I'm dedicating this post to keeping track of my workouts and meals! I've been on-again, off-again with working out and eating healthy and it's time I stay on it! I started being serious about this on April 10, 2010 and I hope that this will be a lifetime commitment. My goal is to work out 6 days a week until I get back into shape and 5 days a week after that to maintain. Here we go…
Saturday, April 10, 2010 DAY 1:
W/O: 3 miles on the treadmill (mostly running) using Couch-to-5k plan. Time: 45 minutes. The longest running interval was 5 minutes in the plan, but I ended up running 11 minutes straight when I reached the last running interval. Then I walked until I reached 3 miles. This is actually my 4th week doing the Couch-to-5k plan, but I haven't been doing it 3 days a week like I was supposed to. I'm doing a little better than I thought I would!
Bfast: Protein Meal Bar
Lunch: Turkey on Rye Bread
Snack: Strawberry frozen sorbet
Dinner: Baked Chicken Breast marinated in Italian Dressing w/ green beans
Drinks: WATER, lots of it!
I probably didn't eat enough today, but I wasn't hungry at all. Probably because I ate so much last week!
Sunday, April 11, 2010 DAY 2:
W/O: P90 Sculpt ¾ using 8 pound weights. It was easy to push play, but I was completely exhausted after doing the lunge/squat reps. But at the end, I did 25 pushups and 25 squats and felt great!
Bfast: Protein Meal Bar
Lunch: Leftover baked chicken breast w/ green beans
Snack: South Beach Diet bar
Dinner: Hamburger Helper & kernel corn (not the best meal, but I had to settle for what we had on hand).
Drinks: All water except 2 glasses of decaf sweet tea
Monday, April 12, 2010 DAY 3:
W/O: I had a lot going on today, but I finally got my workout in at 9 p.m. I did the 5k program - week 4. Time: 30 minutes.
Bfast: Protein Meal Bar
Lunch: Leftover Hamburger Helper & kernel corn (mainly corn)
Dinner: Chicken and Noodles, green beans
Drinks: All water except on glass of tea
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 DAY 4:
W/O: GREAT DAY! I was so sore from my past few workouts that I could barely walk to day! And it really didn't help that I had to sit at a desk all day. I still did Power 90 Sculpt 3/4 when I got home. Today is our busiest day of the week with the children's activities, but luckily we had some leftovers so I didn't have to cook! We went to boy scouts and found out we were going walking. Too bad I was wearing my Sperry's and not my walking shoes, but we walked about 2 miles. Feeling much better and the soreness is gradually decreasing!
Bfast: Pack of Toasties crackers
Lunch: Leftover Noodles and Chicken with green beans
Snack: Rice Krispie Treat....I needed something healthier but this was given to me by a student!
Dinner (early): Leftover Noodles and Chicken with green beans (This is getting old now! It was good, though).
Snack: Strawberry fruit sorbet and one spoonful of chocolate ice cream...the kids were eating it and it looked so good! I savored that little spoonful!!
Drinks: 2 glasses of tea, rest water
Tomorrow I'm going to the grocery store! I am out of healthy foods and I'm having to go to the vending machine at work to get breakfast! Bad and costly!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 DAY 5:
W/O: Well, it's midnight here and I've been going nonstop all day long. In fact, I'm working on some homework assignements now. I also had a cake to bake today. Unfortunately, I didn't get to work out. I plan to do both sculpt 3/4 and some cardio tomorrow to make up for missing today. Of course, I did walk that extra 2 miles last night, so thank goodness for that!
Bfast: Pack of Toasties crackers (vending machine again)
Lunch: Turkey and swiss sub with mustard (school cafeteria food, but not bad!)
Snack: Strawberry gummy fruit snacks (supposedly made with 100% juice)
Snack: Super late dinner, so I ate a granola bar when I got home from grocery shopping.
Dinner: Catfish Nuggets (Yep, fried) My hubby caught them last night and cooked them tonight. I didn't eat any french fries and ate about 4 nuggets. I'm still a little hungry but I was trying to be good and not eat many since they were fried.
Drinks: 2 glass of tea and rest water
Thursday, April 15, 2010 DAY 6:
W/O: Power 90 Sculpt 3/4!! Feeling great! I did my workout before I picked up the kids today. It's getting easier for me! My friend, Joy, asked if I wanted to go walking, and as BAD as I wanted to go, I couldn't because I had a ton of homework to do and It's 1 a.m. now and I'm still not finished!
Lunch: Ham and cheese sub
Snack: Granola bar
Dinner: Catfish nuggets, mac & cheese, and corn (No more fried foods after today...but I only ate about 4)
Snack: Strawberry fruit frozen sorbet (I normally don't snack after dinner, but I've been eating dinner early and staying up really late studying)
Drinks: 5 bottles of water, 2 glasses of tea
By the way, I'm sitting here staring at a cake plate full of cupcakes...and I haven't eaten a single one. I didn't even lick the icing when I baked them last night!
