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Schedule for the new week

Monday, July 12, 2010

I am FINALLY feeling better!! I took it easy today and will try to remember to take it slow this week so that I do not relapse. Even though I took the week off due to being sick, I am so pleased with the results of my July Challenge. I lost another inch in my waist. I am melting down SLOWLY but it is happening. I guess it shows the importance of diet. Even on days where you cannot workout for whatever reason, staying on track with your water and foods can go a long way to keeping you on track.

Here is the plan for this next week along with my July results so far.....

1. Run/Walk - 10.13 miles (sick this month so mileage is low)
2. Crunches - 550 reps
3. Pushups - 80 reps
4. Squats - 600 reps

Monday - Walk 5.56 miles - DONE! 30 mins ST with Cathe Circuit Blast DVD
Tuesday - Walk 3 miles and 30 mins of Cathe Cardio Core DVD
Wednesday - Walk 4 miles and 30 mins of ST with Cathe Drill Max DVD
Thursday - Walk 3 miles and 30 mins of Cathe Cardio Core DVD
Friday - Walk 4 miles and 30 mins of Cathe Circuit Blast DVD
Saturday - Walk/Run 3 miles
Sunday - Rest!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CRICKET217 7/13/2010 12:57PM

    You are so motivating-- keep up the great work!

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CAROLYNINJOY1 7/13/2010 9:48AM

    Happy you're feeling better & BRAVO for the accomplishments you've made so far.

Even when we're sick, staying with healthy food & drinking our water can definitely make a difference. I was glad to read that because I've done the opposite the last few weeks of being unwell. You've encouraged me to change that behavior.

Thanks for a good blog! emoticon

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IRON__GIRL 7/13/2010 1:44AM

    So glad you are feeling better!! Love your workout plan!!! emoticon

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MBSHAZZER 7/12/2010 3:03PM

    Glad you are feeeling better, Jen!

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NEWFLABULESS 7/12/2010 2:22PM

    emoticon emoticon Such an inspiration - if only I could find 1/2 the drive you have!!

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GMEAN2055 7/12/2010 1:23PM

    great job...keep it up

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BECKYSKEL 7/12/2010 12:00PM

    You are doing sooo well! Congrats.

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 7/12/2010 11:46AM

    You're doing great!!!

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SINGER73 7/12/2010 11:37AM

    emoticon Nursing helps to shrink the waist also.

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*MADHU* 7/12/2010 10:56AM

    I love your SparkPage backgrounds....where do you get them/create them?

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SEEHOLZ 7/12/2010 10:45AM

    So glad to hear that you're all better!

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LP2278 7/12/2010 10:40AM

    Awesome work! Love your profile pic. Can't believe how big she is getting!

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RKBABCOCK 7/12/2010 10:27AM

    You are doing so good, especially having been sick! I never want to stick to my plan - diet or exercise, when I am sick!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 7/12/2010 10:25AM

    Amazing Woman....You are a superhero for sure.

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NUTRIGIRL08 7/12/2010 10:16AM

    I think you are doing awesome Jen! Keep up the good work!!

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Day 8 : Family Fit Challenge

Friday, July 09, 2010

What a hard week this has been. I am still fighting off this nasty bug. It has affected all of us. My husband is not feeling well and little Michaela is having congestion. I will be SO happy when we officially get back to our normal schedule. She has not been sleeping well as of late and so we are all pretty tired. I still think the end is near and soon we will be back out on the roads for our morning walks.

In the mean time I have been eating extremely well and doing what I can to stay on track with our challenge this month. My 3 new Cathe dvds came in yesterday and I am anxious to get back to working out SOON!

Here are the results from yesterday...

Day 8 results...
Water - over 1 gallon DONE!
Vitamins - DONE!
Super foods for today...
1. Flaxseeds
2. Kiwi
3. Blueberries
4. Strawberries
5. Shiitake mushrooms
6. Red Bell pepper
7. Garden of life Perfect Food Raw, 1 serving
8. Spinach
9. Organic Turkey breast
10. Apple
11. Garden of life Raw Meal, 1 serving


  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

HEALTHYCHIC 7/12/2010 9:40AM

    I hope you get better quick. Being sick definitely throws a monkey wrench into workouts. I like to think that its god's way of telling us to slow down and rest? (power of positive thinking).

