Friday post

Friday is the official day off in muslim word. In Islam, Friday corresponds to Sunday in Christianity and Saturday in Judaism, as a holy day. Friday observance includes attendance at a mosque for congregation prayer or Salat AlJumu’ah. As well as a day of rest it is considered a day of peace and mercy – even condemning a slave is forbidden on a Friday under Muslim law.

For me Friday is our family day. I like to wake up early and make a tasty breakfast for my hubby and usually take off from gym.

It is all so sunny in Dubai, once again have to admit that wake up and see your garden is the beauty of the day

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Power breakfast theme to be continued and this is what I had today morning

“Can’t sweeten it – spice it up” Cereal

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Bring to boil 2 cups of water and add 1/2 cup of millet. Add 1/2 tsp of each: cinnamon and cardamom. Grind some fresh nutmeg. And add 1/3 cup of shredded unsweetened coconut. Simmer for 15 minutes, adding water if needed.
After this goodness was cooked, I added 1 scoop of Raw Protein, 1 tsp macca powder and 2 tbs of milled flax seeds, thinned it out with some rice milk and mixed in few frozen blueberries (it is first “sweet” food in past 5 days). Tastes like heaven -)

After this I made pancakes with custard for my Mr. R and headed to the pool for swimming.

When I have a day break from gym I always try to go to swim. Why swim? Because i find it very beneficial for my body strength and it is great breathing work out.

There is some of the benefits I value in swimming:

 

1. Low impact — When you exercise on land, such as running or walking, you put a lot of pressure on your joints, bones and muscles. With swimming, the buoyancy of water acts cushions your body and is no harsh pounding to stress your joints and muscles. In fact, swimming is regarded as one of the safest exercises, with very little risk of injury.
2. Easy to start – anyone can do it — No matter your age, weight, skill level, or fitness level, swimming is an excellent choice for anyone including overweight people, people with disabilities , pregnant women and seniors.
3. Weight loss and great cardio work out — You burn around three calories a mile per pound of bodyweight. After I come out from the water my heart keep pumping for a while and I sweat like if I would be jogging.
4. Muscles recovery – after exercising most of the week – some muscles get really stiff – water massages those muscles and makes you feel like after attending a massage salon -)
5. Physical health benefits — Swimming builds flexibility, endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular health. Water adds 12 times more resistance than air, so it takes more work to move through water than air. Swimming not only helps strengthen muscles, it also helps builds lean, flexible muscles.
6. It relaxes your mind, reduces stress and leaves you feel relaxed and refreshed.

So, all go swimming in your day off and get healthier while enjoying the water and having fun!

Best,
Elena

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