A Workout Vratham

In a fit as fiddle family, an awkward acoustic guitar aspired to be fit as flute.

So made the year 2009 “Fit as Flute” Year.

Started working out regularly and paying attention to the meal portions. It was going well but the passing time brought a no-progress plateau.

Then came the inspiring Kay to the rescue with a workout vratham.

Just like any venerable vratham, there is a time limit (duration) and food restrictions. July 18th – 31st, two weeks. No grains and no sugar. Allowed are legumes, lentils, greens and vegetables. Exercise regularly and eat sensibly. This is the plan and join in, she invited us all. Kay’s workout vratham sounded promising to overcome the plateau. She also has a detailed list of do’s and don’ts, which was very helpful for meal menu planning.

So here I am, my first ever vratham of this nature and naturally little bit apprehensive. Mainly because I intend to maintain a food dairy during this time. Hoping it would go smoothly without any hungry hiccups.

Peace and quiet are part of the vratham sampradayam. Follow if you must but keep the comment obnoxi-noise down. I would appreciate that very much.

13 Comments

  • By babban, July 17, 2009 @ 2:51 pm

    Wish you good luck and stick it out..It is only two weeks, but you will feel great after that

  • By Kay, July 17, 2009 @ 3:40 pm

    Good luck and good health! :) You can totally do this!

  • By BDSN, July 17, 2009 @ 7:04 pm

    Good Luck !!!!!!!!!! Indira!!!!

  • By Aparna, July 17, 2009 @ 8:07 pm

    All the best! Do tell us about the results after your two weeks are done.

  • By Hari Chandana, July 18, 2009 @ 12:07 am

    All the best!! :)

  • By arundati, July 18, 2009 @ 2:21 am

    goodluck… am joining in…. only… no sugar!!

  • By lazy_blogger, July 18, 2009 @ 11:10 am

    Legumes, lentils, greens and veggies sounds good. But why are whole healthy grains like quinoa, whole wheat and brown rice not allowed? A balanced diet which involves complex carbs helps regulate your blood sugar well. Anyway, do keep us posted on how it goes.

  • By DK, July 18, 2009 @ 8:23 pm

    Good luck on ur vratham! There was a time (about 2 yrs) back when I diligently kept vratham on Friday’s, ate fruits and upma (uppitu) only…now with hectic job and too many things going on, its simply not feasible – Hope u do a good job on it :)

  • By ranjan, July 20, 2009 @ 8:55 am

    Hi Indira, good luck. I’m sure you will feel great at the end of 2 weeks, sounds very healthy.

  • By superartsy/Supriya, July 20, 2009 @ 10:38 am

    I have lost about 20 lbs in the past 6 months. But have hit a plateaus or shall I say just been lazy. I have not gained back significantly, but I have not reached my new goal either. This challenge is inspiring me to take on from where I left off.So see you in 2 weeks.

  • By vineela, July 20, 2009 @ 1:07 pm

    Count me in Dear Indira. Welcome to the Vratham season.

  • By R, July 20, 2009 @ 7:13 pm

    are you planning to post your before and after pictures for us. love to see you anyways.

  • By Diane, July 20, 2009 @ 9:46 pm

    What a wonderful idea. Good luck, and I’ll be very interested in your thoughts on it after you complete the vratham and have time to think about it a bit.

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