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The 4 Day Food Plan

Monday, May 12, 2014

Each morning I have planned a smoothie.I always have Greek Yogurt first thing in the morning but I will round it out with a smoothie when i get to work. I have my fruit - bananas, raspberries, blueberries, I have my potted kale garden with 4 types of kale to choose from, I have my pumpkin protein and I have my PB2 for variety.

Lunch will be raw veggies with low fat dip, protein will be hard boiled eggs, tuna or salmon.

Dinner will be garden salad & BBQ chicken or fish.
For snacks I have planned almonds, a banana, apple slices dipped in PB2.

Now the big job will be to remember to take the meat out of the freezer in the morning so it will be thawed in time for supper and to take the smoothie to work that I make

  
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FUSIONFITNESS3 5/13/2014 2:27AM

    Planning makes such a difference Smoothies sound great. emoticon

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Getting back on track

Sunday, May 11, 2014

We all get off track, it's a fact of life, because life just sometimes gets in the way.

I tend to get off track when I don't take the time for myself, for my exercise and for my meals. When I get off track the thing I will do is take some time to get myself organized so that I will find it easy to have good meals. I will also take the time to get the exercise I need to keep my body healthy.

  
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FUSIONFITNESS3 5/13/2014 2:52AM

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    emoticon emoticon I'm rooting for you!! emoticon

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The Fitness Test

Monday, May 05, 2014

It was the perfect time to do my fitness test. I haven't been able to do as much walking this winter as the ice has made it hard to get my speed back up. I wasn't sure when I started the mile where my speed would be. I find it hard to really push myself really hard when I'm not in a competitive situation so I wasn't sure where my time would end up. As well I have not had the same speed since breaking my ankle last May. I did my mile in 16:30 which I was fine with. Not a record breaker but respectable going into the nicer weather where I can improve my time with practice.

The step up test was good. I was pleased with my heart rate at the end of the three minutes. I did have to adapt my step to a 9 inch instead of a 12 inch. I knew my knees would not take 3 minutes of up and down a 12 inch step. Besides that I am short and the 12 inches was up to my knees - how the heck was I supposed to do that!lol

The crunch was better than I expected but will definitely we something to work on. Not something I enjoy doing but I will work on improving it.

Then my nemesis. THE PUSHUP!! I knew it would be hateful. To start with I was mega sore from a brutal Full Body Workout my trainer had put me through the day before. I swear she stays awake nights trying to come up with new tortures for me and Saturday she had all new exercise, upped my weights and put me through my paces. I knew I should have done the fitness test before seeing her however I digress. THE PUSHUP I tried to do one without modifying it to my knees but alas no success. I was able to do 11 modified push-up which isn't great but was better than I was expecting.

So now for the next 6 weeks I work toward improving the results. It was a good wake-up call that I have been slacking during the winter and it is time to get back on track with consistent exercise and to push myself harder with the ST.

  
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JMOUSE99 5/6/2014 3:56PM

    Pushups! emoticon

And Jan, you're just evil!

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A-STRONGER-ME 5/6/2014 3:50PM

    I love your trainer!! emoticon

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FUSIONFITNESS3 5/6/2014 12:18AM

    emoticon, you completed the test. Great attitude to use this experience to push yourself so your next test in 6 weeks will show improvement. emoticon

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Goals for BLC 25

Monday, May 05, 2014

Wow, what are my goals for this round?

Goal #1
This round is a little different for me as I am co-captaining for the first time, and I have really big shoes to fill coming into the position behind Karen and Linda. So definitely one of my goals is to find balance between my job as co-captain and not letting Jan and the team down and taking the time I need to work the challenge for myself.

Goal #2
My other goal is to get more consistent with my eating healthy – taking the time to make smoothies, proper meals and eating out less. This is a big one for me as I work in a bakery/café so there is always a whole raft of food that really isn’t good for me. This means I really need to work on is getting myself organized so that I’m not hungry when I am around a whole bunch of tempting foods. Work can be stressful and if I am hungry, stress just multiplies my hunger and there are way too many temptations in my workplace for me to resist. That means if I am full of good food I won't be tempted to go nutty on the goodies. The other part of the consistent eating healthy is tracking what I eat. That is probably my #1 goal – write before it goes into the mouth – make it a habit – do it however many days I need to, to make it a habit so that it is just second nature for me to write down what I am eating.

Goal #3
My other goal is to consistently get in my exercise and put more emphasis on the ST. I love cardio but the more I read the more I realize I have to find something that I love in ST so that I get consistent in doing ST at least 3 times a week.

These goals are tall orders for someone who isn’t in the habit of putting her needs first. However I am a work in progress and I will keep working toward these goals. I am going to make this my best round yet.

  
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FUSIONFITNESS3 5/6/2014 12:30AM

    emoticon on becoming co-captain this round.
emoticon goals. Oh it must be so difficult when surrounded by so much scrumptious food. You're wise to ensure you're filled up on good food so you're less tempted.
I go to a strength class which is how I learned to enjoy strength training. Not sure I'd be too disciplined to do it at home on my own. But love the classes. Hope you do find something in strength which you can enjoy.
Maria

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NEED2LOSEN2010 5/5/2014 5:58PM

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The between round plan

Monday, August 26, 2013

Week one - work on becoming more consistent with my weight training.

Week two - take advantage of holidays at the cottage to regroup, journal, organize myself and set out a plan for.next round - do up some meal plans

Week three and four - start to implement what I have worked on while on holidays.

Hopefully if I a better organized next round and my injuries settle I can have a successful round.

  
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FUSIONFITNESS3 8/29/2013 12:46AM

    Organizing and planning seem to be so key to a healthy lifestyle for me so it looks to me like you're on the right track for the next few weeks. Enjoy your time away at the cottage. All the best.

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