Friday, November 07, 2014
I need to post a healthy recipe for a WIO team challenge so here it is. I have seen several versions of this recipe; but, this is the one I make. This is fresh, light and low fat (only fat comes from the nuts).
Apple - Celery Salad (serving size is 1/2 cup)
Minutes to Prepare: 15
Number of Servings: 12
2 red apples, diced
2 green apples, diced
1 cup celery, sliced
1 cup fat free vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup golden raisins
Mix apples and celery in a bowl (I like to put the apples into salt water for a couple minutes to reduce browning -- make sure to drain well if you do this). Stir together with yogurt. Add nuts and raisins.
Makes 6 cups. 70 calories per 1/2 cup serving size.
Alternates: Could do with grapes or blueberries. Add diced chicken breast for a protein-packed meal. Calorie calculation is based on ingredients shown in list.
Friday, October 31, 2014
My team got this assignment for a challenge we're doing: Who or what inspires you? Each team member write a blog about someone or something that inspires you.
Different things and different people inspire me depending on the day and situation. Today, it is my husband. We recently bought a 1968 Mustang project car. When Jack has something "new" like this, he is very focused on working on the project. He does his research and lays out the plans of what needs to be done, who can help, the order in which to do things, etc. But, maybe most importantly, he just gets to it. If he encounters a roadblock, he finds a solution. Sometimes he temporarily goes around the roadblock and completes something else. Then turns his attention back to the roadblock when he has the tools, info, money, whatever to attack the roadblock again.
All the above can easily be applied to what I do as well. Right now, I am focused on improving my fitness and getting back to my healthy weight. If I plan, have contingency plans for when roadblocks are encountered and "just get to it", I will surely succeed. From observing Jack this week, I think I will add something new to my fitness project. The excitement of tackling and conquering something new will provide some additional motivation for me to keep moving forward. Now to figure out what I will start with. Hmmmm ... any suggestions for new fitness routine or workout?
Jack and his new project:
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Combining my PAWSE blog and the Weekend Challenge blog into one.
PLAN/PREPARE for the coming week! -- I've planned 1/2 my meals for the next few days and shopped to be sure I have all the ingredients. The rest of the week's meals will be a combination of leftovers and some already frozen items....so, I guess I've actually planned the entire week. I'm starting off the day by checking the challenge requirements so I know what I need to do.
ACT -- I will continue tracking every BLT (bite, lick, taste), and will keep within my recommended calorie range. I will do my main workout before dinner 5 days this week instead of waiting until the evening.
WRITE -- I continue posting in my challenge teams. This blog will also help keep me accountable and keep my plans in the forefront of my mind.
SET a goal, both non-scale and scale related, for the coming week! -- My goal is to lose 1 lb this week. From a non-scale perspective, my goals continue to be 6 freggie servings daily (harder than I thought this would be) and minimum of 20 minutes fitness per day.
EXECUTE movement the Wild way! -- I only did a couple youtube dance videos this past week so plan to do one a day this week.
SURVEILLANCE: Written Plan of Action for Weekend Challenge
Some of the items in the PAWSE part of my blog above will help ensure I meet some of this weekend's challenge requirements. Specifically, planning and tracking all food and getting my workouts in earlier help for this weekend. By doing earlier workouts I have time left in the day to do some additional workouts if needed to get max points for that. As long as I stick with my food and workout plans, I will make the daily deficit goal, and I'll be sure to post that in the team message board.
Let's rock this weekend and the upcoming week, friends!
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