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!
- Chobani Simply 100 “Crunch” Yogurt
- Pizza Hut BBQ chicken wings & 1 Slice Pizza
- apple juice (my one nonwater beverage)
- Turkey Sandwich
- Farmer’s Pantry Crips
I also had a slice of pizza and diet Mountain Dew for lunch. I then had some peanut butter pie and a sugar cookie. My work had a pizza party. I couldn’t resist. However, a future goal will be dealing with food temptations.
- Chicken and cheese Casadia
Accomplishments / Feelings
I am so happy to be starting a lifestyle change. I didn’t do too well with my food goal. I drank apple juice this morning and then had a diet Moutain Dew. I would say diet Mountain Dew does count as another nonwater beverage even though it has zero calories. Diet pop is still not good for your body. I did drink a lot of water today too and for that I am proud. I didn’t eat well at all today. For breakfast, I finished my leftover Pizza Hut. For lunch, I packed a great lunch but added in some not so great food choices. My work threw a pizza party and had lots of pizza and sweets. I only ate one piece of pizza but did eat a good amount of sweets. One of the girls I work with is an amazing baker. It is so hard to pass up her sweets. In the future, I will test ways of dealing with food temptation so we can all learn how to attack these tempting situations. I had a decently healthy dinner!
I am so glad it is Friday. This week has been such a long week and I just drag my feet at work. We weren’t too busy today which was nice. However, we did transfer a ton of medicine. Customers ask me about my jobs plans and I wish I could tell them where I will be going but I have no idea. I will miss them so much and it feels great that they will miss me too.
I figured I would make these posts even more personal by asking a thought-provoking question each day. I will give my answer to the question as well. I will be starting this next week. Let me know what you think? This is a lifestyle journey and I think a healthy lifestyle includes the mind as well. It is important to keep your mind active and dig deeper into everything that makes us unique. I hope these questions will get our minds turning and we can all discover more about ourselves.
I am now hiding in a corner because I have to share with you some dreadful news. I didn’t work out again this morning! However, don’t start thinking too negative because I DID my walk at night. It felt so amazing to get moving again and I can’t wait to start adding more to my fitness routine. It is hard to find time to workout but it is so important. I just have to remind myself I will regret it if I don’t find the time. I will be doing another 20-minute walk tomorrow to complete my fitness goal this week. 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!