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. 

Current Measurements

Goal: To lose 1 lb/week

I lost 1lbs last week! I am just so happy! It isn’t a lot but one pound a week will be 52lbs in a year! I think that is awesome and I am proud of myself! I am not out of the 240s!

Image Source: Walmart

That is about the weight of this 1lb container of meat. 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.

Reward:

I am going to reward myself this week by buying one good deal I find!

Week 1 Goals

Food Goals:

Week 3: Limit fast food consumption to no more than 2x per week

I eat out way too much and fast food is so tempting. Of course, I never pick the healthiest options either. Therefore, my goal this week is to limit my fast food consumption.

Week 2: Add at least one vegetable a day

Week 1: Drink more water (only 1 nonwater beverage allowed per day)

Fitness Goals:

Week 3: Walk 30 minutes 2 times per week and 15 minutes 1 time per week. Add in 10 minutes of strength training 1x this 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. I am also going to start strength training. Strength training is important to any fitness routine. 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! 

Lifestyle Goals:

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 + 2: 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. I didn’t accomplish this goal last week so it is back again this week.

Breakfast

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  • BBQ Chicken Sandwich
  • Apple Juice (one nonwater beverage)

Lunch

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  • BLT Pizza
  • Trail Mix
  • Apple
  • BBQ Chips

Dinner

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  • BBQ chicken sandwich
  • Orville Redenbacher’s Kettle Corn
  • Sour Pouch Kids
  • Peanut M&Ms

Accomplishments / Feelings

I am so happy to be starting a lifestyle change. I had a delicious breakfast and lunch. I did have some sweets today which is something I need to work on.  I had my vegetable today and am happy I didn’t forget it. For dinner, I had a random assortment of junk. I am kind of depressed! I need to learn how to deal with my emotions other than food. Throughout this journey, I will learn.

I didn’t wake up at 6:30 AM. I have been having a really rough couple days and just can’t get to bed on time. However, I will master the goal. It is going to be next week’s goal as well! Week three has to be the winner! I am going to start by waking up 30 minutes earlier each day until I am getting up at 6:30! I did get my 15-minute walk in today! It felt so great! I am excited to be adding strength training into my routine and can’t wait to start it. I plan on doing my strength training tomorrow.

Today’s Thought-Provoking Question:

Q: What do you think is the best age to get married?

A: To be honest, I don’t think age matters all that much. However, I don’t think you should get married at 10 (unless of course it is pretend marriage). I believe if two people are in love and have prayed about marriage and God is leading them in that direction, then there is nothing wrong with getting married. I also believe marriage counseling is so important. The right age to get married will be different with every couple. I have friends who were married at 18 and friends who have yet to be married (including myself and I am almost 26). It all depends on the person. What about you? What do you think is the best age?

Work is still so hard and depressing. Next week will be my last few days in the pharmacy. It really depresses me. I will help close the store because I want to say buy to my work family. People are just so rude and so inconsiderate about us losing our jobs. You would think the deals are amazing but they aren’t yet because it just started. I keep thinking to myself if you all came when we have our normal sales…we would not be closing. It is so crazy! 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!

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