Week 1 down of Lorna Jane Active and Sweat Pink's Active Living Challenge. It's been a mostly good week. The scale came down (woot, woot) and I got in several at-home workouts. However, I had the flu for 2 days, I didn't run and I didn't do very well with my eating overall. But I have already been plotting a better week this week.
Here is my recap:
Day 1: Favorite summer workout move.
I love a good run outside in the warm weather. But I have been all about kettle bell workouts lately. I have a DVD that came with the kb but also Pinterest has some good ones too.
Day 2: Favorite healthy recipe.
Scrabble as my father-in-law calls it. I had never had it before he made it. It's pretty simple as far as ingredients go. He does sausage, potatoes, and eggs. He also cooks the sausage part way and then adds the eggs and potato to the same pan an cooks till sausage is nice and brown. I however cook all the parts mostly separated on the same skillet and combined at the end. I also added green peppers. As the cool think about this meal is you can substitute, add or take out anything you like/ don't like (spinach, onions, turkey sausage, turkey bacon). Ps I haven't really ventured much in to cooking healthy recipes. I have had "reasons" but what it really comes down to is I am lazy at shopping and lazy at cooking. Some people in my family like to say I can't cook. I can, I just don't. I plan to start changing that.
PS I was planning to make spaghetti spaghetti squash for this one because I have never made it and wanted to for awhile now. But I was sadly unable to find spaghetti squash. I'm such a newb I don't even know if it is out of season or you can only find it certain places.
Day 3: What active living means to you.
Finding ways to move daily, loving what I do, and not having to be active, wanting to be active are all so important to me in active living. I feel better when I move daily - walks, runs, workouts, etc. and if I don't love what I do or want to be active it just doesn't work. And if I hate the workout I'm doing, I'm miserable and want to quit the whole time.
Day 4: Favorite place to relax/ have quite time.
The trail around the park. It's really awesome. It goes in a big oval around a big park, a little park on opposite end, baseball diamonds, soccer fields,and a big open field of grass with a large hill. Then it has a path through the middle to cut it shorter. There are also unpaved paths that go in the wooded area along one side but I haven't ventured in there yet because I usually run alone in the evening around sunset. But it is so peaceful.
Day 5: Snap a #workout sweaty selfie!
I'm not like super sweaty in this photo but I like it a lot because I feel like I have a glow going on. This was post arm workout. I did 5 pound weights because I am a weakling - but I'm working on it. The second round I found it very difficult to get the whole set so I went down to 3s for the last however many and did extra if I could. And then the same with the third round.
I now love 40 minutes from friends, so these are my workout buddies. Usually 1-2 times a week we either go to the park (and I don't sit I walk around,climb things like a kid) or we walk the trail together. We also will sometimes do a mini circuit at the park if no one is there. And sometimes on the path we will every ( minutes or so start "racing."
Day 7: Something you're grateful for.
My goals for this week:
-Keep current with my Instagram post because Sunday I had to play catch-up.
-Better my food choices.