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Friday, October 2, 2009

Hot 100 -- First Update!

It's time to post my first update for the Hot 100 Challenge. This challenge was started by Steve over at Log My Loss and it's a great way to make the last 100 days of 2009 really count!

Here's my Hot 100 goals and how I'm doing so far:

Exercise a minimum of 5 hours per week - I actually tally things up on Saturday nights, but I can already tell that I nailed this one. Yesterday alone, I spent 2 1/2 hours exercising-- between walking, visiting the gym, and my ChaLEAN Extreme workout, Woo-hoo!

Eat foods rich in omega-3s at least 3 times a week - I know that this one is a wrap too. Luckily, I LOVE salmon and don't mind eating it for dinner 3 or more nights per week. I also often make an extra serving and have it for lunch the following day. Next time I have my cholesterol checked it should be ridiculously low.

Complete all three months of the ChaLEAN Extreme fitness program: Well, this will take another 9-10 weeks, but so far, so good. This program guides you in using heavier weights with proper form. I see changes in my muscles already and I LOVE it!

Consume at least 5 fruits and veggies per day - I admit, this has been a challenge this week. I am busy so haven't been fussing in the kitchen as much. I bought some baby carrots and other veggies last night to make this easier.

Eat fish a minimum of five times a week - Got it! Between the salmon and the tuna I've been having either fish or egg whites for lunch everyday. No, I'm not bored. Go figure?

Eat 5-6 small meals per day - I didn't do real well on this challenge this week. I ran out of my protein powder and was real busy with work -- so lots of times, I skipped my snacks and/or had scant dinners or lunches with JUST a protein. Hey, not good, I know. As soon as I post this, I am ordering more protein powder and cutting up some veggies to nibble on today.

On other fronts, while at the gym last night I was doing cable flies (with 50 pounds---woo-hoo) when this guy walked by who was touring the gym with one of the obnoxious salesman, I mean, trainers.

Anyway, the guy weighed probably about 450-500 pounds. I remember what it took to get me through the door three months ago and I really wished that I could walk up to him and give him a hug and say, "I know that it took balls of steel to walk in here and I know that you can do this."

But of course, I didn't do that.

I hope that everyone is on track with their Hot 100 goals! If ya aren't-- get with it, dudes!

Be good to you today!


  1. Maybe you should have walked up to that guy so he could see what "real" success is all about!

  2. For the salesman/trainer thing, that's why I love my gym.

    Set price. 24 hours a day. I was annoyed the one time I went to a BIG gym and managed to talk the guy $100 off membership. I wanted to know what the "real" price was, so I just didn't go to that gym.

    Congrats on all your weekly achievements!

  3. Hi AR,

    Jump over to my blog to pick up your well deserved award!

  4. I love your thoughts about the guy at the gym. Unfortunately, it is hard to tell someone that, but most people could use the kind word. Great job on your goals for the first ten days - you are rockin'! By the way, for me a great snack was a low-fat mozzarella cheese stick. Easy, quick, and satisfying.


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