Monday, October 6, 2008

Goals for the week

Last week's workouts: 2 x Cardio with Intervals (Monday & Wedensday), 3 x Boot Camp (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday). Saturday I actually tacked on some extra cardio at the end - 30 minutes of walking, going as hard as I could go, so that ended up being a 90 minute workout. I also changed the strength portion of my Boot Camp on Saturday to incorporate a couple of the Kettlebell moves from last month. I'm still a little sore. Actually more than a little. But I will survive.

I happened to catch an episode of Eat, Shrink & Be Merry on The Food Network a few weeks ago (I think it was the banana bread one), and one of the sisters mentioned on the show that cutting out sugar for two weeks can make a difference. So, I've had it in my head to give it a try. I'm going to aim for 1 week to start off with. I'm not going to get all crazy about eliminating every trace of sugar - just going for the obvious offenders:

1. The Vanilla Chai Soy Milk I've been adding to my oatmeal (tasty though it may be).
2. My beloved Vanilla yogurt (can't stand aspartame/splenda, and those calories from sugar do add up).
3. No more being lazy about breakfast and grabbing a muffin at the coffee shop.
4. I've also been having 1 square of dark chocolate after supper most evenings...I will say goodbye to that for the week as well.

After this week, we'll see where things stand.

Daily Record
BF: 1 slice multi-grain toast with almond butter, coffee
Snack: 1 apple
Lunch: Leftover Mac & Cheese (made w/whole wheat pasta)
Supper: Chicken & Rice Soup, grilled cheese & tomato on multi-grain

Workout: 45 minutes cardio
Plan was to do my running intervals, but discovered I was still too sore from Saturday, so it ended up being moderate walking with intervals of faster walking.


Erin of Care to Eat said...

Those sound like some awesome goals.

Laura said...

I love that eat shrink and be merry show. Their recipes are really good. The chicken enchilada one is great.

candlerun (htabby) said...

Looks like a great week! :)

Good luck on the no sugar. ;) I have done it before and I felt really good, just no will power now. lol

Crystal said...

Sounds like a great place to cut out the sugar..even though you will miss them for awhile I bet you soon forget about those sugary goodies. Wish you lots of luck!