nine games with a 107-104 victory over the Houston Rockets with Doncic scoring 11 consecutive points in the fourth quarter. Last few scores changed the game &Mavs were the shiny stars of the evening. And I, 5 drinks down, was screaming & dancing out of excitement hugging & kissing my little family in our platinum level suite with joy. Dallas Mavs you are the stars of Texas & we love you.

I know , I know, you are thinking, when is the next Dallas Mavs game you can go to with your family. Book your next game Here .

It was an experience of lifetime 🙂

With love

Sakshi

SKIN CARE ESSENTIALS WITH ADVANCED CLINICALS

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I am sitting in my walk in closet & writing this blog, hiding away from my 2.5 yr old lol! #momlife 😉

I usually hear that i am blessed with a good skin, i look nothing close to 35 . The secret is the  genes i inherited from my parents. And , I was living in a bubble thinking i don’t need an anti ageing product just quite yet! Until one day i met a friend & her skin looked dull & lifeless suddenly, she is one person who always had a glowing skin. That was a reality check for me. Signs of ageing starts slowly, and if attention is not paid it can get worse leaving you with a dull skin.

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I am always on a look out for good skin care products & today i will be sharing my new found love Advanced clinicals Retinol & Collagen & vitamin C formulas. These 3 ingredients are a powerhouse & i have seen incredible results in my skin in just one month. I can see a visible difference in my skin, its brighter, even , supple & best part my dark circles are vanishing. I don’t really have wrinkles but i feel prevention is better then cure. My current favorites  from advanced clinical range are Collagen instant pluming , collagen skin rescue lotion, Retinol anti wrinkle serum, retinol advanced firming cream & vitamin C serum anti ageing serum.

i know what you thinking, What is advanced clinicals? Right? I am a mind reader, am i not 🙂

So advance chemicals is clinically proven skin care line formulated with high quality ingredients  that are backed with advance scientific technology. These products are truly life changing. I cant stop recommending these enough. Its been a little more then a month i am using these products & can already see a significant change my skin appearance.

I am a big believer, if you focus on a good skin care you wont really need a lot of makeup – Demi moore 

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RETINOL ANTI WRINKLE SERUM

When it comes to reversing the signs of ageing , Retinol is hands down the gold ingredient.It has the power to help accelerate skin renewal & reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines & age spots for firmer , smoother & more evenly -toned skin. Its also possibly the best solution for too many years in sun.  This serum works on fine line & tightens wrinkles. Its aloe vera & green tea extracts help visibly restore volume to areas prone to sagging & wrinkles. It softens the look of harsh lines & deep wrinkles.

How to use : After cleansing, allow  skin to dry completely. gently pat retinol serum over your face, focusing on problem areas. You can also apply on your hands that are often exposed to sun & leave for several minutes followed by moisturizer . use this every night before bed.

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RETINOL ADVANCED FIRMING CREAM

use this cream after the retinol serum, This lotion will also work on clearing your fine lines & wrinkles. Helps moisturizing your skin in all seasons leaving your skin feeling soft & wrinkle free. The goodness of chamomile , green tea & aloe vera hydrates, lifts & firms your skin. Use this on your face, neck & hands in upwards motion.

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COLLAGEN INSTANT PLUMING SERUM

Collagen is an important building block for the skin. It makes up to 30% of the protein in our body and 70% of the protein within our skin. The dermis, which provides the foundation for the skin, is closely involved in the skin’s elasticity and flexibility, and the main source of collagen in the skin. Getting an adequate amount of collagen help to ensure our skin looks glowing.Collagen helps our skin stay toned and supple.As we age, and the more stress we put on our selves, the greater the impact on collagen production.

Now that we understand the importance of collagen, its easier to understand the miraculous impact of this serum, right!?! This advance chemical Collagen serum instantly infuses your skin with moisture & collagen for a firmer appearance. Soy extracts in the serum targets sagging , lost elasticity & facial lines. Glycerin increases hydration for a dewy glow & collagen plums & locks in the moisture. Its a win win you lovely ladies. this product is a must have after 30.

How to use : After cleansing your face, drop serum onto your fingertips for application, focusing on problem areas. Can we used on face, neck. Allow serum to absorb. Follow with moisturizer. Can be applied daily , day or night.

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COLLAGEN SKIN RESCUE LOTION

Like the serum this lotion is infused with collagen which will work wonders for you. Not only it firms your skin but also gives you that younger, even & smoother looking skin. Use this all over your face, neck & body. For better results apply this after the collagen serum.  I love the fact,that this spa size lotion smells good & will last for a long time.

