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 Potty training fun

Finally Chhori is potty trained and I am very happy.

When I was researching potty training, I read that you need at least 3-5 days straight at home to train a child successfully.

It was really hard to get that time so when I took 4 weeks off work during Christmas and New Year,potty training was on top of our list.

Before the actual training, we read lots of articles and watched so many videos on YouTube. From all the different techniques that we found I choose the one to reward her with stickers when she sat on the potty.

Most of the videos make it look so easy and said that it can be done in 3 days but it took us nearly 7 days for Chhori to do both pee and wee in the potty.

First day of potty training was fun, trying to put her on the potty every 10 minutes. Both me and Chhori were excited and she did all her wees there but had 2 poo accidents on her training undies.  On the first night she actually woke up in the middle of the night saying she needed to pee. We were very impressed and thought it was going great.

On the second day, she refused to go to the potty every 10 minutes so we did it every 30 minutes. With best effort on both our side she still had 2 wee accidents and didn’t do a poo for the whole day.

On day 3, she had 2 pee accidents and 1 poo. That day I was really up set because it felt like we were going one step forward and two steps backward. She went and sat on potty many times but still managed to have accidents.

By day 4, Chhori was an expert in going to the toilet on her own and surprisingly did her first poo in the potty. She was very excited and so was I. I rewarded her with two stickers that day and she was super happy.

Day 5 was better with no accidents at all but later we still had accidents now and then especially if she hold her wee too long and has to go in a rush .

But we are happy now that she is getting better and having fewer accidents.

The most important things to remember when you potty training 

  • Be patient
  • Don’t be angry when they have accidents
  • Have a week free from other thing so you can concentrate on the training
  • They will eventually be nappy free, always keep that in mind
  • If you think your child is not ready do not push them
  • Every child is different so one rule doesn’t apply to all
  • All the best

Have a great week everyone!

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Australia Day long weekend at Entrance

It was Australia Day on 26 January so we went away for a long weekend away.

Australia Day is the official National Day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at Sydney Cove by Governor Arthur Phillip.

For this Australia Day we went to the central coast of Australia to a beautiful costal town named The Entrance. We had booked a holiday home with a pool as it is really hot these days in Sydney.

Altogether we had four families with 7 kids and we had a great time.

The first day we went to The Entrance town center had lunch and watched pelican being fed and stayed to let the kids play in the play area for a while.

From there we went to the holiday home in the evening and went straight to the pool which was so refreshing and kids love water too.

We spent a few hours swimming, playing water volley ball, chatting and drinking beer in the pool. Then it was dinner time so we cooked momo, had few drinks and played dumb charade. It has become our favorite game lately.

We stayed till late singing and dancing and finally decided to call it an night.

The next morning, we all woke up leisurely and decided that we would stay in for the day.

We had breakfast and went for a swim. It was a beautiful sunny day and we really enjoyed it.

One of our friends’ daughters had her birthday that weekend so we celebrated it with cakes and balloons which the kids loved. We feel so blessed to have so many nice people around.

We had BBQ for lunch and went back to the pool until it was dinner time. Dinner was once again so fun with so many people. We chatted, sang and danced.

The next morning, we left our beautiful holiday home and headed to Avoca beach.

The weather was great for a beach day. The sun was not too strong and the kids loved their time in beach building sand castles and playing in the water. We all enjoyed the last day of our holiday before driving back to Sydney.

Now I am eagerly waiting for our next holiday and getaway.

Have a great week everyone!

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Manly 10 KM FUN RUN

On 3rd Feb, Saturday I went for the 10 km Manly Fun Run with some of my friends.

Manly Fun Run is a popular, family-friendly event which invites participants of all levels to take part in a fun-filled weekend featuring the Dee Why to Manly Sun Run. The run is through the picturesque Manly beach headland and the national park of North Head, with distances of 10km, 5km and 2km. Both the 5km and 2km events are pram friendly. Apart from the fun and fitness you will be helping to raise monies for the many charities that Manly Rotary support on the peninsula and throughout Sydney.

I had done City2Surf before but this was my first time for this event.

We went and stayed in a hotel in Manly the night before. We went for an early dinner and went to bed by 9:30 as we were heading to Dee why at 6 am the next morning.

