Post Workout Snacks

Just as snacking is important before your workout, eating a healthy and nutritional meal is also essential after a workout. 

You can’t get those six abs or the peach butt if you eat junk food after a really good workout that made you feel better and stronger. The moment you touch that potato chip or chocolate chip cookies, all your hard work becomes for naught.

Remember, food is fuel.

I know it’s super hard to resist gooey brownies and delicious sloppy burgers but if we want to reach our goal to becoming fit, healthy, strong and at our very best, then we gotta make some sacrifices. And not just any sacrifices, but real sacrifices that we love so dearly. 

I apologize if I intimidated you a little, I didn’t mean to. I just wanted to motivate you a little that’s all. Anyway, my point for today is, although I told you to make sacrifices, I never said not to sacrifice food because obviously, food is fuel and without fuel, you’re just a dead machine. 

Eat healthy, stay hydrated, sleep well, repeat.

Eating the right ingredients and portions will ensure that you reach your goal quicker and in an effective manner that will stay with you for a long time. All these crash diets and what-not diets that you’ve heard and seen on the internet might work for some people, but most of them struggle to see any results. That’s because most of these diets either tell you to not eat or eat a lot. Odd but true. 

Check out my previous post to find out the best Pre-Workout Snacks!

A proper diet consists of vegetables, fruits and meat, all of which must go to our body so that we rise better and stronger every morning. If you disregard even any one of the products, your body will gradually begin to malfunction, and you’ll be forced to suffer other problems that will eventually occur in time.

Always keep in mind, that the most important meal of your day is your breakfast and your post-workout meal. Post workout meal is the fundamental of your body. After a workout, your body loses most of its energy, fluids and tissues and weakens the muscles. So, what do you do to restore them all back and become whole again? You eat. But you can’t just eat anything because then your workout routines will seem worthless the next time you step on that weighing machine. 

Try to make your food look and taste delicious in your own way rather than following a recipe blindly.

A good post workout meal has the right amount of carbs, protein and fat. Add all three in your dish and you’ll never touch that tasty pie again. 

Here is a list of some Post-Workout Meals to energize you!

  • Peanut Butter Toast with Bananas (My absolute favorite)
  • Granola Bar
  • Cheese and Crackers
  • Sliced apple with Peanut Butter
  • Nuts
  • Fruits
  • Toast with Cream Cheese and Tomatoes
  • Toast with Avocados
  • Avocado shake
  • Smoothies
  • Protein Shake
  • Greek Yogurt with choice of Fruit
  • Grilled Chicken with Baked Vegetables
  • Rice with Brocolli
  • Boiled eggs
  • Chocolate milk
  • Veggie Omelette
  • Protein Pancakes
  • Oatmeals

You should eat in 30-45 minutes after your workout and don’t forget to hydrate yourself. Drink plenty of water, sleep well and don’t stress yourself too much.

With challenge comes change. Ask yourself, how bad do you want it? Push yourself and never give up!

Eat healthy and stay fit.

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Pre-Workout Snacks

The key to a perfect body is confidence, but most importantly, it’s nutrition as well!


Snacking before a workout gives you energy and gets you motivated to finish your workout without any distractions. It will also improve your performance and help you achieve your fitness goals.

Good food will improve your health and help you lead a happy life.

Nutrition is key to success and good food will help your body recover from a hectic workout. Your body needs fuel before and after a workout. If it doesn’t get enough food, then the muscles will gradually detoriate and you’ll end up feeling weak and unmotivated the next day.

Feed your body with enough carbs, protein and fat and never stop hydrating yourself because our body needs water to function properly.

Drink water before, while and after workouts. You can also consume energy drinks to restore and retain the fluids.

Find the right time to snack.

Pre-Workout Snacks

Here are a few items you can consume right before your workout :-

  • Bananas
  • Fruit Smoothies
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Brown Bread/Gluten-Free toast with Avocado
  • Boiled Eggs
  • Handful of dried nuts
  • Coconut water
  • Peanut Butter toast with banana
  • Apple
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Oatmeal
  • Black Coffee
  • Protein Bar
  • Granola
Always prioritize your meals.

It depends on how long you have for your workout. If you have an hour, then you can consume a tuna sandwich, or if you have two hours left, then choose something slightly heavy as in grilled chicken or sauted vegetables.

