Sunday, May 06, 2012

Healthy May - Week One

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Hello lovelies, so as promised here I am with my update on my first week of the Healthy May challenge. As I mentioned in my first blog post on this subject (here if you missed it) I actually started to pay more attention to food and exercise back in December but I suggested the idea of Healthy May as I think we can all benefit from some encouragement and support from each other. So here is how my first week went:

Goal Setting:
Firstly let me begin by sharing my current goals with you:
♥ Drink more water
♥ Run a minimum of 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) 4 times per week
♥ Get more control over my '3-oclock-itis' at work (when I get tired in the afternoons and just want a high sugar pick me up)

Food:
My philosophy when it comes to food is (in a nutshell) 'everything in moderation'. Those of you who are connected with me on My Fitness Pal (username 'herecomesthesunblog' if you'd like to add me) will see that I still have sweet treats throughout the week but I've gotten pretty disciplined with portion control so I can eat what I like without stuffing myself. My biggest issue is getting afternoon sugar lows but I'm working on this and I think for me having a bigger lunch will help. And I'm happy to say I'm doing well with my goal to drink more water and I've noticed quite a difference in my skin already!

Exercise:
This week I only managed 3 runs instead of the 4 I was aiming for. I could probably come up with excuses (hard to find the time, super cold now it's Autumn etc etc) but really none of them are valid. But I did have a few successes in my runs too, including shaving a few minutes off my time on one route. I think my exercise goal for next week should be to include some calisthenics and pilates in my routine as well to keep it well rounded.

If you're joining in on Healthy May let me know how your first week went!

17 comments:

  1. Well, I managed to go to the gym four times... also managed to bring lunch to work 4/5 days of the week.. need to work on not going out and splurging ridiculous amounts on wine and cocktails during the weekend...

    But other than that, doing well. :)

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  2. I posted my update http://impossibleuntildone.blogspot.co.nz/2012/05/healthy-may.html

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  3. I posted about my experience with Health May, for anyone interested. Love to hear feed back

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  5. Mine has a pretty rocky road start.. I've only been to gym once last week and I've got stomach flu, and it's actually really hard to find healthy food that's easy for the stomach, so I'm going to have to stick to simple carbs food for the next few days. I'm feeling better now though, so I guess I can be a little bit more active while watching what I eat.

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  6. See my update here: http://laurafoxgill.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/this-week-first-of-healthy-may.html I need to take a leaf out of your book and drink more water though, well done! x

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  7. Good for you! Sounds like you're doing well :) I've been to the gym 3 times this week (though next week I'll aim for 4) and have been eating everything in moderation too xx

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  8. Well done! I've had a great week, lots of healthy food, exercise, and a great recipe to share. Good luck for the week ahead :) Sarah xo
    http://youmaysayimadreamer-sh.blogspot.co.nz/2012/05/healthy-may-week-1.html

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  9. Well done you! I have posted my update http://lilandhubby.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/healthy-may-week-one-round-up.html Went really well with the water intake, but finding it a bit difficult with food.
    Here's to week 2 !! Lil x

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  10. Running is fun. :-) Good luck!

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  11. I know you can make it. Good luck Amanda! =)


    http://sassychunny.blogspot.com/

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  12. Hi there! It sounds like a great start to your healthy May, I wish I'd seen these posts earlier, I would have loved to have been a part of it as I have similar goals for myself this month!

    This probably seems like a really obvious tip to drink more water, but I recommend having a pump bottle on your desk at work. I find I drink a lot more water throughout the day as it's always there reminding me how thirsty I really am!

    Goodluck to you and all the healthy May'ers for the rest of the month! x

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  13. Those raspberries look SO GOOD! So big and juicy! I like this idea, it's good to do it together. xxx

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  14. well done Amanda and everyone else for keeping up the good work! I did ok this week - but unfortunatly gave in to a 65th birthday yesterday and gobbled lots of cakes! here's my link for the second week, I'm posting a healthy reciepe each week:
    http://www.grandpamanscamera.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/healthy-may-week-two.html

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