10 in '10 Challenge Week One: I did it!
(Wondering what 10 in'10 is? Check it out here.)
For the most part, the first week went well. The first two days I forgot to do my crunches...oops. My only other speed bump was my friend Johanna coming over to bake cookies. You see, she had tried baking cookies at her house the day before, but it turned out that her oven had kicked the bucket. Thus, she came to my house. I was a little nervous...but I prevailed! I did not eat any.......not even a little bit of dough......ok, I had a finger-dipping sample of the dough. But if you know me....who luves cookies dough and more often than not likes the cookie dough more than the finished product...eating only a finger-dipping's worth is a major achievement. I allowed myself one cookie too.
Here are some great websites and tools I found:
1. sparkpeople.com : This site is great to track your eating and fitness efforts. You can track your weight progress, your daily calorie intake, the amount of calories you burned during a workout daily, weekly, monthly....you get the picture. I even tracked my walking route on a map and it calculated the distance in miles. I punched in how long it took me to walk it and BAM...I burned a crazy 353 calories. Very cool.
2. Nutrition Data : This site will show you nutritional information on anything. Not only that, it shows you how filling something is as well as the glycemic index. Give this site a try.
Here are my stats:
Work Out: Th, F, Sun, M
Crunches: 40 per day 5 out of 7 days
Weight Loss: 3.4 pounds
And here is my recipe for the week:
Apricot Pork Tenderloin
1/2 c Apricot Preserves
2 T Dijon Mustard
1 t Dried Rosemary, Chopped
2 Pork Tenderloins, 1lb each
1. Combine apricot preserves, dijon mustard, and rosemary in a bowl and stir.
2. Salt and pepper the tenderloins and place them on a foil-lined baking sheet. Then brush the apricot mixture on each side of the pork, saving a little over 1/4 of the mixture.
2. Roast at 425 for 40-45 minutes. Halfway through, turn the tenderloins and brush on the remaining mixture.
3. Afterwards, let the meat stand for 5 minutes and cut it on the diagonal.
Mmmm, it's super good and good for you! (It makes 8 servings, each serving approximately 190 calories and 4 grams of fat.)