Lean Cuisine and Couch to 5K #FrozenFavorites

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There are two things that I love doing that seem to get me in trouble – shopping and eating.  They first one hurts our bank account and the second one goes straight to my thighs.  I have slowly been working on an exercise and diet routine that is simple to follow.  But yall.. its tough!  Not only do I have two toddlers to wrestle but I have a real problem with will power.  [I see it.. I like it.. I eat it.]  To help me I have started replacing lunch with a Lean Cuisine and began the Couch to 5k [C25K] program.   
I purchased my Lean Cuisines at Sam’s Club – aka one of my favorite places to shop.  Their prices can’t be beat.  I was lucky to shop sans kids so I was in and out in less then 45 minutes although I did linger in the frozen food section for awhile.  I grabbed some apples and bananas for the kids and to snack on.  Im trying to keep good things in the house so Im not easily tempted.  [Harder then it sounds.]  Dont mind the ice cream and sweet tea, thats for the hubby.  Seriously.  
I have been eating a Lean Cuisine every day for lunch and they are so good!  Each 6 pack comes with a Ginger Garlic Stir Fry, Sesame Chicken and Chicken Teriyaki.  I havent decided which one is my favorite yet.  I truly enjoy all of them. 
I also downloaded the Couch to 5K app for my Blackberry.  It starts off slow with simple workouts like jog 60 seconds followed by walking for 90 seconds.  I have actually started running two days a week so on my off days I do this routine.  I go to the gym but once it cools down here I will run out at our park.  [Dear weather, please cool down soon!]  
Im happy to say that with replacing one meal a day and working out with the Couch to 5K program I have more energy and have lost 3 pounds!  [Excuse my while I happy dance for a second.]  I am very excited to be on the right track and hopefully I will have my pre-baby body back one day.

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What do yall do to stay healthy?  If yall want more inspiration check out my partners in workout crime [ha!]


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Kelley is a work at home mom who loves making her kids laugh. She enjoys cooking, crafting, and the everyday chaos of life.

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  1. oooh I love their sesame chicken! one of my faves! ;)

  2. Looking forward to participating at the same time as you! Today's day 1 for me! :)

  3. I love the steak tips portabella! And I LOVE the couch-to-5K program!! My old knees can't handle running, so I only do the first few weeks, but I improve SO fast on the first part of their program. Even just a few weeks of it will make you feel like you can take on the world again!

  4. Good for you! I try to lift weights at random times…while I'm watching tv an night, etc.

  5. Good luck on the Couch Potato to 5K!!! I just recently finished and although I am battling some back issues, I felt like it was a great accomplishment – now if I could just complete the actual race***sigh***

  6. This really sounds amazing! The lean cuisine looks delicious, I must try those out and good luck with the couch potato to 5K. Replacing one meal a day and exercising is the most healthy way to go! :)

  7. Wow! Congrats – great job. I am not trying to lose weight, but I buy and eat Lean Cuisine just because they are healthy, convenient and delicious.

  8. ooo! the chicken teriyaki looks ah-mazing! I have been wanting to try C25K forever. I guess there is no time like the present, huh? PS congrats on your weight loss! So happy for you!

  9. Congratulations!, I too am working on weight loss. I don't go for the frozen foods but occasionally I will grab one. Lean Cuisine is one that I will from time to time :)

  10. Good luck with the couch to 5k. I am not an avid runner by any means, more like a walk-jogger, but running a 5k is so empowering!

  11. Ooooo those do look yummy!! I have never been a runner, but we do love to be outside as much as we can.:)

  12. Awesome!! I used to eat TONS of Lean Cuisine…when it's on sale you can really get a lot for not too much $. :)
    Congrats on the 3 lbs!

  13. I love the idea of doing the Couch to 5K, I've never seen the app so thanks for showing that! Also I used to do the frozen meals but they have so many unnatural things and preservatives :( I try to only do one a few times a month if possible but I do love the ease in packing them for lunch!

  14. I love Lean Cuisine meals! I also started the Couch to 5k recently, made it to week 4 then life got crazy and I slacked off but hoping to start back up with again soon, I loved the program!

  15. Omg will power…yeah what is that?! Yay for the 3 lbs!!! =)

  16. Ohh! That app sound cool! I love Sam's and Lean Cuisine!! Now, I really want some Mint icecream!!

  17. Keep it up! BRAVO! :D

  18. Go girl! I've been eating lean cuisines at work too recently. They really are tasty!

  19. This really sounds brilliant! The lean cuisine looks delicious, i must experiment with those out and good luck with the couch potato to 5K. Replacing one meal a day and exercising is the most healthy way to go! :)

  20. WHOOHOO! Go Kelley!!! That's an awesome accomplishment!! :) I just ate one of the Lean Cuisine snacks yesterday (the pita bread with broccoli cheese dip). I'm definitely going to have to check out that app! I walked the “Making Strides for Breast Cancer” this Saturday, but I'm not at all able to run (barely a jog to save my life I think), I really wanna try that with ya. :)

  21. very nice and interesting blog post thanks..

  22. 3lbs already?!?! That is AWESOME!! WooHoo!! Doin the happy dance with you!

  23. Good job! Keep it up!

  24. Congrats on the C25k program! Have you signed up for a 5k race? I find that it is a lot more motivating when you have an actual race to look forward to. Plus there is usually a free t-shirt with a race too and all those other people to keep you moving. Good luck!

  25. Commercial Fitness equipment including treadmills, ellipticals, bikes and custom strength equipment. You can find our nearest provider for Fitness equipment orlando.

  26. that 6 pack of lean cuisines is $9 at costco!

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