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AVALONAPPLE 7/10/2010 6:08PM

    Hope you are all feeling better soon. There is a bug going around my area too, lots of fellow patients in the dr.'s office coughing and wheezing:( Love your superfoods list!

Jennifer

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L_A_C_E_ 7/9/2010 5:50PM

    Heya my fellow Momma!!! Hope you all are feeling better soon. Sounds like you're doing a great job keeping your workout on and enjoying that little one. Keep up the great work!!!

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MBSHAZZER 7/9/2010 5:08PM

    Feel better, Jen and have an awesome weekend!

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SPARKLOVE 7/9/2010 4:59PM

    Thanks for sharing , I enjoyed reading it. Joy

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NUTRIGIRL08 7/9/2010 3:44PM

    Hope you all get to feeling better soon! emoticon

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BROOKDOESLIFE 7/9/2010 2:35PM

    I hope you all get to feeling better real soon! I'm glad things are going well otherwise. Keep up the great work!!!

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C4CHRISTINE 7/9/2010 1:51PM

    HEY! you just reminded me to drink some more water! thanks!

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LISAALLGIER 7/9/2010 12:54PM

  You are doing great, I hope youns get to feeling better real soon, try to have a good weekend!

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BOVEY63 7/9/2010 12:38PM

    Hope everyone is feeling better soon and getting some sleep.
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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 7/9/2010 12:36PM

    I hope you all get rest and get well soon.

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SEEHOLZ 7/9/2010 12:14PM

    You never seize to amaze me! Hope you all get some R&R this week-end!!!


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DEESJOURNEY2FIT 7/9/2010 12:11PM

    I hope you all start feeling better soon! You are doing great with your challenge! emoticon

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Day 7: Family Fit Challenge

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Well I tried yesterday to start working out again after being sick and it did not go well. Today I feel worse, but optimistic that things are going to improve soon! I am resting today at the house doing some light housework in hopes that my body will benefit from the break.

I am logging my results early today. Obviously I am not doing my run or my crunches etc... today but rest assured that I will get more than enough exercise carrying my girl up and down the stairs all day! emoticon

I am planning my meals for today so that I make sure I once again get all my super foods as well as my water.

Day 7 results...
Water - 64 oz so far but will aim for 128 oz by the end of the day.
Vitamins - DONE!
Super foods for today...
1. Flaxseeds
2. Brown Rice
3. Blueberries
4. Strawberries
5. Swiss chard
6. Red Bell pepper
7. Walnuts
8. Garden of life Perfect Food Raw, 1 serving
9. Tomatoes
10. Spinach
11. Organic Turkey breast
12. Broccoli
13. Apple
14. Garden of life Raw Meal, 1 serving

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MBSHAZZER 7/7/2010 4:15PM

    Rest is best if you're under the weather. Hope you're feeling better soon!

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NUTRIGIRL08 7/7/2010 3:53PM

    Hope you feel better soon!

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CAROLYN1213 7/7/2010 2:11PM

    I hope you are feeling better real soon beautiful! Take good care of yourself!

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LISAALLGIER 7/7/2010 12:55PM

  Take care of yourself, so you will feel better soon. Have a great day.

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 7/7/2010 12:47PM

    Jen - just take a rest day and get well

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SEEHOLZ 7/7/2010 12:43PM

    Rest is what's needed. I think you'll be back stronger tomorrow!

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ALISHAB3 7/7/2010 12:30PM

    I hope you feel better, hugs and loves for both of you!

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DEESJOURNEY2FIT 7/7/2010 12:07PM

    I hope you feel better soon! You are doing a great job on your challenge!

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Day 5 and 6 : Family Fit Challenge

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

July totals so far....

