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100 Days of Fitness - Day 9

Posted November 16, 2010

I've got some good news and bad news on day nine of our 100 Days of Fitness campaign. First the bad news. I didn't lose any weight last week. More on that in a minute. But I did keep up with all of the workouts and exercises and I'm feeling really good.


I became over confident after losing two lbs. in my trial run of the program two weeks ago. My Waterloo was the weekend. We had a bunch of friends over for a leisurely lunch in the mountains. The food was good. Too good. I ate way too much barbecue and how could I turn down birthday cake? And then I sat on my rump and watched football the rest of the day. I also had a serious encounter with a bag of potato chips last week following a workout. Coach Tara Wind of Lifetime Fitness has forgiven me and offered some mid afternoon snack alternatives.


Your nutrition goal this week is to add a more planned, nutrient dense PM snack.

Smoothie - made at home with Greek Yogurt, Frozen berries, scoop of protein powder, milk or ice to thin
Smoothie - Whey of Life or Strawberry Sunrise from Life Time
8 ounces chocolate milk, banana with peanut butter
Apple slices, 2 pieces string cheese, triscuit crackers
6 oz yogurt, 1/4 cup granola, 1 cup fresh fruit
~15 Baked Tostitos, melted cheese (thin layer), salsa
Hummus, vegetables, 1/2 piece of whole wheat pita bread


What about today's workout? Well, it's pretty simple - a 50 minute cardio session. We'll bike for five minutes and run for five minutes and repeat that sequence five times. Good luck!


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  • bleslie Nov 16, 2010

    aloflin - nice job! You sound like a Kelcey Carlson runner!

  • aloflin Nov 16, 2010

    I like that workout plan. Simple, but yet very cardiovascular intense! Good for you, changing it up. That's what I am trying to do too. 9-10 miles of daily running is starting to take its toll! Mixed it up this morning with 35 min. on the elliptical and 30 min. on the bike. GOod luck!

  • bleslie Nov 16, 2010

    I'll ask Tara to weigh in on Greek yogurt. Yes, I do have a heart rate monitor and it's quite helpful.

  • missparrothead Nov 16, 2010

    Bill- do you hava a heart rate monitor? I like mine. I figured it was time after I hit the big 4-0, as the metabolism starts to slowdown.

    I still wonder about Greek yogurt, as it has a lot of sugar- more than regular lite yogurt. I know it has gotten alot of hype.

    Good luck!!

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