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5 % Challenge Exercise & Eating Plan

Friday, September 07, 2018

Here is my "pre-challenge" worksheet on exercise & nutrition. I am so excited about the official kickoff on Oct 6th!!

What type of exercise will you do? I have been making up a weekly exercise plan in a blog. I plan to keep this up. Basically, its treadmill walking & yoga, with some Walk Away the Pounds, resistance bands & pilates thrown in.

How many minutes and how often will you exercise? I try to exercise daily & my current goal is 20 min per day. I want to bump it up to 30 min when the challenge officially starts.

Do you know what diet you will follow? We are on a strict budget, which is a good thing. Restaurant food has many more calories than home cooked food!! We are striving to eat out 4 or less times a month!! (Which if you knew me pre budget, you would know how amazing this is!!)

Found some recipes? I have found some cool recipes using my crock pot. Not the leanest or healthiest, but it fits the budget & I will just eat less of them.

Grocery list? I follow this every week :)

Shop? Not my favorite thing to do, but its my job :) As part of my budgeting, Ive begun to shop only with cash. It has been super helpful at staying on or under budget & also not getting any high calorie extras!!

Do you have the food on hand to get started? Yes, I am sad that fall brings fewer cheap options for fruits & veggies tho!

Have you followed this diet before? Not the budget type :) But the "eat the same foods as the family" & "eat up all the leftovers", YEP! Been doing this for the last few months!

Did you clean up your kitchen? Not entirely. I still have 2 teenage boys, so there are sweets in the house. Ive "cheated" with cookies & cake, but only once each & it wasnt nearly as good as I hoped!

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  • KELLIEBEAN
    You have a great plan. My husband is not interested in light foods and is a better cook than I so I just eat smaller portions at dinners with him and keep it light and healthy for breakfasts and lunches.

    Good luck on your challenge!

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  • SOULFISH80
    Yes I know the budget eating plan well!!!! Congrats on making it work :) emoticon
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  • NANAFITZPATR1
    Good plan.
    Frozen veggies on sale. Apples will be cheep soon, bananas are always less expensive You are right furits are more in the fall and winter. I read if you shop on Wednesday the prices are cheaper . Don't know if it is true but worth a shot.
    Think we will just have to get creative with what we have. emoticon
    703 days ago
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