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VITAMIN C SERUM

We all know the goodness of Vitamin C, This Vitamin C serum targets dark spots , uneven tone & expression lines . Ferulic acid supports a luminous , youthful radiance and leaves you with firmer looking complexion.

All of these products are available at a Walmart near you nationwide. You can find the Retinol Advanced Firming Cream and the Collagen Skin Rescue Lotion in the Body Aisle while the Vitamin C Anti-Aging Serum, Collagen Instant Plumping Serum, and Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Serum can be found in the Face Aisle. If you’re having trouble finding them at your local Walmart, don’t fret! They can also be easily purchased through the Advanced Clinicals website or on Amazon!

Thanks advanced clinicals to sponsor this blog post.

let me know if you all have any questions about any products in the comments below, Will be happy to answer.

Much love

Sakshi

New way of staying fit with saffola active soups.

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Fitness is a combination of exercising and eating right! By eating right, I don’t mean dieting. I honestly don’t believe in those crash diet courses. In fact if you are working out, you need to take in right amount of proteins & nutrients that helps repair the wear & tear of muscles.

A very old & simple saying , Eat your breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, & dinner like a pauper. The fact behind this saying is from the time we sleep at night to morning when we wake up ,our body is on an average of 8-12 hrs of fasting, and hence our body needs a good meal to kick start our day. At lunch time, eat a substantial meal to fuel yourself for the afternoon. It should be essentially a medium sized meal. Now the evening time is tricky, that hunger between 5-7 pm , or when you just get back home from work & you are starving, that’s the time most people snack on junk food. Which is the cause of putting on weight. Evening time one should eat light as our activity gradient reduces as the day progresses & body burns only few calories. Having said that, you also want something that fills you up at dinner time. This was the most difficult meal for me to decide on until I got introduced to Saffola active soups. 

New Saffola Active soups are low in calorie with just 2% of the daily calories in 1 bowl . It also has 5x more fibre than any other soup! The Fibre pushes your metabolism, especially during night time when you are not as active as day. another advantage is , you get all the nutrients from vegetables, like vitamin A & C . Saffola Active Soups have the fibre of 1 Roti. Hence you feel full while still manage to stay light! This automatically helps you keep your dinners light. Win win! Fitness goals accomplished 🙂

I remember,  I used to return back from work really hungry & would eat lavish dinners because of long eating gaps, which also slows down your metabolism. Its only when I got into fitness I started to make a conscious effort to eat right but it was always difficult to plan what to eat at that time. These soups are a perfect fit for that evening hunger & are ready in a minute. Glad that we have a healthy way of eating light & delicious dinner which also keeps us full.

Saffola active soups are available in 5 lip smacking flavours

  • Tomato
  • Spicy Manchow
  • Sizzling hot & sour
  • Spicy vegetables
  • Chatpata sweetcorn

Now most people think since its packed, its not healthy. And to them I will just say one thing, not every thing packed is unhealthy. The new Saffola active soups are made of real vegetables & has NO ADDED PRESERVATIVE. Since there are no preservatives its advised to consume immediately once the pack is opened. And is extremely easy to make.

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  1. Empty the content of sachet in the a cup
  2. Boil & pour 150 ml of water in the mug
  3. leave it for 1 Minute & enjoy

In 3 easy steps you get a wholesome pre-dinner snack which will help you keep your dinners light & help you achieve your fitness goals. What I love is, its comes with diced vegetables which gives it a nice texture. Its also extremely convenient to carry on the go. These soups are definitely a healthy & tasty way of staying fit.

So say hello to Saffola active soups & say bye to those lavish dinners.

Let me know your views & experiences in comments below.

Much love

Sakshi

 

 

5 ways to get your kids to eat FRUITS

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Does your kid turns his face at the sight of an Apple ? What if i say , There is Hope!

Most parents, especially moms are obsessed with their kids eating habits wanting to ensure they eat a balanced diet to get all the important nutrients which helps in their development & growth especially in the initial years.

Fruits is such an important part of Nutrition, its full of all the important vitamins & minerals that’s needed for a child’s growth.

While good nutrition includes both fruit and vegetables, it’s nice to know that picky eaters can get comparable nutrition from just fruit. In other words, fruit boasts more than just vitamin C; it is loaded with all the same nutrients as vegetables.

