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In honor of Earth Day I'm going to:

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After a little reflection I realized that I've been too cute with some of my challenge goals.

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So, I looked over past challenges and made a list of things that worked/felt right

and pushed aside the things that stressed me out or made me judge myself. 

None of these things are truly hard, I just need to be consistent and make a lifestyle shift.

So here are my recycled goals...

 

5 servings of fruit and vegetables

Fiber

Probiotics

Water/Tea 24oz 

Body Weight 3x a week (with cardio mixed in)

Weekly Meal Planning

Food Prep 2x/week

Pack healthy snacks

Mindful eating (going to try taking pics of meals for accountability/reminder) 

 

I will use my bullet journal to track my challenge. 

I actually have a chart that I made for a past challenge, but never used, so I'm going to recycle it and use it for this challenge. :) 

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Awesome theme! Very clever indeed [emoji4]

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How cool is it that the same God who created mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the world needed one of you, too

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Wait, I love this theme!

 

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My week zero plan turned into a slow ramp up. :D  I finally kicked things off yesterday with a little meal planning and food accountability. I HAD promised food porn for this challenge, but I may just write down my meals and snack instead. I did that yesterday it was so easy. Writing it down does remind me of how much or little I've eaten and helps me pause a second before I reach for another snack or carb. If I really want the snack/carb I'll have it, but if I notice a lack of something like vegetables or protein then it prompts me to at least think about making a different choice.

 

5 servings of fruit and vegetables:  YES!

Fiber: Going to purchase some psyllium today

Probiotics: YES!

Water/Tea 24oz: No, but I have a plan. Hot water with lemon in the morning then iced herbal tea during the day.

Body Weight 3x a week (with cardio mixed in): Did HIIT on the bike and went for a walk after dinner.

Weekly Meal Planning:

  • Taco-Lime chicken bowls
  • Southwest salads (w/ leftover chicken)
  • Parmesan crusted cod w/ roasted zucchini 
  • Beef & onions (2 meals)
  • Grilled sausage and peppers
  • Broccoli salad (easy take to work item)
  • Marble cupcakes (son's birthday)

Food Prep 2x/week: Tomorrow 

Pack healthy snacks: Left pea pods and cantaloupe in the work fridge. Also have cocoa rubbed almonds.

Mindful eating: Writing it down

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Excellent zero weeking! You'll be right on task for week 1. :)

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Yummy!!

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On 4/22/2018 at 3:54 AM, elizevdmerwe said:

Love the theme and how clever you are :loyal:

 

On 4/22/2018 at 12:28 PM, annyshay said:

This is just brilliant. :D

 

6 hours ago, raptron said:

Excellent zero weeking! You'll be right on task for week 1. :)

 

Thank you!  Kept it going pretty well and had a good Day 1. 

 

2 hours ago, lucky fire dragon said:

Yummy!!

 

Made the taco lime chicken bowls tonight. They had quinoa, spicy black beans, shredded lettuce and avocado salsa with the chicken. SO Good! 

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Body Weight workout plan

 

Beginning shrimp squats w/ yoga block

tricep push-ups 

jack knife pull-ups 

side planks

single leg deadlifts

elevated planks

 

* May add more upper body but I decided to join the Assassin mini and have been known to push myself too far on ocassion. :redface:

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Week 1 Day 1

5 servings of fruit and vegetables:  YES! Good thing I’m writing my meals down or I would have fallen short. 

Fiber: Bought two kinds that have different healing benefits. Just going to take one a day. 

Probiotics: YES!

Water/Tea 24oz: Yup. Had water this morning and green tea this afternoon. 

Body Weight 3x a week (with cardio mixed in): Completed my body weight workout and took a walk while the sun was out. I’ll probably post my reps later. 

Weekly Meal Planning: Forgot a few items at the store so the broccoli salad became pea pasta and artichoke salad and the cod became turkey meatballs. 

