Daily Archive: November 30, 2012

Challenges

Posted by Nicole

Get ready for a randomly detailed post full of bullet points. This is mostly for my own motivation and lack of memory.

Up until Christmas, I have challenged myself to give up/limit a few “unhealthy” things:

  • desserts: cookies, candy, cake, brownies, ice cream, froyo, etc. – this won’t be too hard because I surprisingly don’t crave these too often
  • bad beverages: no energy drinks; alcohol and/or soda limited to once per week – this will be difficult because hello, I’m in college… and I randomly crave soda like crazy!
  • unnecessary carbs: white bread/rice, cereal

So why am I doing this? Well, if it isn’t obvious, I’m not loving the look of the ol’ body lately and I think that making these changes to my diet will give me a bit of a refresher. Not to mention that cutting out the above foods and beverages will help with my workouts.

Good fuel –> good workouts –> motivation to eat well… It is a cycle!

Some food:

  • 1: eggs and whites, cauliflower, nooch; strawberries
  • 2: banana oat bran, greek yogurt, peanut butter, almond coconut milk
  • 3: cranberry oatmeal cookie powerbar (race freebie from the Turkey Trot… love this one!)
  • 4: raspberry yogurt mixed with some plain greek yogurt
  • 5: eggs and whites, onion, marinara; carrots and ranch

  • 6: greek yogurt, banana
  • 7: pear- my favorite fruit lately
  • 8: carrots and PB
  • 9: salad topped with steamer garden veggie mix and an egg
  • 10: salad with fruit (blushing salad as the sorority calls it), cottage cheese

Some workouts:

Sunday

  • danced at the men’s basketball game vs. SDSU- such a close game, but we lost 60-66
  • 2 mile treadmill walk

Monday

  • 20 mins elliptical, 1.5 mile run – fun morning workout with Charlotte!
  • 2 hr dance practice – learned a new routine!

Tuesday

  • 1.5 mile run, 5 mile walk – perfect “me time”
  • 2 hr dance practice – we ran in the gym, ran stairs, and then did strength: burpees, lateral skater jumps, tricep dips, planks; and then learned another new routine!

Wednesday

  • 20 mins elliptical, 20 mins bike
  • strength: 3×15 of oblique dips w/ 25# plate, leg lifts, pushups… on knees

Thursday

  • 2.5 hr dance practice

Friday

  • 20 mins bike, 20 mins elliptical, 20 mins bike
Some fun:

That’s all for today, thanks for reading my rambles :)

– N

Q4U: Any recent challenge that you are trying?