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 quite a bit of weight this week. I am even more than my starting weight. However, I knew this week was going to be bad and I am retaining water. I am not going to let this get me down. I am going to brush this week off and work very hard next week! This week I am going to continue 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 +7: Watch Portions and Be Careful With Snacking
I am keeping with this goal for this week too. I did terrible last week at watching portions. I purchased portion control containers that I am going to start using! 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 increasing the intensity to last weeks goal. I will be walking 30 minutes 3x this week. However, I will be adding intervals of running into my 30-minute walks. I am also going to continue strength training for 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 +6 : Wake up and do 10 minutes of stretching/yoga
I always feel better when I stretch/do yoga. I keeping this goal because I didn’t accomplish it last week! 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!
- Nature Valley Cranberry Apple Crunch Oatmeal
- Turkey Bacon
- Juice (one nonwater beverage)
- 1/2 Bob Evans Strawberry Salad
- Cracker and Pretzel Sticks
- Subway Philly
Accomplishments / Feelings
I am so happy to be starting a lifestyle change. I had a delicious breakfast and lunch. For dinner, I had Subway (a healthier option) with carrots and an apple! I haven’t started using the portion control containers but I plan to soon!
I did my 30-minute walk! I didn’t stretch this morning. However, I DEFINITELY will tomorrow!
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 was your most irrational fear as a child?
A: I was deathly afraid of semi-trucks and bees. It was crazy how afraid I was of semi-trucks. What about you? What was your most irrational fear as a child?
Work was pretty good today! We were steady but not overwhelmingly busy. More and more stuff is moving out. It is starting to look bare and it breaks my heart to see it all go.
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!
I am so excited to announce that Chubby Girls Get Skinny has OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED! What an awesome accomplishment this week! 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. Join us TODAY!