Do I Run to Eat More?

by Nicci on 11/18/2009

Warning: Don’t try this method


Just a cute funny…

Do I run to eat more? Uhmmm, No I do not.  ANNOYED!!

A co-worker actually asked me this earlier during the week. Yes, I do love food…I’m a foodie, but I do not run/workout so that I can stuff my face. I work out to relieve stress, gain energy and I love how I my body feels after a good sweat session.

I’ve mentioned before that I’m involved in POTM (Pile on the Miles) to help me with weight control, during this Holiday Season but the #1 reason is help with my 5k training! Winter weather can make Nicci, a very lazy or productive girl. I love how the blogging community is coming together and fitness challenges are popping up everywhere.

I have many parties, weddings and pot lucks to attend, these last 2 months of the year.  Here is a list of simple things I’m doing to survive.

Holiday Eating Extravaganza Survival Tips

  1. Eating  a light snack before heading to a party
  2. Choose healthy options- fruits and veggie trays
  3. Portion control
  4. More exercise than indulging
  5. Eating only one roll….Uhmmmm
  6. Limiting my alcoholic beverage consumption to two drinks

(I just started laughing at myself for the last two above) :-)

Just remember to have a good time and don’t over stuff the belly. This Season only comes once a year!!

What tips might you suggest?

What challenges are you involved in?

Anyone not worried about this Holiday Season?


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Holiday Challenges

by Nicci on 11/02/2009

Kicking November off with a Bang!

November Goals:

  1. Drink more water
  2. Workout morning and evening
  3. Less processed foods
  4. Spend more time with family

Many challenges are going on and it’s a great time to pick one to help you get through the Holidays.  I’m participating in POTM and also another challenge at TheNest that Kelsey from Kelseytoney has told me about. This challenge will be great with POTM.  Please go check it out, thanks again Kelsey!

I felt so refreshed this morning, I couldn’t believe how an extra hour can make a difference.  Thank you Mr. Daylight Savings…for the extra time to workout, eat breakfast at home and watch The Morning Show.

I’m happy to say I started the day with a workout and ended it with a workout too!

  • 30 min. Cardio (morning)
  • 30 min. High Def Sculpt (evening)
  • 30 min. Total Body Sculpt (evening)

Yogurt, granola with fruit always makes me happy.

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Lunch was a Chipotle burrito with Carlos.

Tofu Stir Fry & Whole Grain Pilaf was on the menu for dinner tonight.

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Cut the tofu into cubes and marinate in stir fry sauce for 15 minutes over the stove.  After cooking the frozen vegetables, I added the tofu and 90 sec Kashi Pilaf to the mix.

This delicious meal took less then 30 minutes to prepare.  We now call tofu ”chicken” at home. Chris likes tofu but would rather I call it chicken, so he can imagine it’s meat. Lol

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Can’t forget the fruit salad on the side as dessert.

New things in November:

  1. Healthy Living Challenges
  2. Anniversaries (4 year dating anniversary)
  3. Weddings
  4. Birthdays
  5. Holidays with family & friends
  6. 18 days, 18 days, 18 days till New Moon

What challenges are you participating in, to help you through the Holidays?

Good Night

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