Monday, 25 January 2010

challenge day 1

Day 1 has arrived! Hope you are all feeling positive and have had a good start?
I started my morning with a large mug of warm water with the juice half a lemon squeezed in, good for getting the bowels moving and clearing out the system from the day before! I also finely grated a teaspoon of ginger ,put it in my mouth and followed with a mouthful of warm water!

I wanted to share some info on the magnificent fig.A really amazing,nourishing food to include in your diet,dried or fresh! Great for a sweet treat when sugar is out!

A few facts from the net!
Fig is a highly alkaline food, therefore helps to regulate the pH of the body. Figs are rich in flavonoids and polyphenols.Fig is known for its soothing and laxative properties. Figs are low in fat and sugar.Figs are rich in Calcium. Calcium helps to strengthen bones. Fig is rich in Potassium. Potassium helps to control blood sugar.Figs contain Pectin, a soluble fiber. When fiber goes through the digestive system, it mops up globes of cholesterol and carries them out of body.So, it helps in healthy bowel function and prevents constipation.Health benefits of figs can be attributed to the presence of ,minerals and vitamins in them. Figs contain vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, calcium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, sodium, potassium and chlorine

I have bought myself rehydrated whole dried delicious!

Exercise has been done and dusted for today! Had to push myself but it was worth it and is so important!
Made a good breakfast and lunch ,so not missing the bread or sugar.The trick is to make sure you eat enough, at the right time and just filling up on extra veggies!
So excited to try new things instead of just grabbing a sandwich at lunch or toast for breakfast!
Please share any ideas for shunning those cravings or delicious recipes you come up with.
I am thinking of treating myself at the end of each week....with whatever I fancy! jewelry,perfume,creme,oils ...just to spur me on !

Thoughts for day:

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
Denis Watley

Do it now. You become successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal.


  1. yay...this is so exciting....

  2. Alhamdulillah. I forgot today was Monday and for some reason woke up feeling like it was Sunday!! I'm trying to get myself in the kitchen to prepare a green smoothie but I'm being a bit lazy about it (sick!).

    Please make du'a' for me!

  3. Alhamdulillah I prepared a green smoothie. : D

    Feel better now alhamdulillah

  4. I like the idea of a weekly treat! Need to get some lemons and ginger!!! :)

  5. keep it up lady...yeah right on the quote, you need to name it to claim it...

  6. I just wanted to thank you. I have been wanting to start a weight loss programme for a long time now, but have never found any enthusiasm. However, your challenge encouraged me to make a start, mashaAllah! Although i'm not really cutting out everything you are, for some reason it just encouraged me to start my own change in lifestyle. I have now lost 10 kg mashaAllah! Still have a long way to go but I will do it this time, inshaAllah!

    Much love

  7. Thankyou so much for your really made my day! I am so happy you got something out of the challenge....mabrook on losing 10 kg thats is amazing mashallah! Keep going!..I certainly am ,as I am feeling so much better in myself and more comfortable in my skin!
    take care.....

  8. Assalamou alaikoum

    I'm glad it's going well for you still mashaAllah. This has been a total lifestyle change for me, and i've never felt so enthusiastic mashaAllah. I shall keep you informed of my progress inshaAllah.
    Fantastic blog mashaAllah tabarak Allah. Please keep it coming!

  9. Machallah change is good ... I am currently changing m y habits too. you can read about them on my blog if you like!