#Chewsday Check-In

As you probably know by now, I have teamed up with Princess Lisa at Prairie Princess Runners and Kimberly at Black Dog Runs Disney for our #Chewsday Challenge.  We’re all looking to clean up our nutrition so that we can perform better in training and upcoming races.  I have my first half marathon in just under 2 weeks, so proper fueling will be essential for the time-being.

My goals, as laid out in my original Chewsday post:

  • Only one serving of “treat” per day
  • Fruit and/or veggies with EVERY meal. 
  • Plan meals–including lunch.
  • Lean protein at every meal.
  • Snack better.
  • No booze on work nights.

So, how is it going?  As well as can be expected for someone who was on vacation for 5 days, then had a BBQ drinking party at work, and then went to an over-the-top, open bar wedding weekend.  Even though I didn’t always stick to my goals, I was definitely more conscious of my choices than usual, and made good choices more often than I made poor ones.  My accountabilibuddies were a huge help!

There’s always room for improvement, but I feel that for the most part, I’m doing A LOT better.  Unfortunately, I’ve realized that there’s always going to be some excuse–birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, vacations etc–that will tempt you to stuff your face and drink like you’re back in college.  It’s all about finding balance, and deciding where your priorities lie.  Right now, my priority is the half marathon on June 29.  On June 30, my priority will most likely be couch potato life.  At least for a little while.

Ben and I did our meal planning and grocery shopping on Sunday night, so this whole week should be taken care of.  We’ve got lots of produce and protein, and most of the junk is out of our cabinets (there was lots of leftover chips and salsa after the party on Friday, which somehow ended up coming home with me).  I should have no problems with avoiding booze and excess treats, so I’m feeling really good about this week 🙂

Are you interested in joining the #Chewsday challenge?  Connect with us on Twitter and start using the #Chewsday hashtag.  We’ll be doing regular updates at least until the end of the month.  Black Dog Runs Disney on Twitter.  Prairie Princess Runners on Twitter.  Darlin’ Rae on Twitter.

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