Geek Goals

This year is about getting my sanity back. Getting my health my house and my family into a better place by deliberate incremental changes in all areas of my life.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Week 3

Anyone annoyed by my weekly updates yet?

Well I finally noticed a change in the scale. 1.5 lbs. Some other great changes...

I can now do 2 sets of 12 push-ups! It was very hard to get that #12, especially since I have been working out harder earlier in the routine as well so my arms seem more tired by the time we get to the end to do push-ups!

It's not really THAT hard to find 45 min in the evening to work out. You just have to make your husband cook dinner every night :) He has complained at the bigger pile up of dishes though since apparently I don't do them any faster than I did before. Maybe as this becomes more of a habit I will start feeling more invigorated instead of tired after workouts and things like dishes and housecleaning will step up.

I have had more salads this week and plan to continue that trend. I have a fat free dressing that I love (western) and put sunflower seeds on it. Unfortunately my husband is having a hard time finding any dressing at all that he likes! Salads and steamed veggies with a bit of butter and pepper are my favorite ways to get veggies in my diet. I'm not a fan of raw veggies.

Up for next week to work on...

  • Moving on to hardest workout in my set, Burn It Up for the next 4 weeks.
  • Keep it up with more salads and veggies with every meal, and bring my lunch more than the 1 time a week I am currently.
  • Break out the fish for a meal at least once a week.

4 comments:

jmac said...

Awesome!! Hey, I love butter on my veggies too, but we use Butter Buds now. It's a spray and has by far less cholesterol and fat than regular butter while still giving you a great buttery flavor, check it out http://www.butterbuds.com/

ClickChic said...

I've been making my salads with red cabbage and romaine lettuce, sprinkle some walnuts on for good omega-3s, and found a tasty vinaigrette. We have liked the combo because the salad has a lot of flavor before even adding the dressing. Raddichio and arugula salad works well too if you like those flavors.

I'm usually ok with plain steamed veggies. I don't like as many raw veggies -- tomatoes and carrots are about it. I'm trying to use more olive oil in place of butter, like with popcorn.

I'm not super active yet, still averaging about 2 workouts a week. :(

Danielle said...
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Danielle said...

Yea I use a variety of the spray on butters too. I use the one from I can't believe its not butter. If you use it in the designated serving size its supposed to have 0 calories.

Something I read today says that if you use 12.5 sprays its 10 calories. I would say I use about 5 or 6 sprays on my veggies.

http://www.hungry-girl.com/askhg/askhgdetails.php?isid=92

I actually like it more because you can get a bit of butter on each piece of veggie, where as a pat of butter just melts and you have to do a lot of wiping the plate with your veggie to get a little buttery taste!

The first day on the harder workout was ... well to put it simply a lot harder!

I was proud of myself for making it through it all, and look forward to the day (hopefully about a week from now) that the exercises do not wear me out as much as they do right now!