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hello strong // move more, eat well

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how are you doing on your goals? are you feeling worn out or not motivated? cathy’s jumpstart class sure helped keep me focused. i think i will continue to document this journey and include it in my project life. since i was a bit behind in keeping up with the documentation process, here’s where i am so far. i’ve learned a lot and feel so blessed to have won a spot in this class. the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.

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moving more is not a normal routine for me yet, but we’re getting there. i think i’ve found my favorite activities in weights, cardio and pilates. but a huge part of this is to get it scheduled.

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i look to pinterest for quick weight sessions that i can do in under 30 minutes.

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i do this arm routine 3x with 10# weights and i feel like a beast when i’m done!

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running can also be done in 30 minutes and i feel amazing afterwards. i use endomondo to track miles and calories and 5k runner to help me run intervals.

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i made a deal with myself and it’s totally worked. i decided that during work days i would take a 15 minute walk instead of checking facebook. i rarely take lunch breaks or normal breaks so this gets me outside, moving and it clears my head for the rest of the day. aaaaand, i just scan facebook and instagram while i walk so i still get my social fix. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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another way to make sure i get a workout in is to incentivize myself with fun stuff. work first, play later.

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matt tells me that weight loss happens in the kitchen. so eating well is obviously important.

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food has such an emotional hold on me that finding new foods to enjoy can be difficult. below are some regulars on my menu these days.

tip: prepare your proteins ahead of time. we cook 10 chicken breasts and several salmon filets for the week so we have them on hand for meals. this cuts down on the prep time per meal as well.

matt created this fun concoction of sausage, lean ground turkey, spinach, broccoli, zucchini, mushrooms, green onion, an egg white, garlic and pepper. plus we shared a sweet potato. super tasty!

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quinoa, covered by a mix of steamed broccoli, salmon, zucchini, lemon and teriyaki.

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chicken and spinach quesadilla with cheese in an herb and spinach wrap. i dip it in greek yogurt instead of sour cream. ๐Ÿ™‚

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and then there are days when the good decisions go out the window. but hey, ya gotta live a bit, right?

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spinach chicken and artichoke pita.

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instead of making two, i had a bowl of strawberries with it and was super satisfied!

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and hey, if you’re feeling weak in the moving and eating departments, here’s a little reminder for you. don’t forget!

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