My New Fave At-Home Workouts

Banner image - Credits - Photo by Ketut Subiyanto

With absolutely no way of stepping out of the house, regular workouts and gym sessions are now next to impossible. While this has taken a toll on my weight, I thought of trying out a different type of workout, which needs minimal effort and also needs no equipment.
After scrolling through thousands of websites, I created a custom plan for myself, which does not only involve minimal efforts but is also doable daily.

Admitting the fact that I spend the whole day sitting in front of my system, I was looking for a workout that can be done in between my break timings and is also effective on my back, as I have a history of back pain. Keeping this in mind, I am now following a very simple workout plan, with a motto to keep my back and my body healthy – I am not focusing on anything else at the moment.

Here’s my plan : 

Plank – 30 seconds x 3

Boat – 30 seconds x 3

Crunches – 30 seconds x 3

Cobra pose – 60 seconds x 3


Plank - Credits - Photo by Jesica GuidoOk
Plank – Credits – Photo by Jesica GuidoOk

Not only my back but my entire body is thanking me for this. Plank is helping me in maintaining my posture and is also giving my spine a great stretch, thus, relieving pain


Boat - Credits - Photo by Alexy Almond
Boat – Credits – Photo by Alexy Almond

Again, a big relief to my back as this exercise works as a great stretch for my back and also for my arms


Crunches - Credits - Photo by Andrea Piacquadio
Crunches – Credits – Photo by Andrea Piacquadio

All the fat stored around my waist is getting squeezed to an extent! Helping me in a great way

Cobra Pose

Cobra Pose - credits - Photo by Andrea Piacquadio
Cobra Pose – credits – Photo by Andrea Piacquadio

The best of the lot! My back gets maximum stretch due to this pose and at the end of the session, the tension on my back reduces significantly, which gives me great relief

Lockdown Cooking | Sweet Corn savory pancake

Weekends are supposed to be fun! with the extended lockdown, the possibilities of stepping out are next to impossible, and at the same time, the possibilities of eating outside food are next to zero. Now that I have tried out almost all the dishes I could think of, this time I thought of merging ingredients from different cuisines and coming up with something which is not only different in taste but is also unique.

This time, I tried making a savory pancake with cheese, sweet corn, and chili flakes! Undoubtedly, the efforts were worth the taste. Do check it out 🙂

What did I use?

  • Semi crushed boiled sweet corn – 1 cup
  • Uncrushed boiled sweet corn – 2 tablespoon
  • Very finely chopped onion – 1 
  • Very finely chopped tomato – 1 
  • Very finely chopped capsicum – 1 
  • Very finely chopped green chili – 1 
  • Very finely chopped coriander – 2 tablespoon
  • Salt – as required
  • Grated cheese – 1 cube [ you can always add more! the more the tastier! 🙂 ] 
  • Rice flour – 1/2 cup [ you can also add semolina if rice flour is not available ]
  • Bengal gram flour – 1/2 cup
  • Turmeric powder – a pinch
  • Oregano – 1 teaspoon
  • Chilli flakes – 1 teaspoon
  • Buttermilk – 1 cup [ this is for consistency. If the buttermilk is sour, then the result will be better. If buttermilk is not available, you can also add water ]
  • Butter – for shallow frying

How did I make it?

  • The recipe is extremely simple! I mixed all the ingredients and then used a saucepan to prepare my pancakes! one ladle at a time 🙂 I used a non-stick pan to make my pancakes and also used butter for improved taste. 
  • Sweet Corn savory pancakes are ready!❤️