Thursday, November 17, 2011

health challenge

A few weeks ago we started a health challenge run by our personal trainer friend, Becky. I'm doing it to lose my last four pounds and get some abs back. Shea is doing it because I said so.

We get points for good behaviors each day.
  • Two fruits (this is my most challenging item.Winter fruit bites it.)
  • Three vegetables
  • 64 ounces of water
  • 30 minutes of cardio
  • Strength training (abs, arm weights, holding baby)
We each picked one behavior we are going to work on throughout the challenge. Mine is two desserts or less per week. I'm not really a dessert fan but considering this challenge runs through a time when there are white chocolate pretzels, fudge and pumpkin pie available in large quantities, it's going to be tough.

Cardio has proved really challenging (read: non-existent) in Minnesota this week. It snowed. And it's cold. And being outside stinks.

My goal was to register for the Rock the Parkway half marathon after getting back into a healthy routine through the challenge. But working out while taking care of a wee little baby is proving to be more than hard. Especially when I start work and only get a couple hours a night with the little man (sob).


1 comment:

  1. I like this health challenge. I like the point system. Perhaps I will try it to in my effort to lose the extra five (OK, maybe 8) pounds I added after I weaned Ryle.

    Exercise advice: Go over your lunch hour. I say this because when you get home and see Henry it will take the Jaws of Life to get you to leave him again. On the days that I'm in the office I do all of my "can't do this with Ryle" stuff so that on the days I'm home with him, I can

    Love you lady. Praying for you as you transition back to work.