Sunday, December 22, 2013

I am still at it!


I am still doing the T-25 challenge! I haven't given up yet and I am seeing some wonderful changes inside and out! The biggest change is how I feel! I feel lighter, stronger and have such a positive outlook towards everything. Exercising works wonders! I just haven't updated much because I feel a bit uncomfortable posting my pictures online. I am still deciding whether I should. I am even thinking of creating a private group on Facebook to document my changes each week.
I will come back with a solution in the next couple days!

Be good to yourselves,
T

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Week 2- T-25 Challenge!!

I made it to week 2!!!! I am quite proud of myself! This is how my routine goes lately:

Morning breakfast: I replaced my breakfast with the Shakeology Shake. I try and make it interesting by adding different fruits, almond milk, juices and Greek yogurt each time. So far adding bananas have made a BIG difference in masking the protein "flavor". It keeps me full until lunchtime and keeps me away from cookies and chips- a HUGE bonus!!

Lunch: I usually eat a salad or have some soup. This hasn't changed much. I try to add more beans and protein to the salad and limit the dressings to something remotely healthy- A Balsamic vinaigrette, Italian or even plain hot sauce livens it up!  :)

No more snacks in the afternoon before supper!!! Unless its been a day from hell....and I seem to have quite a few of them, I am usually satisfied with a cup of coffee.  :P

I also drink more water than before- very important!

Dinner is usually homemade. I make Indian food mostly for me and boys. I've cut down to eating only 2 chapatis and just a bit of rice. I focus on eating more vegetables, and having lentil dahl. This is an excellent source of protein!
I have lots of fresh veggies on the side as well such as cherry tomatoes, raw onions, cucumbers, carrots, beets and radishes. I even have Chaash- watered down yogurt with Cumin and ginger to help digest the food more effectively.

I workout in the late evenings, 2 hours AFTER supper so that my body doesn't go into shock mode! Around 30 minutes of the DVD is enough to get my heart rate up!! I enjoy the nightly workouts quite a bit. Its time to focus just on me....the kids are usually ready for bed, house is cleaned and then its just "ME" time. After an awesome workout, I usually take a nice long shower and head to bed, feeling GREAT!  :)
Before going to bed, I usually take a tbsp of Triphala powder with some warm water. Triphala is an excellent Ayurvedic herb to help detoxify the body. Please get a physician's recommendation before you start any new routine. :) Another update next week! If you have any questions, please get in touch: trusantoor@yahoo.com or through Facebook: Trupti Tswlm
Be good to yourselves,
TS


Friday, November 08, 2013

Week 1: T-25 challenge

Day 2 done!!! I had my morning shake for breakfast, I added bananas and orange juice today. That was a much better combination and it masked the protein flavor a lot! 
I had steamed buns for lunch just by themselves and leftover paneer curry for dinner.  I didn't have any rice or bread with the curry. I worked out per the dvd for 25 mins and let me tell you- its quite the workout!  I have built my endurance lately by going to the gym but this was great. I can still feel the burn from the squats and the lunges!  It feels great though.
All in all...a good second day! Talk to you tmrw!
Be good to yourselves,
TS

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