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 am back and I have lost weight!!! I am so excited! I am back in the 250s and really almost out of them. I am so proud of myself. I have been watching what I eat and sticking to 1600 calories. I can do this!! Losing weight and eating right are HUGE struggles for me. 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.

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 spending time with the people I love.

Week 17 Goals

Food Goals:

Week 16 + 17: Continue Counting Calories 

This week I am going to continue documenting my calories. I want to get a good feel for what all I am eating.

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 17: Adding more Aerobics PLUS previous week workouts

I am adding more aerobics into my workouts. I will be doing some YouTube cardio videos to increase the intensity of my workouts. I will still walk and strength train.

Week 15 + 16: 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 + 15 + 16 + 17: 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

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  • Oatmeal
  • Banana

Lunch

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  • Ham & Cheese Sandwich
  • Grapes

Dinner

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  • Pulled BBQ Pork Sandwich
  • Applesauce
  • Carrots

MONDAY

Breakfast

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  • Oatmeal
  • Banana

Lunch

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  • Pulled BBQ Pork Sandwich
  • Applesauce
  • Carrots

Dinner

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  • Baked Spaghetti
  • Ice cream (small cup)

TUESDAY

Breakfast

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  • Baked Spaghetti
  • Grapes

Lunch

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  • Turkey and Cheese Sandwich
  • Applesauce
  • Chips

 

Dinner

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  • Sonic BBQ wings

WEDNESDAY

Breakfast

NO PIC

  • Oatmeal
  • Banana

Lunch

NO PIC

  • BLT Pizza

Dinner

NO PIC

  • 1/2 PB&J
  • Mandarin Oranges
  • Yogurt

THURSDAY

Breakfast

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  • Cheerios with 1% milk
  • Banana

Lunch

 

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  • Ham and Cheese Sandwich
  • Chips
  • Grapes

 

Dinner

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  • Lasagna Alfredo With Broccoli & Mozzarella
  • Diced Peaches

I also ate sausage, chicken salad, and a cookie late a night. This was not a good choice, but I won’t let it get me down. Back on track tomorrow!

FRIDAY

Breakfast

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  • Sausage Omlet
  • Applesauce

Lunch

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  • Turkey and cheese sandwich
  • Banana with peanut butter and chocolate chips

Dinner

NO PIC

  • Don’t remember

SATURDAY

Breakfast

NO PIC

  • English Muffin with apple butter

Lunch

NO PIC

  • Ham & Cheese Sandwich
  • Chips
  • Pears

Dinner

NO PIC

  • 1/2 Portion Five Cheese Ziti

Accomplishments / Feelings

I have continued to count my calories and watch what I eat. I feel much better now that I am eating better. I have a treat every now and again, but I quickly get bak on track. Healthy food has also started to taste better. If I eat fast food, I make healthier choices and I watch my portions.

I did well with my fitness goals. I accomplished all my fitness goals. It feels so great to be moving again. My treadmill broke so I have been doing cardio YouTube videos. These have been so much fun and I have been sweating like crazy!

It is time I tell myself…I AM WORTH IT and I DESERVE to have a healthy lifestyle. I have more catching up to do this week and a ton of posts to finish. I really hope to get my butt in gear this week and get everything done. I love you all and am just beyond blessed to have you all on this journey with me. WE CAN DO THIS…THIS THING CALLED LIFE!

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.

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 and Japs posts 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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