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: email@example.com or through Facebook: Trupti Tswlm
Be good to yourselves,
Friday, November 08, 2013
All in all...a good second day! Talk to you tmrw!
Thursday, November 07, 2013
I have been gone soooooo long I know! Life has been hectic, yet fulfilling each day! The past two years have taught me to be resilient,and independent ( see my older posts if you need an update :P) I took the the time off from blogging to get back on my own two feet. I feel i have reached a point that I need to take some extra time out for myself and my own health. After 2 months of research on finding a program that would suit my needs and schedule, I signed up for the T25 beachbody challenge!! I am so excited to get this program started. This is NOT an advertisement for this product and I suggest you do your own due diligence before starting any programs on your own. I do want to keep track of my progress and what better way to do that than returning to this blog of mine!
I have no idea if I have any readers left but if you're out there, please feel free to say hello and ask any questions!!
I got my T-25 challenge kit yesterday and I start my exercise routine for 25 mins each day. The kit also includes a protein shake that you have to drink once a day as a meal replacement. I chose the green berry flavor! This morning, I blended the shake with some frozen mangoes and orange juice. I had it for breakfast and I have to say it was pretty good! The rest of the day's meals are supposed to be clean..meaning lots of protein and healthy healthy foods! I hope to God I can stay away from all that Halloween Candy that the boys brought home......I must do this though!!!
This is what the kit looks like. I did the 25 min workout and it was awesome! ! I didn't stop the entire time and I felt the burn for sure!! I also ate really well. Breakfast was the protein shake, lunch was a healthy chickpea and spinach salad with hummus. Dinner was a cup of matar paneer and 1.5 pieces of chapati.
Be good to yourselves,
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