Life happened in the last one month and fitness took a back seat for a while. I tried to walk where I could and take the stairs whenever I could to compensate for my lack of working out. There was hardly ever any time or I was too drained to work out the last 3-4 weeks. Thankfully everything has calmed down now and we are back on the grind. I still drink my warm lemon water in the morning and try to eat as healthy as possible. I feel a little heavier I must admit due to the lack of exercise in the past one month I am yet to weigh myself to see if there is an increase in weight or not. I love how my shoulders look even though I have taken a break from doing arm exercises for now.
My sister brought me some brown rice and I must say that for me at least it is an acquired taste. It is said to be healthier than white rice although there are concerns about the level of arsenic in brown rice. It takes forever and a day to cook seriously it does; and uses more water. Where one cup regular white rice would be cooked and dry in under 20mins brown rice takes like an hour to cook. Where you need two cups water for one cup white rice brown rice needs about four cups water to one cup brown rice in my experience with this particular brand my sis got me. I am not particularly crazy about the chewy taste it has so I figured out a way to make it more palatable for me. I cook it in advance and freeze then make fried rice out of it whenever I feel like it. Tastes so much better for me than freshly cooked it does taste a bit like couscous made this way as well. Speaking of food I have come to the realization a lot of the time that it’s all in the mind. Most of the times when you pick something to eat or snack on outside regular mealtimes you are not really hungry but you tell yourself you are because the item is readily available or it is expected of you. For example you just had an early dinner on a Friday night its movie night at home you are not exactly hungry after dinner but still grab some buttered popcorn, order pizzas, grab a few cans of sodas or beers because that is what people do when watching movies they snack. So you see it’s all in the mind.