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4W2F: Day 1

12 Jun

You’ve gotta start somewhere! So I did.

I woke up early & took the pups for an hour long walk… Winnie & Fozzie love being outside. They keep me active!

Winnie on the right & Fozzie on the left, our Aussie Shepherds

I try to eat 6 meals a day – breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner & snack. I’ve also learned it is important to drink lots of water!

breakfast – fruit smoothie
frozen berries, milk & peanut butter

snack – watermelon
I love summer! 🙂

lunch – egg salad salad
lettuce, tomatoes & egg salad

snack – strawberries

dinner – taco salad
chicken breast, lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, mango salsa, sour cream, a few chips, cheese & mango dressing

tea – a great way to add water into my day!
I also have a peppermint tea later in the evening when I feel like snacking.

Danielle & I are doing a pushup challenge for the week – 200/day. I did my 200, plus my personal training plan from December… it includes some arm, ab and leg work. Kyle & I also took the dogs for another walk, a bit shorter this time.

After my workout, I had an apple with peanut butter… forgot to take a photo!

I’ve learned you’ve got to take this day by day – when I think about this 4 week challenge, it seems so far away. I know in a month I’m going to thank myself for getting back at this today. I’ve already had some temptations…

my ultimate weakness… peanut m&m’s! a coworker gave these to me yesterday. although it was really hard, I took them home and put them away for a ‘cheat day.’

On to day 2…

🙂 mrs tasker


Re-Commiting Myself to Fit!

11 Jun

I have been on a fitness journey for some time now… I gained the freshman 15 and vowed to never look back after I worked hard to lose it.

After my 2nd year in college, I got a gym membership, starting walking everywhere & was really strict with what I ate. I lost the weight I had gained. I kept that weight off, and then a new goal needed to be set! I got engaged & wanted to look amazing on our wedding day.

I joined a bootcamp in March of 2011 & started walking daily. I lost around 15 pounds in 5 months simply by eating right, working out/bootcamp and some guidance from Danielle @ Re-Newall Fitness.

before: November 2010
after: June 2011

Wedding photo – August 2011

After the wedding, we went on a honeymoon. An all-inclusive Mexican honeymoon. Non-stop cerveza & food for a week! Two months later, Kyle & I signed up for personal training with Re-Newall fitness. We did that for 3 months… we learned proper form, how to design a workout plan & learned how much we are really capable of.

We stopped training in March and tried to keep it up on our own, which didn’t really happen. I ended up starting running in January & have completed two 5K runs since then. I’m now training for a 10K race and also do a bootcamp and play soccer & volleyball once a week.

So why am I here? I am in a slump. I haven’t been eating very well or really working out & it shows.

I’ve decided to re-commit to being fit starting NOW. I’ve given myself a timeline (a set date always helps) of one month, 4 weeks – to get back into the routine. I’m calling it “4 WEEKS 2 FIT!” and hoping to keep track of my progress using this blog.

The plan: get back into shape!
The strategy: personal training, working out on my own, push up challenge (200/day), running, walking & eating right.

I’m not going to weigh myself for this – the number isn’t important to me! It’s about how I look and how I feel.

Let the journey begin…

🙂 mrs tasker