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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Healthy Living Challenge: Wk 4

This is week 4 of my 6 Week Healthy Living Challenge. Please check out the link if you are viewing this for the first time.

Before you read below, I challenge you to watch this message given by one of my pastors at church, Troy Kennedy. It's a great message about making Jesus the center of every aspect of our lives- including our physical health! Check it out @ http://www.westsidefamilychurch.com/recentmessages.html  then click on Cow Tipping: Supersize Me!

Week 3 Recap:

I worked out 3 days. I'm starting to like my free weights at home more :)

I ate salad for lunch 4 out of the 7 days :)

Meatless  day- accomplished :)

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 4

Sun: After Church Family Dinner :)

Monday: Failed. Yes, the day was meatless, but I did not eat a salad. It was a Snickers bar (oops!). I gave in. I actually didn't take a lunch break at work. I ate the bar at 3p- I was starving. Bad choice. I didn't feel well the rest of the eve, and skipped dinner b/c of an upset belly. ;( Better day tomorrow!

Tuesday: Spinach Chicken salad with blue cheese, pine nuts, cranberries and orange vinaigrette. 

BLT Salad  (yes, again - I love this :)

Thursday: The Best Chicken Salad

Friday: Fresh Garden Salad

Saturday: Lunch with my in-laws :)

Week 4's Exercise Plan:

Monday: jog 1.5 mi

Tues: go on a walk with the girls, Resistance training- Back and Biceps (curls, lat pull down, etc) 

Wednesday: core training (plank holds, crunches, scissor exercises, etc.)

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

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

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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