On the day of the run we woke up early, got ready and caught a bus to Dee Why. The bus was full of people doing the same event so everyone looked excited and ready to run.

As we got off the bus and walked to the start point, it started raining so heavily that we all got drenched before the race had even started. I had never had this experience before. Although in another 5 minutes the rain got lighter and we started the run. There was more hill in this run that City2Surf but they were smaller ones.

It was definitely a good run as we ran along picturesque beach looking at some amazing house and beautiful park.

Along the way, there were a few drizzles and once it rained heavily but we enjoyed the cool rain as we were running.

Personally, I felt the run was good and not as difficult as expected.

We finished the run in an hour and 17 minutes which was not bad considering we ran and walked few kms as well.

It was a great experience and I am glad I did it. I hope to plan and run more this year.

Have a great week everyone!

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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City2Surf 2016

Hello everyone, I am back. It has been a crazy few weeks for me. The holiday to New Zealand was amazing and we had fun. I will post more details on it soon.

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Since being back, we ran the City2Surf and I am glad it is over now. As you may have known, before Chhori, AS and I used to run the 14km every year and it was one of our default routines.

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But for the last two years, we didn’t sign up for it as the first year, I was pregnant and the year after Chhori was too small.

This year we decided it was time to get back to running again. Having my parents here has allowed us to leave Chhori with them. Our aim this year was to do better than previous years and we were mentally ready.

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During training, AS was very motivated and pushing himself very hard. Unfortunately, he hurt his knee during the process and had to take some medication so AS was not sure at all if he could run or not. On the other hand, I was determined to run.

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I was training well in the beginning but it went pear shaped a few weeks before due to the rainy weather and the holiday to New Zealand.

To cut a long story short, on the race day AS was okay to run and we did a run and walk so the we don’t hurt his knee.

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I am so glad we did it as it was a beautiful day with thousands of fellow runners. The atmosphere was just beautiful and we had fun all along. Also while we walked we had our Pokémon Go app on so we managed to catch a few Pokémon too :).

We didn’t better our timing from previous years but were very close so I am happy with the outcome.

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I hope to do better next year. I am also looking forward to Chhori growing up so she will go with us as well.

Spring is almost here for us so I am very excited and looking forward to beautify Sydney days.

How have you all been?

Take care everyone.

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

 

City2Surf 2013 – 14km fun run

As I mentioned in my last post, we went for the City2surf 14km fun run on Sunday. Luckily, this year, unlike last few years, the weather was fine and sunny and it definitely made the run better.

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Since 1971, Sydneysiders have been joined by participants from all over the world, elite athletes rubbing shoulders with locals to run, walk, or watch the 14km race from Hyde Park in Sydney’s CBD to the finish at Bondi Beach.

We normally register for the race in April. I like to think ourselves as healthy people so once we register, we go and make a plan for exercise and diet. We both are so excited and start our regime but after a few months we slack off a bit. As it is winter in June/July our enthusiasm slows down a bit. But we have managed to successful complete the run for the last few years.

The run starts from the city centre and passes through the suburbs of East Sydney, Kings Cross, Rushcutters Bay, Double Bay, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, Dover Heights and ends at Bondi Beach. The most difficult part of the course is “Heartbreak Hill” at the halfway mark, a 2 km long steep ascent from Rose Bay to Vaucluse along New South Head Road.

This year we ran in the blue group as we  able to register quickly. So our run was to start at 8.30 am. We caught a train to city and joined 85,000 other runners.

Like every year, just before the start of the race everyone throws their jumper so charity can collect it. It is a great idea as the runners become hot during the run but they need a jumper before they start the run. Look at some of the jumpers that landed on the trees looking like they grew on them.

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When the gun when off me and AS along with everyone else took our pace. This year we decided to pace ourselves so we are not too tired half way through. Therefore, we ran and walked alternatively. It really helped as I didn’t feel too tired at any stage at all. I have to thank AS for that as he knew we need some planning to complete the run easily.

As every year, there were people dressing up for charities as ballerinas, smurfs, Spiderman, flash, wonder women, a pie (seriously) and people in onesies . We also had opposition leader Mr Tony Abbot running the race as the support runner for blind runner Nathan Johnston, with the pair crossing the finishing line in 1 hour 21.16 seconds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Like every year, there were many people cheering along the way as well as many water and Gatorade stations. There were lots of live bands and mascots as well.

