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Daily Goal update

March 30, 2007

I haven’t posted my daily goals for a few days (don’t you hate it when your real job gets in the way of blogging?)


Nutrition (Burn to Earn challenges):

  • Drank 8 glasses of water
  • Ate 5 servings fruits/veggies
  • Ate 3 servings of Dairy
  • Ate a healthy breakfast

Exercise – I went to the gym over my lunch hour for a lower body strength workout.  My legs were still a little sore from Monday’s workout, but it still felt great!



  • Drank 8 glasses of water
  • Ate 5 servings fruits/veggies
  • Ate 3 servings of Dairy
  • I did not eat a healthy breakfast today – there were donuts in the lunchroom and I gave in

I think aiming for 5 fruits and veggies a day has really helped my diet. Instead of junk food in the evening I am grabbing a piece of fruit to get my 5 a day.

Exercise – the two monkeys went to Grandma’s house for the weekend so my hubby and I had a night alone. He went with me on my walk/jog. I really enjoyed having his company. I had to yell at him to slow down a few times during our jogging intervals (I jog about the same speed as I walk), but it was still nice to have the company.

Our intervals were 2 minutes jogging and 3 minutes walking with a 5 minute walking warm up and cooldown. Total time = 40 minutes.
Total calories burned = 355.


Daily Update 3/26/07

March 27, 2007

A new challenge started today at my city’s park and rec dept called Burn to Earn .  It is an 8 week program (totally free).  You earn points for doing cardio, strength, flexibility, and specific nutrition guidelines.  If you have enough points at the end of the 8 weeks you can earn prizes.

This was motivation enough to get me to the gym over my lunch hour for some long overdue strength training.

032607 strength workout

I had planned on doing 10 exercises, but I ran out of time and only finished 7 since I only have 30 minutes.  I think I am going to have to rethink my workouts and only focus on one area per strength training workout – Upper Body, Lower Body and Core.

After the girls went to bed this evening, I got a 30 minute walk in.  It was a perfect exercise day for me!

I did outstanding on my diet also.  I drank 8+ glasses of water, ate 5+ fruits and veggies and 3 servings of dairy.  The best part?  I didn’t have one bit, piece or taste of chocolate!  And I survived!  It is possible! 🙂