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.
Goal: To lose 1 lb/week
I lost 2.6lbs last week! I am just so happy! With just two small changes, I lost over 2lbs!
That is over the weight of this 2lb bag of peanuts. It feels so amazing to be making progress and starting small. Small changes lead to huge accomplishments. It is also important to reward yourself for your accomplishments. I am going to be adding an award system each week. If I meet my goals each week, I will reward myself with a little treat! I hope you reward yourself (and not always a food reward) for your accomplishments.
I am going to reward myself this week for last week’s accomplishments by renting a movie from Redbox!
Week 1 Goals
Week 2: Add at least one vegetable a day
I am so terrible at eating vegetables. They are not my favorite food. I do like them just not as much as other food. I really need to eat more veggies because they are so good for you. This week I am going to eat a least one serving of vegetables a day. I know I need more but one serving a day is a good place to start. I have been eating no veggies.
Week 1: Drink more water (only 1 nonwater beverage allowed per day)
Week 2: Walk 30 minutes 2 times per week and 15 minutes 1 time 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 adding onto last weeks goal. I will be walking 30 minutes 2x and 15 minutes 1x this week. 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 will also be adding a lifestyle goal each week. I think it is important to improve your mind and personality too. A lifestyle change encompasses all aspects of your life. Remember: This is a lifetime journey!
Week 1: Wake Up By 6:30AM M-F
I really want to start waking up earlier. I get so much more done in the morning. Waking up earlier, will also help with my fitness goal. I won’t be rushed and will have time to properly workout.
- Eggs with bacon
- Two slices cinnamon toast with a little butter
- Cran-apple juice (one nonwater beverage)
- I also had some dirt pudding from work
- 1/2 ham & cheese sandwhich
- Cooked carrots
- Quaker popped apple cinnamon crisps
Accomplishments / Feelings
I am so happy to be starting a lifestyle change. I did well with only drinking water. I am now starting to crave water again and I love it! I had a pretty good breakfast. For lunch, I had a little treat of dirt pudding. It was so good. I hate having a sweet tooth. For dinnner, I had a yummy meal. The carrots were so delicious! However, I did end up eating candy later at night. A future goal will be no sweets after 7pm!
I didn’t wake up this morning at 6:30AM or workout. However, it is no excuses tomorrow. I am going to get my butt out of bed and hit the treadmill. I have to remind myself I am doing this for me and I will thank myself later.
Today’s Thought-Provoking Question:
Q: Where do you go and what do you do to wind down/relax?
A: I usually go to my room to wind down/relax. I watch beauty gurus on YouTube and get caught up on all the new exciting product. I also enjoy reading and love relaxing while reading a good book. Sometimes I pamper myself and have a Lush bath. It feels so amazing to soak in the tub after a long day of work! And of course, I listen to music! I would love to hear what you do to relax? Let me know in the comments below.
Work went pretty good today and we weren’t swamped. I am seriously going to miss my job. I am excited about the new doors that will be opened and can’t wait to see where life takes me next. I am also feeling so much better now that I am starting this lifestyle journey! I can’t wait to see what is in store for all of us 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!