Shape Up the Nation, Round 1

Ahh, yes, Shape Up the Nation Round 1 is now in the books.  How did I do?  Over two weeks (14 days) I:

  • Lost 0.4lbs (yeah, not so great)
  • Exercised 1,070 minutes (76.43 minutes/day)
  • Walked 160,047 steps (11,432 steps/day)

YAY!  How do you like (most of) that?  Yesterday was actually my highest step count day.  I walked April twice (45 minutes and 30 minutes) and walked around the mall for a total of 18,000 steps!!  DANG!  Maybe I was just shaking my booty extra hard . . . :/

What should I do for the next round?  Go for more of course!  Goals for Round 2:

  • Exercise 80 minutes/day
  • Walk 12,000 steps/day
  • Lose . . more than a pound!?!

How do I achieve this?  I will join Matt on Friday morning runs with April.  And volunteer to take her on a weekend day.

And the biggest thing?  EAT BETTER!  I’ve seriously been absotively, posolutely SUCKING at eating well.  Therefore stopped at the grocery (after a gym visit doing this lifting session) and got:

  • Strawberries (they are in season and smell absolutely delicious)
  • Bananas
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Chicken breasts
  • Salsa

Trying to start the week on a good note.

Want a picture for the day?  Yesterday Matt and I went shopping.  We both needed new running shoes and, unbeknownst to each other, ended up buying the EXACT same pair of shoes (okay slightly different colors), but the same model:

Isn’t that funny!?!

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Posted on June 28, 2010, in Food, Weight lifting. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Sounds like you did really well for round 1! 1,070 mins of exercise is amazing!!

    My eating is the hardest part of the losing weight equation for me too… I just seem to overdo it on the not so healthy stuff.

    Cute kicks 🙂

    Can’t wait to see how you do on round 2!

    • For what it’s worth, I counted my numerous dog walks as exercise minutes. So it’s not like I spent 70 minutes/day in the gym.

      I hope the eating part gets better and we’re great on round 2!

  2. Cute sneaks! Yeah, I’m with ya on the eating. Being motivated to workout is MUCH easier than eating (consistently) healthy. Unfortunately, I think what you eat plays a bigger part in weight loss than working out. Sounds like you’re doing great though–keep it up!

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