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!