Sunday, March 28, 2010

Routines

I had an excellent day which started off with me going to a Middle Eastern dance bizarre where I found a beautiful new belly dancing scarf and got to take part in two free workshops. I liked the first one better than the second because I felt like the instructor for the later class jumped in to the choreography much too quickly. A lot of people seemed to be having trouble keeping up with the fast pace at which she was teaching. I did have a lot of fun at both, but I definitely preferred the earlier class, which was run very well and featured much more of a traditional style of dance.

I also stuck to eating well for the second day of the Three Day Jump Start Challenge. One of the reasons I really like this little endeavor is because I have noticed I loosen up my boundaries on my eating routine just a touch when the weekend rolls around. Having this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday be dedicated to getting really focused about my healthy eating plan is making a difference to those couple of days I usually get slightly lax.

We actually ended the night at the house of a couple of friends and I was able to turn down offers of chips, licorice, and cheesy crackers without much effort at all. Nothing that was up for grabs was all that bad, but knowing that I was sticking to this plan really did help me to stay committed more than I might have on a different night out. Plus, the challenge kept me away from indulging in a flavoured steamed milk (or two) this afternoon!

FOOD & BEVERAGES:
- 10 glasses of water
- 2 cups heated tuna salad with grated cheese, onion, zucchini, fat free Miracle Whip, seasoning, and pepper
- 3 cups Caesar salad with bacon pieces, Parmesan cheese, and croutons
- 1 banana
- 1/4 cup corn with butter
- 1 cup pasta salad
- 1 cup steamed broccoli and cauliflower with butter
- 3/4 cup pork tenderloin
- 1 slice homemade cinnamon bread
- 2 1/2 cups strawberries

EXERCISE:
- 50 minute shimmy belly dancing workshop
- 40 minute tribal fusion belly dancing workshop

5 comments:

  1. I may try a 3 day jump start, but I will not shimmy LOL!

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  2. Would you have EVER considered Dragon Boat racing or Belly Dancing 100 pounds ago. Amazing.

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  3. keep up the good work! not sure I'd do the dancing either.

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  4. Lol, Matt & Seth!

    Dawne, I DID consider it, but I never followed through because I assumed I wouldn't be successful and figured the fun factor would not be enough to counter that. It's a huge difference now, that's for sure!

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