1. Run/Walk - 4.07 miles
2. Crunches - 550 reps
3. Pushups - 80 reps
4. Squats - 600 reps

Day 5 results :
128 oz water - DONE!
Vitamins - DONE!
My Super foods for yesterday were...
1. Flaxseeds
2. Brown Rice
3. Blueberries
4. Strawberries
5. Steal cut oats
6. Red Bell pepper
7. Walnuts
8. Tumeric
9. Tomatoes
10. Spinach
11. Organic Turkey breast
12. Ezekiel bread
13. Apple

Day 6 results:
Morning and afternoon walk - DONE!
Water - DONE!
Vitamins - DONE!
ST - DONE!
My Super foods for today are...
1. Mango
2. Spinach
3. Blueberries
4. Strawberries
5. Brown Rice
6. Red Bell pepper
7. Sprouts
8. Raw Meal by Garden of Life, 1 serving
9. Tomatoes
10. Black tea
11. Organic Turkey breast
12. Ezekiel bread
13. Pumpkin seeds and soy nuts
14. Raspberries

  
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GODDESSOFHOME 7/7/2010 10:16AM

    Attagirl!

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FITN2014-TSP 7/7/2010 10:13AM

    Very inspiring. Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FHAMWEY 7/7/2010 9:54AM

    emoticon I like this a lot! Great idea.


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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 7/7/2010 9:41AM

    All those foods are making me hungry...

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TX.PATRICIA 7/7/2010 8:15AM

    emoticon

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DEESJOURNEY2FIT 7/6/2010 6:11PM

    Way to go!

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My three favorite new finds!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

I just love finding new foods! Recently I have found 3 items that are quickly becoming a favorite of mine.



The first two are from Garden of Life. I have always loved this company more specifically their Raw Vitamin code B-12 complex. Now they have a complete meal replacement full of raw super foods and protein from grains and seeds. This works well for me as somedays I do not have time for a long lunch and I can just make this fast while I get ready to nurse Michaela. They also have a Raw super foods powder mix that I use with other protein powders or in juice.

The meal replacement is called Raw Meal. Here is some info....

www.gardenoflife.com/ProductsforLife
/SUPPLEMENTS/FoundationalNutrition/RAW
Meal/tabid/1893/Default.aspx


The Super food powder is called Perfect Food Raw....

www.gardenoflife.com/ProductsforLife
/SUPPLEMENTS/FoundationalNutrition/Per
fectFoodRAW/tabid/1836/Default.aspx


Now the third I just found is evil in the best possible way! It is an almond chocolate spread similar to Nutella but with almonds and evaporated cane juice instead of sugar. This is a treat for sure! SUPER yummy on Ezekiel bread!

Try them out!! emoticon

  
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WENZRN 7/9/2010 7:48PM

    Thanks for sharing! I love new finds too! Have you ever tried Chia seeds? They are high in Omega 3 fatty acids but are better than flax. You can bake with them - I just stir them into water and drink. They promote/support: healthy heart, good mental health, healthy skin and hair, healthy immune system, healthy weight loss, joint function and mobility and are high in antioxidants.

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MYTURN11 7/7/2010 6:56PM

    Might need to look into this ;-)

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GRACEOMALLEY 7/7/2010 3:03PM

    try Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-WAH) which has amino acids and protien and NO cholesteral! Great in salads or with just about anything!

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LEANIEPI 7/6/2010 6:04PM

    I would love to try it out. I've tried stuff before and it didn't TASTE good at all...I love the protein content--how does it taste? What do you mix it in?

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MBSHAZZER 7/6/2010 5:55PM

    Everyone is having a liquid lunch! HAHA!!!

I will have to scrupulously avoid that chocolate almond-butter - thanks for the "warning"! :D

And where do you find Garden of Life products?

Comment edited on: 7/6/2010 5:55:33 PM

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FLORIDASUN 7/6/2010 5:37PM

    Garden of Life is one of my favs too...I love the story of how it came into being. I will definitely check these little jewels out...thank you dear one for sharing! emoticon emoticon

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PINKJELLY24 7/6/2010 5:14PM

    Oh thanks for sharing! I'll have to check those out....I love trying new healthy stuff!

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LP2278 7/6/2010 4:37PM

    Awesome! Sounds great--I am always low on B-vitamins. Thanks for sharing!

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SINGER73 7/6/2010 4:16PM

    I may have to research these and check them out. I'm always looking for something new.

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DEVOTEEOFISET 7/6/2010 4:13PM

    OOOOoooo I love Garden of Life, thanks for the heads up!!!

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NUTRIGIRL08 7/6/2010 4:02PM

    Thanks for sharing!!!! I'm always looking for new stuff!

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DEESJOURNEY2FIT 7/6/2010 3:57PM

    I'm going to have to check those out, thanks for sharing!

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