Showing posts from 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.

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.

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).

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.

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
Servings4 Ingredients 1 cupJowar 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 Wheatflour 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 …

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

10curry leaves (kadi patta)
2 tspoil
1/2 tspmustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/2 tspasafoetida (hing)
1 tspsugar and salt to tastee
1/2 tspturmeric powder (haldi)

1/2 cup roasted peanuts

Heat oil in a wok(kadhai)When the Oil is hot add mustard seeds and asafoetidaThen add red chilli and curry(kadhipatta) leaves add turmeric powderThen add sugar and salt and red chilli powderAdd the roasted peanutsNow add murmura and stir for a minuteNow chatpate murmure are ready to eatOr 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.
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"

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

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.