Week 7 already! Crazy how time is flying...and each week that progresses means each week I've been consistent in developing healthy habits for life!
PS - I kinda fell off of my daily posting this week for a couple days...but I was staying strong with my eating & exercising. Just didn't have much to say I guess...
Kris @ Eclipsed suggested the following two challenges for the Week 7 Do or Do Not (there is no try!) Challenge:
1 - When menu-planning this week, include a healthy protein and a complex carb with each meal.
I did menu-planning for the first time in a long time this past week...and it was so nice! No more wondeirng 'what will I make for dinner?' and groceries weren't languishing away in my fridge or cupboard with no planned purpose. And though I made my menu-plan before the challenges this week, I went back and looked it over...and was pleased that the majority of my meals did include a healthy protein and a complex carb. Lunches such as bean & cheese burritos (beans/whole wheat tortilla), grilled cheese & tomato soup (whole grain bread, cheese, tomatoes), and baked chicken burgers (chicken, veggies). Dinners like Chicken & Biscuits (chicken, veggies, whole wheat biscuits), and Make-It-Ourselves Pizza (veggies, chicken & whole grain crust). Even my fave breakfast of steel cut oatmeal with apples includes both healthy protein and complex carbs. I do tend to have snacks that are just complex carbs or are just protein...so I am working on combining the two to create power snacks. One of my faves so far is an old stand-by...a string cheese stick and a clementine orange. YUM!
2 - Post encouraging messages around the house.
I haven't done this...yet. It is a good idea though! I plan to put my favorite motivating Bible verse on my mirror in the bathroom..."I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" (Philippians 4:13) and the now infamous Yoda quote, "Do or Do Not, There is No Try" on my refrigerator. Above my desk in my office I will put "Here I Come ONDERLAND!" :) I'll take pics after I get 'em posted, I promise! :) Words are powerful, one of the reasons I write and read blogs...the power of the written word is inspiring to me.