I haven’t been blogging very much, if at all, over the past year. I’ve been so busy with school and work that I never touch my computer when I have any downtime. BUT, I’m starting fresh this semester with a different way of eating and moving. I’m really excited to start this journey so for those of you that still follow me I hope you’ll stick around!
My big plan for this year is to start training myself for longer and longer runs/marathons, starting with a 5k, and doing yoga 3x a week through a university class. I also have been consuming a lot less meat and processed foods. I’ll start uploading a food journal as well not only to keep myself on track but to provide inspiration for those of you that are thinking about going the vegetarian route! I still plan to eat some sort of lean organic meat once a week though, I really don’t want to build an intolerance and meat is good for you, just so long as it’s not shitty, fatty meat. So far I’ve gone about 3 days without eating meat and I feel really, really good.
I also plan to keep up my hoop dance! I just uploaded a video so I hope you’ll all watch and enjoy it. <3
So I really wanna revolutionize my diet, does anyone know any good websites/books to help me do this?
diet IS really everything
Over the summer my weight training routine has pretty much gone to shit. As I knew it would. Working full time and coming home to pretty much eat dinner and pass out hasn’t proven good for keeping up my fitness plan. However, my diet has increasingly improved. I’ve been eating only homemade meals and a shit ton of fruits and vegetables every day. I’ve limited the times I go out to eat and when I do it’s usually sushi so I’m not too worried about the extra calories with that.
The point I’m trying to make is - while I’ll be going back to the gym at school a bit weaker, my abs are still intact. This makes me ecstatic. I worked so hard on those puppies for 10 months and to know that the vertical line is still intact is a huge deal to me. So all of you girls out there wondering why you haven’t been seeing improvement in your abs afters and months of work, having a healthy diet changes all that for a more toned stomach!
Working out is always going to be more than just putting in the work. If you don’t eat enough/healthy enough - all that work goes down the drain.
exhausted.. but stronger
I graduated 2x this week. First we stepped it up with abs and now arm/leg weights. Instead of 30lbs I’m now lifting 40. Also, we’ve started incorporating a lot of push ups into our workouts. I think the main reason for that is because my friend is leaving in 2 weeks for basic training so we were preparing her to be able to perform while building ourselves up as well. I’m excited to be lifting more weight, but at the same time it is wearing me out!!
I’ve also started making minor tweaks in my diet. I never drink soda anymore (unless being used as a chaser for alcohol), I rarely eat chips, and I’ve started eating at least 2 servings of vegetables and or fruit with every meal. I’ve started to notice that bringing those in helps me get full faster and eat less while still maintaining a balanced plate. I’ve also started drinking a glass of chocolate milk after I work out. It helps so much with muscle soreness the next day and helps your torn muscle build itself up so much faster!
I’m nervous for when my friend leaves for basic - she’s my main motivator for sure. But at this point I feel like I’ll be good to work out without her. I know the routine and it’s become a habit to go to the gym M-F. If I don’t show up I feel like the laziest person in the world.
I still can’t believe I’ve become a girl that works out and gets fit. I’m so proud of myself for coming this far. I just want to thank all my followers for being with me on this journey <3 I love you all.