Six weeks of traveling, 2000 miles, too many fast food stops, and an expanding waistline has prompted us to jump start a healthy lifestyle with a 15 day cleanse. Here's our journey...(I am going to buy a pair of colored skinny jeans when I get to my goal weight of 120 lbs.! I need a little motivation when my cravings kick in!)
Weigh in day!Travis: 173.8 lbs.
Katie: 133.4 lbs.
We got back from our summer vacation and had NO food in the house. The nice part about this was that there wasn't any food to tempt us, but the bad part was there wasn't any 'good' food either.
Exercise: 20 min Athletic Strength Training DVD. This women looks like she is 60 years old and she was kicking our trash! I guess after being in the car traveling for longer than I care to admit we got a little out of shape! Hope tomorrow's workout is better!
Kirkland Breakfast Weight loss Shake
Day Two - July 20
Exercise: 2 mile run.
Warm-up: 20 jumping jacks; 1:00 standing hamstring stretch; :30 high knees; 20 jumping jacks. Workout: 10 squats; 10 side lunges (each side); 5 standing calf raises; 20 lunges; 10 one-legged calf raises (each leg); 10 squats; 25 inner thigh leg lifts (each leg); 10 side luges (each side); 5 jump squats.
Stretching: 1:30 standing hamstring stretch; :45 calf stretch (each leg); 3:00 pike stretch.
Breakfast: Strawberry Coconut Smoothie
Mid morning Snack:
Mid afternoon Snack:
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it into a fruit salad.
This was the true test of willpower today! We went over to some friends house for a BBQ.
No hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, desserts for us! I was surprised and how full my plate got while still sticking to only fruits and vegetables. My brain wanted SUGAR, but I stayed strong!
(Sorry, no picture...I couldn't think of a way to take one without drawing attention to myself.)
Day Three - July 21
Okay, so I am a terrible blogger and haven't kept track of the days very well. So instead of giving a daily account, here are a few more pictures of our meals and some of our exercise routines. We had to repeat several meals because I had a hard time coming up with new menu ideas that were only fruits and vegetables.
Exercise: We tried to stay active during the last 15 days. We played handball, Ultimate Frisbee, did ab exercises, leg exercises, went swimming, went bike riding, etc. We are trying to have eating right and exercising be part of our lifestyle instead of another thing to check off our to do list.
R E S U L T S
And now what you have all been waiting for...was it worth it?!!? YES! I don't want to eat only fruits and vegetables for the rest of my life, but we have had a mind change. We want to keep eating like this and adding some other food groups in small quantities.
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper...no more late night snacking for us!
Friday, August 3, 2012 - 15 days later
Final Weigh In:Travis: 162.8 lbs. - net loss of 11lbs.
Katie: 124.8 lbs. - net loss of 8.6 lbs.
We are going to try a whole foods diet and see how that works for us. There is a great website www.onceamonthmom.com that has great menu ideas for this! Check it out!
I am still not to my goal weight so I guess those skinny jeans will have to wait, but hopefully soon!