Never starve yourself no matter what.

Always remember, good food, right food is the only way you can get those chiseled abs and toned booty. 

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My 2019 Travel Bucket List

Travelling is a part of life. It’s expensive but it’s fun and it helps us relieve our stresses and forget our day to day problems. Travelling also gives us abundant knowledge regarding various things and it gives us an insight on how the world really is. I’ve only been to three places in my life; Dubai, London and the States. But I want to travel more. I want to explore more and I want to see more of the beautiful places God has created.

So today, I’m gonna list down my travel bucket list which you guys too could follow!

  • The Great Pyramid of Gaza
  • Walk the Great Wall of China – I wanted to walk the Great Wall since I was a kid!
  • Visit the Colosseum
  • Trek to Machu Picchu
  • See the Taj Mahal – Did you know? although I’m born in India, I have never once gone to see Taj Mahal! Incredible, isn’t it?
  • Visit Amazon Rainforest and River
  • See the Eiffel Tower – I wish to go there with my future husband…It would be romantic, wouldn’t it?
  • Visit Easter Island – I have always wanted to see those statues. They look so mysterious as though they have some kind of a story.
  • Visit Sydney

Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.

Dalai Lama
  • Visit the Summer Palace in China
  • Visit Hagia Sophia
  • Dive on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit Grand Canyon
  • Sail to the Statue of Liberty
  • Climb the Kilimanjaro – I wonder how that experience would be.
  • See Mount Rushmore
  • Admire the Northern Lights in Norway
  • Discover the Iguazu Falls
  • Trek through the Himalayas
  • Watch the Victoria Falls
  • Participate in a Wild life safari in South Africa
  • Go to Iceland to see the Great Geysir
  • Visit the Louvre Museum
  • Go to Venice
  • See my reflection at Salar de Uyuni
  • Discover the Jeito Grotto
  • Climb Mount Fuji
  • Visit the Moma Museum
  • Wander at the Canals of Amsterdam
  • Visit the Glow-worm cave
  • Visit the Great Mosque of Cordoba
  • Admire the Forbidden City in Beijing
  • Get splashed at Niagara Falls
  • See the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Walk on Giant’s Causeway
  • Visit the White House
  • Walk at Times Square
  • Climb the stairs at Tianmen Mountain

Travel is never a matter of money but of courage.

Paolo Coelho
  • Visit London’s Warner Bros Studio
  • See the Great Sphinx
  • Hike on the Rainbow Mountain
  • Visit Quito
  • Go to Jeju Island
  • Go to Al-Masjid an-Nabawi
  • Admire the Blue Flames at Ijen Volcano
  • Ride a horse in Mongolia
  • Shop at Tsim Sha Tsui

And I guess that’s it? Yep, this is my bucket list and man, I would need to save A LOT of money if I want to travel these many places. No worries though, I will sit down and plan everything very carefully. I certainly don’t want to miss out on these beautiful and mysterious places. I want to die while knowing that I’ve seen most of the world that was so amazingly created without any flaws.

Guys let me know which places you wish to visit. What is the one thing in your travel bucket list that you’re looking forward to?
Comment down below and after that, if you’re not busy, check out my other posts~

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My Favorite Disney Movies (Part 1)

I am not a movie geek but just like everyone else, I love watching a good movie. I know that some of the movies that I will list, might not be to your liking because no doubt, everyone has their own likes and dislikes. But still, I propose you continue reading this post. Who knows, you might find something that we both like in common! I don’t even watch movies that much unless it has good reviews, or the trailer is like super epic. Additionally, I’m very choosy when it comes to watching movies. Sometimes I have this urge to watch an action film, but when I’m just getting ready to watch that movie with a bucket of popcorn, my mind dramatically changes, saying, “Why you watching an action movie? Watch a romance movie!” Seriously, it’s so annoying because I had been wasting my precious hour to find the right print with the right subtitles of the freaking action movie!

Sorry…I just hate it when that happens.

However, strangely, I happen to like and watch more Disney based movies. That’s what’s magical about Disney; anyone can watch it. Be you young or old, you will understand and feel the emotions the characters are feeling. I love Disney but unfortunately, I have never been to Disneyland… Let me just go inside a hole and cry….

