My last post went over like a lead filled balloon. No one has any opinions on SOPA, the Internet as a distraction, hand milking a cow, nor are there any takers to join me for the Whole Living Action Plan. I definitely need to learn how other bloggers get their readers so involved in fitness and weight loss challenges.
I know dropped ball in 2011 as far as weight maintenance and fitness motivation and that must have carried over into my blog. I'm planning on making that right this year. After all, it's the Year of the Dragon! If that doesn't spark some fierce determination, I don't know what will.
I've always purchased the January/February issue of Whole Living magazine with the lofty goal of taking on the challenge they present each year but have never done it. This year's challenge looks totally tough but it's only three weeks. I'm committing to the entire three weeks, here and now! Tomorrow I will hit the market to purchase the items on the first week's shopping list.
I don't usually like to focus on what I can't have but here is the must avoid list for the challenge...
- processed food or beverages
- added sugar
It's better to focus on what I'm going to have, so here is how the weeks will unfold...
- plant-based fats, including nuts, seeds, and oils
- week 1 foods
- beans and lentils, and organic soy
- weeks 1 and 2 foods
- gluten-free grains and eggs
I'll likely modify the plan by avoiding soy and having extra portions of the vegetable juices. Otherwise I'm going to follow the plan closely including the tips and exercises. I will blog here with photos, recipes and how I'm doing on a regular basis. I'll also post my reviews of the recipes and the plan itself as well as the shopping costs. Click here for a look at week 1. I'm off to print the first shopping list. Have a great Sunday!