Monday, April 09, 2012
I am gonna kill this challenge!! WATCH OUT!!!!
As you now know, this round we are putting more focus on our STRONGEND Challenge!
How many of you, in your REAL life run around day to day with no plan, no schedule. You wouldn't DREAM of it, right? Your life would be pure chaos! Why should your "diet" be any different? How many of us think about our weight JUST from Monday morning until Wednesday morning? You chuckle, because there is truth in that :-)
The STRONGEND focuses on having a plan and a focus. It's not about tracking your food but on planning your success! It's about setting small, obtainable goals and ticking them off each week. It's about planning for those big events coming up - Memorial Day, end of the School Year, 4th of July and summer madness!
YOUR ASSIGNMENT: Put a lot of thought into this - it's your 12 week road map. Only you know how you're going to divert the landmines over the 12 weeks. Have fun with it. Think of adding in things you never thought possible and do them! You want to spend one weekend jumping rope 5 minutes of every hour? PLAN IT, DO IT. You've always wanted to take up tennis? PLAN IT, DO IT. Think about how amazing you are. Think how proud you will be to come report this to the team. Think how good you will feel about yourself each week as you accomplish the small and attainable goals you set for yourself.
HERE I GO!!!!! :)
- Lose 20lbs! (SW: 197)
- Try a new recipe every Strong-End Nutrition week!
- Finish painting my kitchen!
- Clean out garage!
- Keep sugar and processed foods to a minimum!
- Be a consistent runner/exerciser! :)
4/4 PRE-WEEK 3: NUTRITION
I am going to try a new recipe that are within my current nutrition restrictions! I am trying low sugar/low carb and I get bored with that so I need to find some new staples! :)
-New Fish Taco Recipe completed!
4/11 PRE-WEEK 2: FITNESS
RUN! I have been putting off my running... just haven't been motivated because I know that I will be starting with more walking than running due to being an inactive runner for months! :( So I WILL walk/run every day for this Strong End!
Friday- 60 minute walk/jog; 40 minute Sand Volleyball
Saturday- No run: 60-120 minutes of dancing!
Sunday- 120 minute hike (only one run)
4/18 PRE-WEEK 1: REST AND RELAXATION
I think I need this one! I have been so busy with work, remodeling, and work! :) I would love to get a pedicure and maybe even a mani! :)
- Well that was a wash! It was the husband's birthday and we had family in town and lots of things going on. :( Maybe next R&R Strong-end!
4/25 WEEK 1: NUTRITION
Try new recipe!
First official Strong-end! I will evaluate my nutrition and set up new menu ideas if necessary! I do not want to get bored with my food! :)
-Keep my carbs and sugar intake low!
-Go to the grocery on Sunday and make a meal plan for the week!
5/2 WEEK 2: FITNESS (Oaks & Derby)
This will be an EXTREMELY busy weekend! We go to the oaks on Friday, then derby parties on Saturday! I will need to find ways to keep my nutrition in check, especially with so much alcohol around! I will be walking a lot, but I will need to have a fitness plan! :)
5/9 WEEK 3: REST AND RELAXATION
I feel this would be a great time to go swimsuit shopping! SOOOO I need to keep that in mind! I love swimsuits!!! :) (Gotta hit my goal of 190 for this one!)
5/16 WEEK 4: NUTRITION
Try new recipe! Monitor my sodium for the last week and see what I can make adjustments too.
5/23 WEEK 5: FITNESS (Memorial Day Weekend in this week)
I will more than likely go hang with my parents for the weekend which is always scary. They bring out the terrible eater in me! :( I will take my volleyball and rally together some games! Also take my running shoes and talk the family into going on a run/walk!
-UPDATE- Not going to my parents... so I am posting new Strongend in a different blog!!
5/30 WEEK 6: REST AND RELAXATION
I will be poolside for sure on this Sunday! Sooo maybe another pedi!!! AND if I am at my goal weight of 185 this will be facial week!! :)
6/6 WEEK 7: NUTRITION
Try new recipe.
6/13 WEEK 8: FITNESS
Go hiking with friends or husband! I would love to do more of that! :)
6/20 WEEK 9: REST AND RELAXATION
If I hit my goal of 180- NEW PURSE!! I love purse shopping!
6/27 WEEK 10: NUTRITION (July 4th Pre-Weekend)
Try a new recipe!
Plan ahead for the upcoming weekend. 4th of July weekend is a big party weekend so I need to plan some nutritional items/cocktails I can take to whatever party we attend.
7/4 WEEK 11: FITNESS (July 4th)
Whatever party we attend will have volleyball so I will try to make that a priority! Also drink LOTS of water! Also get a run in every morning.
7/11 WEEK 12: REST AND RELAXATION
Last Strong-End!! I will have completed my goals and be ready for ready for my massage! :)