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.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Slow and Steady

My working out and eating plans can be described as slow and steady.

  • Walking outside or on the treadmill 30 min.
  • Introducing healthier options for my favorite fatty or otherwise bad for me snacks.
  • Include fruit with every breakfast, and veggies with every lunch and dinner.
I think I'm going to introduce some weightlifting this week in addition to the treadmill. I might design my own routine or follow a portion of the Beach Body Power 90 routine.

How is everyone else doing with the April showers?


jmac said...

Good to hear you are doing this at your own pace, that's the way it has worked for me.

I've been running about 2 or 3 days a week on my treadmill for 15 minutes at a time in addition to the 30 minutes of walking. Yesterday I decided to run as much as I could and ran for a straight 32 minutes, which was about 2.5 miles at a pace of 5.0 on the treadmill. I was so close to get to that 3 miles, but I was beat at 2 miles and I pushed really hard for the extra .5 mile...I could have probably done 3 miles but I would not have felt very well the next day.

My short term goal is to run 3 miles 3 times a week. My long term goal is to run 5 miles 3 times a week.

I have been running inside so the showers aren't doing much to me. Once I get to running 3 miles and the showers slow down, I plan to run outside.

My friend had a healthy snack today which I found most amusing and delicious. She made "ants on a log" which consists of filling one side of a piece of celery with the natural peanut butter and top it off with raisins in a straight line...this not only tastes great but looks good!

Danielle said...

Yum I have only had that once or twice since I was a kid. Just about the only way I want to eat celery (unless its cooked in a larger dish).

Karen said...

yeah, I need to get back on the workout wagon.