Fortunately, most kids love fruits, at least in the beginning. A child’s innate sweet tooth makes fruit more appealing then vegetables.  But, we have some fussy ones, who raise there brows on fruits. So below is how you can make them to like fruits –

  1. Eat together -“Monkey see monkey do” is what most kids follow. eat a fruit everyday at a specific time in front of your kid. this will pique their interest of what mama papa are eating and will begin to explore, try & eventually start eating. I have a habit of eating a fruit in the morning since many years, and my son has been observing me  and started eating & loving fruits, He also observe his father eating an uncut apple, he does the same & finishes it right from when he was 13 months. And the funny part is he cries if we cut an apple, he thinks apples are suppose to be ONLY eaten uncut. Kids…..!! 🙂
  2. Let them pick their own fruits – Take your kids out to a super market, Preferably from a very early age like 5 months. That really helps kids to understand different objects, fruits, vegetables. And as they grow, they get so familiar with the fruits & vegetables & they are no longer scared to try them. Let them pick their own fruits. Having them participate gets them excited to try it.
  3. Keep it in sight : Most of us buy fresh fruits & keep it away in the fridge. If you want your kids to have fruits daily & want to make it a norm, put them out in a bowl on a table may be in the living room where its easily visible. Prepped right in their face so its easily visible & the inquisitive nature of kids, will surely push them to try it.IMG_2147 (1)
  4. Be creative – Try making fun objects using fruits like different shapes of animals, flowers , etc. This will definitely catch their attention and they are sure to try it. This is also a good way of feeding them a variety of fruits to get all the important nutrients. Half a mango, for instance, is rich in vitamin A, Orange, is rich in Vitamin C, and Banana is an excellent source of potassium.

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    Fruits used – Orange , Green apple, banana. 

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    Fruits used – Green apple , banana , strawberries.
  5. Make Fun, no-cook food with fruits – If your kid is absolutely fussy then this may work for you. sneak in fruits eg: Try frozen fresh fruit pulps that comes in cans, or you make one at home, Try fruit Popsicle, make smoothies, blend in some fruits with Greek yogurt to make a rich & healthy smoothie.

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Remember to keep trying. You may need to present a new fruit 10 times or more before they’ll accept it. Don’t give up!

Good luck Moms!

Would love to know progress after you try these tips.

Much love

Sakshi

 

Lodha luxuria priva…a home for millennial lifestyle!

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Recently, I was invited to attend an event at Lodha Luxuria Priva, a state-of-the-art residential project equipped with all the amenities for a millennial lifestyle situated in Thane West, Mumbai. Being close to the Eastern Express Highway makes the property easily accessible.

It’s an awe-inspiring development that provides an unmatched experience with the finest amenities for an evolved lifestyle one can only dream of. A state-of-the-art recreational centre specially designed with the vision of healthy living for its residents. It also boasts of a magnificent swimming pool as well as lawns where kids can play and adults can perform yoga. We also got a chance to visit the sprawling 10,000 sq ft, Club Priva that also hosts Furtados School of Music and Sandip Soparrkar’s Dance School.

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Club house at lodha luxuria priva. image courtesy , lodha group

What’s more, Lodha group has also formed an exclusive alliance with Evander Holyfield Gym and the lovely Ramona Braganza, making her patented 3-2-1 Fitness Program available to all residents of Lodha Luxuria Priva, along with a full sized boxing ring that aims to bring out the champion in you.

Hollywood’s leading celebrity trainer, Ramona Braganza is the lady behind the fit bodies of acclaimed stars like Halle Berry, Jessica Alba, Tom Welling, Dominic Cooper and Anne Hathaway to name a few. Voted as Vogues’ fitness expert of the year, she will personally train the health experts at Luxuria Priva, ensuring every resident gets to achieve their health goals!

At the event, it was lovely to meet Ramona and to know her views on fitness and her 3-2-1 Fitness Program, aimed at burning fat, increasing stamina & managing stress. I got an opportunity to have an exclusive Q/A session with her and get my personal questions answered. It was a serious deal for me to spend some time with her, talking fitness, health & lifestyle as I am a fitness enthusiast myself. Here are some Q/As from my session with her which will benefit you guys:

 

Q– Her views on this collaboration with Lodha Luxuria Priva?

A– She is extremely thrilled to be associated with such an esteemed group creating thoughtful & luxurious spaces. What really got her kicked about this collaboration is the emphasis on fitness by Lodha Luxuria Priva for their residents.

 

Q– Everyday fitness routines for working people who are usually pressed for time?

A– Fitness needs to be part of your lifestyle. Hence it is important to dedicate at least half an hour to it. It could be running or any kind of cardio, strength or circuit training, climbing stairs or even simple exercises like lunges & squats. The fitness centre at Lodha Luxuria Priva is designed keeping in mind the busy lifestyle of the residents, hence a gym within the premises helps save commute time.

