Attention Beauty and Fitness Lovers. I am going to be starting a healthy lifestyle and I decided I will be blogging the entire process. I started Everything & Nothin’ to share all aspects of my life and passions. I have completely neglected the fitness part of my blog…Chubby Girl Gets Skinny. However, that is about to change! When I started this blog, I began a lifestyle change and lost a good amount of weight. However, I have now gained it all back and then some. Well, that stops NOW! This isn’t going to be a diet or fitness regimen…it is simply an entire lifestyle change. I wanted to share my progress and failures along the way. I know you all will keep me accountable and we can do this together. If you need to make a health change, I hope these posts inspire you and we can become one healthy Everything & Nothin’ family. I have mapped out my measurements which will be updated weekly/monthly. I have a goal section that will include a new food and fitness goal each week. I will keep a running count of these goals so you can start from the beginning with me. Each week I will be adding a new goal to accomplish in each category. In time, I may add more than one goal each week. However, I find the best way to change is to start one step at a time. The food section is my food diary. Pictures of what I ate for the day will be included here. And to finish off each post is the feelings sections. Here I will discuss how I am feeling and how I did with the current week’s goals. I will also give you inside into my personal life. This post is pretty much my health diary! I hope you will enjoy this journey and follow along with me. Even if you have a healthy lifestyle, we can still learn from each other. I would love to hear your weekly goals and any tips/tricks you have. I hope these posts are fun and inspirational to all of you! Let’s Get Moving!
Note: I am in no way a health/fitness expert. This is simply my journey and what I find works/doesn’t work for me.
Week 1 Goals
Week 1: Drink more water (only 1 nonwater beverage allowed per day)
It is so important to drink water. I have become really terrible at drinking water and it is a must I get more water into my system. I won’t bore you with all the science behind the benefits of water because I am sure you already know them or can always Google them. What I will say is that water is zero calories and you need it to survive. Nonwater beverages have so many calories or are just not very good for you. I drink a ton of calories and I have to change that. This week I am going to drink more water and limit my nonwater consumption to only one glass a day.
Week 1: Walk 20 minutes 2 times per week
Fitness is so important and moving keeps your body functioning its best. It has been months since I have worked out so I am starting small. I am going to walk for 20 minutes a day 2x this week. This will start my body into the fitness mode. As the weeks progress, my fitness routine will become more aggressive as my body gets strong.
Note: Before pictures will be coming soon! I can’t wait to see my progress along the way! And I can’t wait to hear/see yours!
- Eggs with Bacon
- Chobani Flips in Key Lime
- cranberry grape juice (my one nonwater beverage)
- Farmer’s Pantry Crips
- Potatoes with garlic sauce
- Lean Cuisine orange chicken
I was recently sent these amazing snacks from Farmer’s Pantry. I am a huge fan of salty snacks and these are seriously so delicious. I love how you can really taste the corn. They are unlike anything I have ever tried and I am obsessed. I was just so impressed with how fresh these crisps taste. I feel like I am in a corn field eating the best corn of my life with every single bite. I highly recommend trying these because you seriously will be hooked. I look forward to having this snack all the time!
Farmer’s Pantry, the proudly American new snack brand, debuts the first in its line of exciting new snacks: Farmer’s Pantry Cornbread Crisps.Farmer’s Pantry Cornbread Crisps are a revolutionary product – the first cornbread cracker snack to hit the market. Perfect to “feed your hunger,” these snacks are great for kids and adults alike as they offer a satisfying, healthy and natural snack that is as innovative as it is delicious. Farmer’s Pantry snacks are always made in America with ingredients you would only find in a farmer’s pantry and always grown on U.S. family farms. These delicious snacks are perfect anytime during the day, for travel, hikes or to pack in your gym bag or purse.
Farmer’s Pantry Cornbread Crisps, available in Original and Jalapeno flavors, are a crispy, savory snack that tastes as mouth-wateringly delicious as the first bite of a slice of corn bread or corn muffin. Made from fresh corn and other whole grains grown on American farms, these crisps are sure to appeal to discriminating snackers across the country.
Farmer’s Pantry snacks are hitting the market at exactly the right time to make a difference. According to a recent 490 person Nielsen poll, most said they “enjoyed” eating all the time. After enjoyment, the second most common reason Americans cite for eating a snack in the past 30 days is “to satisfy hunger” in between meals.1 Another 30,000 person Nielsen poll cited that 90 percent of people surveyed said that they snack at least once a day, and a full 45 percent of people actually replace at least one regular meal a day with snacks.2 And finally, according to analysis by Euromonitor, sales of snacks account for 40% of the $370 billion U.S. packaged food market and are set to grow 2% annually through 2019, thanks in large part to millennials who eat more snacks than any other group.3
“Farmers Pantry Cornbread Crisps are truly the best thing since sliced bread!” said Josh Chaitovsky, co-founder and CEO of Farmer’s Pantry. “We believe it’s high-time for snacks to resolve the trade-off between being wholesome, made from natural ingredients and delicious. But to be truly sustainable, we also pledge to give back to our American farmers, and to hungry Americans in need, by supporting important charities such as Veterans Farm, Farm Aid, and The Family Farm charities.”
Farmer’s Pantry Cornbread Crisps are available in Original and Jalapeno flavors, in two sizes: 6-ounce bags of regular size Cornbread Crisps and 2-ounce bags of bite-sized Cornbread Crisps. Perfect for supermarkets, mass market retailers, airport stores, and convenience stores, Farmer’s Pantry Cornbread Crisps are available in 12 per case, and will retail in the $3.99 range for 6oz bags, and under $2.00 for 2oz bags.
Farmer’s Pantry creates hearty, tasty American snacks from freshly grown vegetables sourced on local American farms. Cornbread Crisps are the first of their incredible line of innovative, healthy snacks that are sure to “feed your hunger.” Visit Farmer’s Pantry online at www.farmerspantry.farm.
Accomplishments / Feelings
I am so happy to be starting a lifestyle change. I did pretty well with my food goal today. I only drank some cranberry grape juice in the morning. The rest of the day I drank water. I ate a decent breakfast and lunch. For dinner, I splurged and had McDonald’s. I wasn’t in the best mood today because I had a terrible night. I just didn’t feel like doing anything and really had to push myself today. I also didn’t get any sleep. I know this process will take time and I will have little bumps along the way…today’s bump was McDonald’s. I also must confess last night I ate a handful of peanut M&M’s…again (such a weakness of mine). I am not going to beat myself up because I am starting small. This is a lifestyle change and I know I won’t do everything perfect. However, as I continue on this journey I will learn. Work was awful today because more people were transferring. I am just so sad to see everyone go. It was crazy in the morning and I didn’t think I would ever make it through the day. However, it did slow down and I am so thankful I had a chance to breathe. I didn’t get my walk in today because I woke up late and had zero sleep. I am going to do it tomorrow…NO EXCUSES…and this time I mean it! Hey! You all are along for my struggles too! I can’t wait to see what is in store for me throughout this journey. I am excited to be living my life again! I would love to hear what all you did today and ate! Share anything with me in the comments below!