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Day #5 of 21 day challenge...

Friday, August 01, 2014

Okay I'm still not working my smoothies. I've decided to continue doing my best with my meals this week (it is Friday) and start fresh tomorrow. I realize that I need to prepare and pre-pack my smoothies. This early morning work schedule pushes me to get out the house on time. Chopping fruit and veggies and trying to blend, pack snacks and smoothies to go is waaaayyyy to much for me. So this weekend I'm going to prepare my meals for the week. I'm not going to start the count over but will continue the challenge as it stands now.

I have been on point with my workouts though. This is day #5 of 21 day challenge to workout every day. Yesterday I had an eye doctor appointment so I stopped to a nearby park and did 2 laps which took me almost 30 minutes. My pace is still quite slow but I have moments of better movement. I also strength trained for about 30 minutes.

My eating was okay...I had a small piece of birthday cake. I skipped lunch and I had pizza last night so that was a bad choice. I need to work on meal planning this weekend. I see more and more that my nutrition is my weakest link and I need to find a meal plan that I can work with. So I think I'm going to challenge myself not to eat any fast food for the month of August (scary thought). Because I don't like cooking ugggg

My goals for August :
1. Complete a full 21 days of smoothies (sippin til 6)
2. Complete 21 day challenge of working out for 21 straight days
3. Strength train everyday for the 21 days, start to lift a little heavier
4. Get in 50 miles this month. The challenge is for 100 miles on Instagram but I know with my knee I may not get that but it's there if I make it
5. Guzzle a gallon a day
6. No excuses, none, nada, nope, no,nope

Most importantly lose some pounds and inches! I'm not going to say how many I'm just going for all I can get!

Now my reward ...I'm going to get a real message not a mall massage!! I've never had one because of the rolls but I'm past that now.

Have a great weekend

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SUGAR0814 8/1/2014 6:39PM

    You have a plan, but do you think it's too much? Don't overdo it my friend!! emoticon

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JAROL7 8/1/2014 8:55AM

    I tried smoothies... for 10 days ... didn't work for me. See my blog on my SparkPage.

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SUNNYRAYE 8/1/2014 8:12AM

    I love how you have realised where the problems of the week are, gotten over them, moved forward and made a plan to make it better.

Your goal list is very inspiring! You can do this (and the massage will rock your world)

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TRYINGHARD54 8/1/2014 8:05AM

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Day #4 of 21 day challenge...not going well

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Okay I'm really falling down on this 21 day smoothie challenge. I only drank one yesterday :(:(. None today as I didn't bring any with me. I did however bring in the last of my boathouse smoothie to have with my salad for lunch. I got to do better with this.

The second part of my challenge to exercise for 21 straight days is going great. My goal was to do something everyday even if my knee gave me grief. Well yesterday was one of those days. My knee felt super tight yesterday and bloated. I'm guessing it was due to the lack of taking my water pill for a few days. Well I picked them up yesterday and took one and today my leg feels sooooo much better. I did my free weights and ankle weights yesterday for about 20-25 minutes. No cardio.

I drank 3/4 of my gallon of water. I was within my points for the day but my food choice were awful. This is a journey that I'm perfecting daily. So today I striving to do a lot better.

No weigh in today as I know I'm retaining water cause my feet are still puffy so no need to be disappointed if it shows a great gain. I wait until Sunday to give it a few days to flush.

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SUGAR0814 8/1/2014 12:31AM

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HMBROWN1 7/31/2014 8:38AM

    Are you on a program of juicing that is 21 days?

Have a great day!

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Anyone know a great beach vacay place in Florida?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hoping to do a quick getaway this weekend looking for a beach vacay with hotel near by. I live in Miami so I looking to go north no more than 3-4 hour drive.....

Beach, entertainment, great food and not to pricey....

Thanks in advance

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SUGAR0814 7/30/2014 11:35PM

    Sounds like fun! Enjoy!! emoticon emoticon

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Day #3 of 21 day challenge

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hanging on by a thread. This is the hard part. Went to bed with a headache and woke up with a worse one :(. So smoothies were the last thing on my mine this morning. The main focus was making it to work which I did. I ate breakfast and took my meds so I feel a little better right now.

As for yesterday I was on track completely. Worked out walking only for 40 minutes. Ate right, drank my smoothies and water. Today I get on the scale and this week since Sunday I have gained almost 7#s. Yeah...but I haven't had my water pill since Saturday which can be part of the headache and my blood pressure being a little elevated today. I called in my prescription so I'll pick that up today. I'm sure it's water weight.

Today I hope to get a good walk in and lift. I didn't feel great yesterday as mentioned so I didn't lift but I did work on a lifting plan so I get a full body workout throughout the week.

That's it for now...


Day #2 of 21 day challenge

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Day #1 results:

Had one big smoothie as my snack yesterday. I ate a mini breakfast (eggs2) at 7 am. Had my smoothie at 10 and a tuna wrap for lunch at 1pm. Then dinner at 7pm. Too much time without eating. I did not do so well with the smoothie challenge yesterday. I'm keeping it honest and real. I realized that I was really unprepared with my snacks. I made two boiled eggs for breakfast which I'm allowing myself more protein. By lunch I realized I didn't have any snack to go with lunch :(. So I had the tuna wrap, the best I've ever had. My coworker picked it up from a new restaurant. Has very healthy food choices. The tuna didn't have a lot of mayo or whatever they blended it with. It was almost dry but delicious.

I went to the gym and slow walked (1.7) the treadmill for 45 minutes. Back to reading while I walked and let's just say the book is good and I just kept walking. I initially was planning 30 minutes. Lifted weights for shoulders and back. I was tired after this so I chilled and iced my knee for the rest of the night.

This morning I feel pretty good. I'm not sore or stiff so hopefully that's a good sign. Today I am better prepared with all kinds of snack options so I have better options. Although I'm following the 10 day smoothie recipes today I brought in my bottle of boathouse green machine. Don't want it to go to waste. So I'm going to drink that today. I just realized how much sugar it contains so I won't be drinking these often, only in an emergency and coming to work as early as I do now I can't stop at the store so that makes me discipline in being prepared. Yesterday showed me what being unprepared can do to a challenge.

So as of today my niece and my brother have joined me. My niece is all in she's starting today. My brother is in on the workouts when he doesn't work late. My daughter and her roommate are leaving for vacay so they'll join up later. My honey is in with his support...he hasn't jumped on either smoothies or exercising. He works hard during the day so he feels that's his workout but he wants some abs...instead of gut lol! Hard to get him to understand that's mainly

Well on to day #2...

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SUGAR0814 7/30/2014 12:30AM

    Planning is the key! I run out of ideas of what to cook/eat more often than I would like. I've started following Weightwatchergirl1 on YT. She has a lot of breakfast, lunch, dinner & snack ideas. I'm not on WW but I like that she incorporates new ideas & has lost over 160 lbs. emoticon

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