 

Food Prep 2x/week: I made two batches on the chicken, the sides and the cupcakes. I will make the beef tomorrow and prep the sausage so my husband can grill it while I’m at work.  

Pack healthy snacks: Have my almonds in my backpack for tomorrow

Mindful eating: Writing it down. Need to also slow down when I eat. You’d think someone was coming to steal my plate!

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24 minutes ago, Lightning said:

eed to also slow down when I eat. You’d think someone was coming to steal my plate!

That's one of my goals this challenge. I tend to shovel my food in like I haven't eaten in 3 weeks:lol:

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13 hours ago, Elastigirl said:

That's one of my goals this challenge. I tend to shovel my food in like I haven't eaten in 3 weeks:lol:

 

Yes!  I don’t know when that started. Maybe it had something to do with being a Mom and trying to finish my food before the dinner time chaos began. You’d think after spending 30+ minutes making dinner I would learn to savor it. 

1 hour ago, elizevdmerwe said:

:D Oh my... yes... good days and enjoy!

 

I miss the competitive minis. I need that team aspect to push me. 

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Probably won’t do this too often but here is my very long list of food from yesterday. Easy to see where I can trim calories! 

 

Water

Coffee x2

Gf cheese toast x2

1 Yellow pepper

 

Artichoke & pea pasta 

Decaf 

Dark chocolate

Tapioca pudding

 

Taco avocado chicken bowl w/ Lett quinoa salsa beans

Tea

 

Carrots

Choc& PB 

Tiny popcorn

Water

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18 hours ago, Lightning said:

Yes!  I don’t know when that started. Maybe it had something to do with being a Mom and trying to finish my food before the dinner time chaos began. You’d think after spending 30+ minutes making dinner I would learn to savor it.

I'm the total opposite. My food has always been the one thing I sat down and enjoyed. I eat very slowly, to a lot of frustration to people around me.

17 hours ago, Lightning said:

Beginning shrimp squats w/ yoga block 5/5/5 solid!

tricep push-ups 4/4/5

jack knife pull-ups 5/5/5 better form

side planks 55 sec. wow!

single leg deadlifts 6/6/6 left hip didn’t  like these

elevated plank 60 sec.

Wow, looking good!

17 hours ago, Lightning said:

Tapioca pudding

Mmmm... ooohhhh... We call the small taioca "sago". That is one dessert my mom used to make when I was a kid which I LOVED, especially when it had a thin layer of apricot jam between the sago/custard mixture and the meringue on top. And this last week or two I've been thinking of thick rice pudding with cinnamon sugar on top. I'm fighting a loosing battle here. Between chocolates and pudding (specifically with winter coming in), I'm going to need to fill in some "blank pudding spots".

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On 4/25/2018 at 2:07 AM, elizevdmerwe said:

I'm the total opposite. My food has always been the one thing I sat down and enjoyed. I eat very slowly, to a lot of frustration to people around me.

Wow, looking good!

Mmmm... ooohhhh... We call the small taioca "sago". That is one dessert my mom used to make when I was a kid which I LOVED, especially when it had a thin layer of apricot jam between the sago/custard mixture and the meringue on top. And this last week or two I've been thinking of thick rice pudding with cinnamon sugar on top. I'm fighting a loosing battle here. Between chocolates and pudding (specifically with winter coming in), I'm going to need to fill in some "blank pudding spots".

 

I have a recipe for a quinoa porridge that sounds a lot like rice pudding.  I would love to have this for breakfast but I'm afraid it will be too good.  It's sweetened with dates which is better than white sugar, but still gets my sugar-brain going.

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Day 2

5 servings of fruit and vegetables Yes

Fiber Didn't have extra fiber but my breakfast was already high fiber

Probiotics Took a day off because of some rumbling stomach issues

Water/Tea 24oz Yes. most of it happened late because I sort of forgot.

Body Weight 3x a week off day

Weekly Meal Planning already done

Food Prep 2x/week already done

Pack healthy snacks already done

Mindful eating wrote it down 

 

 

Day 3

5 servings of fruit and vegetables Yes. so much salsa!

