Week 2 of Tina Reale’s Best Body Bootcamp is here! Week 1 went quite well for me. The timing of this challenge was just right to get me refocused on healthy habits, and I’m pleased with how my workouts went last week. I was able to get in 5 solid workouts, and also met my mini challenges 5-6 days last week. To track my water intake, I used my trusty water bottle, which I normally have on hand most of the time, anyway. The little meter on the lid came in handy for tracking how many bottles I had consumed, since I apparently find it hard to keep count, heh.
I also met my other mini challenge of preparing a healthy lunch 5 days last week. I didn’t have to work all 5 of those days, but I still prepared a healthy option rather than grabbing something from the pantry or freezer – so, mission accomplished! Two of my lunches were bases on this tasty recipe for Chilled Peanut Soba Noodles. Yum! I made half a recipe, added in some veggies and chicken, and divided it into two lunches.
For another day’s lunch option, I was running low on time (and groceries) and stared at the fridge and dug through the freezer to come up with an easy egg dish, with a side of (frozen) berries and a mini whole wheat bagel. To prepare the eggs, I sauteed some frozen spinach and added in some leftover turkey sausage, before cracking two eggs into the pan and scrambling. Then, I added a bit of shredded cheese – and black pepper and bacon salt for some extra kick. Again, yum! For the last two lunches of the week, I used up some more leftovers and things I’ve been wanting to cook up by roasting a spaghetti squash. I also saved the seeds to roast up for a snack. After the squash was roasted, I divided it into 3 servings, preparing two of them in a spaghetti-like fashion. I topped them with a bit of parmesan and mozzarella cheese, leftover chicken, and marinara sauce. For the rest of the squash, I topped it with some zesty Italian dressing and some spices to have as a cold snack. And forgot to take pictures of that, of course, heh.
Week 2 is going well so far, and I’m still following my own workout rotation and look forward to changing it up next week. I hope to have time to get some workout reviews posted soon, but time will tell!
My mini goals for Week 2
- Drink 48 ounces of water, in addition to any water I consume during workouts
I’ll still consume the as much water as needed during my workouts, but also want to be sure to get 48 ounces of plain water in addition to anything else I drink. This goal was very helpful to me in Week 1, and I was surprised to realize how easily it is for me to get away from getting my water in when I get busy – or when I’ve had a latte or a smoothie. I want to keep this as a mini goal to continue to stay aware of my water intake.
- Get 30 minutes of bonus activity at least 5 days this week
My original thought on this mini goal was to get in some extra movement by playing an active Wii game, more dog walks, and maybe some walking workouts. The weather has been unseasonably warm though, so it’s looking like it will be more about getting outside since it feels more like May than March! I might even get my bike out if the trail continues to dry out.