I’ve been terrible at this.. I am starting over.. I just found a blog with a 30 day challenge… I’ll be basing my next 30 days on that. Hopefully it’ll go Bette ethics time.
Today was a super long day at work, BUT I still had time to work out. All it has to take is 20 minutes. Which everyone can do. Just hold off on watching that show you DVRed last night. Or wait to go check Facebook for a little while (you know you’ll get sucked in for hours). You can even work out while you watch tv, or just during the commercials. Anything is better than just sitting there.
I was on Pinterest a little too much and came across all this great fitness stuff. Tons of workouts and recipes, that’s what really inspired me to start this. I started saving all the workouts and then I printed out a calendar and made up my own work out plan mixing all of them together. I started out easier because I am definitely not used to working out at all. I found level 1, 2, and 3 work out plans and a “how to train a nonrunner” thing and that is mostly what I used. My workout yesterday was this morning workout plan I found plus day 12 of the level 1 workout plan I found which was 80 jumping jacks and 15 leg lifts. Today it was week 2 of my nonrunner training plan and 85 jumping jacks with 20 leg lifts.
I went from not working out at all to working out everyday for almost two weeks now. And I plan on keeping that up. I don’t even really have rest days. I do some form of the running plan every other day and I do the morning plan every opposite Dayton the running. It’s given me energy and I swear when I sit down afterwards I can feel my abs just burning calories after a good ab workout haha.
Something really weird about my second week of excercise is that I have actually added on to what I had already planned to do… I’ll finish my actual plan and then I’ll cool down a little bit and I don’t know why, but I keep doing things. Not a lot, I’ll throw a few pushups out there or some reverse crunches and I actually enjoy it. That’s definitely a good sign in my mind. :)
It’s suggested to start a journal or a blog or something to keep track of getting healthier and/or losing weight. So here we go.
My name is Paige, I am 21 years old, I am 5’5” and I weigh 177.5 lbs as of about 5 minutes ago. That doesn’t seem terrrrrrible I know. But in my mind it isn’t good. Aside from being overweight i am unhealthy and out of shape. Since I’ll be a camp counselor this summer (for the 3rd time) I really wanted to lose the weight and be a healthy role model for the kids thatvill be looking after all summer.
Then there’s my boyfriend. He’s in the Army National Guard, and as a result he’s in good shape. He will be deploying shortly (he’s in Mississippi right now) and I would love to surprise him by being healthier and yes skinnier when he comes home to me.
My goal weight is 135. But a number definitely isn’t all that I’m aiming for. Like I said, I want to be healthy. Even if I didn’t lose the weight and stayed where I am weight wise but was healthy and could easily do moderate exercise without losing my breath, that would be enough.
Since the beginning of February I had been dieting a little, then I really decided that I need to do something about my life. I weighed 189 lbs at the beginning of this year. So I have already lost about 12 lbs which is great! But I not stopping any time soon!