Friday, May 2, 2014

Challenge Warm Up

Since the month of May started on a Thursday, I'm using yesterday, today and tomorrow to "warm up" for my May Challenge. When I say warm-up, I'm talking about easing myself into the challenge. My first weigh-in will be this Sunday and I will post photos of my weigh-ins throughout the remainder of the month.

Yesterday, as part of my warm-up, I tracked my calories in and calories out.

Calories in: 1772 cals. - Calories out: 228 cals. = 1544 total calories

I played "Just Dance 4" on the Wii for about 30 minutes. The game has an option called "Just Sweat" which plays song, after song. It's a fun way to get a workout in!

For those who may have missed yesterday's post, my May Challenge includes the following goals:

May's Challenge

Weekly Photo Weigh-In's
Post Calories in/Calories out 5/7 days Per Week
Eat Out no more than Once Per Week

I didn't make myself a weight-loss goal this month, as I have done so before. My weight-loss goal is to just lose weight. I think that will happen automatically should I reach the three goals I have outlined for May.

Goals are so important because without them, I feel like I am just "hoping" I will lose weight.

Aside from my goal for the month of May, I want to share something special with you all today. I have to admit, my husband is a natural cook and baker. When we first started dating (we were 15, over 10 years ago, yikes!) he told me that he either wanted to be a mechanic or a chef. I had no idea how lucky I was to have those two qualities in a man, but trust me, I am well aware now.

These past 6 years, my husband has taught me so much in the kitchen! And, even though he loves to cook, he lets me do most it. These past couple weeks, though, he was able to sneak in a couple recipes, himself. I just have to share what he has made.

First up, he made Pureed White Bean Soup with Bacon and Roasted Tomatoes. He followed this recipe and it proved to be a great soup to have right after his oral surgery. Big on taste and perfect for his soft food diet.

For Easter, my husband made cinnamon pull apart bread. He followed this recipe and it turned out great. A little time consuming, but totally worth the wait. It was super delicious!

If you try either of these recipes, let us know! You won't be disappointed.

Do you have any current goals you're working toward?
Would you rather be cooking or baking?

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