A new Instagram video of the actress doing push-ups has surfaced on the internet. The 45-year-old cricket commentator gives fitness goals to everyone whenever she uploads her picture. “My lifestyle has been geared towards fitness for a long time, so I don’t have to take time out for it because it is a part of my life. It is important to get proper rest, diet and sleep to build strength. Many people believe that they have to work out every day but this isn’t completely true. A balance of workout and rest is imperative to stay fit,” the actress said.
The fitness bug bit Mandira when she participated in Khatron Ke Khiladi in 2008. “After the show was over, I wanted to make myself strong. And that’s when I decided to focus on fitness. I workout five days a week — it includes 90 minutes of gym, or 1.25 km of swimming, or 10-km run. Also, I do 40 minutes of intense workouts with weights.”
For those who are taking nervous steps towards getting in shape, she has some advice: “Give yourself small goals. Don’t think about losing 20 kg at once. Focus on losing a kilo in one week. Also, eating clean is a way of life.”
When it comes to diet, Mandira sticks to simple, home-cooked food. “One needs to understand that diet forms 70% of your fitness routine and therefore I give it major importance. I have a cold coffee in the mornings, and a banana before working out. Lunch is roti, dal and subzi. Dinner is my lightest meal, and it’s either a salad or whatever is made at home,” the actor revealed.