Journaling, I've mentioned, is one of the best things we could do to help us stay on track with fitness and nutrition. It is a great way to be accountable to ourselves. Grab a notebook and start writing. What did you eat throughout the day? Were you active or sedentary? No need to be too specific, you just want to get an idea. You don't have to do it everyday, although it helps at first. A while back I did this and realized that I wasn't drinking enough water or eating enough protein. There was no need for me to wonder why I was dragging my feel and feeling sluggish--it was an all carb day and not good carbs either.
So here's my journal for today:
During my initial test on the hundred push up challenge I scored 15. That means I did 15 well-formed, full body push ups. It was what determined my course of action for the next seven weeks.
That's how many push ups I have to do today. Five sets.
Easy enough. If you're following along, remember to take the minute recovery in between sets.
A long walk awaits. I will compliment my workout today with a long walk pushing my 30 lb toddler in the jogging stroller and following the seven year old munchkin on her bike.
Breakfast: Kashi Crunch cereal with 1% milk and frozen berries
Lunch: Salad- romaine lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, almonds, olive oil
Snack: Frozen Peaches
Dinner: Garlic & Mushroom Tilapia, Brown Rice, mixed vegetables
Special treat: Chocolate Eclair Pudding Pop (Skinny Cow(r))
... and of course, water all day long.
Get out or stay in but get active, alone or as a family. Eat well and stay healthy!