November goal achieved!
Happy Friday eve to all! Did this week pass by like wind or what. I have been super busy at the lab that is the probably the reason why this week flew by! Well that is a good thing, I like to be busy 🙂
What was the November goal you ask?
I am a big fan of rice. I am rice eater in a bread eating family. The thing is my family originally hails from the northern part of India, where folks eat wheat in the form of an Indian flat bread (Roti) as a staple food. Rice is a not so common element in north Indian families.
Based on this logic, I was the weird one in the family.Never been a fan of Roti, I ❤ ❤ rice. I mean there is something about this carbalicious stuff that makes my heart sing with joy! It complements all meals and can be a meal in itself like Biryani! I am a white rice addict but honestly it is not very healthy and the amount I consume is definitely not.
For the month of November I decided to give up rice. First few days were rough, I have to admit that. I would reach for the jar of basmati rice and then explain myself “I am going to eat only 1 cup and that won’t hurt right?” or “I have not eating anything bad all day, a little white rice will only give me energy if anything else” Mysterious how the mind works! I did not let these thought be a road block to achieve my goal as a result of which I substituted rice with bulgur or quinoa whenever possible. To my utter astonishment I found that the two work very well. It’s been one month exactly and I am white rice free Isn’t that amazing.
This evening when I made a chicken in green curry based on Tanvi’s Cilantro and lime tandoori chicken, I knew what the accompaniment would be. Not rice but quinoa!!! Seriously not missing rice at all 🙂
chicken with quinoa and salad!
And not to forget my breakfast, I was in a hurry this morning since I had to travel to the university which is west from where I live and then travel 30 miles east from the university to get to the lab.
Breakfast was quick and filling. Yogurt sits like a rock in my stomach, I did not think about lunch until 12:30.
In the bowl:
greek yogurt, choco chips, butterscotch chips, unsweetened coconut and almonds!
None, I had a rest day!
Today’s question is fitness related,
Yoga or pilates?
I was quite the pilates nut three years back but then that craze wore off. Yoga has always been an on and off thing for me. For the past two weeks, I am becoming quite the yogi. So much so that yesterday I strained my neck while mastering the cobra pose 😉 don’t ask me how, but it just happened. Driving was quite the task due to my limited range of motion.