As it was a warm day and there were a few people hosing down runners to keep them cool. Also there were people giving away oranges, chips, lollies etc. Isn’t that nice and what a spirit to join the race.

This year I felt a lot better about the run. With AS’s plan I was never too tried to have to stop. We did really well until the last 500m when AS’s leg started to cramp. But I am just proud to say that we both finished the race.

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It was a good feeling when we crossed the finish line and knew that it was done for one more year.

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After the run, we went straight in to a Cancer council tent for a massage. For $10 for charity, they were giving 10 minutes massage and it was a great idea. Last year we missed out because we didn’t have cash but this year we made to carry cash for this. The people offering massage were university students studying to be chiropractor.

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After the massage, we jumped on the queue in the first food stall and had bacon and egg sandwich. We were just happy not to have to wait too long for the food. It was time to go home after the food.

I have to admit, I am less sore this year than the last year and the year before. I guess the massage and AS’s techniques definitely worked for us.

So official results for the City2Surf are in and I can be proud to say that I have beaten my last year record. I managed a time of 1:47:32, which I think is pretty decent with great experience and can’t wait to do it again next year.

Do you run long distance? Share tips if you have any to become a better runner.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralia

XOXO

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Healthy eating

Spring will be here in no time so I am trying to eat healthy and detox. If you want to detox your body, did you know it can be as simple as eating the right foods? Here are some food I have started in my diet.

1. Avocados

Do you love avocados so much you would put slices of them on just about any food you eat? There’s no reason to feel guilty about doing this, especially because this is such a great food for you to eat. Avocados are packed full of antioxidants, including glutathione. This detoxes the body by transporting harmful toxins right out of it. By reducing the chemicals and toxins in your body you will be healthier and feel better.

2. Cranberries

These might be great for preventing urinary tract infections, but they can also get rid of toxins inside of your body. These get rid of waste from the body and are antibacterial so they remove toxins.

3. . Cabbage

This food has sulfur inside of it, which is essential when it comes to breaking down chemicals in the body. Sulfur can help get rid of everything from pesticides to prescription drugs, which could be harmful if they stuck around.

4. Lemons

These are great in drinks and recipes, but they are also packed full of vitamins and antioxidants. These protect the liver and they get rid of chemicals inside of the body. Consuming lemons on a regular basis can improve health.

5. Broccoli

If you’re the type of person who doesn’t like broccoli, you should try it out once again! It’s full of antioxidants that can cleanse your body. It’s also high in enzymes that help to get your digestive system running efficiently. Raw broccoli is best because it has a high level of nutrients inside of it.

6. Garlic

Packed full of sulfur, this is another great food to use for body cleanses. It also has antibiotic properties so it can help internally heal your body. There are a lot of advantages to eating garlic on a regular basis; it’s even available in supplement form!

7. Beetroots

These can be incorporated into a lot of different recipes or they can be eaten raw. They are full of betaine and pectin, which help protect the liver and the digestive system. These can cleanse the body so you have fewer toxins.

8. Grapefruit

This fruit helps cleanse the digestive system and it can prevent kidney stones from developing. It’s also low in natural sugars and calories, so it’s great for dieting.

9. Sunflower Seeds

These are great to snack on and can detox the liver so it’s healthier. It can also get rid of harmful toxins floating around in the body. In addition to this, it prevents cholesterol from building up and causing body damage.

10. Lentils

These aid the digestive system to cleanse and detox your body. Lentils also lower the cholesterol and help balance the blood sugar inside of your body.

So start eating these healthy food and stay happy.

What is your healthy food? Do you detox?

I am going to run 14 kms  City2Surf on Sunday so wish me luck. Take care and Happy weekend everyone.!!!

M from nepaliaustralia

XOXO

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City2Surf 2012

I want to think of myself as being health conscious but I have to admit that I have never reached the point where I was completely satisfied with my body. I always have something to complain about. Anyway since I got married, AS has been a great support and workout partner. He has so much knowledge in health and fitness and always keeps suggesting to me to do various exercises to improve my fitness. Since last year to motivate ourselves we decided to run the 14km City2surf.

