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The Whole Life Challenge 2010

August 12, 2010 1 comment

For any and all who followed before I had done the Whole Life Challenge back in June 2009.  Well lets say I fell off the wagon.  Given my current state with the potential of having Crohn’s or IBD I will be revamping and restarting the Whole Life Challenge.  I intend to have this last for me for 1 month (to start) or 4 weekly posts with how and what is going on with my challenge.  I hope to continue after wards. This challenge will begin on August 16th (the same day I start my new job).

Some of my changes:

  • Eat BREAKFAST every day.
  • Take the stairs in the apartment. (Can’t at work, alarms will sound)
  • Take a 30 minute walk each day
  • No POP!! (Big one for me to break)
  • Drink more water
  • Do Yoga 30 minutes 3 times a week
  • Do lengths 3 times a week
  • Limit Sugar intake
  • Eat more fibre (In hopes to ease tummy issues)
  • Pack a lunch everyday (no lunch at the office)
  • Enjoy the small things!
  • Read a book in that time… Maybe 2
  • Research joining a gym

Please feel free to join in!! Comment on your own progress on your blog and link back to the week your in.  I will be having weekly posts to show you how I did the week before.

  1. August 22th 2010 (Completion of Week 1)
  2. August 29th 2010 (Completion of Week 2)
  3. September 5th 2010 (Completion of Week 3)
  4. September 12th 2010 (Completion of Week 4 and  WLC)
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Whats up with Ms Healthy.

August 9, 2010 2 comments

I feel that I should share some of my achievements and failures of the past month.

Health and Body: I have been feeling fairly crummy lately.  The shoulder seems to be healing very slowly.  I am currently attending physio 3 times a week.  I have specific exercised to increase the range of motion and hopefully strengthen my shoulder.  I have also noticed that I have been drinking pop, again.  I realize that was an item I was truly trying to cut out… too much sugar.  That may be why I have been feeling crummy.

Food:  Even thought I have cheated by drinking pop.  (Slaps Hand) The achievements have been great.  I have been eating more fruits and veggies.  I am working to minimize the quantity of processed foods.  I have been trying new recipes.  Also we have been indulging in yummy salads at meals.  Mr. has even embraced the salad!!  I am happy that he is participating in my healthy outlook.

Exercise: I have not been able to get out and exercise with my shoulder.  Dexter and I do go for our walks, and I have been trying to walk farther with him.  There is a local pool which I have been cleared to use. I have temporarily given up on the running as I do not feel that is an exercise I would like to do at this time.  I will continue to strive to achieve that goal to run a 5k.  In July I started at 208lbs and I have lost 8lbs. WoooHooo!! I am now down to 200lbs!!

Work:  With the pain and injury with the shoulder I am leaving my baking position.  I have been hired to work in a call center downtown.  Yes it is a call center although it is full time and its all inbound.  NO OUTBOUND.  I refuse to call and disturb people.  I will be in training for 6 weeks starting on August 16th.

Reading: I have SO many books… Right now I have found my love for reading again.  I have been reading Eat Pray Love. This is a wonderful book!  I would highly suggest that other should read this.  I am looking forward to seeing the movie after I finish the book.

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Goals for August:

  1. Get out and go Swim Lengths.  I have included the schedule… To hold me accountable.  I will go 4 times a week (Shoulder permitting)
  2. Lengths
    Monday 8:15 – 9:00pm
    Tuesday 8:15 – 9:00pm
    Wednesday 8:15 – 9:00pm
    Thursday 8:15 – 9:00pm
    Saturday 1:00 – 2:00pm
    Sunday 12:00 – 1:00pm

  3. Eating 3 meals and 2 snacks a day to help regulate my metabolism.  Also it will help keep the body on a schedule with the back to work coming up.
    • Pack lunches!! I do not want to waste money eating unhealthy food at the office.
  4. Read at least 1 book a month and share what I am reading!
  5. Continue to revamp the kitchen and take the processed foods that are REALLY unhealthy out!

Running with Goals!

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So I was reading some of my avid motivators posts in my Google Reader… and I was OhSheGlows (OSG) recent post on Goal Setting. She has written a list of about 10 goals and is dedicating to try to accomplish those this week. 

Also I do follow some on Twitter and OSG tweeted earlier about a specific race in Toronto.  The Scotia Bank Marathon which many runners participate in.  Well I looked up the run and they have a 5K.  It is about 11 Weeks away, and the C25K plan *which I have been slacking to start* is only 9 weeks.  So here are some of my goals, Thank You OhSheGlows for the motivation.

Goals for this Week:

  1. START RUNNING and Finish Week 1 of my Running Plan
  2. Experiment with my Overnight Oats
  3. Make a new vegetarian meal
  4. Pack my lunch and SNACKS! Everyday this week
  5. Instead of surfing the web, try a new activity
  6. Enjoy the little things!
  7. Get in some Yoga this week

I hope these small achivable goals will help in the motivation to get off my butt…

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