Currently (September 2015)

by Khushboo on September 21, 2015

Hi guys!  Hope you had a super weekend.  I just got back from an amazing weekend trip to Pondicherry with a few friends.  I’ve been wanting to travel more around India so here’s one more city to tick off :).  

Matrimandir, Auroville

Matrimandir, Auroville

As we’re entering into the last week of September, I wanted to put up a Currently Survey post before the month slips away completely:

Current Book: I am almost done with Girl on The Train and can’t say enough good things- it’s been totally gripping and has gotten me back into reading!

Girl on the train

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Current Music:  So obessed with Vijay & Sofia Zlatko’s remix of I Got You Baby:

Current Drink: H20 – never gets old!

Current Excitement: Empire Season 2  starts on Wednesday- woo freakin’ hoo!

Current TV Show: I still can’t get over the Mistresses Season 3 finale.  Tell me I’m not the only one who gets way too emotionally invested in TV show characters.

Mistresses Poster

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Current Guilty Pleasure: I’ve become that person who watches TV on her iPhone while walking on the treadmill, but hey the time FLIES.  Lately I have been streaming stuff on Youtube, but for the sake of my phone bill, I think I’m going to start uploading some TV shows on my iPad beforehand.  Any suggestions?

Current Obsession: The iPhone in-built Health app.  The step tracker has gotten me obsessed with fitting in at least 10,000 steps daily.  I highly recommend this to anyone who needs some motivation to be more active in day-to-day life. 

Steps app

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Current Bane of My Existence: Bad and/or slow service at a restaurant totally kills the experience, no matter how delicious the food might be.

 Current Food: I can’t get enough of prawns lately!  Shawarma-, peri peri-, or tandoori-style, I’m eating it all!

Tandoori Prawns

Tandoori Prawns

Current Indulgence: Hiring a personal trainer to lift weights with at the gym over the next month.  As fitness & being in shape is important to me, it’s worth the investment…even if it means cutting back on expenses elsewhere. 

Current Blessing: Looking back on 2015, I’ve been blessed with plenty of travel & I’m truly grateful for each trip.

Current Instagram Fave: @Northwitch69.  Whoever is in charge of this accounts uploads some really LOL-worthy content.  Case in point:

Northwitch69

Current Need: I’m currently working at Starbucks & to be honest, right now I need someone to watch my laptop while I go pee.  

Current Mood: Positively overwhelmed with work 🙂

Current Triumph: Cleaning out my closet and actually giving away 3 bags worth of clothes.  As an A-class hoarder, this totally counts as a huge triumph.  

Current Link: Have you guys seen Nicole Arbour’s video Dear Fat People which went viral?  I recently shared my reply on Huffington Post & would love to hear your thoughts/feedback on the issue of fat shaming: Dear Nicole Arbour, Here’s The Truth About Fat Shaming. As a former ‘fat’ person, I can tell you that shaming doesn’t inspire anyone to make changes. Making overweight or obese people feel bad about their bodies doesn’t do anything to motivate them to lose weight.

What’s your current…

…book?

…food?

…music?

indulgence?

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Shashi at RunninSrilankan September 21, 2015 at 2:59 pm

I cannot believe it’s almost the end of September – this year seems to be flying by quicker than last year did! And this season of Mistresses is over already??? I am so so behind – I should play catch up when I am on the treadmill too! And, I NEED to get back to reading too, my daughter game me “How to be single” the beginning of this month and I have only read through the first chapter so far.

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Khushboo September 23, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Ooh is this an actual novel or more of a self-help book?

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Shashi at RunninSrilankan September 23, 2015 at 2:10 pm

It’s an actual novel http://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Single-A-Novel/dp/141653413X the movie is coming out next year!

