Sunday, May 19, 2013

45 Day Healthy Living Challenge

So I need some motivation to get myself back on track so what better to do that than a challenge! So I'm announcing 

It's simple...6 weeks of making better choices! Here is what the challenge entails:
  • Get moving! Get at least 30 minutes of exercise 5-7 days a week. 
    • You can walk, run, swim, bike, walk your dog slowly, etc.
    • Get out there and try something new!
    • Get your friends and family involved!
  • Make better food choices
    • Cook at home more!
    • Reduce intake of processed foods and fast food
    • Try to choose brown over white
    • Watch your salt and sugar intake (and fake sugar intake!)
    • Limit alcohol
    • Try to remove trigger foods
    • Drink more water
  • Don't be extreme!
    • These 45 days are meant to start and reinforce good habits!
    • On a day that you don't make excellent choices (and there will probably be at least one of these) move on and forget it!
  • Make every effort to get more sleep!
  • No negative self talk!
    • Seriously...I will come to your house and make you apologize to yourself.
  • (optional) Keep a log 
    • A food log, an activity log, or both
    • Here is a great link for a free blank printable CALENDAR to log your exercise
    • My fitness pal is a great electronic food log
  • (optional) Track your progress in some way
    • Weigh in (not too often...maybe on the first and last day or once a week)
    • Take measurements
    • Do a before/after photo 

That's it! Just make good choices for 45 days...that's just a little over 6 weeks! You can do this!

Register below to participate and maybe win a prize!

Until later, healthy living!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Marvelous Arms May Challenge

Here's our challenge for May:

Click HERE for a PDF printable version of the calendar.

All the exercises should be self explanatory but just in case, let me know if you have any questions. I will post all the exercises daily on Running Toward Heatlhy's Facebook page.

My friend Fitness Diva is also doing a May Abs/Glutes challenge. Go check it out HERE!

Until later, happy living!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Weigh Day Friday - Weeks #13-17 of 52

Sorry I haven't been keeping up with this! The past 2 months have been kind of crazy.

Highest weight: 265
Goal weight: 150-160

Week #17 (4/26) - 235.4
Week #16 (4/19) - 236.0
Week #15 (4/12) - out of town
Week #14 (4/5) - 236.8
Week #13 (3/29) - out of town
Week #12 (3/22) - 234.0
Week #11 (3/15) - 237.2
Week #10 (3/8) - 237.2
Week #9 (3/1) - 238.6
Week #8 (2/22) - 238.6
Week #7 (2/15) - 240.8
Week #6 (2/8) - 238.8
Week #5 (2/1) - 238.6 
Week #4 (1/25) - 242.0
Week #3 (1/18) - 241.8
Week #2 (1/11) - 242.2
Week #1 (1/4) - 241

Total loss = 29.6 pounds

I hit my lowest point on 3/22 and feel like I have been bobbling around the same few pounds, mainly due to water retention. I actually hit 234.2 on Wednesday but was up again for my Friday weigh day. I started a diet bet this past Monday (4/22) and am really working on weight loss for the first time in a couple months. I can always improve my eating but I definitely am doing at least OK and I am back on the workout bandwagon, so that's good. Hopefully I will see a nice number next Friday! 

Until later, happy living!