Sunday, January 12, 2014

January 2014 Challenge | Week 2

Happy Sunday, boys and girls! I started my day off right with a peanut butter, vanilla whey and spinach smoothie. Yum, yum!




I don't know about you, but I am ready for another week! Last week, I did really well in some aspects, and others; not so much. I drank a LOT of water last week and it made me feel really good. I did a good amount of strength training, and I followed some of my dinner plans for the week.

In case you're new to my blog (or just in case you have forgotten) I've got a few goals for the month of January. So far, I am doing really great at reaching them!

Monthly Challenge for January
  1. Take vitamins daily
  2. Log into Healthy Habits e-course daily (http://www.myknowledgegenie.com/HealthyHabits2014)
  3. Make meal and exercise plans weekly
  4. Weigh-in weekly with photos for accountability
Vitamins:

I'm currently taking a Prenatal Vitamin and Folic Acid (to prepare my body for the future), Vitamin D (to help keep my MS under control) and Vitamin C (to keep myself from getting sick).

Healthy Habits e-course:

I have really been enjoying the Healthy Habits e-course. Most of the material is taking be "back to the basics", but I'm thinking this is exactly what I needed! So far, the course has gotten me to focused more on water, and how much I am actually suppose to be drinking. I have been drinking nearly double the amount of water that I have ever drank daily, before. The results (aka the way I feel) have been incredible!

Here are a few more things I've retained from the course:

"While junk food may be 4 times cheaper than vegetables, there's 20 times less nutrition." - Michael Greger, MD

"Improve {yourself} by just 1% a day, and in 70 days, you're twice as good." - Alan Weiss

Perfection isn't the goal, progress is!


Dinner Plan for the week:

Sunday - Subway
Monday - Garlic Chicken with Quinoa
Tuesday - Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Quinoa
Wednesday - Chicken Salad with Ranch
Thursday - Lemon Baked Salmon with Rice and Green Beans
Friday - Chicken Salad with Ranch
Saturday - Olive Garden - date night

Exercise Plan for the week:

Sunday - Strength Training
Monday - Run 1 mile | Walk 1 mile
Tuesday - REST
Wednesday - Run 1 mile | Walk 1 mile
Thursday - Strength Training
Friday - REST
Saturday - Run 1 mile | Walk 1 mile | Strength Training

Weekly Photo Weigh-In:


Down a total of 3 lbs. in 12 days. Not too bad!

What goals do you have for this week?

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