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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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    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!

    814 days ago
    Yes I know the budget eating plan well!!!! Congrats on making it work :) emoticon
    815 days ago
    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
    815 days ago
    815 days ago
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