Clean Plate Club

Yesterday’s workout was a tough one.  I did the Pick 6 Challenge again at work.  Right now we’re doing a 12-week Health Challenge and there are different teams competing.  I am the captain of my team, Progress not Perfection. Every couple of weeks we have different challenges for the teams to do.

For the Pick 6 Challenge You pick 6 events (out of 10 total).  You must do 3 carido and 3 strength events.  You have 2 minutes in between each exercise, so it goes pretty quickly.  I felt as though I was in a dead sprint for the entire duration of the workout!

For my Pick 6 I did the following (and in this order):

  • 1 mile run: 8:27
  • 1 minute curl ups: 77
  • 2 mile bike: 6:58
  • Bench Press (as many as I could do at 37% of my body weight on the smith machine): 25 reps
  • 10 minutes on the AMT: I went 1.1 miles and kept the resistance between 8 and 10 and kept my stride long.
  • Leg Extensions (as many as I could do at 40% of my body weight): 70 reps

Phew, this was a tough workout! I felt as though I gave 100% of my effort.  I also taught 2 classes earlier that day, so my strength was a bit fatigued.  But overall, I did my best and had fun doing so.  I’m glad it’s over though 😉

This workout could be implemented easily into anyone’s routine for a nice challenge.  Give it a try! Here are the rules and exercise guidelines.

Clean Plate Club

After work yesterday, I was exhausted.  I knew that an easy dinner was a must! I threw a couple of chicken breasts in the the crock pot, covered em’ with low sodium chicken broth, a few dashes of hot sauce, chili powder, garlic powder, and pepper to make shredded chicken for Taco Night.

Taco Chicken

I cooked the chicken on high for about 2 hours and before I knew it, dinner was ready! I got out some essential taco toppings to make a taco buffet for Andy and I:

Taco Essentials

Andy and I piled some toppings onto soft tortillas and chowed down while watching “How I met your Mother”:


I filled my taco with chicken, salsa, sour cream, cheese, and chopped onions.  On the side I had some Guiltless Gourmet chips:

My Plate

Taco night was a success! I love how simple yet delicious this meal can be.

Taco Thursday

Sophia was on crumb control just in case I happened to drop anything:

On Duty for Crumb Control

Sophia is definitely a member of the Clean Plate Club.  Even after she licks her bowl clean, she makes sure that Boo’s bowl is just as clean.  And to be honest, I’m the same way! When Andy and I get ice cream I always inspect his cup to eat any left over fudge and chocolate.  Clean Plate Club for life! 🙂

Thanks Boo, for always letting me lick your bowl clean!

Always room for Sundaes

After dinner I went to the book store to get the third installment of the the Hunger Games, along with a couple of other purchases:


I purchased Learning from the Light and The Quiet Room along with Mockingjay.   I can’t decide which one to start with! They’re all completely different, but are all super interesting.

After the book store, I hit up Dairy Queen to pick Andy and I up some hot fudge sundaes.  I think I say this every day, but in my life there is always room for sundaes! I think I could live on soft serve ice cream.

Dairy Queen Sundae

This sundae was extra delicious tonight.  And I did lick Andy’s cup clean when he was done.  For some reason he always leaves a lot of fudge.  I make sure to not let it go to waste!

Happy with my Sundae!

After eating our Sundaes I was ready for bed.  But first we had to find Sophia…oh wait, there she is:

I'm hiding

The little monkey was laying under the bed! I think she was on the same page as me: ready for bed!

Dad and Soph

 Weekend Plans:

This weekend we have Andy’s little niece’s Baptism.  Little Claire is so cute, I can’t wait to spend some time with her and Andy’s family.  Other than the baptism we have no other big plans except for the usual errands, cleaning and relaxing.  Pizza Friday will be taking place tonight (of course)! Happy Friday!


Are you a member of the Clean Plate Club?  I don’t always clean my plate with my meals but desserts are usually licked clean!

13 responses to “Clean Plate Club

  1. I use to be, but im workign on it. Defiantly finish dessert! haha

  2. I’m pretty good about belonging to the clean plate club. So really, I have to watch how much food I start out with on my plate… it’s just that guilt association I get from cleaning my plate when i was little… lol

  3. I am definitely a member. GIrl, I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! I had to laugh when I saw that you commented because I have been stalking you for quite some time!!! That workout sounds KILLER!! I LOVE tacos and I really could live off of soft serve for the rest of my life too!

  4. I don’t undrstand (or trust) people who leave hot fudge behind. It’s the best part!!!!!

  5. I always clean my plate, especially if I’m making the food for myself because then the portions are smaller. The only time I may not is when the plate is ginormous at a restaurant!

  6. Hey just found your blog, it looks great! I am a HUGE dog lover and yours are so sweet!

    I am certainly always clean my plate. I tend to use smaller plates for myself so I don’t go overboard. And no matter how full I am… I can always clean up dessert!

  7. Clean plate club = always!! The pick 6 challenge makes me want to belong to a gym again in a bad way, but I’ve had a hard time finding one I like since moving to a new city in January.

  8. Sadly, I must admit. I have been a long-standing member of the clean plate club. I’m practically the president!

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  10. How fun! The challenge will definitely keep people on their toes and motivated!

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