 

Q– How soon should a new mom get back to working out after delivery?

A– Ramona recommends 4 weeks, but also adds that it is best to consult your doctor before you do so.

 

Q– Top 5 things to consider as a base for a good workout?

A– Cardio, strength training, circuit training, balance training & stretching.

 

Q– Her take on diet & nutrition?

A– When it comes to weight loss, Ramona believes that eating properly is 50% of the equation but it is never wise to crash diet. Whatever the training, it’s important to compliment it with the right nutrition intake. When you work out, you are burning calories and working on your muscles. One therefore needs to ensure a protein-rich diet along with adequate rest.

 

Q– Importance of having a trainer?

A– It is extremely important to have a trainer because most people end up doing their exercises with incorrect postures. The trainers at the gym of Lodha Luxuria Priva are trained by Ramona and will make sure that everyone gets the correct training as per their body type & concerns.

In addition to this session, Ramona also showcased some core workouts, ensuring the right postures, which was very informative. Summarizing the whole event, Lodha Group has taken a great initiative towards fitness by building top notch fitness facilities in Lodha Luxuria Priva – a Maha RERA registered project from Lodha Group, Thane. It definitely provides a coveted lifestyle within the Central Suburbs.

Much love

Sakshi

Busting 5 Diaper Myths Every Mom Should Know!

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New Pampers Dry pants with Triple absorption technology

 

Diapering is an integral aspect of any parenting journey and is something moms are always skeptical about, wondering if they are doing the right things. However, a raging debate which has plagued mothers for decades is the one between using a cloth and a diaper. Traditional mothers will vouch any day for cloth over diapers, bringing up concerns like diapers cause rashes and are not comfortable for the children. Which is, however, not quite true!

 

Diapers are crucial for infants to move around comfortably and not make a mess out of them every time. There are a lot of misconceptions around the use of diapers and it is integral to understand their benefits. For me, the deciding factor for a diaper is its absorption power. My experience the Pampers Dry Pants have been pretty nice, considering that I have noticed my baby sleeping better at night.

 

What’s awesome about these diapers is the fact that they come with Three Extra Absorbing Channels, which helps in making sure that the baby stays light and dry throughout the day and even overnight by:

  • Absorbing 3 Times Faster; and
  • Evenly distributing baby’s pee

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Absorbs faster, Has magic gel, flexible belt, in built baby lotion

There is a lot of debate around finding the right diaper and around their utility. Many also debate the effectiveness and safety of disposable diapers versus cloth ones. So, let’s go bust some myths surrounding the diaper world and take a look at some truths about diapers!

 

  1. Diapers like Pampers Dry Pants have lock in liquid technology hence prevents from leakage which is not the case in cloth. Diapers are meant to be used for long hours – they are crafted in a way to make them easy on the child’s skin, breathable and also has good absorbent ingredients to prevent them from getting soiled – also preventing the baby from feeling wet and cold.
  2. Diapers are more skin-friendly than cloth since cloth is usually reused. Diapers don’t cause skin rashes unless you use them for too long and they get soiled. Skin rashes are caused by the increase in pH levels of the skin which happens due to the dampness from urine. The new Pampers Dry Pants not only comes with higher absorption power but they also contain a moisturizing lotion which prevents the chances of having rashes. It neutralizes the pH levels of the skin and also keep sit soft.
  3. Sleep is an important aspect to consider while debating between cloth and disposable diapers like the Pampers Pants. Cloth diapers get wet more easily and it will keep waking your baby from the dampness. Disposable diapers, especially pant-style ones are have good space for movement and also absorb better – helping them sleep better. Undisturbed sleep, especially at night, is extremely important for the infant to develop both mentally and physically at optimal levels.
  4. Thin diapers are highly effective and absorbs better, it’s the absorbing technology which has got nothing to do with the thickness of a diaper. They are more comfortable for infants than cloth or even the thicker diapers as they let the child move around more easily and is gentler on your baby’s treasures.
  5. Pant style diapers are actually more comfortable – if you think the elastic would hurt your child, it won’t. Pant style diapers are developed to have infant skin-friendly elastic. In fact, Velcro diapers can get slightly uncomfortable as there is a slight chance of the velcro coming off while the child moves around.

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My toddler being playful & less cranky with Pampers dry pants

While purchasing a diaper, getting the right brand can make all the difference. I have always been a Pampers Mom – their diapers are easy and soft on the skin, and lasts pretty long. Recently, I started using the next generation Pampers Dry Pants whose absorbing power has me pretty impressed.