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Anyway, without further rambling, here is my favorite Disney list: –

  • Mulan
  • Moana
  • Tangled
  • Cars
  • Cinderella
  • Finding Nemo
  • Snow-white
  • Aladdin
  • High School Musical
  • The Jungle Book
  • Maleficent
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  • The Princess Diaries
  • Peter Pan
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Narnia
  • Sky High
  • Tron
  • Bolt
  • Frozen
  • Toy Story 1
  • Wreck-it-Ralph
  • Big Hero 6
  • Zootopia
  • Inside Out
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This is part 1 of the movie category, so stay tuned for part 2 which is, “My Favorite Pixar Movies.”
If you see a movie which you liked, comment down below or just like this post!

Also, go check out my previous posts if you haven’t! They are fun to read too and I’m sure it would be worthwhile~

https://writernextdoorblog.com/2019/02/24/my-7-favorite-ways-to-recharge-my-energy-levels/

https://writernextdoorblog.com/2019/02/16/my-ideal-morning-routine/

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10 Important life lessons love has taught us

Love. You get this excitement when you hear this word, right?
When you think of love, you think of commitment, patience and endurance.

Love is something precious, something that every individual is gifted with. That’s something, okay? If there was no love, then it’s obvious there wouldn’t have been you and me.

Being in love teaches you so many things. You go through tough trials together, you motivate and inspire each other, you help each other.

But sometimes, it just doesn’t work for some people. Love is something you have to experiment with. You cannot know it unless you investigate it yourself. There will be heart breaks, sleepless nights and gloomy days, but in the end, you’re left with a lesson to learn.

Let me list ten significant life lessons that love has taught us; be it a small point or a big.

1) Empathy – When you love someone, you don’t and can’t see them cry or get hurt. If they’re happy, you’re happy. If they’re sad, you feel sadder. So you do everything in your power you can to make them happy because you regard their feelings just as you would regard yours.

2) Decide – It’s up to you to choose if you love that person or not. The controller is in your hand, you’re the player. You have to choose to love them, or leave them. Listen to your heart.

3) Feel good – There’s a huge advantage in being in love and that’s feeling good whenever you’re with them. Nowadays, it’s what we all need. To feel good, to feel loved. If you feel good, then you’ve found the right person to spend your life with.

4) No expectations – When you love someone till the moon and the stars, you can’t expect them to love you the same way. You can’t expect to get an extra slice of cheesecake just because you love it. No, it’s all about giving and acting whether that person recognizes your sincerity or not.

5) Acceptance – Love means accepting their flaws, their mistakes, differences and the list goes on. If you truly love them, you need to accept them the way they are because isn’t that why you fell for them in the first place? There will be differences, but you just close your eyes and accept them.

6) Commitment – Love is not temporary. You can’t use it and then throw it away as if it was an torn, stinky sock. Love is not chemistry or infactuation. You need to promise to stay by each others side NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS!

7) Attention – The person drowning in true love never gets bored of giving all their attention to that particular individual. They want to make them feel that they’re near them, watching, feeling, sensing and not just ignoring because you’ve done your job of confessing. It’s not a task, it’s just something you like to give.

8) Time – Love takes time to grow. You can’t presume someone will love you at first sight. No, you need patience and perserverance. You need to give it a little time for it to develop.

9) Selflessness – You make them your priority. You solve their problems first, you make them feel happy and cherished. Real love isn’t selfish.

10) Limitless – Love is unconditional. There’s no expectations or limits set. You just love them for they are. You don’t care about their background or their past. You just love them and that’s the beauty of it all.

P.S. Bonus tip, love also means letting go. If you truly love that person, then you won’t chain them up in your room or tie a rope around their waist. You’ll let them go, you’ll set them free and if they come back to you, then I guarantee that that’s true love. But if they don’t, then it was never meant to be.

“Love is freedom and deliverance not possession or obsession.”

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5 Ways I Can Start Taking Care Of Myself

Nobody’s life is perfect. Everyone is stressed, worried and just trying to live their life as simply as possible. Even though we all smile, we are sad, angry, and just fed up of the burden collecting on our shoulders. Consequently, all of this makes us anxious and greedy and selfish. At least that’s what I think because I know how desperate a human can get to achieve what they want to achieve.

However, I have realized that taking things in this life seriously will do you no good. Whatever happens, happens with the Will of God and I truly believe that God is the Best of the Planners.

