Day 1

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Before heading to work, I made a strawberry banana smoothie:

  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup of milk

At 4:00 during work I had one pack of crackers for 80 calories and 1/2 cup of cottage cheese for 90 calories.

For dinner, I just had a Chinese stir fry with: chicken, peas, broccoli, and rice.  This dinner was probably about 400 calories.

Therefore, I have eaten about 1260 calories today.

Exercise:

  • 2 laps around the hill for a warm up
  • Ran up and down the hill 5 times
  • 20 windmill pushups on the stairs
  • 50 walking lunges
  • 35 calf raises

Total time working out: 20 minutes. I haven’t worked out in a few weeks so I wanted to take it easy today. Tomorrow I will shoot for a 45-60 minute work out. I will include my workouts below.

Tomorrow I am going to shoot for 1000 calories. I don’t want to skimp on breakfast because it is what gets our metabolism going for the day.  My meals will include:

Breakfast:

  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese = 90 calories
  • 1 thin sliced whole wheat bagel = 110 calories
  • 2 tbsp of cream cheese = 100 calories

Snack:

  • 1/2 cup of homemade trail mix = 100 calories

Lunch:

  • Strawberry-Banana Smoothie = 300 calories

Snack:

  • 1/2 cup of homemade trail mix = 100 calories

Dinner:

  • small salad with tomatoes, olives, low-fat dressing = 200 calories

Total: 1000 calories

Exercise: 

  • 2 laps around hill for warm up
  • Run up and down hill 5 times
  • 21 squat jacks
  • 40 walking lunges
  • 21 squat jumps
  • 40 long jumps
  • 21 push up jacks
  • 40 high knees
  • 10 burpees
  • 20 side shuffle right, 20 side shuffle left
  • 20 windmill pushups

 

What this is all about!

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Hello world! Not that anyone will be reading this, but I am mainly doing this for my sake to give myself the motivation I need to become a healthier, happier person!  I am currently in pharmacy school and I also work at a pharmacy so I am a very busy person, but I have noticed that in the past 6 months or so I have gained about 7 pounds and you might say that’s nothing, but for me, it is a lot! I can see it in my stomach, my chin, my arms, and my thighs and I used to work out regularly but with such a busy schedule, I never make time for it anymore.  And to top it all off, I’m not eating healthy!

So today, I have decided to take a step towards accomplishing my goal.  In this post, I will define my goals and steps I need to take towards accomplishing them.  I will also post periodic pictures to show if I am achieving the results I am wanting!

Goals:

1. Eat healthy.

  • Eliminate fatty foods such as chips.
  • No more eating out! No more Groucho’s on the way home or Firehouse Subs before lab.
  • Eat 6 small meals each day instead of 3 large ones. This way I boost my metabolism throughout the day.
  • Create a weekly meal plan. Breakfasts should include meals high in protein such as: eggs, cottage cheese or milk and Special K cereal. Snacks should include foods high in fiber such as my trail mix blend of Special K Cereal, Bran Cereal, and chocolate chips.  Lunch should be easy and on-the-go such as microwavable veggies with a filling veggie smoothie.  Dinners should also be high in protein including a small piece of chicken breast with veggies on the side.

2. Work out.

  • Purchase Insanity or P90X.
  • Create a calendar and plan my workouts based on the time of day that is best for me.
  • Change it up a bit! Go for a run outside instead of going to the gym. Or go to a local park and do a stairs workout.

3. Goals of my workouts:

  • Lose the belly flab and work towards seeing my abs again!
  • Trim my thighs and work the backs of my legs to help minimize cellulite and sagging.
  • Shape my booty. Nobody wants saddlebags right?!
  • Tone my arms and shoulders.
  • Tone my legs and calves.

So, I am about to go to work and I should probably go downstairs and make a healthy snack to hold me over before dinner. For breakfast I had a total of 390 calories including:

  • 1 cup of cottage cheese = 180 calories
  • 1 thin sliced whole wheat bagel = 110 calories
  • 2 tbsp of cream cheese = 100 calories

For my snack/lunch, I will have a smoothie totaling around 300 calories. And I haven’t planned anything for dinner yet. I will work out when I get home from work at 6:00 pm.  I plan to go outside and do a hill run for about one hour with intervals of push-ups, side lunges, squats, and windmills.  This will work my butt, my arms, my shoulders, my thighs, and my core.

I will take a before picture and post it on here soon enough and can’t wait to start seeing results!

Feel free to keep me motivated because I will need it!

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