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Monday, August 15, 2011

Healthy Living Challenge: Wk 2

This is week 2 of my 6 Week Healthy Living Challenge. Please check out the link if you are viewing this for the first time.

Last week I got sick midway through the week, so it cramped my style for a couple days. But now I'm back! I worked out twice last week and once so far this week (good for me since it had been 0 days/wk ;)

As far as eating salads for lunch, it was a success for 4 out of the 7 days. The other days, I at least ate healthy, even if it wasn't a salad.

Today is meatless Monday, which I forgot about as I made a breakfast which included bacon, eggs and sausage for my girl's first day of preschool. So this week Meatless Monday is switching to Tuesday :)

Below is this week's lunch menu:

(FYI- If I am in a time crunch, or am missing an ingredient, I make due with substitutions. I am looking forward to trying some new salad recipes!)

Week 2

Sun: After Church Family Dinner

BLT Salad (I used leftover bacon from b-fast, it was really yummy)

Tuesday: (Meatless day)
Edamame, Corn, Tomato and Bean Salad

Wed Trader Joe's Complete "Baby Spinach" Salad with cranberries, pecans, blue cheese and raspberry drsg

Mediterranean Tuna Antipasto Salad

Fruity Curry Chicken Salad

Cranberry Spinach Salad

Week 2's Exercise Plan:

Monday: Met hubby at the gym- jog 1.5 mi, Resistance training- Back and Biceps (curls, lat pull down, etc)

Tues: go on a walk with the girls

Wednesday: off

Thursday: pilates video, resistance- legs (lunges, squats, leg lifts, etc..)

Friday: jog 1.5mi, resistance- chest and triceps (push ups, tricep kick-backs, etc)

Here are some resources for healthy salad recipe ideas:

Fit Watch: Free E-Book Salad Recipes

Eating Well: Healthy Salad Recipes

All Recipes: Healthy Salads

Reader's Digest: Fresh Salad Recipes

Medicine Net: Salad Recipes

Woman's Day: Healthy Hearty Salads

Good Housekeeping: Healthy Salads

About Salads: Easy Healthy Salad Recipes

Epicurious: Main Course Salads

Savvy Vegetarian: Salad Recipes

Food Network: Salad Recipe Collection

Other helpful links: 

Meatless Mondays: "Why Meatless? 

Target Heart Rate Calculator: target level

Why you should exercise and other info: Web MD CardioCDC ExerciseACSM, and AHA

Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received [as a Gift] from God? You are not your own, (
1 Corinthians 6:19 AMP)

If you are going to join me on this challenge, or want to leave a salad recipe, please leave a comment (with your link too if applicable). Thanks!

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