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Mid-Week Review

Friday, January 25, 2013

My employer's healthy weight challenge started this week. They provided a template to track a few healthy goals. It was a .pdf, so I popped it into excel. I have just one nutrition goal: to stay in my calorie range. And just one fitness goal: 10k steps. I also listed the activities I'll do to meet the 10k steps: Zumba, EA Sports workouts, biking, walking at home. I'm using a stoplight scheme on the weekly tracker to see where I need to focus improvements. I'm pleased with Monday through Wednesday, staying really close to my calorie range. My findings so far: unplanned Cheez Its are bad! And emoticon eating them right from the box!

Next week, I'll continue to stay hydrated and eat every 3-4 hours. I'll plan as much of my food in advance daily and have my phone at the ready to make adjustments as I go. I'll endeavor to track it before I eat it to make sure I'm staying in my budget.

On the fitness front, I'm committed to the EA Sport, but other cardio is difficult to do when I'm tired from long work days. That tells me I need to tweek the timing. Next week, I will try to take fitness breaks during the work day to get up, stretch, and walk around. On days that I work from home, I will commit to morning fitness.

The Plank a Day Challenge I was participating in for January was just extended for the year! If you're on facebook, here's a link to the event:
I'll admit, I don't do them daily, but it's a great exercise. It doesn't take any time, especially if you're not an uber planker, which I am not! If you're interested in other challenges, follow Taking Back My Life
. She's always excited to get new members. She usually welcomes you by doing x amount of an exercise.

Happy weekend, everyone. Eat fresh and move often!!
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  • KITT52
    great plan.... emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1876 days ago
    Your workplace challenge sounds like fun! What's EA Sports? You've got great goals for the week! emoticon

    1877 days ago
    I'm starting to try to do planks three times a week because of you! I just started a few days ago. My first plank I kept up for a minute so nowhere near your two-minutes!! :D
    1877 days ago
  • TANYA602
    I love that you have a workplace challenge. I tried to get one initiated and it fell flat, which is truly a shame. I had even found a link that gave your workplace pedometers and had rewards like gift cards to places I would love to have giftcards to, like Old Navy and others. Good luck with your goals, planks and more! You are really doing fabulous, girl!
    1877 days ago
    Our goals for next week are very similar!!! Way to go on tracking what you are trying to achieve and working so hard to do so!!!!! What is EA Sports?
    1877 days ago
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