Fall Fitness-Week 1: Baby Steps

If you pay close attention to my Facebook page, you know I enjoy running as my main form of exercise.  Unfortunately I hurt my back a few weeks ago and have been unable to do very much physical activity-which has driven both my body and mind NUTS!  Also, it’s made me a bit lazy on menu planning since it’s been difficult to move from my heating pad!  Sadly, this has led to way too many take out meals.  I am pretty much 95% healed so it is time to get back into shape-both physically and financially!  I will be writing this series “Fall Fitness”  to hold myself accountable and to hopefully gain some team mates in the process (that would be you)!  I will share my goals, menu, and tip each week that will hopefully keep us fit thru the fall!

Weekly Fitness Goals:

1.  Run at least 4 times (length will vary depending on how my back handles it).
2.  Using weights 3 times (I have several home videos that use weights and I also have a few favorite moves). One video I plan on using is Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30.  I have always been a big fan of Jillian since she helped me lose my baby weight from my first son.
3.  Check out my local gym.  They have a free week trial so I am hoping to learn some new tricks!

Menu For the Week:

  • Monday:  Healthy Mexican Monday-Chicken breast and stock on low in crock pot all day-use the chicken to stuff whole wheat tortillas with lettuce, salsa, and low fat cheese.  Serve brown rice as a side!
  • Tuesday:  Baked Pork Chops with brown rice (left over from Monday-will add frozen peas and carrots to the rice).
  • Wednesday:  Ground Turkey and Zucchini Whole Wheat Pasta
  • Thursday:  Chicken Mexican Rollups-Using leftover chicken from Monday, I will mix chicken, black beans, and low fat cheese and bake them in tortillas covered in salsa (my husband really loves Mexican food).
  • Friday:  Birthday Party At Friends House-will have to pick the most healthy food offered!
  • Saturday:  Husband’s choice-something grilled
  • Sunday:  Grilled chicken and veggie kabobs


Tip of the Week:

If you’ve been eating out a lot, add up the money spent and cut that amount by 1/4.  If you feel like you can do more-do it!  Remember though, baby steps help the most!  Not only will this help your pocketbook, your waistline will thank you too!  Each time you want to eat out but decide to eat at home instead, put $5-$10 in a jar and see how much you can save for the month.  Use this “extra” money to pay a bill, put aside for Christmas $, or if your budget allows, splurge on a little something special you’ve been wishing to purchase!

 24 Hour Fitness

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  1. Tashawna Barber says

    I enjoy reading this. I am trying to loose weight. It’s really hard for me. I have 3 little girls & i work all the time. I really don’t have time to work out but would like to really bad. I would like to no what can i eat? what can i do eating & excress can i do while i am at work & at home with my children? I am a nurse but i work inside of a home.


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