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
- Height: 5′ 7″
- Age: 25
I gained weight but not much. I am still not out of the 24os. However, I am definitely bloated this week. I do feel better and I feel my body is getting tighter. I still need to take my measurements. This week I am really going to focus on snacking and portion control. I will succeed with a healthy lifestyle. As they say, “Rome wasn’t built overnight.” My body will not change overnight. I am so glad I added strength training and my body feels a little sore from it. I love that feeling because I feel like my body is slowly changing.
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.
This week I will reward myself by working harder. I didn’t accomplish all my goals last week so this week is catch up week. I want that reward so I am going to work harder!
Week 4 Goals
Week 6: Watch Portions and Be Careful With Snacking
Since I did terrible last week at watching portions, I am going to dive into it this week. It is so important to eat the right portion of food. I find I overeat way too many foods. I am also going to cut back on my bad snacking and start eating fruit and veggies for my snacks.
Week 5: Start to Watch Portions
Week 4: WOAH! Slow down on those unhealthy snacks!
Week 3: Limit fast food consumption to no more than 2x per week
Week 2: Add at least one vegetable a day
Week 1: Drink more water (only 1 nonwater beverage allowed per day)
Week 6: Walk 30 minutes 3 times per week. Add in 20 minutes of strength training 1x this week. Spend 30 minutes outside.
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 3x this week. I am also going to continue strength training by upping the time to 20 minutes. Strength training is important to any fitness routine. As the weeks progress, my fitness routine will become more aggressive as my body gets strong. I will still get at least 30 minutes of sunshine. I can even do my strength training outside! It is so important to get some sunshine.
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 5: Wake up and do 10 minutes of stretching/yoga
I always feel better when I stretch/do yoga. Therefore this week, I am adding it into my routine. I am going to stretch before turning on any electronics!
Week 1 + 2 + 3+ 4: Wake Up By 6:30AM M-F
I FINALLY ACCOMPLISHED THIS GOAL!
- Scrambled Eggs
- Turkey Bacon
- 1 piece cinnamon toast (substitute banana)
- Mountain Dew (one nonwater beverage)
- Busy with Twitter Chats so just a protein bar
- McDonald’s Big Mac
- Medium Fry
Accomplishments / Feelings
I am so happy to be starting a lifestyle change. I had a delicious breakfast! My lunch was only a protein bar because I was so busy working on the blog today. I didn’t do well at watching portions last week so that is going to be one of my priorities this week. I am going to dive into portion control! For dinner, I had McDonalds. This is the only unhealthy fast food I am allowing myself to eat this week! I am also going to be watching my snack habits.
The lovely Brie from Laqing in Creativity is joining me in this journey. It is so important to encourage others and I would love to have all of you join me (even if you aren’t a blogger). Make sure you follow her along in her journey here! She is so lovely and I am just beyond proud of her. We are also working on a project for June that will make it easy for you all to join us! It will be like one big lifestyle change family. If you are a blogger, it will also be a way to gain more exposure. I can’t wait to share it with you all! I want it to be a place where women and men of all sizes can come and share their journey! Everyone will be welcome!
The stunning Japs from MissInformation is also joining us! She will be updating her lifestyle change along with her OOTD! How clever! Make sure you follow along in her journey here! She is so beautiful and I love her fashion! Definitely, check out her posts too!
Today’s Thought-Provoking Question:
Q: What product do you think the world could go on without?
A: Hmmm? I think the world could go on without hand sanitizer. I wish people would realize the danger in using too much! It is much better to wash your hands with just soap and hot water. Hand sanitizer is going to lead to super bugs and antibiotic resistance so be careful how much you are using. What about you? What do you think the world could go on without?
I worked on the blog for so long today! I am getting ready to officially launch #CGGS! I have finished the post detailing this group and it will go live in a couple of days! Keep your eyes out! I am so excited to see where CGGS goes! I have been working on blog templates and I even have a button that you can install on your blog to promote the group. I will explain all these in an upcoming post!
I didn’t do so well at my food goals last week. I added a couple food goals this week…watch portions and watch snacking. I also upped my strength training time. A new lifestyle goal was added because I finally accomplished my earlier wake-up time. I am going to be adding a stretching/yoga goal for this week. How are all of you doing on your lifestyle journey? I would love to know!
Make sure you check out Brie’s Week 3 and Japs post and follow them on their journey and goals. Also, if you would like to join us…let us know! The more the merrier. I can even email you a template you can copy, paste, and fill in. Even if you don’t need to lose weight, you can join us. We will gladly accept any tips and knowledge fitness experts bring. Or if you have other areas of your life that need improving, this lifestyle change is for you too! 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!
Exciting News! The CGGS (Chubby Girls Get Skinny) Facebook has been created! It will officially launch June 1st! However, we would love for you to join and be ready! This is going to be life-changing and a way for all of us to support each other in our healthy lifestyles. Note: You don’t have to be “chubby” and you don’t need to have weight loss as a goal to join the group! We will accept anyone that wants to change any part of their lifestyle! I can’t wait for all of us to connect and reach our goals. I have so many exciting plans in store for the future of CGGS. A more in-depth post will be in a couple days!