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Weekly Challenge #5

I’m a few days late posting the challenge for this week… I’ve been MIA because I was planning and prepping a new lunch plan for our week.

And that’s what this challenge is about.

I went and made up a big batch of grilled chicken, cooked a whole bag of kidney beans, and steamed some veggies. And it’s all for our lunches. I wanted to eat A LOT less frozen meals and less fast food. I didn’t eat it a ton, but the frozen meals sure were convenient to take to work.

So your weekly challenge this week is to plan and prep healthy, easy lunches (or dinners!) to help improve your daily diet. 

My new lunches are a combination of grilled chicken (this time I actually slowly simmered some frozen chicken I’d forgotten to thaw so it was SUPER tender), beans, salsa and plain greek yogurt. I also added some veggies (broccoli) because I think I need more veggies every day. One serving a day just isn’t enough! Mix it all together and it’s sort of like a burrito bowl. 🙂  I put everything together in individual pyrex bowls with lids so they are ready to grab each morning. I’m keeping the greek yogurt separate & add it in after reheating.

Here’s a peek of it all mixed together. It was QUITE good and nice & creamy with the greek yogurt plus the little bit of spice from the salsa. And it was plenty filling because of the beans & chicken. Yuuummm!

Chicken, beans, broccoli, salsa and greek yogurt = fresh, healthy lunch

Luckily the hubby is happy to have fresher, home cooked meals for lunch too. Having others in your house excited about eating better is definitely half the battle!

I’m happy to help plan some meals if you need help! Let me know here or email me at: fithappy@yahoo.com

Let me know below – will you be doing this? Do you already? Do you have other ideas for easy make-ahead lunches that are healthy??

~To Your Health~

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Weekly Challenge #4

I hope everyone’s been following the weekly challenges. I’ve been doing them all, of course and love the feeling of accomplishment.

This week I thought I’d do a challenge that was fitness related. Seeing as how the blog is called Amy Romero Fitness. 🙂

So, your challenge this week is to DO something that makes you sweat 6 days out of 7. I’ll be lenient here…and saaaaay, 30 minutes each time. So, if you can only go for a walk, do it. Just take 1 minute out of every 3 minutes and power walk. Pump your arms and move it! Get a sweat going. Then those other 2 minutes, walk normally. Do these intervals for 30 minutes. If you’re able, do more. Go run. Pull out an old workout DVD. Or just make an effort to do your current workout HARDER, really push yourself. And do it 6 days out of the week. If you’re not sure what you can do, be honest with yourself. Have you TRIED before? How do you know what you’re capable of until you try?

Got it? Good!

Now tell me, what workout will you be doing?

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Weekly Challenge #3

Do you have goals?

Well how do you keep them in mind? Do you plan tasks that will help you accomplish those goals or are they sort of just arbitrarily hanging out there?
Your challenge this week is to really LIST and organize your goals.
So take 10 minutes. Really sit and think about, say your top 10 goals. Make them wild and crazy. You don’t have to show them to anyone…just really be creative and think “What would be the most AMAZING things I’d like to achieve?”
Write them all down, and then on a separate sheet of paper, start brainstorming how they are connected. So maybe one of your goals was to quit work. And another goal was to start your own business. And another was to take more vacations. Take those and order them in the way in which they would need to occur. So if one would lead to another, for instance. So maybe you have to start your own business before you could quit work. Then your business would have to succeed for you to take more vacations, right?
Now decide which one is the one that LEADS to all the rest. Chalene Johnson calls this your “Push” goal. In the example above, the push goal would probably be to start your own business. Because it makes the rest happen. Highlight that one. Put stars around it. Circle it. That’s the one that is the KEY for the rest to happen. Now write that one everyone. Save it in your phone. Make it your screensaver.
And start ACTING toward it TODAY. Tiny, baby steps each day. Do something every day that will help you reach that goal eventually. Even if it’s just that you’ll research one element of something that you’ll need to know. Or perhaps it’s one little phone call that you’ll need to get the ball rolling. Just do something to move you toward your goal.
I’d definitely recommend you pick up Chalene Johnson’s book, “Push: 30 Days to Turbocharged Habits, a Bangin’ Body, and the Life you Deserve!” She has a very specific, fabulous system to really dive into this and get your life organized and working toward your goals. Why wait, right?
Now, you don’t HAVE to share your push goal with anyone. But I think you SHOULD. People can help you. And when you say it out loud, you are much more willing to work toward it. Sooooo, don’t be shy, tell us what your BIG GOAL is, below!!

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Weekly Challenge #2

I hope everyone joined me in the first weekly challenge – DECLUTTER. My husband and I almost completely decluttered the kitchen. We had 2 bags of garbage and one bag of things for donating. There’s still a couple of drawers we haven’t gotten to yet, but overall, it looks fabulous and I’m feeling good about continuing the momentum through the rest of the house.

So it’s time for Weekly Challenge #2 then, isn’t it?

For this whole next week, your challenge is to write everything down that you eat. Regardless if you’re trying to lose any weight or not. Just write it all down in one little notebook or log it in a word document, or you can even use a website such as www.fatsecret.com to log it easily.

For everything you eat, write down the calories and the carbs listed for the serving size you ate. If you ate something from a package, this will be easy. Pay attention to the serving size though! If you eat something that wasn’t packaged such as fruits and vegetables, you can find the nutrition information from a website like www.fatsecret.com  or  http://caloriecount.about.com/ and log it that way.

The point here is to be more mindful of what you’re eating. I’d be willing to bet that even if you think you eat healthy foods, you may be surprised to see it all laid out on paper. I know every time I do this exercise, I discover there’s areas I would like to improve on. So, I look forward to seeing what I’m REALLY eating this week. Some questions you’ll get answered….how many fruits and veggies are you really eating every day? Do you have dessert more often than you realized? Are your serving sizes bigger than you realized? Do you eat more packaged foods than you wanted to?

Okay, good luck all! Can’t wait to hear how it goes!

Have you ever logged your food before? What did you discover?

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Weekly Challenge #1

All right, it’s a new year, I’ll try a new THING!

How about a weekly challenge?

Are you up for it?

I think it’ll be a mixture of things, anything from a food challenge, to a fitness challenge, to a personal challenge. What do you think?

So, it’s the first week of 2012. Woo hoo! Happy new year! Let’s try to make ourselves even better than we already are.

So your challenge for this week: DECLUTTER

* I challenge you to go into one room of your house. With two trash bags. One marked DONATE, and one not marked. That one will be for trash. Go through all the drawers, cabinets, shelves in that room before this time next week. You can do a couple of shelves in one night and then break until tomorrow. But your goal is to FILL BOTH BAGS! I know you can do it. Be real with yourself. Which items have you not touched in the last year? Which items do you hate? Which items have you forgotten you had? Chances are you can DO without them.  If something’s broken, worn out, or useless, put it in the trash bag. If it’s useful, but just not for YOU anymore, put it in the donate bag and then TAKE it to be donated the moment it’s full. Don’t let it sit around!

When you declutter your home you’re decluttering your life. So let’s have a fresh start for the year and get one whole room clear of all clutter. One more rule. As you declutter, remember to also clean, wipe, dump any random bits, dust, grody-ness as you go. May as well be clean as well as clutter free since you’re already touching it all! 🙂

Would love to hear how it goes and if you ACCEPT my challenge this week. Comment below and let us know what room you’ll be doing, or if you are choosing to declutter something else.

If you’re unable to comment please let me know via email! fithappy@yahoo.com

Now OFF you go! And don’t worry. I’m doing it WITH you!

~To Your Health~

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