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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.

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Daily Record
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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.

4 comments:

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!