It’s Lew here,
Today was a good day to start my Fit Blogger Challenge. In December, the blog Heather Eats Almond Butter, had a post about a Fit Blogger Challenge. I was excited to hear about this because I always need a challenge. I love a challenge. So I entered. Here is the email that is sent in to be picked to be apart of the Challenge.
“My Name is Lew Kizer I am the Lew in http://ashandlewplus2.com. My wife is the main blogger but beginning Jan 1st I will also be blogging daily about my journey. I will be turning 30 August 18 and therefore have 280 days to lose 50lbs so on my 30th birthday I can weigh 200lbs. I would love to be apart of Team HEAB to get my journey started. This motivation of being apart of a Challenge along with blogging daily about it will help me start strong which is very much needed. Thank you for picking me and helping me start my journey!!!”
A few days later I received an email that said you won!!! I don’t know about you but when I know that I am going to have to check in weekly, tell people how I have been eating, working out, and how I did in the challenges I do a whole lot better than I would if I was by myself. So today Ashlee and I went to the YMCA with our workout in hand. As part of the challenge I receive workouts from an online trainer, Lindsey Mathews sends as part of the challenge. Her online company Lean Bodies gives its clients workouts, food plans, and nutrition help. I was very excited when I received our first workout to see what we were going to be doing. Ashlee and I read over the first week and were very glad that we have worked out with our trainer, Matthew Carpenter, which helped us become familiar with most of the exercises. I will not be blogging about the specifics of the workouts every day but Lindsay thought it would be a good way to give our readers an idea of the training she offers by telling you the details of todays workout. This is what we did today
Workout 1 – Leg Day:
Do each of the following exercises for one minute. Try to rest as little as possible
between each exercise. You are doing the exercise for a full minute so take
breaks in there as needed. Go through the whole workout and then rest for two
minutes and repeat. ALL LEVELS can do this workout. Some people may just
need more rest than others and than is ok! J
Warm up: 2 min jog in place
Rest 2 minutes and repeat
Cool Down: 2 min jog in place
Finish this workout with a plank held for your maximum amount of time. Try to
beat the time you held it for the previous week.
Stretch – Quads, hamstrings, glutes, and calves
After our workout we had a luncheon to attend with some of the Ladies in our church. After being seated the waitress asked us if we wanted any rolls. Now, these aren’t just any rolls. I have had these rolls before and they are amazing Poppy Seed Rolls. I told the waitress Ashlee and I would pass but the other ladies at the table wanted them. Do you know how hard it is to say no to rolls that you love? During our lunch the waitress asked us no less than five times if we need rolls. One of the things I must do in order to lose 58 LBS is to say no to myself and then say no again to whoever is offering. My lunch was amazing. Not real sure how healthy it was, but I ate slowly and didn’t eat anymore than I was given.
Ashlee (the real blogger) here:
For Lew, only eating the food on his plate is a hug success. He loves to pick and eat what is left on everyone else’s plate and when you are eating with a bunch of older ladies there is a lot of food left on plates. I was very proud of him to sticking with only eating his food. Actually, he didn’t even eat all of his portion, I had two squares of his flat bread.
For Lew’s lunch he ordered a spinach, chicken and feta flatbread with w side salad.
Lew topped his salad with a fat free sundried tomato dressing.
For his entrée he decided on the flat bread. The description was a little deceiving. It said topped with creamy spinach. I thought it would be like a thin spinach cream sauce. Not. It was spinach tip. It was topped with some veggies and feta cheese. I think it was a better option than the chicken fingers Lew normally eats there but maybe not the best choice. Lew is not into eating salads or a lot of veggies so this being something small was a good option for him.
Well, you can’t see any veggies in the picture but I promise there were little tomatoes and olives
For my meal I had a spinach salad topped with Mahi Mahi and two squares of Lew’s flatbread.
This salad was just OK.
For a snack this afternoon I had a chobani yogurt with bear naked granola. Tonight was small group night so I was busy getting everything ready and snacked on some hummus and pita chips. For dinner I made Paula Dean’s Chicken Chili. Somehow I did not get any pictures but I plan on posting the recipe this week. It is a very healthy recipe and it is super good!
I did not really eat much dinner because the babies were out of routine and I was focued on watching them and waiting for cues they were ready to go to bed. After everyone left I started feeling a little light headed and had a head ache and knew I needed to eat something so I made a few peanut butter crackers and drank a glass of skim milk. It was the perfect little snack!
Now I am so tired and ready for bed but first I need to finish my column for our small town’s monthly paper. I am really excited about this months issue!