Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Touching down on Friday: weekly healthy lifestyle report

What a week! Welcome Friday and the upcoming weekend!  I made some changes this weekend.  Have they made a difference?  In some ways maybe…in other ways it’s too soon to tell.  But we will get there. 

The first line of business is the challenge.   I have done really well.  I continue to track my food and I’ve been really good about keeping my calories in check…so I am earning a check mark (Star) for each day!  GO me!  Exercise…..I failed last week, but I am nailing this week and I have made up some of my missed time from last week…ok, not some….ALL of my missed time from last week has been made up! As I mentioned on Monday, we walked on Sunday….and I walked during my lunch breaks!   The weather was fantastic and it was neat to walk outside in really nice weather (74 degrees) around a lake that was still frozen!  


So I walked on ………..  On Monday night I even walked after work with Jason!  Go me!!!  By Wednesday I had recouped my missed time and sat at 185 minutes….and my goal by today was at 160 minutes so anything toward the end of the week was above and beyond.  The latter part of the week was a little less exercise...the weather kept me in during my lunch break (threatening rain).

 

It is true, I am only walking…but I have to start somewhere!   Some gals at my job decided to do squats every once in a while (at predetermined times)  at our desks (when we can amidst our work)….I have been doing some squats and WOAH…my legs are on fire!  All those squats that I used to do in Zumba made my legs strong and a few  squats didn’t affect me…but boy oh boy do they affect me now!


This week I decided to go back to something that I’ve done in the past.  I decided to use protein powder and make a protein shake as part of my lunch.  I went to the store and debated which powder to buy.  I ended up buying a handful of single use packs to try some.  I got home and laughed because the ones that interested me were all the same brand.   But that’s fine.

On Monday I tried the Garden of Eden Organic Whey…chocolate with Peanut butter.  It was Delicious!  I didn’t have any aftertaste or negative thoughts. 


On Tuesday I was anxious to try the Garden of Eden Organic Whey…the same as Monday…but Strawberry flavor.  Once again I LOVED IT!


I figured Wednesday would be a repeat of deliciousness.  Afterall, it was the same brand…just a different type!   I chose the Garden of Eden Protein with Greens…vanilla flavor.  Holy cow…YUCK!  It felt like I was drinking chalk!   This will NOT be a repeat!
So day three was so horrible that I just couldn’t bear to try it again on Thursday or Friday!  (The ones I have left to try are in this same ‘family’ of protein packets...the raw protein).   I do know that when I go shopping this week I will pick up a big jug of the first kind I tried.  I’m trying to decide...strawberry or chocolate peanut butter?  Or should I just sink the money and buy both???

I have grand plans for a tracking system for me. Simple and easy!   I’m trying it out....and if it works I will be sharing it shortly!   Meanwhile, I vowed this weekend that I was going to start running.  And what do you know?  I’m feeling sick!  (Cough, sore throat and just exhausted!).  It seems like every time I make plans and I’m determined that life throws me a curve ball!  Oh well!

So I am trucking on and working on this healthy lifestyle thing!   Perseverance is the key!!!!

10 comments:

Sweat and Sparkle! said...

Chocolate peanut butter anything sounds like it would be good. How frustrating that you are starting to get sick! Hope it passes by quickly and you are feeling better fast.

Wendy said...

Those sound good. Where did you find these individual trial size packs? I'd love to pick some up myself. I like protein shakes as a snack or even breakfast sometimes.

MaryFran said...

Thanks!!! I’m going to push through and do as uch as possible to keep moving forward!!!

MaryFran said...

I found the packets at our organic store. ‘The common Market’. They were a great choice to try instead of buying a big container! It’s more expensive to buy that way...otherwise I would do those because they make it easy to pack my lunch!!

TheAgonyOfBeingFat said...

I've only tried a couple of protein powders and just can't get behind the taste. Yuck. I'd rather eat a hard boiled egg or spoonful of peanut butter. Lol.

jen said...


Yay on the exercise...
I have been so lacking there, must start moving more.

MaryFran said...

That is usually me...but the convenience of the drink keeps drawing me in. The first two really actually tasted good though!!!

MaryFran said...

Keep pushing forward...you can do it!!!

Lynn said...

Just make sure whatever protein powder you buy is low temperature processed. If it's whey and processed at high temperatures (which a lot of brands do because it makes it much cheaper) then the protein will be much less bioavailable and won't do you any good. If it's cheap, chalky and has big lumps in it then it's not going to do what you want. :)

Angel said...

I would get them both as far as the powders go. Good job ob the walking and you're right it is a starting point dont overwhelm yourself. You know what instead of planning to run on a certain day dont plan it just do it that way youre body will be too surprise to throw a wrench in the works, lol.