Sunday, May 26, 2013
On my last day of Week 1, and it is going great so far. As I started the program I reduced my calorie target and increased my fitness minutes goals. I am loving the new recipes, and have all enthusiastic comments from the family, too (two teen boys and my hubby) about the new items on their plates. All the recipes so far have been easy to make and quite yummy. (However, I haven't followed the menus exactly as listed because I have rearranged the menu and the workouts to meet my changing schedule. But I've been hitting both the calorie and fitness minutes goals, and it's been easier than I expected.)
I downloaded the book to my iPad. Since I've mostly just read regular novels this way, I was at first frustrated with jumping back and forth between the text for week 1, the menus, and the workouts. But I am now figuring out how to use the imbedded links and the "back to ..." buttons and realize it is very easy and convenient to go back and forth. Also learned how to use search instead of the index to find the recipe I want. Technology CAN be my friend!
I also joined the Spark Solution team, so that now all of the recipes show up on my nutrition tracker. Sweet! So easy now to track it all! I am still trying to figure out whether I can save the recipes to my favorites or to recipe books, but haven't found that option yet. It might be that they don't want the recipes to become "public" when looking at someone else's cookbook, but I like to save recipes this way so I won't forget about any favorites. And so far, all that i've tried would be saved among my favorites!
Yesterday I received the bonus workout videos in the mail, but I have yet to try them out or get started on my 3 months free virtual trainer bonus. Look forward to trying out both!
Finishing week 1 and highly motivated to move into week 2. Whoo hoo!