Monday, April 1, 2013

April Challenge

I'm starting my Primal/Paleo dietary change tomorrow. Week one is focusing on dinners. I've got 10 meals prepared and ready to go in the crockpot for dinner each night. While I'm starting with dinners, I'm not going to completely ignore the other meals. I do mostly eggs for breakfast and we just got a Bountiful Basket yesterday with tons of fresh fruit and veggies, so I'm sure I will be eating those as well.

I'm also going to wean myself off my coffee creamer and maybe even coffee? Gasp! I'm hoping to learn to like it with just a touch of milk or even black. But if not, out it goes. My family is doing this with me. The kids don't really mind new things on the table and husband is curious to see how this goes.

I'm also giving up alcohol for the month. Not such a big deal to most, I know. But I do enjoy a nice cold beer or a Kahlua and milk dessert. I've found, however, when I stopped drinking soda in February, that it was easier just to stop completely. To break the habit and then occasionally worked.

I'm moving into my second 4 weeks of my Busy Mom Gets Fit weight training and I've really enjoyed this program. I love recording the weights I use and then seeing how I progress each time I go to the gym. For the second four weeks, I repeat the first weeks but do 3 sets of 10 reps with a heavier weight. I'm hoping to bench press 135# by the end of this 12 week program, and squat 220#.

You'll notice there is no mileage challenge for April. While I still enjoy running, its not my main focus right now. There aren't many races here until almost September, mostly due to the heat of the summer, so I'm going to start training again when school starts here, in early August. In the meantime, I'm running here and there, enough to stay ready to train again, but not so much were it becomes a chore. I've schedule a 4.01k (2.5 mile) race in April and a 5k in June.

So, ready or not, here I go. Stay tuned for updates!

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