Jihva Workout Vratham ~ Week 2

May 8th and 9th:

Went out on the weekend to parties and had party food. (Naan, Pulao, Matar and Palak Paneer, Raita and Rasmalai) Not good vratham-wise, but I did do portion control.
At home, for breakfast and evening meal, had ragi malt, fruit salad and upma.
Workout: Shopping walk.

May 10th:

Vratham Food:
Morning:A glass of lemon(lime) water. (Squeeze half a lime into a glass of water. Mix and drink.)
1 cup mung sprouts lightly toasted and seasoned with salt and black pepper.
Noon: 1 bowl cucumber slices + 1 bowl mango slices with salt and chilli powder + Half glass plain soda water
Evening: A bowl of Kerala matta rice with a cup of turai curry + a cup of okra-toor dal sambar made without tamarind
6 glasses of water throughout the day.
Workout: 15 minutes meditation + 30 minutes brisk walk

May 11th:

Vratham Food:
Morning: 1 big cup, ragi malt sweetened with jaggery + 15 rehydrated almonds
Noon: 1 small bowl moong sprouts subji + 1 sweet mango
Evening: 4 zucchini pesarattus + 1 glass ginger buttermilk (from homemade yogurt)
Workout: 1 hour cycling(spinning) + 45 minutes weights class at the gym.
Good day.

May 12th:

Vratham Food:
Morning: 1 big glass of ragi malt, sweetened with jaggery + 15 rehydrated almonds
Noon: 1 bowl of guggullu(sundal) with alasanda + 1 ripe, sweet mango (yum!)
Evening: 1 cup cardamom chai
1 cup Kerala matta rice + 1 cup mango dal + 1 cup green beans-green peas poriyal (from yesterday’s harvest, green beans never tasted better)
Workout: 30 minutes walk + 15 minutes meditation

May 13th:

Vratham Food:
Morning: 1 glass of ragi malt, sweetened with jaggery + 15 rehydrated almonds
Noon: 1 bowl green beans-green peas poriyal with a cup of Kerala matta rice + 1 sweet mango
Evening: 2 bajra rotis + 1 bowl cluster beans-Crowder Peas curry + 1 glass plain soda water (so humid here)
Workout: 15 minutes meditation and 30 mins walk + 45 mins spinning class at the gym.

May 14th:

Vratham Food:
Morning: 1 glass of ragi malt sweetned with jaggery + 12 rehydrated almonds
Noon: 1 cup cluster beans (gawar)-crowder peas curry with one bajra roti and a glass of buttermilk
Evening: 3 matta rice+urad dal dosas with some zucchini curry + 1 sweet and tasty mango
Workout: Home cleaning and website cleaning (oy, what a mess!)

8 Comments

  • By Manju Rajender, May 10, 2010 @ 10:50 am

    You are cheating :) You didn’t mention about what party food you had.

  • By Kalyani, May 10, 2010 @ 11:15 am

    nice workout … i will also start with my hubby…

  • By The Housewife, May 10, 2010 @ 3:08 pm

    I’ve found that have stews and soups which are full of veggies, beans and lentils are also really good ways to fill up without the calories. I hope this tip helps! :)

  • By kavitha, May 11, 2010 @ 10:39 am

    Indira/Vijay,
    When ever i open your site, for first time its dericting to some virus site. I close it forcefully from task manager and open again it works fine.can you check it.

  • By Vijay, May 11, 2010 @ 12:15 pm

    Kavitha,
    Thank you for informing us about the issue. Most of the WordPress websites were recently affected by malware. I’m currently working on it and should be able to fix it in a day or two.

  • By Suma, May 13, 2010 @ 11:51 am

    Hi Indira,
    I really like u’r workout vratam.But I had one question,why exactly do u do it(I mean are u trying to loose weigth…) and how are u able to do it so strictly?Do u do it everyday or weekly few days?I am trying to loose some weigth and I am trying different ways.Can u please explain me how exactly u are following and can u give me some tips and also can u tell me how u are controlling the cravings?Hoping u will repy me.Thank u.

  • By Suma, May 13, 2010 @ 11:55 am

    Indira,
    One more question what kind of measuring thing do u use for portion control and what kind of diet do u follow for carb control?

  • By Sakuntala, May 25, 2010 @ 1:10 am

    Hi Indira,
    Your blog is too good.
    I have browsed all your earlier posts. In June 2006 you posted a peacok tapestry by teresa Wentzler. Your work is so amazing.
    Can you share that with me if you still have it.

    Wish you will post some more works.

    All the very best to you.
    Sakuntala

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