Friday April 16, 2010 DAY 7:
W/O: Today was my REST DAY. I thought about making up the other day I missed, but I really didn't get a chance. We are giving my brother-in-law and his fiance a lawn and garden shower tomorrow so I have a lot of cakes to bake. I also had 2 other cake orders. I baked a total of 5 cakes tonight!
Bfast: Yogurt (regular, 5 g protein)
Lunch: Salad with turkey and ranch (from school cafeteria and pretty good)
Snack: granola bar
Snack: 4 slices deli ham (low fat)
Dinner: 2 hot dogs
Drinks: Water and a glass of koolaid
Saturday April 17, 2010 DAY 8:
W/O: No workout today! I got up at 7:30 this morning and decorated cakes, then decided to bake another one, which I did. It was a really busy day. I finished the cakes around 12:30, then had to take the kids to a b-day party. Then I had to do stuff for the shower, which was tonight. Got home...and I'm exhausted! Hoping to double up tomorrow!
Bfast: Yogurt (5g protein)
Lunch: Salad with low fat deli ham with italian dressing
Snack: 1/4 of a granola bar...just too busy to finish eating the whole thing
Dinner: Grilled chicken breast (2), green beans, potato, ceasar salad, and some cake (not as much as I'd normally eat, but I had to try out my cakes!)
Drinks: All water!
Sunday, April 18, 2010 DAY 9:
W/O: Day 9 and I missed it again. Today was another busy day. Our house was a complete mess, and although I hate cleaning on Sundays, I had to! I also had to buy groceries, cook dinner, and do homework. I'll work out tomorrow FOR SURE!
Bfast: 2 Pancakes and 1/2 piece of bacon (breakfast with the family :))
Snack: 3 crackers with Reduced Fat peanut butter
Dinner: Ribs, au gratin potatoes, baked beans (Isn't that about as fattening as you can get? Doesn't help when husband is NOT on a diet...notice I didn't eat lunch to make up for it)
Drinks: Water and a couple of glasses of tea
Monday, April 19, 2010 DAY 10:
W/O: 5k run...5 min walk, 5 min run, 3 min walk, 5 min run, then 5 min walk. I would have ran another 5 min, but I started getting terrible heartburn while running. I guess it was heartburn...it eased off after a while.
Bfast: 5g protein yogurt
Lunch: a small amount of au gratin potatoes and ribs
Snack: granola bar
Dinner: salad with low fat deli ham and about 1/8 cup cheese.
Drinks: just water!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 DAY 11:
W/O: No w/o...busy day...had to run errands, take kids to activities, cook, bake a cake, do homework...
Lunch: ham & mustard sandwich
Snack: granola bar
Dinner: tacos with beans, ground beef, lettuce, sour cream, and a little cheese. I ended up eating 3.
Drinks: water and 2 cups of koolaid
Wed, April 21, 2010 DAY 12:
W/O:Today was Chase's b-day. Finished his cake and cupcakes after work, got his b-day surprise ready, then we went out to eat and had family over for cake and ice cream...no workout.
Lunch: 1 soft taco, just lettuce and ground beef
Dinner: I skipped snacks because I wanted to enjoy pizza tonight. This pizza is healthier than most greasy ones and it was delicious! Ate 4 pieces of pizza and salad. Then had a small slice of chocolate cake and ice cream afterwards! Can't pass it up when it's someone's birthday!
Drinks: all water today!
Thurs, April 22, 2010 DAY 13:
W/O: POWER 90 SCULPT 3/4!!
Lunch:6 slices of deli turkey, 1 slice cheese (I'm having trouble passing up cheese)
Dinner: spaghetti with ground beef and 2 slices of cheese bread...(see what I mean...help!)
Drinks: all water!!
Fri, April 23, 2010 DAY 14:
W/O: Ran/Walk (Week 5 of 5k program) Ran 9 min straight today.
Bfast: yogurt (this is becoming a habit....a good one though!)
Lunch: leftover spaghetti
Snack: Fat Free crackers with Reduced Fat Peanut Butter
Another snack (late dinner, early lunch today): 1 reduced fat cheese stick
Dinner: 1 turkey and cheese wrap, 1 cup broccoli/beef stir fry (eaten about an hour apart)
Sat, April 24, 2010 DAY 15:
W/O: No w/o...too much work for school...exams coming up.....
Lunch: turkey wrap
Snack: FF crackers with RF Peanut butter
Dinner: Grilled Chicken with brown rice and green beans (trying to cook a little healthier)
Drinks: water and tea
Sun, April 25, 2010 DAY 16:
W/O: none...still doing school work...project due today!
Bfast: FF cracker and RF Peanut Butter
Lunch: Leftover grilled chicken (1/2 breast), brown rice, green beans
Snack: some junk....can't remember exactly what, but I ate a little ice cream, more peanut butter crackers, a marshmallow egg...working on my project was really stressing me out and I turned to eating :(
Dinner: Quick dinner since I was studying - 2 hot dogs (no cheese!!)
