Hello my sweets,
As we approach the upcoming New Year the goals that I promised myself to accomplish never makoit to the finish line. For example:
- Going to the gym.
- Eating healthier.
- Learn to crochet.
- Be more active.
- No more soda or caffeine.
- No more junk food.
- Drink more water.
Yeah all those goals never made it past a month and I would think of any excuse to not begin or to not see the goal to the end. “I’m tired or I will do it tomorrow.” we’re my constant reasons for doing good one day and slowly going back to my old ways by saying it was okay to eat junk food because I’m going to exercise the carbs and sugar off the next day – knowing good well I wasn’t going to the gym that week or the week after.
Whatever the case may be.
The excuses we’re getting in the way of progressing myself into a happier lifestyle. This time around, I’m not allowing any excuse stop me from bettering myself and my health.
One of the goals that I always took off the list first was exercising and eating nutritional food.
After giving birth to my son Carter December of 2015, I went from 110 pounds to 160 pounds and the scale kept climbing each week. And lucky me! The weight did not go into the “right” places – Yes I’m being sarcastic people work with me! Even though I appear skinny and fit, I’m aware I am far from being in shape, I’m not even close.
For a 21 year old woman with no serious health issues, I shouldn’t be out of breath climbing a set of stairs. Enough is enough! I had to take action, I have two small children that needs their mother around as long as possible. And improving my health for the better will ensure that!
I have found amazing workout routines, healthy meal preps, tips to stay motivated and much more on Pinterest for beginners just like me.
Yes I’m aware I’m not a trainer, however if I can motivate someone who wants to better their health with hard work and dedication. I’m sorry but I don’t see the harm in that.
I listed below the pins (Pins don’t belong to me) that I currently added to my daily routine and my one hundredth attempt to get fit haha. I will also add insight on my experiences so far on my journey to becoming healthy!
When I seen this on Pinterest I was ecstatic to add this to my nighttime routine. When you’re completely out of shape like me this simple exercise routine kicked my butt in all angles haha. Yet, after a couple of nights of adjusting my body to my new addition to my bedtime routine, It became much easier to get adjusted and even add a few more squats or leg lifts to feel productive before going to bed.
When I told my fiancé I want our family to start eating more healthy, he thought it was an amazing idea and wanted to start that very morning! We went to our local grocery store and followed this simple grocery store guideline to purchasing healthier food which made shopping a breeze. I was never a vegetable eater but after tasting cabbage, squash and asparagus I was hooked and so was my kids, surprisingly.
I fell in love with this water bottle when I seen it on Pinterest. I have a hard time remembering to drink water throughout the workday. I’ll pick up a glass of juice or soda faster than a glass of water, which is a big no. This bottle is a great reminder to drink water every hour of the hour until it’s time for bed. You will feel hydrated and awake once you add drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day to your daily routine.
Hopefully this motivates you like it motivated me to get up and get fit! Until next time!