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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Healthy Living Challenge: Wk 5

This is week 5 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 4 Recap:

I worked out 3 days. I'm enjoying jogging more :)

I ate salad for lunch 3 out of the 7 days... labor day weekend put me a little behind :)

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 5

Sun: B-day lunch for my nephew :)

Monday: Labor Day! Didn't eat salad- oops!

Tuesday: McD's Southwest Salad for me - I let the girls have a treat after tumbling (everything in moderation right?) :)

BLT Salad  (can't get enough of this :)

Thursday: Roquefort Pear Salad

Friday: Fresh Garden Salad (Meatless Day)

Saturday: Mandarin Orange & Spinach Salad

Week 5'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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