Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Daniel Plan Day 10- first check in and PRIZE PACK! #thedanielplan

Its time for our first check in for The Daniel Plan program!

Its day 10 on Wednesday July 9th so it's time to evaluate how we've done and what can be done better.

Have you been able to finished the whole The Daniel Plan book?
What did you like about it and how did it help you?

I loved making notes and learning about the 5 different essentials and how they all help towards a healthier more fit lifestyle.

I have been using The Daniel Plan journal every day and it has really helped me focus on my eating, exercise and what I'm thankful for each day. I did get behind for a couple of days with my journal but I still wrote down what I ate so I wouldn't forget.

One of the essentials is Food of course. 
Was it hard for you to follow the nutrition plan?  

I have not been following the daily food plan as outlined in the book, but I HAVE been eating off the list and making my own meal menus. I know my mom has been following the 10 day detox and was doing excellent with making her meals and following the program. I did not do as well as I had hoped these past 10 days. I did eat fast food twice (Wendys jr bacon cheeseburger) as well as a very small icecream; but I stuck with my menu plans the rest of the time. I've been gluten and diary free for at least a month or two so personally it wasn't hard for me to follow this program. I do miss having bananas because I like to use them in my morning protein shakes, and I still use them occasionally, but I try to use other foods instead.  

Were you able to eat healthy these past 10 days? 
Did you try any new foods or recipes? 

Another essential to the program is FITNESS. 

I used the hashtag #thedanielplan and #danielstrong on my fitness Instagram pictures, if you want to check out what I've been doing. The past 10 days I've been doing walking, strength training and flexibility. I get up fairly early so I can do my workouts in the mornings before the family is awake and before I have to get ready for work. I love my workouts, my alone time, and trying new exercise dvds.

I tried PIYO for the first time, as well as Jillian Michaels Body Revolution. I exercised 8 out of 10 days. I took a rest day on sunday and took a rest day today. 

What workouts did you do? 
Did you exercise every day? 

One of the things I like about using my journal is that it asks me every day for one thing I'm thankful for. 

What are you thankful for today? 

I hope you have had an awesome time living The Daniel Plan Lifestyle. Our next check in will be on day 20.

For the next 10 days continue to eat healthy and follow the food plan or list of foods as best you can. Try to do some form of exercise 5-6 times per week. and don't forget to weigh in and measure every 10 days as well. I will be weighing myself in the morning because I forgot to do it this morning.

Don't forget to enter my rafflecopter below to win some prizes for participating in this challenge.

Every 10 days we will have a check in and another prize to win. USA addresses only and you can win more than once!! Good luck!

Here's a little peek of the prize packages I was putting together this weekend:


  1. I have read the Daniel Plan Book before starting 10 days ago. I really loved every bit of the book! I did a lot of underling! It really helped me a lot to view this diet- lifestyle change from a SPIRITUAL perspective. That foundation has given me the strength to keep at this! I do believe my body is a temple to house HIS spirit, and I need to respect that, and take care of myself-no one else will! do not want to keep setting lose weight goals. I want to lose the weight and be done with it and move onto other things to enjoy in life.
    I have followed the 10 day detox. So NO sugar, NO Dairy, NO Gluten- no fruit, only whole foods I spent day one buying the groceries and learning to make the recipes and cooked the food in preparation for the week since I work. It took some doing at first but I have made it work for me. I rotated the fods around since I had so many leftovers. Some of the recipes I just plain couldn't get to because I had so much food. ***From day 1- I was NEVER NEVER hungry. I had lots of GAS from the beans and on the second week- I chose not to eat the beans...I love the protein shakes!
    As for the exercise- because I spent so much time on food prep. I stayed with my own routine for aerobics- Leslie Sansone Mini Walks and the Les Mills Pump Program for weights on the alternating days. I did this 7/10 days with 2 sundays off and I missed only 1 day- by choice. I FEEL GREAT!!
    So drumroll PLEASE!!! 6.5 pounds down in 10 days!!! WooHooo!!!! Never never have I seen such success. Ok my secret: I pack up a baggie of raw veggies: crinkle carrot wedges, cucumbers, celery or squash and a little container of nuts:walnuts or cashews- and KEEP IN MY PURSE. This has been my secret weapon to keep me satisfied and in bounds when working late or traveling. So I will finish this weekend out with leftovers and start a new week with the recipes in the book. I use the weekend to prepare myself for the week. I know I need to challenge myself more with EXERCISE but that will be in a little while.
    Now a confession: I have not been faithful in writing in my journal abt reflections or gratitude's- just trying to focus on getting the food plan down.
    I hope others are finding success as I have OR that maybe because of what I have shared you are willing to try! Best to you all as you journey on this path of self discovery of finding what is BEST for your body!

  2. Its my day3 and excited to see progress. I enjoy the journaling...keeps
    Me accountable :) can't wait to read more of this blog