Making Progress….festivities coming up!
I did it..I actually made some progress in the quest to become fit. So here I was, hovering over the same measurements for weeks……what was going wrong????? So the last 2 weeks, I tightened up on what I ate…last week, I tried to watch my portions in the sense I did not eat more than I could chew! Loving food, sometimes, like many others, I tend to eat until I am full..then eat some more just because it tastes good. And last but not least…I added in some intervals and 10 min morning runs to my workout. Running intervals of 1 min, walking for 1 min for 20 minutes are a great way to break a plateau.
The last few days have been a no-go on the workouts for me….I came down with a fever on Monday and Tuesday…..so yesterday I convinced myself I really “didn’t need to exert myself at the gym”…..I knew that was wrong…..as was the fact I woke up at 630 this morning and just decided NOT to get my morning run in. Why? This is me..I get to a certain goal, and then I stop…..which is why I need to break the trend of this. So, back on tomorrow..morning runs…..evening workouts! I bought a groupon for 10 yoga classes with my buddy CK. She and I are going to hit the yoga classes next week…..I also bought a groupon for 5 Zumba classes…this was over a month ago..I have never tried Zumba, heard it was tough..so may try my hand at it this weekend!
On the food side…well, i worked hard and I played harder…..I didn’t give up my happy hours just yet…and I even had a homemade pizza on Monday! Rashi was happy so far with my progress but she’s not so impressed that she giving me a break! (I like that btw. I need someone to keep me in check). She charted out a very basic 2 week plan for me this time….not too many choices and very simple foods…She asked me if I would do Sushi and Edamame for dinner every day. I said absolutely not..unless you want me to fall off the wagon. That was a recipe for failure in my opinion..for ME. So she quickly changed it and came up with this :
Meal 1 (7am): glass of soy milk
Meal 2 (9/915): 2 egg whites (sub: paneer/tofu) with one slice of wheat toast (B complex)
Meal 3 (11): greek yogurt with 1-2 teaspoons sunflower seeds and cinnamon
Meal 4 (1/130): Cheese/Veggie sandwich (Omega 3)
Meal 5 (330): Handful unsalted peanuts
Meal 6 (530/6): Pre workout: 1 banana
Meal 7: Post workout: Protein shake (1 scoop isopure with water)
Meal 8 (8/830): Daal and Veggie Sabzi or bean salad (alternate) ( Vitamin C+Anti Ox)
Drink 3-4 L water DAILY.
See, sweet, simple..and to the point!
Anyway, for some of us indians..we passed some festivities…we are coming up with more! As indians, we get to start holiday celebrations starting in Oct/Nov and it just continues through Jan 1! Lucky we are….but holidays= sweets=fried food=AHHHHHHH!
Don’t worry! I posted a Navratri fasting plan from Rashi on my facebook page. Judging from this, we know…you can celebrate and eat pretty clean at the same time. I suggested to her to post one for Diwali…
anyone celebrating Karva Chauth this year? I mean, it sounds like a “let me lose a quick 5 pounds” sort of day…..don’t eat/drink anything until the moon rises for your husband/boyfriend/lover’s long life……sounds like a recipe for a slow metabolism. I asked Rashi to post something for this day..coming up on Saturday….I will keep everyone updated..if you are going to do this, do it right! If your lover is going to live long, you may as well live just as long with him! In fact..do the fast togather..its the millenium…. Eating right helps ward off diabetes, high BP, high cholesterol, and all that fun stuff. Fasting in general scares me folks….it really does…I feel like I may become super bitch half way through a fast day.
Now I am truly just rambling….please celebrate all the holidays coming up….Karva Chauth, Diwali, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah/Christmas and New Years..so much to look forward to..and my favorite….(a holiday in my own personal mind)….the first day it snows! So magical!