Dieting is tough. Theres no way around it. Even if you are flexible dieting, it is still tough. Mentally and physically it takes its toll. I dieted for my show (link to prep post), back in October, for 4 months, dropping 22lbs in the process, in order to become stage ready, using flexible dieting and I still struggled. OK, I was dieting down to an extreme, but, I experienced the same struggles and challenges that the average dieter would. The fatigue, the mood swings, the cravings, the lot! I went throug... read more »
When I first decided to compete back in January 2013 I never realised just how tough, both mentally and physically it would be. I knew it would be hard, nothing worth having is easy, and I knew I had the required determination, hard work, strictness etc. but, I never imagined just how much it would test me. It pushed me right to the limit. Seriously, It was hands down, the hardest thing I have ever put myself through and you know what? I would do it again in a flash. It was tough yes, but, I am now a str... read more »
Ingredients250 gm Rajgira Flour3 Boiled Potatoes3-4 Green Chiliessalt to taste1/2 tsp Cumin seedsGhee for frying parathasMethod1. Mix all the ingredients to form a smooth dough2. To roll the dough into parathas you will have to use two thick polythene covers. (You can directly flatten in by hand directly on the pan if you have practice to do so.)3. Grease the polythene covers with ghee on one side.4. Now keep a medium size ball in the middle of the on cover and keep the other on top of it and press to fl... read more »
I've been fairly busy with the wedding, fasting, training, dining and practicing these past few days. The wedding's happening soon--november 11 soon--and my mother's trying to make me work between making the invites and morally supporting her during fittings. Not to mention the cake tastings and florist talks. Remind me again to decline maid of honor request in the future (ha! As if any).Fasting. Plenty of things to fast for. Six meals, a rewarded and joyful spirit. It was worth it, got to examine myself... read more »
Ramadan is right around the corner...literally, it begins in just a few hours! It's going to be difficult this year because the month of Ramadan is right smack dab in the middle of summer, meaning the days are longer and the sun is hotter. I'm going to have to wake up and eat before sunrise and I wont be able to consume anything until sunset.
I've decided to compile a small list of tips of how to get through this month of fasting without feeling sluggish and tired. With the proper diet, this could actua... read more »
Islam is a "monotheistic" bastardization of the pre-Islamic polytheistic religion followed by the inhabitants of 7th century Arabia. But... its pagan heritage is clearly evident. Pagan heritage of worship at the Ka’aba According to the hadith, the Ka'aba in Mecca was a center of idol-worship, with the Ka'aba housing 360 idols: Narrated 'Abdullah bin Masud: The Prophet entered Mecca and (at that time) there were three hundred-and-sixty idols around the Ka’aba. He started stabbing the idols with a stic... read more »
Today 's morning is relaxing....no hurry, no rush to reach on time.....as today is a holiday for all of us.
Still, i'm on call, as i've been given charge of the emergency lab....n machines can go wrong any time....n they have to keep going....so emergency can land at any hour.....have to ring and ask about the status almost every next hour.... cannot go anywhere out of town !
Fasting starts from today on wards....i simply enjoy these days.....changing weather to cooler side....festivals approaching...r... read more »
Those of you who follow this blog with any regularity know very well that my last week was spent in observance of Lent, denying myself each and every source of social media in an attempt to draw closer to God. Its been a good week; a long week, for sure! Yet, I feel like the [...] read more »