Leading The Good Life

60 Day Challenge – Day 15 Update

We started our 60 Day Challenge on April 1st, which means it's already 1/4 finished! I was having a hard time figuring out how/when to do updates, but finally landed on every 15 days. It makes for a nice, even split.

Here's a look back at the past 2 weeks:

Overall: Feeling Great! With a well-stocked kitchen and a loose game plan for meals, I found sticking to the challenge pretty easy. I'm definitely eating a TON more fruit and veggies. And as long as I pack lunch & snacks for work, I never feel deprived.

Weight: -5 pounds I'm down 5 pounds from the start of the challenge. I have also lost 1.5 inches from my waist. However, I'll be the first to admit that I was feeling pretty bloat-y on my initial weigh-in day, so it might not be a true 5 pound loss. I'm feeling leaner and like my muscles are a bit more defined...but more due to Body Pump than to weight loss.

Workouts: Runs: 5, Body Pump: 3, Other: 3 I missed a run and a Body Pump class last Tuesday due to allergies. Oh man, they were so bad. I had to leave work early and ended up sleeping for 15 hours after knocking myself out with Benadryl. Blech. However, I jumped right back on the wagon and got a total of 5 runs and 3 Body Pump classes in, as well as 3 at-home strength workouts.

Meals From a Salad Bar: 4 It's just the best choice for dining out.

Deviations  From the Plan: 5

  • We discovered a big bag of fruit and nut clusters that we have contains rice syrup. We decided to eat them since the package was already opened.
  • I went to lunch with my mom and sister at P.F. Chang's last weekend. I had steamed veggie dumplings (grains), sautéed green beans (soy), and white wine (as opposed to the prescribed red.) However, I'm happy with my choices...and that I didn't miss out on a fun girls' lunch!
  • The mayonnaise that I used to make the deviled eggs for Easter dinner contained soy. I opted to just use what we already had as opposed to buying something new.
  • The (vegetarian) BBQ beans that my parents made for Easter dinner contained sugar.
  • I ate a veggie burger patty at a friend's cookout that contained some flour and soybean oil, but were overall mostly veggies and sunflower seeds. (They were the Costco veggie burger patties...so good!)

New Discoveries: 1 These pre-packaged Indian meals are perfect for a quick dinner when I'm starving. The ingredient lists are great - no dairy, soy, gluten, or preservatives. I've found them at several grocery stores in the ethnic food aisle (with noodles and soups.)

So far, so good, I'd say!

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  1. ok, i’m motivated to try this too now! well, try it but if something is in the pantry (and is reasonably healthy) i’ll eat it. i’m also trying to finish all the food at home before we go grocery shopping again.

  2. What a fun challenge! :) I found your blog through healthylivingblogs.com. I just moved to Omaha a couple of months ago! I look forward to reading more!
    Abby @ Abz ‘n’ Oats recently posted..thursday things

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