Category Archives: Fitness

A healthy variation of the regular ‘sponge cake’

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Since we have become kind of fitness freaks (!), and the paradox is our extreme love and fondness for the regular sponge cakes, we decided to try something healthier!

 

First we identify the health-culprits in a cake…

 

Butter

Sugar

Maida

 

And we replaced them with

Dry fruits

Honey

Wheat

And the result was not so bad!!

 

Ok, so here is the quick recipe for an evening tea party of four!

 

Eggs- 2

Wheat – around 80gms

Honey – as per taste

Rose essence – 1tsp

Baking powder – 1/2 tsp

Dry fruits – 1/2 a cup

 

Whisk them all together (except dry fruits – which are chopped in small and coarse pieces. Fold them into the mixture at the end.

Pour the mixture in a lined container (preferably ring shaped)

Bake them at 150 C (preheated) oven for around 40 minutes.

Take the ‘cake’ out and cut it in small pieces.

You can store it for 4-5 days in an air tight container.

Before you serve it, microwave it for 30sec for a warm and soft experience 🙂

 

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Marathon plan Update

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Not too disappointing I would say! For someone with a chair job and very less physical movement on a regular basis, this was a welcome change. Waking up early in the morning was difficult but I managed it somehow. Here I should add that having a partner ‘in crime’ helps for providing moral support as is required in such cases!! A quick session of yoga that includes basic hand and breathing exercises, six rounds of Surya Namaskar and a few laps of alternate walking/jogging was all that I had planned for. After a few days, I decided to give myself a break of two days since the weather outside was cold and rainy and I didn’t want to lose my Marathon plans to some over enthusiastic and yet lousy decision!

Breakfast was the constant Omlette and paranthas and I included more of fruits and curds in my diet to reduce my hunger cravings!

I feel good and fit already. Though there is a long way to go when it comes to stamina. Marathon is still a distant dream!

 

And it is Bakr-Eid today. Hope you all have a good time!

Announcing the Fitness Month(November)!!!!

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 (Image Courtesy: Google)

Lifestyle – Food – Fashion is going to begin a month of healthy living in the month of November by regulating our eating habits, exercising more and following a fitness regime. It’s our initiative to slowly build a healthy body and sound mind. We will discover healthy eating habits, food choice, health tips, physical activities and likewise. We would encourage readers to come and share their own experiences, links or any other important articles in this fitness month!

So gear up for a whole new YOU because, in a disordered mind, as in a disordered body, soundness of health is impossible quoted Cicero!

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Stay Fit – Stay Happy!!

Preparing for Marathon – Nutrition – 1

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Outline of a basic diet chart

  • Breads and cereal ( 6 servings)
  • Vegetables and fruits (2 fruit & 3 vegetable servings)
  • Milk, dairy products and milk substitutes ( 2 servings)
  • Meat and meat substitutes ( 1 serving)
  • Fluids (8 cups)

Disclaimer: This is for our own purpose, please consult your doctor before you follow the same!

Taking one step at a time.

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The body needs to be oiled, tested and worked up on in order to realize the Marathon dream.  The path is difficult and the goal looks almost impossible to achieve at this stage. We are way past childhood when no amount of jumping around could tire us out! And yet, there is a child like excitement in our hearts as we set sight on the Marathon dream!!

Taking one step at a time.

We would train ourselves for 5K Marathon first. And our target is twelve weeks starting from November 1. That means we should be all set for a decent distance to cover in the month of February!!

We focus on the following areas:

  • Nutrition
  • Workouts
  • Practice
  • Rest/Recovery