Monday, April 2, 2012

Ready for Summer update Week 1

Time flies!!

WEEK 1 - Goals were:

Weight:  lose 1 lb  - Not quite... I lost 0.6 lbs.
NSV: Stop the snacking - Not quite, most days were good, I snacked on fruit, but a few days were not so great. I greatly reduced the snacking, but did not eliminate it altogether. I was mostly happy with that! :) Exercise: C25K week 1 Total success! Actually the whole exercising was successful. My daughter and I did 3 nights of C25K, I did Level 1 of the 30 day shred on 2 mornings and a Leslie Sansone Dvd on one morning and a 40 minute bike ride on Sunday afternoon. Very happy with my exercising this week.Nutrition: 2 liters of water Did not track, but I'm pretty sure I got this in!              
Mini challenge: try 1 new fruit or vegetable this week.
 I tried Eggplant. I've had it once or twice before, but always hidden among many other veggies.  I was really liking the pictures of Eggplant Parmesan, but decided I wanted to know what Eggplant tasted like.
So I sliced my 2 small veggies, drizzled them with some oil, and sprinkled garlic salt and some parsley on them. First impression... roasted sunflower seeds.
They were ok, but I didn't eat them all, my husband ate some, but we were both not too excited. I will probably eat them again, (I've asked my sister to make us some Ratatouille this week) and I may at some point make the Eggplant Parmesan dish I looked at. And I think I'll also try it baked with tomato, basil and mozzarella like Treadmill Hiker suggested. But now I know what Eggplant tastes like!
I loved being challenged to do this! :)

Next week
Weight: I'd like to lose at least a pound again. Easter food... :(
NSV: I have some pants ... they are size 20 and I'd like to fit them by the end of the challenge. I fit a 22/24 now and I can zip the 20's but serious muffin top there. But for this week I'd like my tightest 22's to fit.
Exercise: C25K Week 2
Nutrition: I revisited my goals on MFP and decided I needed to reduce my calories if I wanted to lose a little faster and more consistently. Which also means tracking more closely. So my calorie goal is 1520 a day, and I'll be tracking!

Mini-challenge for the week. Do an exercise you don't normally do.
I just bought some 2 kg weights and am planning on working my arms. I did quite a few bicep and tricep curls this morning and will be checking out some more exercises to do with them on the internet. Again, suggestions welcome.

 Have a wonderful and blessed Easter


  1. I like eggplant... Sandwiches. Used as a pizza crust. But not really by itself. :) I'm so glad you're integrating weights into your workout... I find them really beneficial. I add them to things like squats, sit ups and lunges. Just takes it up a level.

  2. Anyone who can do the C25K has my utmost respect. I have tried and failed twice. But I know I will try again.

    Give the eggplant another chance. The parmesan dish is great, and any combination with tomatoes is, as well.

    Have a great week!

  3. I love eggplant. I'm glad you tried it and find that you want to explore it more. You seem to be doing great in your new challenge. I wish you well and am glad you are continuing to challenge yourself. Good luck!

  4. Good week for you and good luck on week two!

  5. Great work on C25K! :)
    Good luck for week 2!

  6. Looks like you did pretty good on week #1!! Wishing you the best in week #2 ~ Keep up the great C25k work!

  7. Well done on your exercise, sounds like a great week :)

  8. Great week one! Sounds like you got the motivation to make week 2 a success!

  9. Great week! Would love to copy your calendar. Could you send me the file? Hang in there with C25K. It's SO worth it. When you cross that finish line after your first race with tears in your eyes, there isn't anything like it. Blessings to you as you celebrate our Risen Savior!