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City2Surf is the largest timed running race in the world and it has been held as an annual event since the first run on 5 September 1971. It is a charity run and this year they raised 3.9 million dollars. The best thing about this run is that anyone can participate. You just need to pay the entry fee and off you go. There are singles, couples, seniors, kids, mothers/fathers with prams and family coming together to run and have some fun along with the exercise.

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The run starts from city centre and passes through the suburbs of East Sydney, Kings Cross, Rushcutters Bay, Double Bay, Rose Bay, Vaucluse, Dover Heights and ends at Bondi Beach. The most difficult part of the course is “Heartbreak Hill” at the halfway mark, a 2 km long steep ascent from Rose Bay to Vaucluse along New South Head Road.

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I was a bit scared this year because since the birth of my nephew a month ago, our exercise routine has gone out of the window. The weather prediction for the day was also mostly rainy and windy. So it didn’t look like it was going to be a fun run this time.

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But we still managed to be in the city by 9am for our run to start along with 85,000 other runners. Just before the run started, most people were throwing their jumpers and hoodies to the side of the street for charities.

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As we run it gets so hot so it was normal for people to throw away the old jumpers that they come with. We did that last year but we became wiser this year and decided to tie them around our hips to use after the race. Last year after the race we were chilled to the bones and we had to go to the mall to buy a new jumper.

In the crowd there were so many people with masks like gorillas, Batman, Super girl, the Smurfs, and a man in a sumo suit. I think one of the highlights must me the group of guys dressed as Usman Bolt, the history making Olympic athletic from Jamica.

When the gun when off to start me and AS along with everyone else took our pace. I think the first 5 km was ok as it was just the start. We ran and walked alternately.

There were lots of people cheering along the way as well as many water and Gatorade station. There were lots of live bands and mascots as well. I did manage to take some photos. I knew that the clock was ticking but it was fun to stop for a few second for photos.

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When we reached 7km, I couldn’t believe that we were only half way through. I was really tired and I was asking AS to slow down. By then we were also climbing uphill which didn’t help at all. I have to thank AS who kept me going even though my toes were hurting really bad in my left foot.

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We did this last year also but I didn’t remember it being too so hard so I kept pushing myself to the end. When we were on the last 4 km I was really happy and on the last 2km, I was glad it was going to be over soon. When we crossed the finish line we knew that we did good as we finished in under 2 hour (1 hour, 50 minutes). We did about the same last year as well so both of us were very happy. We got the medal for finishing it.  🙂

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We caught up with a friend of ours who ran as well and were just happy to catch a bus to go have something to eat. It was 12.30 by then and both of us hadn’t eaten anything.

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city2surf 2012While practising for the run, I tried to research on how to make a quick recover after the run and I found the following in the website.

1. Within 5 minutes of finishing, drink some water or a natural electrolyte drink like coconut water.

2. Within 15-20 minutes of finishing, consume a recovery drink that contains high quality protein and carbohydrates – stash some protein powder (organic/vegan brown rice protein, or a good quality whey protein is best in our books but use whatever works for you) in your run pouch and mix it with cold water at the end of your race and you’re good to go!

3. Within 60-90 minutes of finishing, consume some whole grains with fish (your best option!), lean meat, egg, nuts, or another good quality solid protein source and plenty of salad or green veggies.

4. Antioxidant rich foods are your friend, so anything green or red in colour, or even a good old-fashioned apple, is on the menu!

5. Avoid anything inflammatory post-race, like processed carbs, sugar and caffeine. Alcohol is definitely in this family too but we know avoiding a beer after the race might be a little too much of a big ask, so if a few bevvies are on the menu, make sure you do a few things to counteract the effect, like these…

6. Before you start swigging from your beer mug, swallow a little milk thistle, drink some beetroot juice, or gulp down some fish oil supplements. Snack on anti-inflammatory foods like cherries, berries, walnuts, flaxseeds and kale… make ‘em into a juice if you need to and then, if you still feel like it that beer is all yours! Just remember to drink plenty of water alongside it!

7. Oh… and remember to STRETCH after your race.

Note to self for next year

Don’t wait until less than weeks to go till the City to Surf before bothering to look at the recommended training program.