Monday, October 4, 2010

Day 1 of 21 Day Challenge & Hot 100 Challenge Updates

You know those posts about commitment? Well, I'm glad I wrote them, because they are all that got me out of bed yesterday morning. My alarm when off at 4 and I was lying in bed thinking how oh so comfy I was, but then I thought of those posts and new I had to get up!

So I did, and it was totally worth it! I got up and stated my 21 Day My Fit Foods Challenge. Sunday Aaron and I went to get the food. It was so exciting! :) Yes, I'm a dork, excited about pre-packed foods. Well, this morning it was super convenient to grab what was on the schedule to eat for today.

Breakfast - Oatmeal
Snack - Fruit & Yogurt
Lunch - 2 Chicken Tacos
Snack - 1 Chicken Taco
Dinner - Chicken Fajitas

So how was it?
The oatmeal was pretty bland, but I expected it to be. It did fill me up like crazy.
The Fruit and yogurt was delicious! All of the fruit was so fresh! And dipping it in the yogurt made it like desert :)
The Chicken Tacos were really good too. They come in a pack of 3, 2 for lunch and 1 for a snack. I wanted to eat all of them. But, I'm glad I restrained myself.
The Chicken Fajitas were so good! There were 3 strips of chicken, 2 tortillas, and a ton of vegetables that were so fresh! There were even carrots! Who would have known those would be so freaking good in fajitas?

The Liver Cleanse

Another thing I have to do is the Liver Cleanse (12 oz of water, 6oz of pure cranberry juice, 1 TBSP of Vinegar). Oh it is so bitter, and it does smell like Easter eggs. But whatever, it isn't so disgusting that I want to throw up.

I also got a good workout in. Did about 30 minutes of strength training, then 30 minutes of cardio (elliptical/treadmill). It felt really awesome.

Last night I did start to feel kind of sick. I don't know if this is because I'm detoxing or what, but I started running fever. I took ibuprofen and went to bed. Unfortunately, I think it relaxed me too much and I did allow myself to sleep in this morning. I need the rest though, because I really can't afford to get sick. I did bring up my workout clothes, and I plan on spending an hour outside run/walking after work, which will be very nice considering this weather! :)

Hot 100 Update

1. Able to do 40 Situps in 1 Minute - Yesterday I did 12 sit ups. I'm going to do 12-15 sit ups every day this week. So, I'm on my way :)

2. Fit into a size 14 pants - Working on that per the exercise and the 21 day challenge. Right now I'm fitting well into a size 16.

3. From Houston to New Orleans (Walk/Bike/Run the mileage) - So far I've covered 7.8 miles out of 349. I know that these miles will really start to tick away when I start biking to work next week. I'll be covering 14 miles a day in biking alone, so I'm not too worried that I haven't covered that much ground yet. But hey, every mile counts! :)

Mad Music Monday

I'm always so jealous of those cute little blogs that have their themed days. So, I've decided to make today MAD MUSIC MONDAY! And don't worry, I'm not really mad, I just like alliteration a lot.

So today, I'm going to share five songs that I'm liking today :)

1. Timbaland - The Way I Are ft. Keri Hilson, D.O.E., Sebastian

2. Orphaned Land - Of Temptation Born

3. "LIKE A G6" (OFFICIAL) FAR EAST MOVEMENT (FM) feat The Cataracs & Dev

4. Obsession - Animotion

5. Marilyn Horne - Una voce poco fa

Hope you enjoy them :) As you can see, I like a diverse set of music.

PS - I am starting the 21 day challenge today and so far so good. I'll be posting an update tonight from home with pics of the food/etc. So please check back!