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New Habit - Freggies

Saturday, January 14, 2012

This week the 5%Challenge Team Living the Good Life Challenge is to blog on a new habit I want to work on. It has been hard for me to get my freggies in. So at the beginning of the year I had made it a goal to eat at least 5 servings a day. I have to really think about it, but most days I have made it. One thing I have added is green peppers with my breakfast eggs. I am also trying to have one freggie snack a day, plus a salad at either lunch or supper.

Another thing I did this week, I was on the January Jumpstart Challenge. I was finding that it stressed me more than it should. I was trying to do my trainer workouts, cardio, and walking DVD. It was too much. I figured since I was exercising regularly , I really didn't need that challenge. So, I left the team. It was a relief.

I had a good cardio interval workout at the gym this morning.

I am revising my daily goals a little to condense them a little.


Daily Goals:
1. Exercise
A. 75 - 120 min a day : emoticon120min
B. Gym (4-5x's a week): emoticon
C. Home Exercise

2. Water
--Drink 10-12 glasses a day (80-96 oz) Sat = 10 glasses emoticon

4. Food
--stay within calorie range of 1400-1600 calories a day emoticon
--5 servings Freggies = Sat 7 servings emoticon
--curb mindless snacking, drink water emoticon
--try a new recipe each month for a total of 12 recipes (1 recipe last week)

Misc.
1. Blog daily - emoticon
2. Write lists of what I need to do each day -- emoticon

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  • GOROSIEO
    Great daily goals. It's a winning combination. Lots of exercise and food aligned. Love that "freggie" word.

    I do ok with the freggies because I really do like them. The water is a struggle and I know I'm going to have to up the cardio for the weight to come off at a decent rate.

    Here's to a great week.
    1716 days ago
  • MTULLY
    You continue to stay focused and on track. Way to go!!
    1716 days ago
  • CARLANNIE
    WTG on those freggies! And I agree - no need to add more stress to your exercise routine. I have joined that challenge, too, and have quickly fallen behind to the point I'm not doing it at all. Ah well.
    1716 days ago
  • READYBETTY
    It's good to make adjustments as we go. You're doing great and are diligent in meeting your goals.
    1716 days ago
  • EJOY-EVELYN
    Great goal! This is one goal your body will say thank you for many times over. Nothing like getting nutrients direct from the food (versus multivitamin). Freggies need a little oil in part of the meal in order to adequately process all their fine nutrients. I love my freggies!
    1717 days ago
  • BESTSUSIEYET
    Your goals are always amazing to me ... Don't know how you do it all! Hope you can work in the Freggies throughout the day ... 1@ breakfast, lunch, a snack, and 2 or more at dinner (usually salad & a side of veggies.) you were right to drop a team/challenge that added stress instead of encouragement for you! Be well, my friend!

    1717 days ago
  • CRYSALLIS1
    8 H20 and 5 Freggies are a part of my 100 day challenge starting yesterday. I always come so close but it has been hard to be consistent with it. Good luck. Your other goals show how much progress you are making. Great exercise and other goals too!
    1717 days ago
  • SMILESRME
    Yeah for upping the Freggies! I have tried to do that too Carrie. Buying the veggies (hardest for me to keep up) and prepping them in advance seems to help my intake, or getting the baby carrots (easy to munch for the crunch). The organic spinach from Sam's Club is great to have on hand. It's a big container and I love adding it to my eggs in the am. or sauteeing it in a bit of olive oil and seasoning for dinner. I serve that alot. Roasted kale is another fav of mine too! Glad you are developing that habit; I feel better overall with trying to change it up in a good way too!

    To Freggies!
    Julia : )
    1717 days ago
  • NEVERORNOW
    Good for you, knowing when you've taken on too much and being able to back off! That's a hard thing to do sometimes! emoticon

    You're making great progress!
    1717 days ago
  • MUMZELLA
    Way to go! You might even find that you begin craving fruits and veggies. I for one, have to have some sort of fruit everyday. I hate winter when the fruits aren't as varied, plentiful or sweet; and I miss fresh corn on the cob in the summer.Um, Um good!
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    1717 days ago
  • MOMTONOAH
    Great goals! emoticon
    1717 days ago
  • JULIAOAK
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  • JOYLINNKNITS
    Good for you to identify what you need and what you don't! I'm getting there, but it's good to see that other people have the same thoughts as I do!...Thanks! emoticon
    1717 days ago
  • KIM--POSSIBLE
    Good for you, recognizing that the team was putting unnecessary stress on you! I found the same thing in December. I had too many challenges that I had joined, and couldn't keep up with them all. I am more selective now. I realized I don't have to sign up for every one!
    1717 days ago
  • CHALLENGER15
    I have had to revise goals along the way to do what would work for me as well. Good for you for realizing the changes needed to be made.

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  • GERMANIRISHGIRL
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  • MTULLY
    You are doing all the right things. Keep up the good work!
    1718 days ago
  • MINDA31807
    Still working on that habit myself, it is hard when snack foods are soooo tasty and easy to just grab and go.
    1718 days ago
  • PEPPERMINT125
    Freggies is one of my challenges also! emoticon emoticon
    1718 days ago
  • RITZIBROWN
    Great goals. As your SPage indicates, you have lots of support from Spark Friends to help you thru the loop emoticon emoticon
    1718 days ago
  • HOTPINKCAMARO49
    emoticon You go, girl! emoticon
    1718 days ago
  • LESLIELENORE
    I like making lists. Especially for special events. Sounds like you have solid, attainable goals. Way to go!
    1718 days ago
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