This was previously posted at: http://health.jmbranum.com/2015/02/14/six-days-in-time-for-a-photo-recap/
Disclaimer: This post is part of my participation in the Genghis Grill Health Kwest Challenge. #Healthkwest #GenghisGrillAd http://t.co/JcWNs8HuyX
I’m having a wonderful time so far in the Genghis Grill Health Kwest contest, but have been crazy busy keeping up with my diet, exercise and social media tasks for the contest (along with all of my regular work/school/family responsibilities), so I’m little tardy in blogging.
So, I thought what I do to catch up is tell the story with pictures!
Day 1 , Monday – Didn’t count calories, 1 hour exercise
I came into this day super-nervous. I have dieted so many times before and was worried about how I would do, but there’s a time to just plunge in and go for it.
So I did the weigh-in (302 pounds! yikes!) and then later that day got in my first bowl at Genghis Grill.
As you can see from the pictures, my wife brought roses for me to celebrate the occasion!
And here’s my first bowl. Super good!
And here’s my wife Becky and my son Ty eating with me…
Then we ended the night by working out at the Lighthouse Gym in NW OKC.
Day 2, Tuesday – 2028 calories – 45 minutes exercise
Unfortunately I can’t eat all of my meals at Genghis Grill, so I’m working on improving my cooking skills to use more veggies. So here’s what I fixed for breakfast…
Then later in the day I met my co-workers from the Center for Conscience in Action, a non-profit peace and social justice organization I work with. Of course we ate GG.
And here’s my bowl…
Later that night I worked out with my family. I’m shooting for 40 minutes to an hour per day, doing a mix of interval training on the bike and weight training.
Day 3 – 2025 calories – 45 minutes exercise
This was a crazy good bowl…
Very busy day but still got in the workout thanks to my wife’s encouragement.
Day 4 – 1904 calories – 1 hour exercise
Thursday was a very busy day but I got in my bowl and my exericse.
Day 5 – 1826 calories – 45 minutes exercise
Friday was a gloriously good day. It started in the afternoon with an awesome bowl – this time made with the citrus ginger sauce!
And then that evening we had a glorious Valentine’s eve date!
Day 6 – Still counting
Today I took my family and my in-laws to GG for lunch. This afternoon I will be out driving the pedicab and hopefully burning off a lot of calories.