Starting on the Monday after Thanksgiving through December 29th, I participated in a the Skinny Snowman Challenge put on by Brooke Not on a Diet. I thought that the challenge would be a good way to help keep me on track over the holidays.
Things included in the challenge were:
-lose or maintain weight
-veggies at every meal
-3 servings of fruit a day
-track your food
-think of 5 positives every day
-water intake (64 oz. +)
-mini weekly challenge (try new recipe, eat clean for a day, try a new workout, bring a healthy dish to a holiday meal, try a new food)
My goal in this challenge was to maintain my weight. I started at 136.2 and ended at 134.8 pounds. Pretty good maintain, I think. I struggled with getting veggies in with my breakfast. My breakfast staple during the challenge was egg mugs with spinach. I tried green smoothies for the first time and decided they are pretty good. I was impressed with myself that I ate clean for a day-it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I developed great habits.
The new recipe that I tried was Quinoa with Black Beans (I was planning ahead for Meatless Monday leftovers). I will make this on again. For supper on Christmas Day, I made Sweet & Sour Brussels Sprouts. Not sure if the family liked it, but I did and brought the leftovers home!
It was a great experience and I hope I can keep up with the healthy habits.