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

My Stats:

  • Height: 5′ 7″
  • Age: 25

I took a few weeks off because I was overwhelmed and totally stressed. I didn’t weigh myself because I know it wouldn’t be pretty and I didn’t want to get discouraged! I am a real person that has real struggles. Losing weight and eating right are HUGE struggles for me. I have been under a lot of stress and when I am stressed I eat too much. I ate horribly and I am brushing it off so I can get back on track!  I know I will get there and it won’t happen overnight! This week I am going to continue to focus on snacking and portion control again.

I am starting OVER! From now on, I am giving myself 1 year of living a healthy lifestyle. For 365 days, I am going to live the healthy lifestyle I want to live. I have to do this for me. I have put on so much weight and it stops now! I am cutting out pop/soda, unnecessary sugar, overloaded carbs, and fast food. 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.

Reward:

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 15 Goals

Food Goals:

Week 11 + 12 + 13 +14: + 15 Count Calories for One Week to See How Much I Am Really Eating

I am going to be counting all my calories this week to see how much I am really eating. I will try to stick to the other goals, but I want to see how much I am really eating. All meals and snacks will be counted. I may continue to count calories in the future or I may not. I just want to see how much I am eating. I am also recording what I eat and trying to stick to 1600 calories a day!

Week 6 +7 + 8 + 9 + 10: Watch Portions and Be Careful With Snacking

I am keeping with this goal for this week too. I have been failing at this goal! I really want to use the portion control containers that I purchased! 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)

Fitness Goals:

Week 15: Walk 1 hour 3 times per week. Add in 15 minutes of strength training 2x 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 increasing the intensity to last weeks goal. I will be walking for 1 hour 3x this week. I am going to continue strength training for 15 minutes, but I am adding an extra day of 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. 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. I am upping the intensity this week!

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 10 +11 + 12 +13 +14: Spend Time Cleaning

I really need to start cleaning my home. I have been so busy and it is starting to get messy. This week I am going to spend some time cleaning up!

Week 7 + 8 + 9: Spend time reading for fun at night

I love to read and I spend so much time reading blogs and other internet information. I miss good ol’ books. Therefore, I am going to spend a few minutes every night away from the internet to read a book.

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!

SUNDAY

Breakfast

NO PIC

  • Cereal with 1% Milk
  • Watermelon

Lunch

NO PIC

  • 2 sausage sliders

Dinner

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  • Low fat hamburger with cheese
  • 1 hamburger patty with bbq sauce
  • Fruit

MONDAY

Breakfast

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  • Multi-grain cheerios with 1 % milk
  • Banana

Lunch

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  • Lasagna
  • Pineapple and Watermelon

Dinner

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  • Salmon with BBQ
  • 2 eggs

TUESDAY

Breakfast

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  • Multigrain cheerios with 1 % milk
  • Fruit Bowl

Lunch

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  • Apple
  • 1 Hushpuppy

 

Dinner

NO PIC

  • Subway Chicken Caesar Melt

WEDNESDAY

Breakfast

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  • Cheerios with 1% Milk
  • Fruit Bowl

Lunch

NO PIC

  • Small BLT Pizza

Dinner

NO PIC

  • 1/2 Subway Chicken Caesar Melt

THURSDAY

Breakfast

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  • Cheerios with 1% milk
  • Fruit Bowl

Lunch

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  • 2 sausage sliders
  • Apple

 

Dinner

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  • Turkey Tacos
  • 1 scoop ice cream

FRIDAY

Breakfast

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  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Oatmeal

Lunch

NO PIC

  • Turkey Taco
  • Applesauce

Dinner

NO PIC

  • Turkey & Cranberry Firehouse Sub

SATURDAY

Breakfast

NO PIC

  • Peaches
  • Oatmeal

Lunch

NO PIC

  • PB&J
  • Pretzels

Dinner

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  • Subway Chicken Caesar Melt
  • Pepsi

Accomplishments / Feelings

I am so happy to be starting a lifestyle change. I am starting OVER! I was so stressed from losing my job and trying to get my blog the way I wanted it to look that I started eating so terrible. I jumped on the scale and pretty much cried at the number I saw. I was 266 lbs! This is the heaviest I have ever been in my life. I am totally serious that weight is something I have struggled with ever since I hit middle school. I wanted to give up. I had been eating tons of fast food and snacking like crazy. When I am stressed, I eat. I really had to stop this and just start over. Even though I am on week 15, I am really back starting at week 1. It is beyond time that I tell myself I AM WORTH IT and I WILL DO THIS!

I am giving myself 1 year! 1 year to live the healthy lifestyle I want. I can do this and I am taking it day by day. I cut out unnecessary sugar, carbs, and drinks. I will treat myself every once in a while. However, I am staying far away from fast food. I have to make these changes for my health. My weight is definitely taking a toll on my body. I can do this and I WILL DO THIS!

I have started writing down everything I eat in a journal. I am also adding the food I eat into My Fitness Pal so I can watch the calories. I have been doing pretty well with this method. It is crazy to see how many calories are in the food that I consume. I will keep account of all my ups and downs just like I normally do. However, my attitude is changed now. I am giving myself 1 year! I refuse to fail!

I did well with my fitness goals. I accomplished all my fitness goals. It feels so great to be moving again. I can’t wait to feel my body become even stronger. However, I need to up the intensity of my workouts.

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!

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!

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