Welcome O Ramadan!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
The month of mercy, forgiveness and atonement is upon us. Where I live, it can also be a very hard month to resist temptations of the nutritional kind. You see, traditionally it is also a month where family and friends get together to break their fast, and so then it is easy to go overboard in preparing too much food that is too sweet or too oily. There will also be special buffets where it is easy to overeat.
So by the Grace of Allah, I hope that I can be able to think 'Quality Over Quantity) at each and every iftar (breaking fast). I will try and remember to make healthy choices over unhealthy ones, and to limit my intake of sweets and cordials.
It will also be a challenge to get in our daily water intake and exercise, so I will first concentrate on water, as done by Sister TamatulAdil. She also has a great system of exercising just before iftar that I would love to emulate. But I do notice I am at my weakest at the end of the day, plus due to commuting, there is very limited time to rush home and prepare food for iftar. I am not too sure about fitting in exercise.. perhaps at night?
Anyway Happy Ramadan to all.. and may His Mercy & Forgiveness descend upon each and every one of us..