November 17, 2010

Tinsel Vixen Checkin' in!

Good morning!  Today is the first day of the rest of my life!! Or something corny like that. 

Holiday Hoedown Challenge

Actually its the first day of the Holiday Hoedown Challenge.  I'm feeling hopeful!  I'm proud to say that I'm a member of a team that's focused on adopting healthy habits.  Sure most of us want to see the scale move downward, but we're not going to freak if it we don't see big losses every week.

We've agreed on the following habits:

~ 30 minutes of activity 3 times a week. 

This one should be easy peasy for me.  I'm supposed to be running 4 times a week, plus strength and cross training. 

~ 3 fruits/veggies a day

A little more difficult for me.  Sometimes I have to consider tomato based sauces as a veggie.  Must be more diligent about this one.

~ No negative self talk

Our mental challenge for the week is to be nice to ourselves.  Sadly this will probably be the most difficult of the 3 for me.

The Sisterhood has added a challenge of their own.  They're asking us to log our exercise minutes starting today through Tuesday.  I should do well in this aspect, given my long runs.  Since a couple of my teammates are training for events too, I suspect the Tinsel Vixens will represent in this challenge.

I hope to gain several things from this challenge - a good, sound nutrition plan for my marathon training.  I'm up to 16 miles already and I'm still eating crap and not hydrating like I should.  This will be my downfall if I'm not careful.  I can't ask my body to do something its not fueled for.

The challenge hasn't even started and the Vixens are at it in full force.  I'm loving the team support we already have going.

I hope to lose several pounds during this challenge.  I'm really trying not to care.  To accept the "just be healthy" label.  But it really does suck that I have several cute outfits purchased last year that I can't wear any more.  And the constant tugging at my shirt to make sure my belly isn't hanging out is getting really old.

Even if you aren't signed up for a team I encourage you to join us in our goals! 


  1. tinsel vixens?! love it.

    you know i'm on board with the goals! it's gotten cold here this week, so most of my minutes will be wii fit...but honestly, if i do it regularly i DO see significant results. i can also track weight loss that way instead of constantly running to the scale.

  2. Awesome Brooke!

    Yes, no negative talk missy. Don't make me drive over to Knoxville and have a sit down with you. :)

  3. YAY!! I love what you guys have listed as goals! I need to work on the negative talk too.

  4. Wooo hoo! I decided this morning to walk over to the Student Center and buy some fruit for breakfast! =D Healthy goals, here I come!!!

  5. Love your group goals & I loooove the team name! You ladies are definitely going to rock the challenge!

  6. tinsel vixens!! =)

    the negative self talk would be my downfall, too...hard to be a perfectionist sometimes.

    cheers for new goals!

  7. Those are some great goals. I'm hoping I will get better in the food department myself. Good Luck!

  8. Yay for us Tinsel Vixens!

    I think the self-talk will be my hardest, too. And, you know, there's nothing stopping you from having a personal goal of more exercise...some of us are just struggling with the 3x per week these days (sigh...I was soooo good over the summer with the bike training, and now? Not so much.)

    @Lora - nothing wrong with the Wii Fit! Anything that gets you up and moving is a good thing.

  9. Healthy habits are the way to go! I'm excited to start a new challenge. :)

  10. It sounds like y'all are off to a great start! Great goals to aim for!

  11. No more negative talk, m'kay?

    You are smart enough, beautiful enough and gosh darnit, people like you. Including me.

    Now go treat your body like the temple that it is and fuel it properly for those long runs.


  12. woooop wooop go Tinsel vixens!! :)

  13. Yeayyy, Tinsel Vixens!!!

    A non-starchy "vegetable exchange" in diabetes-land is 1/2 cup cooked vegetables (or vegetable juice!) OR 1 cup of raw vegetables. So yes, 1/2 cup of tomato sauce or juice counts. Were I non-diabetic, I would also count canned spaghetti sauce, yet I think I would still go for the lower sugar brands.

  14. cute team name! and I like the rule of no negative talk...I need to start applying that over here!

  15. will do great on this challenge. The end.

  16. This is going to be a great challenge!!

  17. LOVE, LOVE the name! You are awesome and you will all create awesome results for your healthy lives!


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