Check in #1 for the Better Healthy Living Challenge
Here we are at the 1st check in for the 2012 Better Healthy Living challenge. I told you it was going to be easy to participate in this challenge so here are the details.
Simply comment on this post to let us know what ONE new positive change you made since we started June 1st (and be sure to tell us all about how you did week 1). It could really help others by sharing your struggles and successes.
My goal for the first week was to watch out for ‘naughty’ desserts. I did pretty well since we started so I’m happy about that. I’m going to keep focusing on that throughout the month.
What is your goal for this next week?
My goal for this week is to get some form of exercise in every day!
Debra Lloyd says
Well I used the challenge to motivate me to get back into the gym after I injured my knee back in March. I managed a couple of trips to the gym and also did a few lesser workouts at home too so that was a decent start.
This week I plan to continue with the workouts although I am realizing I will need to incorporate more Yoga based exercise as my knee just isn’t up to the pounding it takes on the cross-trainer. So that’s my goal for this week is to find some low impact ways to work out that will keep the jiggle at bay!
AWESOME! Glad to hear you made it back to the gym. I have found that lately it’s been hard to get back at it after such a challenging few months personally. I don’t like the feeling that is for sure so I am working hard to keep at it.
Looking forward to your updates next Tuesday.
This week I have been working on adding some more cardio as well as increasing my calorie intake a little. Ive been at 1200 calories for about 6 months now. Though I did have a quick loss at the beginning, I only lost the weight I had bounced. I am still stuck at the same number as i have been for 2 years now.
So- after doing some reading I decided to up the cardio while maintaining my strength workouts, but up the calories some on my cardio days.
No change so far other than I am not crashing as much. Weight stayed the same.
Good for you, Terry! Thanks for staying accountable.
Kelli Smithgall says
One positive change I did during the first part of the better healthy living challenge was to start strengthening my core again. I used my medicine (stability) ball to do basic crunches, as well as a supine plank for the first time. Yay!!
I have to say I totally preferred the supine plank exercise over the basic crunches on the ball.
P.S. – My goal for this upcoming week is to get that beach jog in!
Way to go, Kelli!
A beach jog sounds really nice right about now.
Tara Burner says
I’m listening to my body & doing what it needs/wants
Awesome, good for you Tara! You’re always an inspiration when it comes to healthy living, that is for sure.
I have started my day with hot water and fresh squeezed lemon juice every morning.
I am making an effort to do a workout of some sort every day.
Congrats Elle! You won the Creating a Healthier You membership. Thanks for staying accountable.