Spring Chick Challenge Update – Week 4

I am participating in the “Spring Chick Challenge”, hosted by Stormy, and it’s time for a Week 4 update goal setting for Week 5.

Challenge Goals:

1. NSV – running faster – I started entering my training plan into Google calendar, including all the speed workouts I need to do to get this done. Go me!

2. Nutrition – another tough week. Too much crap! Sugar, fried chicken, french fries… just too much crap all over. Need to get this under control!

3. Exercise – doing well – I’ve been running, swimming, and doing weights, although I did not bike last week, but I did Sunday morning.

4. Blogging – At this point in the week, I’m actually ahead of the game! Go me!

5. Visiting other blogs and sharing some love – working on it! I haven’t visited as many new ones as I’d like, but I’ve been doing good at keeping up with my regular ones.

As for my weight, I’m back up a bit this week (hello, point #2 and my food issues!), but I *will* get it down!

OK the mini goal for week 4 was to try a new exercise – I did not do this. But at swimming lessons last Tuesday we did a scissor kick drill that was new (and fun! Like running in the water!), AND I learned to do flip turns, which I practised again when doing laps on Friday. So I did do something new. 🙂 Highlight of my week was learning those turns – I’ve been trying for over a year. As well, taking Tuesday off and reading the complete Hunger Games series was awesome – I rarely indulge myself like that!

Week Five’s mini challenge is to go caffeine free. Since I plan on cutting all sugar and processed foods this week, giving up caffeine too will be hard, but I will try. I already drink decaf tea and caffeine free diet soda, all I need to work on is my Crystal Light. I believe the kind I drink has caffeine, so I will work on cutting back on it.

Daily goals: Yesterday was OK – I got 3.5 out of 5. I only wrote 1 blog post, and did not get an evaluation done. Today is jam packed with stuff, including a 10 hour work day – I hope I can get a few things done!

1. 1 workout
2. 1 blog post
3. Create a list at work of all the little things that eat my time, and work on delegating.
4. Read 2 chapters.

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5 Responses to Spring Chick Challenge Update – Week 4

  1. Maren says:

    Mmmm…. fried chicken… don’t even get me started on that!
    I need to get real about my food to. I stay below my calorie limit, but I don’t spend them wisely. Ugh!

    • Kris says:

      I hear that! When I was doing WW, I’d fill up on 0 point veggies so I could have ice cream for a snack… not the best choice! 😛 But this week I’m trying Paleo – lots of meat, veggies, nuts, some fruit, but no grains or dairy. I’ll see how it goes!

  2. Stormy says:

    I can’t wait to hear about Paleo. I am interested…. I think if you get your eating on track…You are gonna be in the ZONE!!!

  3. auntiekim says:

    What is your ‘new’ exercise going to be?

    What is it with the stupid food issues?? Last week I literally salivated over french bread for an entire week. It was all I thought about. I finally gave in and bought a loaf, had two small slices and threw the rest of the loaf away. They were the best slices of bread ever! OMG! But then it was all I wanted to eat after that. Not sure it was worth giving in to the craving.

    • Kris says:

      I’ve actually gone Paleo, three days in, I’m doing OK – Day two I wanted sugar SO bad, yesterday it was cheese (mostly because I was working with cheese to make dinner for my boys). But I’m already down more than 2 pounds! And the cravings are getting a little better.

      I know what you mean about giving in – especially with bread, one of my major trigger foods! I love a good crusty sourdough, I could eat the whole loaf!

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