Tuesday, January 4, 2011

500 Miles

I've decided to make my goal of 500 miles public.

See my progress here!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Hello 2011!

Hello my blog followers,

Well, it's a new year. Mine got off to a pretty rough stuff - screaming neighbors at 3 am, car problems, dog sitting (which really throws a wrench in my daily plans), starting a new class with about double the amount of regular students. I haven't been too good healthwise either, it's only the 3rd day and already I've gone out to eat 4 times, had fried Mexican food, and ice cream. I have also been feeling a cold coming on so I've been using that as an excuse not to exercise. Ugh!

The good news is that I did not gain one pound over the holiday season :) Dietitian skillz FTW.

Also, in my defense, two of those four going-out-to-eat times were to get breakfast at Bruegger's bagels. The whole wheat bagel has 310 calories, 7 grams fiber, 13 grams protein, no artificial perservatives/flavors/crap. I have them put the light cream cheese on top and scrape at least half of it off (about 50 extra calories). It is tasty and keeps me full til lunch :) And it's only like $2.

Ah, the famous New Year's Resolutions. I told my husband that mine would be to "EAT MORE!.... vegetables." More, and more variety. I tend to get in kind of a rut... broccoli with lunch/dinner, spinach in soup/salads, carrots to snack on and in stews/soups. Green beans to snack on. I'm terrified that sometimes I honestly only get 1-2 servings of veggies a day... eek! So this is my area for improvement in the new year.

I follow a former college classmate's blog and her goal for 2011 is to run 1,000 miles. She is an experienced marathoner. To be honest, I have no desire to be a marathoner, or even really run (my body responds, feels, and looks better when I briskly walk instead of run).

So, I believe my goal for this year will be to walk 500 miles. That's about 1.7 miles a day - I feel that is very realistic. This would meet my goal of walking 2-3 miles 3-4 times a week that I wasn't able to accomplish this year. This walking would only be counted outside of work/errands (where I get plenty of walking). If I can get more, yay!... although I am already behind and it's the 3rd. I also need to get back in the habit of incorporating strength training and stretches. One thing at a time!!