Lean Cuisine #FrozenFavorites and the C25K Program
A couple of weeks ago I shared that I was kicking off the Couch to 5k (C25K) program and getting my run on. Now that I have the first two weeks under my belt I thought I would share with you a little bit more about the program and how I am feeling.
The C25K program is an app that you can download on your phone. It counts down for you how many minutes you need to warm up and cool down, as well as provides interval training for you by alternating between time spent walking, jogging, and running. I love that I can just look at the screen and not have to keep checking my watch or trying to guesstimate in my head.
I also love that the app will pull in the music you have on your phone and provide you with a playlist! Music really does help make your workouts go by so much faster. Even without using the app when I get tired working out I always try to tell myself “just go until the end of this song” and then I get to the end of the song and another one I like comes on, so I try and go to the end of that one. It’s great motivation!
To keep things from getting boring while I was on the program I’ve tried to change up my location a few times. I’ve used my treadmill, followed a route around our neighborhood, went to the track next to the high school (it’s open to the public), and even a couple of parks and other public paths. I remember when we lived in Florida sometimes I would drive the couple of miles to the beach and do my walks or jogs there. Anything to keep it interesting to keep me in motion.
You may remember that before I started the C25K program I also headed to Sam’s Club to stock up on some yummy Lean Cuisine frozen meals. Sam’s Club has them available in 6-packs which are really convenient. On a number of days over the last couple of weeks I enjoyed the Asian-inspired meals for either lunch or dinner. They really are very good! My favorite is still the Sesame Chicken and my second favorite is probably the Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry. Both hubby and Bubbles tried them and liked them, as well!
Usually for lunch I just had the Lean Cuisine meal. I know a lot of people think they couldn’t possibly fill you up but they really do! At least Lean Cuisine ones do. They’re definitely my #FrozenFavorites. When I had them for dinner, however, I often added some healthy sides to round out the meal. Some of my choices were fruit (fresh pineapple slices or a pomegranate, two of my faves), a side salad with some heart-healthy almond slivers, a half baked potato (not very Asian flavored, I know, but it’s what everyone was having for dinner that night), string cheese for extra calcium, and even an extra side of steamed veggies.
I feel really great and plan to keep going. I’ve actually lost six pounds, too! My program partner Heather is doing well, also. Be sure to check out her progress and also check out the other participants by following the #FrozenFavorites hashtag. You’ll probably also catch our updates if you follow Lean Cuisine on Facebook and Twitter.
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