So…I need a little bit of accountability when it comes to my Getting Fit journey. This isn’t just about weight loss for me it’s about getting fit. I want to get strong. I like muscle. I want to be healthy…not just lose weight.
This journey has been one that I have struggled with my entire life. I was always the kid that was bigger in school, called names, and spent my childhood being the “fat” friend in my circle of friends. I got used to it and just accepted that this was probably how how my life was going to be.
This thought pattern pretty much stayed the same until I had kids. Then my “I’m ok the way I am” thought change into “I need to be healthier” and so this journey started.
Why do I want to lose weight and get fit?
It’s not about being a size 2 for me. I know that I never will, nor want to be, a size 2. This is about making sure that I am in the best health that I can possibly be. I have kids to mother and I want to make sure that I am there for them when they are growing up and beyond. I want a full, happy, life…one that is void of health issues that will keep me from doing the things that I want to do. I am a country girl so I love being outdoors…I want the energy to ride horse, hike acres upon acres of land, and play in the wonder that nature offers.
I want to LIVE not just exist.
Now, I am not saying that I am doing this just for others because that would be stupid. I do want to change for myself. I know that I can make a better me.
How am I going to do this?
So…you are probably saying, “well, anyone can say what they WANT to do, but how are you going to do it?”
To answer that question I will share with you my game plan. Everyone needs a game plan right?!?!
- Eat lean proteins, fruits, and veggies- I have come to the realization that my body HATES bread. Absolutely HATES bread. I am not exactly sure why, but it does so I will stay away from them. I love lean meat. Oh…I am a steak girl. I love a good steak. But, we can’t leave out our feathered friends who taste so good grilled, broiled, and baked. Oh chicken….you are my second love.
- Workout 6 days a week- Yes, I know…you need to give yourself a little break and that’s what I am going to be doing. One day a week. But, the other 6 days…I will be doing weight training and cardio. Please tell me I am not the only one out there that can’t stand cardio…there are more people like me right? RIGHT? Cardio is just so boring…ugh…but a necessary evil, I know. Hey, give me some weights and I am a happy girl. Make me so some cardio and you will have an enemy for the rest of your life. Oh, andI can’t forget, there will be some yoga going on. Now that’s something this girl can get into.
- Journaling- When I was completely committed the last time I was working towards a fit body (please don’t ask what happened) I was journaling EVERYTHING and I do mean everything. My food intake, workouts, water, and anything else that might be relevant to my progress. So, it’s back to journaling for me. You would be surprised at just how helpful writing down what you eat and do can be.
- Cheat Meals- Yes, these are part of my game plan and if you are working towards a get fit goal, they should be part of your also. We spend so much time eating healthy and working out that every once in a while, there comes a time to cheat. It is necessary. This way, your cravings won’t get the best of you (chocolate girl right here…the darker the better.) The people that usually end up binging on their craving are the ones that are denying themselves all the time and not giving any room to be human. Yes, this girl will be eating some chocolate. Hey…dark chocolate is supposed to be good for you.
So, there you have it…my game plan for how I am going to work toward a new, fit body. Is it going to be easy…of course not. Will it be worth it…YES, very much so!
Wanna join me? Please do so. I would love to hear your story and get to know you along your journey. Leave me a comment in the section below and let’s connect. Let’s help each other be accountable for our health!