Friday, May 20, 2011

Healthy Living Weekly Post

It's been a fairly good week here, a little different as we adjust to Robbie's new work schedule. After 12 months of not having any real schedule, I am having to get used to waking up earlier so I can make Robbie's breakfast and see him off to work. I've taken advantage of this early morning time and ridden the exercise bike right after he leaves several times. It really feels good to get my exercise done earlier in the day before I have time to get too busy or talk myself out of it! We also celebrated Robbie's MBA graduation last weekend, so it was pretty busy as well.

Here's how I did on my goals for this past week:
*Ride the exercise bike for 30 minutes at least four times.
   YES! 4 times
*Complete a 30 minute strength training routine at least twice.
   ok - 1 time
*Complete stability exercises at least once.
*Drink at least 48 ounces of water each day.
   ok - 4 days
*Begin a new book on healthy living.
   YES - began reading 21 Days to Better Fitness by Maggie Greenwood-Robinson
*Add one lifestyle activity at least four days this week.
   ok - walked around outdoor trade days one day

My Goals for the Coming Week
*Ride the exercise bike for 30 minutes at least three times.
*30 minute strength training routine at least three times.
*Complete stability exercises at least once.
*Drink at least 64 ounces of water each day.
*Drink no more than one 12 ounce Coca-Cola per day.

I tried a couple of new recipes last week, both from the April 30 Lighten Up Blog Hop. First, Beverly's Individual Salsa Meatloaves were delicious. I really liked the addition of salsa to the meatloaf as well as creating individual loaves. The recipe makes four small loaves, so Robbie and I had these for supper two nights last week, with different sides each evening so it seemed like two different meals. Second, I tried Ginger's Mexican Lasagna - YUM! Her recipe called for ground chicken, but our grocery store didn't have any the day we went shopping, so I used ground turkey instead. Since we like Mexican food, I was delighted that the turkey tasted great (and with less fat & calories than beef). Beverly is organizing the next Lighten Up Blog Hop for May 30, so be sure to check back then for light picnic food recipes.


  1. I came to the realization a few years ago that if I work out first thing in the morning, it will get done. No excuses like you can make up through the day. It feels good to start your day off with a little sweat. :) Keep up the good work!

  2. Well done Melissa..and thanks for reminding me about Ginger's recipe-I really want to try it!
    Alison xx

  3. Thanks for stopping by today on my blog~I looked your blog over and enjoyed your scrapbbooking pages very much:):)

  4. great job! another successful week for you.


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