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!
- I had a brunch today. I ate at Bob Evans with one of my best guy friends. He stopped here on his way back home to Virginia. I am so proud of him and what he is accomplishing in his life. It was great to see him. I ate:
- One egg, 2 sausage links, 1/2 biscuit, and cubed potatoes. I also had water! I am proud of myself for picking a lighter option and choosing water.
HAD A BRUNCH…SEE BREAKFAST
- I totally overdid it today:
- Grilled chicken, jello, chips, and cherry pie with grandparents
- Mexican Burrito and Churros
Accomplishments / Feelings
I am so happy to be starting a lifestyle change. I did well with my food goal. I only had a little bit of diet tea as my one nonwater beverage. I did really well with my food goal this week and I am so proud. I can’t wait to add another food goal for next week. Today, I definitely overate. I ate out twice. My friend is moving back home from Colorado. I was so happy to get to see him and grab brunch. We had an awesome conversation and I always enjoy when he comes to visit. I also hosted a party (post will be up soon) with my grandparents and their camping club. I had such a blast. I ate an okay dinner with my grandparents. However, my mom and dad took me out for Mexican a little while after. I ate a burrito and a couple churros. I definitely have a sweet tooth. I know a healthy lifestyle doesn’t happen overnight. It is well…a lifestyle and lifestyles take a lifetime. I am not going to beat myself for all I ate today. I will just try harder tomorrow.
I am now hiding in a corner because I have to share with you some dreadful news. I didn’t work out today because I have been running errands all day! I didn’t pass my fitness goal this week, but I am not going to stop this journey. I WILL succeed. I did walk around the campground, but I wouldn’t count it as a 20-minute walk. I am going to do better next week. I can’t wait to start working on next week’s goals. I will also be taking before pictures soon. Scary, but I know I will never look this way again! I am going to live the life I am purposed to live! 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!