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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Week One is Done (Perfect 10 Challenge)

Here is my Perfect 10 Challenge Weekly Update :

1. "Some Form of Exercise 7 days a week" Define exercise - just kidding. Yep, I've been out in the forest hiking or skiing. Also shoveling snow or a combination thereof every day.

2. Sit ups 5x a week. Bear Friend and South Beach Steve suggested planks. I've been doing a combination of all that.

3. Instill a healthy idea in my kids daily. Yep been doing that too. We recently got 3 cases of really good super sweet Fuji apples. Just watching me eat one, they all come and want a slice. They're all chowing down on them. Its always amazing to me how when I make healthy choices, they often follow suit. Today, my friends were over and we were all doing abd crunches together. My 7 year old and another little boy challenged each other and each did 100 sit ups.

4. Before and After Pic (Before is Done)

5. Drink More Water (3 glasses minimum), Mandatory Fruit and Veggies daily. Yes, doing good with all of that.

6. Burn calories rather than binge under stress. I'd say pretty good for the most part. The only times I noticed I wasn't being careful was when I had company over. The next time I had friends over, I was really purposeful and paid attention to what I put on my plate.

7. Do something with my hair before the 10 weeks is up (not yet)

8. Sign up for our Biggest Loser Challenge at work. Done - paid my dues, weighed in.

9. Once a week workout with a buddie. This week I hiked with my friend Elasta Woman. I skied with my friend Dolphin Goddess. I also did a abd crunch series with Goat Girl, Mist and Elasta Woman.

10. Try clothes on and force myself to buy them. Not yet. I haven't really gotten much of a chance to do that yet.

I'm staying on my plan which is rather simple. For me, I don't have the time, energy or money to count calories or eat a special diet. I'm ultra busy. I'm feeding 5 kids. I'm not really in a position right now to do something special so I'm watching super carefully what I'm eating. Cooking with a lot more veggies, less fat, etc.. With skillet type, one pot meals, I'm measuring the amount with a measuring cup and not going back for more. I'm also not eating at night other than my one allowed snack. I tend to pick up a lot of calories there.

The bulk of the weight I lost a few years ago has stayed off. I've been fluctuating back and forth with the last 10-20 lbs. I want to learn how to eat regular food in my family atmosphere in moderation. I guess losing that last 20 lbs with the idea of maintaining the loss is what my goal is.

This weeks loss : 4lbs at least. If you count my Christmas bad eating and Salt coma it would be more like 8 lbs.

Oh, I almost forgot : Something about me - I'm usually armed when I work out!! I carry a .38 out there in the forest with me. There are lots of wild predators out there, so if I'm alone, I'm armed.


cmoursler said...

Where you live, I'd carry a shot gun. lol.
Great job on week one down and in the history books. i am posting my week one stats tomorrow.
Keep it up and those final pounds will simply go.

baili said...

hello wonderful way to share your weakly targets you are doing amazing jobs best of luck for each of it take care

Sandra said...

Great work on week 1 - I love your outdoor exercises - nothing like getting out in nature.
And I'm with ya on the carrying gun, just not sure if I would use it...well if it was a bear yes, but would a .38 do any damage? I dunno :)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

You're doing great on your challenge. If I carried a .38, I wouldn't know how to use it :-) City girl, you know.

Anonymous said...

So you are armed and dangerous! Watch out! Does the ab workout from all the coughing with my cold count as exercise? I think it should!!

Eric and Hannah Avery said...

Good job on week 1! I got a .22 from my husband for Christmas. Now I have to learn how to use it, and be safe with it.

South Beach Steve said...

Great update Outdoor Mom! The 38 doesn't surprise me either. Sounds like wisdom to me.

toytrkman said...

What she didn't tell you is that she has a 44 mag too but it is rather large to carry will exercising and the bears are pretty scarce in the winter time. As many predator run ins my family has had though, I would be much more concerned for her safety in the city than here. Ultimately though, I trust that the Lord takes care of her.

"Indescribable" said...

WOW! sounds like a great week of healthy exercise! You go girl!

Heather said...

Great job! Proud of you, sis.