Happy Friday everyone!! YAY for the weekend! I have to say that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all of the holidays here lately, but I’m looking forward to Monday and getting back into a normal, uninterrupted routine, and focus on the new year. Maybe that’s just me. One of those things I’ll be focusing on this year is a healthy lifestyle… and yes, it’s a lifestyle. Working out and eating healthy takes commitment and will power. The best way I can put it is you have to make it priority. I know how hard it is to be tired and choose to watch your favorite tv show and skip the work out or run to the mall and skip a work out–been there, done that, and still do. It always just seems like working out is the easiest to just give up, but this year I’m making it priority. Priority to the point where I compare not working out would be the same as not drinking water that day. Ok, maybe that’s a bit extreme but you get the point, right??
For some inspiration, I would love to introduce you to Beverly. She is such a sweet girl who has decided to make the commitment and journey to a healthier lifestyle. I love that she is holding herself accountable by blogging about her journey. She has some great healthy recipes and documents her workouts on her blog, and she will be giving you her true life struggles and successes as she takes this journey. Take a minute to go check out her blog, Baby Weights
, and maybe she can inspire you to do the same!
Who has set their New Year’s resolution? How many of your New Year’s resolutions are to live a healthier lifestyle? or to lose weight? I started my journey in December of 2013, and I’d love to have you follow along with me.
My name is Beverly, and I created the blog “Baby Weights” about a month ago. I’ve been on a strict low carb, high protein diet, and running/walking like a mad woman! I’ve already lost almost 10 pounds.
My blog is different. You’re not just going to hear about my success, or how amazing I feel. It’s real. It’s the truth about how tough this journey is, but how worth it this really is. You’ll hear about how upset I am that I haven’t lost a single pound, how bad my legs hurt after I run 3 miles, how bad I wanted to eat that greasy cheeseburger, and how I didn’t.
Weight loss isn’t easy, and you’ll never hear me tell you that it is. It’s hard work. It takes serious determination. You have to have self control, and say no when you’re dying for a piece of that delicious pecan pie your Nana just made. You have to work, and work hard.
My goal isn’t just to lose weight. I want to be fit, and when I “think” I am, I’m not going to stop, and you can’t either. Being fit isn’t a goal you reach. It’s a lifestyle that you maintain. Once you reach your goal weight, you can’t stop.
I’m fat. I know I’m fat. I have back fat rolls. I have flabby arms. I have a gut. I love Pepsi, pasta, cookies, and chocolate, and it kills me every time I watch my boo thang scarf all that down, and I can’t. It kills me every time I have to cook dinner, and can’t even eat it. Now, that’s determination.
I initially started this blog as a way for me to document my journey to a healthier and happier lifestyle, but realized quick that I wanted it to be more than that. I found out quick this was a lot harder than I expected, and I needed someone. I needed someone to talk me out of drinking a Pepsi when I haven’t had one in two weeks. I needed someone to keep me from staying home and watching a movie, when I really needed to go run. I didn’t have that, and I wanted to be that for someone.
I’d love to be your weight loss/fitness buddy. I want to encourage all of you. If living a healthier lifestyle, is something you are even thinking about.. DO IT! I promise to be there every step of the way and I promise it is soo worth it! I’ve only been doing this for a short time, but I feel soo much better. Yes, I hurt. I’ve cried from being in pain after a long workout, but it’s worth it. I have more energy. I sleep better. Food even taste better. It’s awesome.. All the blood, sweat, and tears are awesome!
Now, if you gain nothing else from this post, I want to leave you with three things:
1) A quote – “Nothing tastes as good as being healthy feels!” – I run this through my head a million times a day. Is that one piece of pizza worth being unhealthy? No! Just remember, one bad meal leads to another, and another. So, don’t even eat the first one! Do something productive, and go for a run instead, or just do a few sit ups.
3)My email address – email@example.com
I’d love to hear from you! I’d love to hear your story, and I would love to help you in any way I can.
Thanks so much for reading! I hope to see you all again VERY soon!