Today’s post will be a Motivational Monday post (even though it’s Tuesday – we’ll just pretend). It’s also only two weeks till my birthday, so I decided to take this next while to amp up my nutrition, diet, and fitness. These last two weeks I’ve noticed I’ve been eating too many carbs and having more sugar than I usually do. Time to fix that.
I don’t have anything grand in mind. I believe that goals should be achievable and broken down into small steps.
- Get up earlier during week days
- Get a workout in before studying
- Drink more smoothies
- Lose 3 lbs
I’ve been pretty good with working out consistently…I especially love using the Nike app (best fitness app ever!). This popped up on my iPod after yesterday’s workout…I’ve done 1,000 minutes of working out on that thing.
However, I want try to work out 45 minutes every day (except weekends) for the next two weeks. We’ll see how it goes.
I’ll also be tightening up my diet a bit.
This I’ll be doing by eating lots of protein…
(I love organic eggs and I have them every day)
(I love my Vega shakes)
Upping the fruits and veggies…so more smoothies, salads, steamed veggies…
Saying no to sugar and most carbs I think I’ll probably try to stick to 1-2 healthy carbs daily (like oatmeal or WW bread).
Attempting 1 gallon of water daily I love drinking it out of a Mason jar with a straw. One large Mason jar is about 4 cups.
Sunday is an off day
So there you have it. I also will post some of what I’m eating.
Yesterday’s diet journal page looked like this:
Pre-workout: Fruit cut up (1 apple, 1 orange, & 1 avocado)
Workout: 45 minutes Nike workout
Post-workout: 1 Vega shake
Lunch: 2 vegan banana pancakes w/ organic PB & maple syrup
Snack: 2 organic eggs w/ ½ tomato
Dinner: 1 ½ servings Tuna Puff
Dessert: 1 piece of Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge (don’t worry, it’s healthy! I’ll post the recipe soon!)
Beverages: 2 cups green tea, 2/3+ gallon of water, organic peppermint tea
Note to self: Working out before studying is amazing. Normally I start the day a little sleepy and feeling foggy. But today I feel invigorated, alert, and mentally awake. Although getting up early hurts for the first 15 minutes, it’s worth it!!
Speaking of eating healthy and working out…ages ago I posted this picture and made you guess what home renovation project we were doing.
I meant to show you an update sooner, but the project ended up taking a few weeks longer than we thought. Anyway…now I can show you!
It’s a home gym! Woot! Here’s the after pic:
It’s my favourite room of the house now and it’s just awesome having a room devoted for fitness. Doing fitness DVDs or workouts in the living room is fine, but I was a little tired of skidding on the slippery floor rug, not having enough room, and dragging my fitness gear around all the time. It’s got lots of room behind the treadmill and a monitor in front to watch movies while we run (so spoiled!).
We also keep our infrared sauna in a corner as well. (love this sauna so much, especially in winter when it’s so cold).
Hope you enjoyed today’s post! If you wish to join me on this two-week challenge, I’d love it!
Have you tried the Nike Training Club app? Got any tips for upping the nutrition in your daily diet?
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