Saturday, January 16, 2010

Progress Report

As some of you may know, I'm participating in RecipeGirl's Ten in 10: Ten Weeks to Healthy in 2010 Challenge.  Let's see how I've been doing on each of my goals...

+ Cut back on Diet Coke - I've been doing really well here, limiting myself to two cans a day.  Ideally I'd like to get down to 1 a day (or less), but let's just take baby steps here.  I knew from the onset this would be the hardest goal for me.  There were two days when I had more than two--those were days I had meals at restaurants and ordered a Diet Coke with my meal.

 + Drink more water - Definitely doing well here.  With Diet Coke consumption down, this goal came naturally.  Besides water and Diet Coke, the only other beverage I consume is soy milk.

 + Eat more: fruits, veggies, and whole grains - in progress.  I'm eating more veggies for sure, and fruits too--but not anywhere close to what is recommended. 

 + Get more sleep - Again, a work in progress.  I'm averaging about 6 hours a night, working towards a goal of 7 hours of sleep each night.  We'll see how this goes though, because of my last goal:

 + Hit the gym 3-4 x a week - I am a morning workout person.  This means getting up before dawn, which makes getting decent amounts of sleep potentially problematic.  Over the holidays, I got out of my pre-work workout routine and it's been difficult getting back into the swing of things.  Week 1 the gym saw me ZERO times.  Week 2: Three times.  I need to be both more active and more consistent. 
If you're interested in learning more about the challenge, want to join in, or follow along with our progress, please visit Lori's Recipe Girl site!  There are plenty of healthy recipes there for you to try out as well.


  1. Sounds like you're doing a great job!! I don't know if I could go on 1 or 2 Diet Cokes a day :P My one worst habit lol

  2. You can't cut out the diet coke, huh? Have you ever tried to cut it out cold turkey? I don't have the same problem at all- fortunately I don't care for soda all that much. Did you happen to see my week 3 post? I suggest some different drinks that get me through my days.