Drinks: koolaid, tea, water...too much sugar....
Mon, April 26, 2010 DAY 17:
W/O: none again
Lunch: 1/2 chicken breast
Snack: FF jello (and 3 oreos when I got home from work)
Dinner: country style steak, rice, corn, and a biscuit (not. healthy. at. all.)
Drinks: water and a couple glasses of tea
Tues April 27, 2010 DAY 18:
W/O: Power 90 CORE CARDIO! Tough workout!
Lunch: leftover country style steak and rice
Snack: 1 RF cheese stick
Dinner: potatoes stroganaff and green beans
Wed, April 28, 2010 DAY 19:
W/O: Power 90 SCULPT 5/6 (MASTERS' SERIES) Certain parts are tougher than 3/4, but the intensity level doesn't seem to be as high as 3/4. But still a good workout!
Lunch: potatoes stroganaff and green beans
Snack: 2 cheese sticks (about an hour or two apart)
Dinner: 1 homeade sloppy joe made with ground beef, mac & cheese
Drinks: water and a glass of tea
Thurs, April 29, 2010 DAY 20:
W/O: Turbo Jam Cardio Party & Ab workout (from Fitness Magazine online) I haven't done TJ in a while and since the kids were in bed before I could workout, I didn't want to wake them up by getting on the treadmill. I forgot how much I enjoyed this!
Lunch: potatoes stroganaff and green beans (I am having to eat leftovers...money's tight right now!)
Snack: 1 cheese stick
Dinner: about 1/2 cup of sloppy joe (without bread), about 1/2 cup corn
Friday, April 30, 2010 DAY 21:
W/O: None...it's 10 p.m. and I'm exhausted! Will workout tomorrow!
Bfast: FF crackers & a RF cheese stick
Lunch: Turkey breast & mustard sandwich
Snack: 1 cheese stick. Then, after grocery shopping, I ate 3 pringles chips and 2 chocolate chip cookies.
Dinner: Grilled porkchop, parmesan pasta, baked beans
Drinks: water and a couple glasses of tea
Sat, May 1, 2010 DAY 22:
W/O: Power 90 Sculpt 3/4 Good workout!
Meals: I started off eating healthy. We went to the Pelican's game with the scouts and camped out at night. On the way, we went to Ryan's and I ate salad, baked chicken, veggies and apple cobbler and ice cream. After I ate the dessert, I regretted it! I also had a small cup of popcorn and a lemonade at about 1 a.m. The rest of the day I did drink water.
Sun, May 2, 2010 DAY 23:
W/O: None today. I cooked for our mothers today since we'll be out of town on Mother's Day.
Bfast: Sausage biscuit and OJ. (Provided at the camp)
Lunch: Salad, Baked ziti, and a slice of garlic bread. Dessert: a small piece of Strawberry Pizza.
I think that's all I ate. I didn't eat supper at all. (I also used lean meat for the ziti)
Mon, May 3, 2010 DAY 24:
W/O: I didn't work out. But, I did take my FINAL EXAM for the semester after work! Had to drive an hour away to take it, so I was a little late getting home! So glad it's over!
Bfast: yogurt (back to my yogurt fix)
Snack: RF cheese stick
Lunch: Baked Ziti
Snack: Fresh strawberries
Snack: A small piece of strawberry pizza and some chips. I ate that while cramming in the last bit of studying for my exam!
Dinner: 2 hot dogs with just ketchup
Tues, May 4, 2010 DAY 25:
W/O: None again...Madison was sick...took her to the ER. Then stayed up until about 2 am. Helping the kids with homework and cleaning.
Foods: Not bad at all.
Drinks: Water all day.
Wed, May 5, 2010 DAY 26:
W/O: None again! Still trying to get the house half-way clean since we leave Saturday morning!
Foods: Not bad again. Still doing my yogurt thing every morning. Not snacking and still passing up on the ice cream.
Thurs, May 6, 2010 DAY 27:
W/O: None again...still cleaning...trying to get all our laundry done. And Madison has to sing at the Depot tonight.
Foods: Yogurt, FF crackers, pasta with tomato, ground beef, corn, and 2 plain hot dogs for supper.
Friday, May 7, 2010 DAY 28:
W/O: Run/Walk on treadmill for 30 minutes. Tomorrow morning we're heading to Florida! Then setting sail on the Carnival Legend Sunday morning!
Foods: Healthy - trying to lose another pound before cruising!
Taking a break from this until I return from our 7 day cruise!!!!
Update (Friday, May 21, 2010): I worked out twice while on the cruise, and that was Sunday and Monday! We were really busy the rest of the week, but I did make sure I took the stairs as much as possible! My legs were feeling it! I'm back, but trying to get back into the swing of things...still unpacking and doing laundry every chance I get...I'll be updating this post again soon!