So, here are 5 ways I think I can start taking care of myself this year.

  1. Be more Patient. I am a very hasty person. I want things to get done quickly and I think that’s my biggest flaw.
  2. Be more Hopeful. I am also slightly pessimistic. Not to the extent where I might end up committing suicide but sometimes, I get so stressed that I end up thinking that there’s nothing more I can do now.
  3. Work more. I procrastinate a lot and that’s the thing I hate about myself. I know that I have a lot to do but eventually, I end up watching Korean Drama (I’m not addicted to My ID is Gangnam Beauty! Oh my gosh, it’s such an amazing drama!)
  4. Be more Positive. My sister always tells me things like, ‘Faith can move mountains,’ and ‘Where there’s a will, there’s a way.’ and I like to hear those words from her because it certainly gives me more positive vibes and I feel good throughout the day. I don’t know what I would’ve done without her but when she’s married and gone off, I need to remind myself these things every now and then so that I don’t become depressed. (If you leave me be, I get quite depressive at times.)
  5. Listen to my body. I’m very conscious of my body and if I even miss a few extra days of workout, I get really really really stressed about it. So even when I’m not feeling well or have a headache, I still workout and that just leaves my body even more tired. That’s another flaw I have and It’s hard to get rid of but I’m trying now. I don’t want my health to deteriorate and I hope whoever reads this post, will stay healthy as well!

I know it will be hard for me to follow these steps but I’m confident that I can become a better person. I just need some time and I’m good to go.

Are there any different ways you guys take care of yourself?
If yes, then please do let me know! I would love to try your way as well!

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List Of Books I Want To Read This Year

We all love reading, don’t we all? We love escaping from our reality and just indulge in someone else’s life. It’s so strange how such something fictional can sometimes make us feel sane. Books are capable of playing with our emotions and thoughts and the more you read, I’ve realized the more focused you are in your life.

I didn’t read much last year, but this year I have decided to at least finish reading 10+ books! I know 10 is still a low number but for me, it’s a start. I’m just so busy that for me 10 is a still a great number.

Anyway, below is my list of the books I want to read this year!

  1. Outsider – Stephen King
  2. The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
  3. Elevation – Stephen King
  4. I’ll Be Gone In The Dark – Michelle Mcnamara
  5. The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One – Amanda Lovelace
  6. Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi
  7. Leah on the Offbeat – Becky Albertalli
  8. Kingdom of Ash – Sarah J. Maas
  9. The Trials of Apollo – Rick Riordan
  10. Sadie – Courtney Summers
  11. What if it’s us – Adam Silvera
  12. All the Little Lights – Jamie McGuire
  13. Emergency Contact – Mary H.K. Choi
  14. Starry Eyes – Jenn Bennett
  15. The Cheerleaders – Kaza Thomas
  16. Love, Hate and Other Filters – Samira Ahmed
  17. The Dark Between Stars – Atticus
  18. Take me With you – Andrea Gibson
  19. Helium – Rudy Francisco
  20. Dracul – Dacre Stoker
  21. Then she was gone – Lisa Jewell
  22. The Chalk Man – C.J. Tudor

Hopefully, this year I would be able to complete them all.

I would love to know which books you guys are looking forward to read this year! There are some interesting and under-rated ones out there that needs a reader like you and me, right?

Do let me know in the comments!

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11 Best Tips To Spend A Cold Evening

Don’t you just love when the wind is blowing outside and you’re inside your warm room/living room and just sipping a cup of hot chocolate or coffee or your favorite drink that has lots of whipped cream, marshmallows, cinnamon/chocolate stick and cherry on top!

If you don’t then that sucks because I certainly love cold evenings! They are the best because I love winter season and I get to do so many things that make me happy! And sometimes when it’s super cold, we don’t even go outside because we are all kind of lazy and just want to stay warm. So;

Let me list down the things that you can do on cold evenings~ 

  1. Read a mystery book.
  2. Bake cookies
  3. Or try a new recipe!
  4. Wrap yourself in a warm blanket and watch romantic movies/dramas 
  5. Play games with your friends/family; especially board games.
  6. If you don’t want to drink something hot, then eat ice cream! (I sometimes do that)
  7. Just Dance! 
  8. Or you can play video games because what better way to spend a cold evening if not winning Battle Royale?
  9. If you’re alone then try journaling because just getting your thoughts out will make you feel much better than you did a minute ago.
  10. If you’re spending the evening with your spouse or boyfriend, then this is the perfect time to eat your favorite cake and open up. Share your feelings, thoughts and just let it all flow. 
  11. And if you’re a workaholic/Author/Blogger/Vlogger like me, then do those stuff because sometimes we just don’t like wasting our precious time, right? 

