100oz + Non-Traditional Workouts
January 10th, 2012 | Ann
Yesterday was a good day. I challenged myself to make it a good day and not continue the cycle of emotionally eating.
I set myself 3 goals for the week:
1. Log all of my half-marathon training runs.
2. Journal all of my food.
3. Drink 100oz of water.
I took to Twitter and asked the help of fellow bloggers. I was chugging water in no time.
By about 2pm, I reached my goal of 100oz. I went to the bathroom about 20 times…. but it was worth it. I forgot how good and healthy water makes me feel. Seriously.
I also journaled my food throughout the day and didn’t emotionally eat once. One day at a time. No unwanted snacks, candy, chips, or treats. Just eating the food I brought from home – cauliflower with cheese sauce, cinnamon apple chobani, broccoli and hummas, string cheese. All in all, healthy food choices.
After work, the calendar for today said “spin”. It is supposed to be a cross-training day. Jay and I were running late and missed spin. Instead, we headed downstairs and did a quick core/ab, Wii Just Dance 2, weights workout.
We did about 20 minutes of core/ab work and about 40 minutes of Just Dance. While Jay was dancing, I was doing bicep curls, shoulder presses and tricep curls. My arms were on fire!
In total, I burned about 300 calories and had a quick workout at home. It was fun to do something “non-traditional” for a workout. Back to running tomorrow!
And I need to remember to work my core/abs everyday. It will make me a stronger runner.
After that, I baked about 15 pounds of frozen chicken for meals this week. I got such a good deal from coupon-ing on Sunday that I bought 3 5lb bags. So – chicken on salads, chicken in sandwiches, chicken with rice and veggies. Luckily, Jay and I both really like it.
So, baking 15 lbs of chicken is my “meal prep” for the week.
Have you ever had a non-traditional workout at home?
What do you do for weekly “meal prep”?
Do you want to challenge me to another 100oz of water? Tweet me – @Minnesota_Ann