Sunday, December 22, 2013
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,
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or through Facebook: Trupti Tswlm
Be good to yourselves,
Friday, November 08, 2013
All in all...a good second day! Talk to you tmrw!
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