These are a few things which I do and which you can do too on a cold/lazy evening.If you have some ideas, then why don’t you comment down below and let me know? 

Until then, 

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Things that make me Happy!

Hey neighbors, welcome back to my blog! 


So, I have a feeling that I might have wrote a post similar to this one, or I might not have…I’m confused.

Nonetheless, I’m gonna write it again because why not. Today, I am going to list things that make me happy! Even if I wrote about this topic before, the things that make me happy might have changed, right? 

As we grow, we sometimes begin to dislike things that we like and like the things we dislike. So if you ever stumble upon a similar post of mine, don’t forget to comment below and find the difference! (That’s fun, right?) 


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  • Amusement parks.
  • Malls.
  • Hot chocolate
  • Vlogs
  • Drama’s/Series/Movies
  • Kim Jongin
  • EXO
  • Anime
  • Family Time
  • Writing
  • Dancing
  • Eating Junk
  • Tea
  • Fanfictions
  • Dark chocolate
  • Kunafa (A Middle-Eastern Dessert) 
  • Mint chocolate chip
  • Coffee
  • Books
  • Bubbles
  • Long drives
  • Bakery goods
  • Sour punks
  • Hot showers
  • Workouts
  • Poetry
  • Beaches
  • Casual walks
  • lights (especially neon lights)
  • Cinnamon
  • Bananas
  • Disney
  • Drawing
  • Journaling
  • Kisses
  • Prayers
  • Lanterns

What makes you guys happy?
Let me know in the comments below~ 

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30 Things I want to do this Fall!

Fall is my favorite season. The world is painted beautifully with shades of bright orange and subtle red. It’s the perfect time to capture moments with your friends, family or your lover.

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.

– F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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Fall is a beautiful season. It’s filled with love, endless memories and most of all, unlimited hot chocolate with double whipped cream topped with cocoa powder and chocolate shavings. I know the rule is to drink everything pumpkin spice, but sometimes, we must break rules, hon.

This fall, I wish to do a few things that I haven’t been able to do it the last year and some things I hope to repeat because why not. Things like;

1) Visiting a corn maze.

2) Apple picking – I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be fun.

3) Visiting a chocolate factory!

4) Roasting marshmallows!!

5) Hiking.

And all at once, summer collapsed into fall. – Oscar Wilde 

6) Wrap myself in a warm blanket and read a good book.

7) Plan a bonfire!

8) Watch horror movies.

9) Visit a farm.

10) Drive through the country.

11) Go horse back riding – I’ve never actually tried riding a horse, but I’m a quick learner.

12) Visit a fall festival.

13) Paint/Carve pumpkins.

14) Go Hay riding.

15) Have a picnic!

16) Tell ghost stories…Oooo it’s gonna be a spooky night indeed! 

17) Make/eat candied apples.

18) Bake pies! lots of them!

19) Go to a football game – I just love football. The end.

20) Visit a corn maze – Though I need to have someone with me…I’m bad at puzzles, even so at mazes.

21) Play games with family.

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“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.”

22) Jump in a pile of dried leaves! – It’s always fun to mess things up!

23) Visit a haunted house – It’s a must.

24) Cuddle with the love of my life and star gaze.

25) Wear fall oriented clothes – We can’t forget fashion now, can we ladies?

26) I know this might seem a bit dramatic and cheesy but…I want to kiss my lover in the rain.

27) Build a scarecrow.

28) Take a stroll on a rainy day. 

29) Do a movie marathon.

30) Drink apple cider- I wonder how it tastes…

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Hello Autumn!

 

So, these are a few things that I want to do this month and hopefully, you guys will have an amazing October as well with your friends and family! Don’t forget to create pumpkin spiced memories.

(ok, sorry, it was a bad fall joke…)

Anyway, what are you going to do this fall?

Don’t forget to comment below!

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