Fiber yes- cut dose in half since I seem to react strongly to this

Probiotics Forgot- but I did have yogurt

Water/Tea 24oz Yes. actually went over

Body Weight 3x a week YES- but I didn't do a full BW workout

Weekly Meal Planning already done

Food Prep 2x/week already done

Pack healthy snacks mandarin orange and almonds

Mindful eating totally forgot.  Need to slow down my eating also.

 

So, my son had an out-patient procedure on his foot on Tuesday which meant I spent Wednesday being a nurse along with my usual teaching/mom/wife/work duties. My cat also decided to get sick so I tacked on veterinarian to my list of duties. :cat:  I used this all as an excuse to mess around a bit with my workout and only do things that I enjoy. That means I still did my squats and push-ups but played around with some yoga and hanging knee raises. I was also trying to put up some numbers for the Assassin mini, so that was another reason why I adapted my workout.

 

My daughter informed me that she wants to go sugar-free for two weeks to just clear up her skin and settle her stomach.  I can't pass up a challenge, even if I don't really want to do it, so I'm going to join her.  I won't make it part of my NF challenge because I'm feeling 50-50 on whether I really want to do this.  But, I want to support her so we will see how it goes.  I did tell her that I wouldn't go 100% because I'm not giving up my 88% chocolate. That's a lot of percentages!

 

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Haha, good for you for supporting your daughter! So many percentages, hah! It's totally cool to just do the exercises you like sometimes, IMO. Makes things more funnn. 

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4 hours ago, Lightning said:

So, my son had an out-patient procedure on his foot on Tuesday which meant I spent Wednesday being a nurse along with my usual teaching/mom/wife/work duties. My cat also decided to get sick so I tacked on veterinarian to my list of duties. :cat:  I used this all as an excuse to mess around a bit with my workout and only do things that I enjoy. That means I still did my squats and push-ups but played around with some yoga and hanging knee raises. I was also trying to put up some numbers for the Assassin mini, so that was another reason why I adapted my workout.

 

My daughter informed me that she wants to go sugar-free for two weeks to just clear up her skin and settle her stomach.  I can't pass up a challenge, even if I don't really want to do it, so I'm going to join her.  I won't make it part of my NF challenge because I'm feeling 50-50 on whether I really want to do this.  But, I want to support her so we will see how it goes.  I did tell her that I wouldn't go 100% because I'm not giving up my 88% chocolate. That's a lot of percentages!

Wonder Mom to the rescue. That is a heavy load that you shoulder and still you did a workout and mini! Bad-ass :loyal:

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Not going to post much today.  I had a difficult family situation crop up last night that sort of took over my day.  Then I took my cat to the vet and got hit with more bad news.  So today I just focused on vegetables, hydration, and meal planning. I ditched my scheduled workout and took a nap instead.  I'm slowly unwinding and trying to remind myself to take it one moment at a time and don't make any hasty decisions. Tomorrow will be better.

 

 

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Sorry about the bad news and the rough day. Sending hugs your way

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On 4/28/2018 at 9:06 AM, annyshay said:

Way to go listening to your body and mind and giving them what they need. Hope today is smoother.

 

On 4/27/2018 at 9:42 PM, Elastigirl said:

Sorry about the bad news and the rough day. Sending hugs your way

 

Thank you.  Hugs received and welcomed.  Yesterday was still a little edgy, but I felt more in control of my emotions.  Managed to jump back into things and got more challenge items done.

 

5 servings of fruit and vegetables Yes.

Fiber no

Probiotics No- took an enzyme that I use when my stomach is wonky

Water/Tea 24oz i think I hit this one.

Body Weight 3x a week YES- did a full workout and also went on a walk.

Weekly Meal Planning n/a

Food Prep 2x/week n/a 

Pack healthy snacks mandarin orange and tea

Mindful eating didn't write down my food because I ate very little.

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