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Day 1: 21 Day Weight Loss Challenge

Life In Texas: Day 1: 21 Day Weight Loss Challenge

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Day 1: 21 Day Weight Loss Challenge

     Before I start talking about the program, Dustin Maher, creator of the 21 Day Weight Loss Challenge said that we need to set goals. Realistic, but challenging goals. So, here are mine.

     Goal 1: Lose some weight. I want to lose at least 10 pounds before the year is over. Hopefully, these 21 days will be a great help in achieving that goal.

     Goal 2: Break my Dr. Pepper habit. I have at least one Dr. Pepper every day. With the challenge, I lose points for my Dr. Peppers. So, I am trying to quit soda all together.

     Dustin's Challenge for the Week: Spend 10 minutes reading something you enjoy. I love reading, so this is an easy one for me!


The Workout
     
     I was in pretty great shape when I was in high school. Let me tell you, that girl was no where around my house as I did Dustin's workout today. I did warm-up, strength training, cardio, core and stretching. I will do all  5 sections every other day. 

     The warm-up was pretty easy. It got me loose but wasn't enough to make me break a sweat. I'm sure that I looked pretty silly doing some of these warm-ups. But, there was no one around to see me. Just one more advantage to working out at home.

     Strength training was intense. There were moments where I wasn't sure that I was going to be able to finish a set. But, I pushed through and I'm glad I did.

     Cardio was what really kicked my butt. He only has you go for 45 seconds and then rest for 45 seconds. But the 45 seconds of work seems like 45 minutes and the rest seems like it's over before it begins. 

     The one that I wasn't prepared for was core training. I know that my core is my problem area. However, I didn't know how much of a problem it was. These exercises made me use my deep core muscles. I finished my workout about an hour ago and I can still feel those muscles.

     Stretching was cool down and flexibility training. Basic yoga to help with the soreness and slowly ease your body out of the workout.

     So far, I am very satisfied with this program. I can't wait until my next workout. However, I'm also glad that I have a day of rest in between.


     As far as the nutritional part of the Challenge, my store doesn't carry a lot of the gluten-free and sugar-free things that the recipes call for. Yay for living in podunk with only one grocery store. So, we're going to pick up a bunch of the ingredients when we're out of town. For now, I am going with the general theme of the Challenge's healthy meals.


I am participating in the 21 Day Weight Loss Challenge free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

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3 Comments:

At February 3, 2012 at 7:41 AM , Blogger Alan said...

Breaking the soda habit is very hard. In fact, I still struggle with it sometimes. But now I drink water about 90% of the time, and my body has thanked me for it.

Keep up the good work :)

 
At February 7, 2012 at 8:56 PM , Blogger Julie said...

I love Dr. Pepper, but gave up sodas a while back. I still have one occasionally. How is that going?

 
At February 8, 2012 at 12:45 PM , Blogger Kallie Greenly said...

It's going good. I am down to one 12oz soda a day. At first, I wasn't having any, but apparently that made me difficult to live with...lol. So, baby steps.

 

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