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labor day weekend – summer blowout!

Whoo-hoo for a 3 day weekend!  Do you have big plans?   We are going to the lake, friends coming on Saturday and then family on Sunday!  I love the summer and am so sad that it is coming to an end.

The challenge is going along really well.  I didn’t want to work out this morning.  I was really tired, even though I slept good.  I feel like I am fighting a bug of some sort. I don’t feel bad, just extremely tired.  BUT, I got up and did my workout.  I was glad I had done it. That is one thing I NEVER regret!

Do you like to eat before your workout or are you like me and like to workout on an empty stomach?  I seem to get heartburn if I eat before working out.  I also like getting my workout done first thing in the morning.  It makes my day go by so much better!  I have more energy and I know that I don’t be too busy and have things come up that prevent me from getting that workout done.  However, as soon as my workout is over, I have my shakeology!  Today, the meal plan called for cottage cheese and pineapple.  That wasn’t going to happen, so I had my shake for breakfast.  That is my favorite meal to have the shake.  So, since I am off the meal plan today, I’ll probably have a fruit smoothie for my snack.  You have to make this meal plan work for you.  If you don’t you won’t succeed.

I am taking my Turbo Fire DVD’s to the lake and will be working out there as well.  I am going to make sure that I do everything I possibly can to finish this challenge and get the best results!!  Join us on the message boards and help to keep me motivated to do my best!  I’d love to see you there!.

I’ll be posting photos of all the fun we have this weekend!  No matter where we go or what we do, we have a good time.  I make sure of that.  It’s all in your mindset.  Just decide that you are going to be happy!

Discussion:  What are your labor day plans?

The Challenge

Since we are starting our challenge tomorrow for those of you BRAVE enough :)  I wanted to get some guidelines inplace.

Start date:  Monday June 21, 2010 – the challenge lasts 4 weeks!

We will take our weights and measurements on Day 1 and you can take them no more than once per week.

We will follow the meal plan from the Kind diet book by Alicia Silverstone.  You can be a flirt, a vegan or a superhero or a combination of the three.  It is up to you.  If you only want to follow along for one week or one or two meals per day, that is fine, it is up to you.  Make the plan work for you.

Exercise every day for at least 30 mins.  It can be any type of exercise you want.  If you need ideas, let me know.  I can help.  Walk, jog, run swim, bike, DVD’s or go to the gym.  Whatever you like to do and enjoy doing.  Take one rest day per week.  On this day go for a shorter, slower walk or stretch.

So, there it is.  We will look better, sleep better and most definitely feel better after 4 weeks of this plan!

If you have any questions, you can post them here or on the Feeling Fit with Dana facebook page!  I’ll get them answered as soon as possible.