30 day Ab challenge Announcement


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Fourth week begins! Though I haven’t lost tons of weight, the drop has been study, 3 lbs. in 3 weeks. Its not dramatic but I m still content with it. As long as I m not putting on weight or losing drastically, a steady graph marching towards the target is fair. I have lost some inches though. Haven’t had the chance to measure but my jeans fits loser than before!

Most of the routine remains the same diet wise. If I have to compromise my diet for something so urgent then I make amends accordingly. In a busy mommy-full day it’s difficult to keep up with the walk or diet regimen. Instead of carrying the guilt to the next meal, I start a fresh from the next meal during the day. Guilt tones down your pace of weight loss anyway. Any such bearing on mind leads to stress, so I rather keep it easy and clear. Don’t you think it makes sense? Take a deep breath and think about it stress free J.

Getting physically stronger and building a good core is my goal eventually. The overwhelming exhaustion after running, cleaning, cooking, washing around the house along with my son sometimes bogs me down. But, thanks to the lifestyle changes in the last 22 odd (okay, I know 22 is an even number :D) days have helped me gain some energy and enthusiasm for work. A month ago I used to get totally depressed cleaning over and over again or doing repetitive work but now because we clear up by 10,I get more time for myself. Though pulling through the day along with blogging at least 3 posts a day is extremely hectic (I understand the pain of working mothers a little better now).I manage to push off 2 posts while Udeet naps in the afternoon or early in the morning while he is asleep (ahh , these days he wakes up with me so early morning posts are a luxury)!

Two of my friends and me have decided to take up the 30 day ab challenge for the month of June starting from Monday, 1st June 2015(Meena and Rupali are my fitness buddies for this project). Both of them finished their dues for the day 1 of the challenge. I was tied up with few calls until late hours of the morning so could not do it in the morning and had to do it in the evening after tea. Meena and Rupali actually managed to motivate me to do it.

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Monday after the calls, I quickly rushed to fix us some lunch. Last week I got 2 cauliflowers thinking that there would be enough time to try out the Gobhi ka Shorba from Hari Nayak’s book, but could not make it then. When I opened the book for the recipe, the main ingredient was not cauliflower but vegetable stock! Did not have a store bought one neither had enough veggies to make one by myself. So made simple Carrot, Peas and cauliflower Sauté and rotis for Udeet. I ate the leftover Waalachi usal for lunch.

After much convincing His Highness agreed to nap after his bath but I was so drained (from the busy weekend) that me snoozed for while too. Was woken up by husband (who came from office) and then I decided to look into blogging something. Good Lord! I had to finish logging for whole of the weekend! And zapity-zip transferred all notings from my phone notes to the word document.

Soon after that I began making rotis and vegetable pulav (vegetable pilaf) out of leftover sabji from Sunday. The dinner was quick and Udeet was so tired that slept sooner than expected. Monday night, I was up till late and finished composing few of my posts for later.

Whoa, the day was packed!

Tuesday morning I finished my target for ab challenge # Day 2! Felt so nice to do it early in the morning! It took 5-7 minutes to finish the sit-ups and crunches etc. I m sure looking at the exhaustive timetable, it’s soon going to take more than an hour to finish! But, looking forward to it! Waiting to shed the flab steadily!

Started teaching Udeet subtraction today! He liked it and was pretty fast with numbers! I was surprised and shocked! My mind thinking: “My son good at Math?” Wow! I was a disaster with Numbers! He has gladly taken after my father and Rohan! I am happy as long as he inherits my looks :P. He looks exactly like me!

Today’s lunch was a fasting recipe, but extremely low calorie enriched with protein and carbs. I made some Samo Rice with jalpeno peppers, cumin, olive oil and potato. Simple and elegant dish very similar to Upma (Savory semolina pudding) /Sanjã! But,this version is pure white in colour! To me such meals are comforting. You cannot eat a lot of it at one time, but it’s sumptuous!

I figured out what was wrong with the camera settings that were causing focus to blur out in few pictures. I had forgotten to shift the mode to Manual and kept clicking pictures in auto mode itself. That’s why the focus kept moving all the while. Anyway, lesson learnt. Check camera settings before clicking :P.

But I am a bit absent minded (heard most mothers are J) and sometimes cook without the flame on. Seriously, I have to come over this pretty soon. I have been evading driving car also for all these years, but now just no time for that after we move into the house! Lot of challenges to conquer this year, but I have no choice! I have to! Do you also have a set of challenges to conquer? Share how you plan to face them!

Udeet wagged his nap today! Slept barely for an hour. I wasn’t able to achieve a lot posts wise but managed to pass through the new column on my blog called “the glutton in me”.

By the time I finished Udeet was up already!

Today was one of those days when a housewife needs to think out of the box. We were busy over the weekend and could not go for fresh produce and grocery. My wheat flour pack had just ½ cup flour left! Mixed Chickpea flour and Organic Barley flour and made Rotis for us!

I cleaned up sooner and just went to bed! The blogging, renovations and the move, 30-day ab challenge, saree pledge pact (i have big newson that front) and lots more! Life is a full house at the moment for me! How about you??

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