Challenge example…

I wasn’t technically starting my Whole Life Challenge today, but I wanted to do an update of what a day in the challenge might look like…  But first, a recipe!

Simple Egg Salad



  • 2 eggs, hardboiled
  • 2 teaspoons soft silken tofu (or yogurt/mayo)
  • cumin & chili powder
  • dash of salt, to taste


  1. Hardboil the eggs.  Discard one yolk (optional).  Chop up the egg whites finely, setting the remaining yolk aside.
  2. Mush together the yolk, the tofu, and spices.  Add the chopped egg whites.  Mix.  Yum!

I also have a fun treadmill workout for you.  It’s called the 5-4-3-2-1 workout and I found it at  Tanya has a ton of other great workout ideas, so check it out.  Here is what I did:

Part 1: (all 0% incline) – 22 minutes.

  • 2 minute warmup, 4.0 mph
  • 5 minutes 6.2 mph
  • 1 minute 4.0 mph
  • 4 minutes 6.5 mph
  • 1 minute 4.0 mph
  • 3 minutes 7.0 mph
  • 1 minute 4.0 mph
  • 2 minutes 7.5 mph
  • 1 minute 4.0 mph
  • 1 minute 8.0 mph
  • 1 minute 4.0 mph

Part 2: repeat part 1 (minus the warmup)! – 20 minutes.

Part 3: (different from InTheGym’s workout) walking at 4.0 mph, then 3.5 mph, then 3.0 mph.  Then stop 😀 – 15 minutes.

And now for the update


  1. Yoga – I did yoga stretching for about 10 minutes after my treadmill workout.  Not ideal (I wanted to do a podcast or video), but it fits!
  2. Walking – part of my treadmill workout was walking.  Check!
  3. New meal (this doesn’t have to be daily, just weekly) – I made egg salad and put it on top of my salad for lunch.  Delish.  Recipe above.
  4. Organic – using up the non-organic veggies that I still have.  This might take a few days.
  5. Green oat bran – with banana soy pudding (from Whole Foods), dark chocolate dreams peanut butter, and lots of spinach.

It was a good day, even though the challenge hasn’t technically started.  Good luck on the first day *TOMORROW* if you’re joining me.  And don’t forget that this weekend is Memorial Day weekend – I can’t wait to spend time with my sweetie and just relax.

15 Comments on Challenge example…

  1. Jasmine
    21 May, 2009 at 10:31 pm (8 years ago)

    Congrats on not snacking after dinner! I’m still working to get to that point… it’s not an easy feat!

  2. mi
    22 May, 2009 at 1:12 am (8 years ago)

    your challenges sound great! you’re doing so good already.

    i loooove egg salads.

    thanks for the treadmill workout – anything to make it more exciting!!

    about the google reader comment, i have noticed that as well and thought it was the same for everyone….?!?! i hope it doesn’t especially hate me! i find that the more pictures i have in my post, the longer it takes to go up on reader (i “subscribe” to myself on reader so i can see it’s showing up properly)

  3. Pearl
    22 May, 2009 at 3:02 am (8 years ago)

    you’re doing great so far, maggie!

  4. coco
    22 May, 2009 at 3:16 am (8 years ago)

    great idea with the egg salad!! 🙂
    I’m not sure I can start the challenge today but definitely soon!
    great workout! I love intervals!

  5. Shelby
    22 May, 2009 at 3:56 am (8 years ago)

    Great Job Maggie!

  6. Lara (Thinspired)
    22 May, 2009 at 3:58 am (8 years ago)

    I’m bookmarking this one for when I make my grand return to the treadmill. Looks like a good interval workout!

  7. Alison
    22 May, 2009 at 4:40 am (8 years ago)

    Sounds like a fun challenge. I like the new meal idea. Good interval idea. I’ve done soemthing like that a few times and it’s killer

  8. Annabel
    22 May, 2009 at 6:18 am (8 years ago)

    I love the idea of your Whole Life Challenge!

  9. Biz
    22 May, 2009 at 7:18 am (8 years ago)

    Since I started eating around 400 – 500 calorie meals, I am not even tempted to snack – I used to have 200 calorie breakfasts and by 10:00 I was starving!

    I would have liked to participate in BSI this week, but have yet to find your beloved vegetable!

    Have a relaxing weekend Maggie!

  10. Danielle
    22 May, 2009 at 7:24 am (8 years ago)

    Wow, your Whole Life challenge sounds great! Best of luck I can’t wait to hear all about your progress 🙂

  11. Hil
    22 May, 2009 at 8:01 am (8 years ago)

    I’ll join in on points one through three of your challenge. I can (and should) do those things. Count me in!

  12. Jenny
    22 May, 2009 at 8:19 am (8 years ago)

    i would never think to add tofu to my edd salad – you are just so creative, girlie!

  13. elise
    22 May, 2009 at 8:37 am (8 years ago)

    well done on the challenge! that workout looks like a good one, im going to have to check out that website. seems like a good resource.

  14. Justine
    22 May, 2009 at 9:26 am (8 years ago)

    Good luck with challenge starting today!!


  15. Christina
    22 May, 2009 at 9:30 am (8 years ago)

    I just bought a dozen eggs yesterday to make egg salad – great minds! (Johnny’s moms fresh eggs don’t boil well.. so I have to plan ahead and buy special when I want to boil!)