Active Challenge – Day 1 Update
I wake up from a restful night’s sleep, roll over and look at my phone and what does it say? 7:40 AM?! WTH?! I am supposed to be AT WORK AT 7:40 AM not wake up then! Needless to say that was NOT how I wanted to start my first day of my 90 Day Challenge. Did I let this stop me though? ABSOLUTELY NOT! I seriously got ready in 20 minutes (a record time for I think), I threw my AM Vi-pak, 2 nutra-cookies, 2 shaker cups, my Vi-Shape protein mix, and a half gallon of light vanilla soy milk in my bag. Yes, you read that right, a half gallon of soy milk went into my teacher bag this morning. I was not going to let this minor set back deter me of my goals. There was no going through a fast food drive through simply because I couldn’t blend a fancy shake this morning. I was going old school – straight up milk and protein.
I had my 12-oz. breakfast shake as I sped along to work (in between hysteric sobs and a phone call to my dad crying about how I was late for school). I am happy to say that this seriously kept me full until lunch at noon in which I shook up another shake. All the while, this mountain of candy corn was staring me in the face as it sat upon my desk begging me to eat it. I stayed strong and did not succumb to the temptations of the candy corn.
At the end of the day I had a staff meeting. Staff meetings are great because there are a plethora of snacks just waiting for us to indulge: cookies, pretzels, brownies, fruit and dip, veggies and dip, soda, and candy galore. Did I partake in this joyful eating of crap? No! I shook up a Vi-Defy drink and came down with a chocolate chip nutra-cookie so I could also eat a cookie with my fellow teachers. However, my cookie had 9 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, and only 5 grams of fat. I’m sure the gooey chocolate brownies and cookies they were munching on didn’t have all that good for you bonus stuff in it. By 4:00 PM I was feeling good about my choices.
Came home, changed, and new I had about an hour of free time before I had to get to my household duties. So instead of sitting in front of the TV to relax, I grabbed another nutra-cookie, laced up my shoes, and took the dog for a mile walk around the neighborhood. Once I dropped him off at the house, I ran back out for another 2 mile run on my own, and finished up my exercise with 50 crunches.
Although I had a minor hiccup to the start of my day, all in all it was a great first day on my new Active Challenge.
Breakfast – 12-oz. Light Vanilla Soy milk Vi-Shape Protein Shake & AM Vi-Pak
Lunch – 12-oz. Light Vanilla Soy milk Vi-Shape Protein Shake
Snack – Chocolate Chip Nutra-Cookie & Vi-Defy Drink Mix
Snack – Chocolate Chip Nutra-Cookie
Dinner – Wild Rice and Chicken Soup & PM Vi-Pak
60 Minute Activity – 1 mile walk, 2 mile run, 50 crunches