Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Healthy Living Journey

As I've talked about many times, here, here, and here, as well as on my page about our love story Jarr and I are getting hitched soon. So like a lot of brides I am on a fitness journey. Now, I'm going to keep it real with you guys. In the last two years that Jarr and I have been at our new school and I've been having to work full time while going to school I let my health slide to the way side. I've gained weight, a lot of weight in a two year time period for myself. I am the biggest now that I've ever been and well I don't like it.


Now I know that I'm very lucky and I'm blessed with good genes and I'm tall. So my weight gain might not seem like a big deal to a lot of people but for me its not something I am happy about or proud of. So, I'm starting a fitness journey, well Jarr and I have been working out on and off since January but I'm buckling down.

So as I work on this journey of creating an all around healthier me I am going to share my workouts and my diet. Now, none of this has been given to me by a nutritionist, doctor, or physical trainer. This is all things that Jarr and I know or have learned from years of being athletes and from research we have done ourselves. Before you start any form of life changes you should do your own research and consult specialists.


So for this week, my goal is to stay under my calorie intake every day. I know this may sound like an easy thing for most people but the fat kid inside me really loves food and I sit at a desk all day so I get bored. Eating is also how I deal with stress, anxiety, and depression so this is something I need to get under control. BUT, like the image above says, I will NOT starve for this. I will work hard and do this the healthy way. I refuse to be a woman who starves her body so others like the way she looks. I am STRONG, I am PROUD, and I will work HARD to get to where I WANT my body to be not where I think the world wants me to be. This fitness journey is for myself and making myself a healthier person NOT to lose weight.

I use a calorie counter called My Fitness Pal. I really like this app and its very easy to use and lets you put in your own recipes. There are tons of calorie counter apps out there and I used to use the LiveStrong app and I liked it as well.

My advice on this is to just get one and use it every day. Be HONEST about what you eat and how much you eat, just because you don't put it on the app doesn't mean it doesn't count. You won't get anywhere without keeping yourself accountable.

So my goal for the week is to stay under my calorie intake of 1,500 a day and to exercise every day.

What are your healthy living tips?


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