 

As a mother, I’m very happy with this product and would recommend it for any mom too. It keeps my toddler dry, happy & playful for a longer time and with the triple absorption technology, I don’t end up changing his diaper that often which turns out to be more economical.

 

So, go get your baby a Pampers Dry Pants today!

Much Love!

Sakshi

 

 

 

Running…your first step to loose weight!

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Its been little over a year now that i have been sharing my postpartum fitness regime on social media. After loosing about 22 kgs postpartum i weigh 55 kgs today which is 3 kgs down my pre-pregnancy weight.I started with mild to brisk walks & eventually running as my first step towards postpartum fitness. Running , definitely has been the game changer here!

Running – Is the most effective way to loose weight among-st many other exercises. countless people have shred weight by running after all its the most effective cardio exercise, live examples are myself  80 kgs to 55 kgs today & my husband from 110 kgs to 85 kgs ( shall share his story soon).

Why running

  1. Burns calories faster – Running is a high intensity exercise that stimulates more “afterburn” than low-intensity exercise. That is, even when comparing running with walking the same distance, studies find that running will lead to greater weight loss, most likely because your resting energy expenditure stays elevated after you run.Since running is faster then walking you burn more calories faster which is time efficient, especially for a person like me who is always on a clock.
  2. works on whole body – Running is aerobic in nature — meaning it challenges your cardiovascular and respiratory system. A good run also counts as weight-bearing activity that improves the health of your bones in your legs and spine. All those miles will build muscle endurance in your legs , it also helps reduce tummy fat, but you need to be do strength training , balancing exercises to work on specific muscles of your body to compliment your workout along with running.
  3. Runners HIGH – Runners who will read this will agree, its a high! Its difficult to stick to a workout routine if you don’t enjoy it. I think i had often put this up in my insta stories as well, that running for me is a state of trance, High which is just so motivating to keep going. Do  you know, studies show many runners have experienced on an anecdotal level which means running can actually get you high. Scientists have found links between moderate to intense exercise and morphine-like brain chemicals called endocannabinoids, which suggest endorphins alone aren’t responsible for the occasional flood of euphoria that rushes over you during a hard run.  Often when me & my husband have an argument, he goes out for a run and comes back home happy 🙂
  4. Its convenient –  all you need is  pair of running shoes & a pair of head phones , & you are set for a run. You can do it alone. You can do it almost anywhere. it’s cheap, it’s accessible, and there are fewer barriers to maintaining a routine, even while traveling.

Few points & tips to bear in mind for beginners –

  1. Go slow – Its very important to begin slow, as your joints, ligaments , muscles are getting used to any form of a workout. There will be some wear & tear of muscle hence its important to start with alternate days. Give some time for your tissues to heal & let your body adapt to the change. You may want to run faster. Resist that urge! It takes weeks for your “structural body” to catch up to your “metabolic body.”
  2. Consistency – Once your body get use to running you should take a long-term approach to running. Commit to running regularly—say every other day—for the next three months & not just next three weeks. it will give you a great deal back in many ways. You’ll see improvements in elements as diverse as self-esteem and attitude to practical benefits like more energy during your workday. but to experience that you have to run daily , and not just one run a week.
  3. Add variation in your running – When you keep running on same speed daily your body get used to it after a point it will stop showing results, hence its important to follow a walk-run-incline-sprint regime. I will share a program soon. Until then keep a variation eg: walk on the speed of 4 km/hr , Run on a spread of 6 km/Hr for half kilometer and then walk on incline of 3 for another half kilometer then sprint/fast run for a kilometer on the speed of 8Km/hr. Try combinations to feel the burn.
  4. Don’t increase your run distance by more then 10 percent a week – By 4 weeks you will be very comfortable running and might happen that you over do by increasing your run distance drastically, This will cause injuries. Hence it is advised to practice 10 percent rule which is a good guideline for sensible running increases.To practice it, simply avoid increasing your total running distance or time by more than 10 percent from one week to the next.
  5. Ensure a healthy diet – Since you will be putting in so much effort in loosing weight its important to compliment it with the right diet to see better results. Ensure to have High quality food like – Proteins , protein intake helps repair wear & tear of the muscles, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, healthy oils like olive oil, dairy products, whole grains, fish, poultry, unprocessed red meat. Avoid low quality food – quality food such as refined grains ( white rice) , sweets, processed food & fried foods.

Happy Running!

Much love

Sakshi