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dixya | food, pleasure, and health September 21, 2015 at 10:08 pm

Currently eating leftover Nepali food and totally indulging it 🙂

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Khushboo September 23, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Yum- I don’t think I’ve ever had Nepali food!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 21, 2015 at 10:49 pm

Woohoo for personal trainers! I hired one when I was first starting to get back into weights, and it definitely made a huge difference not only in the progress I saw, but in how motivated I was to work out. Good luck on your fitness goals, lady! And awesome article over on Huff Post. I saw Nicole’s video, and just wow. I hate how she’s trying to pass it off as light-hearted comedy… Shaming groups of people is never funny.

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Khushboo September 23, 2015 at 1:15 pm

I agree- it’s almost crazy to think that these kinds of inhumane people exist :/!

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Sarita September 22, 2015 at 12:00 am

Love these currently posts…. I loved having a personal trainer at one point. THe technique they show you is wonderful! And yeah, I was totally shocked by the Mistresses Season Finale!!!

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Khushboo September 23, 2015 at 1:16 pm

Thanks Sarita & welcome :)! I’m already excited for the next season of Mistresses!

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Parita @ myinnershakti September 22, 2015 at 12:24 am

September has been a fun month for you!

I just finished reading Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend. I think you’d love them! And my very current food are the cookies I made over the weekend…so good!

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Khushboo September 23, 2015 at 1:18 pm

Ooh which one do you recommend more? Will try to get my hands on an e-book version :)!

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Parita @ myinnershakti September 23, 2015 at 6:16 pm

China Rich Girlfriend is the sequel so read CRA first!!

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Khushboo September 23, 2015 at 6:24 pm

On it!! Just downloaded the e-book & planning to start it tonight. Thanks P!

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Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets September 22, 2015 at 12:49 am

I currently think you’re up to a lot of fantastic things and I loved your response to the fat shaming video. Kudos!

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Khushboo September 23, 2015 at 1:18 pm

Thanks for the support, Meg :)!

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Tara @ Sweat like a Pig September 22, 2015 at 1:09 am

Haha that IG post is hilarious! And so true! People keep telling me to read the Girl on the Train, so I’m going to have to check it out 🙂

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Khushboo September 23, 2015 at 1:18 pm

If you want a quick read, definitely check it out- I couldn’t put it down!

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Jen @ Chase the Red Grape September 22, 2015 at 10:19 am

Haha the total bane of my life – that choice between going to the toilet and having to pack everything up or holding it in and, lets face it, being in pain! Sometimes working alone sucks!
Oooh those tandoori prawns look incredible! I love prawns with that rich marinated flavour… I should do it more often!
Also awesome that you are getting a trainer in order to lift weights, so many people do this on their own and it can be so dangerous! Well worth the investment! 🙂

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Khushboo September 23, 2015 at 1:19 pm

I totally agree Jen! Along with reducing the risk of injury, having the right form is so crucial for seeing results!

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Ashley @ A Lady Goes West September 24, 2015 at 1:19 am

Hi Khushboo! That’s awesome you’re planning to work with a trainer! Outside of lifting weights, hopefully your trainer makes sure you have no imbalances and gives you a good plan moving forward. It’s so beneficial to have an extra set of eyes on our fitness routine and movement. Right now I’m reading What Alice Forgot — so far so good! 🙂

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Khushboo September 27, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Thanks Ashley- I’m only a week into training with him and am already so glad I signed up :)!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table September 24, 2015 at 1:32 am

I love funny IG accounts. Even more than the food porn ones. Ha!

So lucky you have a beautiful country to explore. Not that the US isn’t great, but I love seeing other parts of the world. The structures in India all seem so gorgeous.

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Khushboo September 27, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Ah I feel the same about the US- it must be so amazing to be able to have so many different states to road trip to and check out! Grass is always greener on the other side eh ;)!

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Liz @ I Heart Vegetables September 26, 2015 at 5:10 pm

I’ve been watching TV on my phone on the treadmill too! Honestly, it’s the only way I can stay on there for more than 10 minutes without getting too bored! I haven’t figured out how to upload things to my phone or ipad though so I bank on free wifi haha

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Khushboo September 27, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Ah you’re lucky free wifi is an option at your gym- I dread to see what my phone bill is going to be at the end of the moonth ;)!

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