Monday, 23 July 2012

Crying Baby means no exercise

My Little girl has been ill the whole of last week. To add to that she had a crying fit last night from 11:00pm to 2:00am so woke up late today. I feel extremely tired and to top it is the guiltiness that my workout plans have been stalled for all these days. What do i do? A divine intervention is required.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Exercise ------- not happening

A sick baby, a birthday week, laziness, crazy work schedule and boredom . This would sum up all the reasons for me breaking my exercise routine and my shedule for past 10 days.

10th of July was the lastday that I worked-out, today is the 19th and I havent yet got back to exercising.
So I decide that I needed a fresh start, and the answer was Jillian Micahels body revolution.  I know jumping from one plan to another is not going to help me get fit. But I was truly bored of the 30 day slimdown plan.
 Last friday was also the begining of the rainy season, exciting but makes one want to be cozy in bed, sleep that extra hour or dig into fried stuff with strong coffees.
Driving in the rain...absolutely love it


The only silver lining in this is that diet plan of 1200- 1300 calories was followed except for saturday (birthday-------digging into that lovely chocolate cake and that sumptous biryani).
Tandori Shrimp with Mint Chutney

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Day 8 --30 Day shred Level 1

Jillian michaels pep talk is certainly got annoying today. About the workout, I completed all of it and followed Natalie except for the pushups did the easier version. The food journal on fitness pal helps as I am trying to keep my calorie to 1200 -1300. Hopefully I see some results.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Diet--- Intersting dinner

Most people think that healthy food doesnt taste good. I dont agree, here is one that tried out for dinner
This is a  Masala roti with fresh cut vegies and low fat curd
 Recipe
Servings  4
Ingredients
1 cup  Jowar Flour (Sorghum flour)
1 cup Wheat flour
1 tspn besan
2 tspn Jeera
1 tspn Ajwain
1 tspn Chilli powder / 1 finely chopped green chilli
1 tspn turmeric powder
Salt to taste
Method
1.       In a bowl add all ingredients
2.       Add boiling water and knead it into smooth dough
3.       Set the dough aside for 10 minutes
4.       Divide the dough into small balls
5.       Dip one ball into the Wheat  flour to coat and roll it out into a thin disc. Keep dipping the roti into the dry flour to prevent it from sticking to the rolling surface.
6.       Shake or rub off excess flour from the rotli and place it onto the hot tawa.
7.       Flip to the other side once you see bubbles appear on the surface. Allow it to cook for 10-15 seconds.
Serve with fresh salad and Low Fat curd

1st week of 30 Day Slimdown

I havent been regular with updates so here is a quick lowdown  on the exercise. I did mention about Day 1 & 2 in my earlier post, here is the rest of week 1
Day 3 ------ 4th July
This was the begining of the tough one. No more trouble Zone. Wow Jillian you really plan on killing those zones. I was  huffing and puffing  during the sencond round of the first circuit.I was'nt able to complete  quite a few of the exercises but I ploughed on. I certainly was dead by the end.

Day 4 ---- 5th July
After Day3 this certainly was a cake walk.  the 30 day shred level 1 was a lot easier this time. Did it all and I could surely see my stamina improving.

6th July
I couldnt exercise today because of some important exercises. So this became the rest day and the count will begin

7th July
So I began the mother of all workouts Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism. And then hubby dearest wanted me to go out shopping with him. So I stopped mid way, right after circuit 2. Would you call that a workout, I dont think so I decided to repeat the BFBM the next day. Was I looking forward to it no, not at all. Who wants their ass kicked.The day turned out to completely ruin my diet ... deep fried samosas, pani puri so totally not worth it

Day 5 ---8th July
Today I completed BFBM , I am so proud of myself. But the exercise kicked my migrane. Guess I dint drink enough fluids.

Day 6 ----9th July
 Quick Trouble Zone is 1st four circuits of NMTZ. I am so proud of myself that I could complete all the circuits without cheating.  The exercising has become a lot easier .I am still sweting like a pig but no headaches.

 That was the week 1.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Diet--- Some interesting Snacks

The tough part of loosing weight is the Diet and drinking water. I have been trying to find ways to make this interesting. This is what I made to make my evenings interesting


Murmura (Puffed Rice) Snack
 Servings 4
Ingredients

4 cups puffed rice (murmura)
5 to 6 dry red chilli



10 curry leaves (kadi patta)
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp sugar and salt to tastee
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)



1/2 cup roasted peanuts

Method


  1. Heat oil in a wok(kadhai)
  2. When the Oil is hot add mustard seeds and asafoetida
  3. Then add red chilli and curry(kadhipatta) leaves
  4.  add turmeric powder
  5. Then add sugar and salt and red chilli powder
  6. Add the roasted peanuts
  7. Now add murmura and stir for a minute
  8. Now chatpate murmure are ready to eat
  9. Or store it in air tight container for future use

To add flavour while serving add freshly chopped tomatoes, onions and cilanthro leaves with a dash of lemon.

Day 1 & 2 0f 30 Day slim down

I finally was able to start my workout yesterday. I have stuck to my plan of doing the the 30 Day SlimDown.
Day1
The exercise totally kicked my butt. I has panting and grunting through the first circuit. Evertime Jillian said things like "I want you to feel like you're going to die." I felt she was talking to me.
Thats the funny bit because when I did the 30DS last year all of Jillians talk was extremely annoying. Not any more, her talks were motivating. Hopefully it stays that way.
Day 2
All the muscles are sore. Today was another day of 30DS level 1. It got a lot easier today. I still have a long way to go though. I loved it when Jillian said "  I know you fell that little knot in your stomach, that is you getting stronger,that is fear leaving your body"


Update:
My Starting  Stats
Weight 154.3
Waist 37.5
Thigh 23.5
Calf 13
Arm 11.5
Bust 36 
Hips 42.5
TRACKED THIS ON DAY 1 BEFORE THE WORKOUT

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Weekend Update

I was suppose to start  the workout today but couldnt. Todays was a genuine reason , Mom wasnt there so I had to take care of the baby the entire day. Will keep you'll updated  about the workout tomorrow.