So I know I took a little break from this blog, but oddly enough I started to gain a lot of followers within the past two days. Not quite sure how you guys found me, but thanks for the follow! I really appreciate it, and it definitely has made me start writing again. Which TBH I NEED to do…It’s something I really need to work on, and become better. It’s actually one of the main reasons why I decided to start a blog.
Any who. Let me do a quick recap of what has been happening. SO last time you guys heard from me I said I wanted to get in better shape, start taking care of myself, and become healthy. WELL. I haven’t stopped! Sure, I’m not perfect, I’ve had a few days where I sat at home and ate a whole container of cookies or didn’t exercise for a full week…I even lost 10 lbs, and then LITERALLY within one week gained it all back…that’s how much my body hates me. It wont give me a freakin inch. But there have been days where I stick to my diet, exercise and drink plenty of water, so for that I pat myself on the back. Change isn’t going to happen directly overnight, but I hope that slowly all of my small changes will in total become one big change.
These past two weeks have been great. I have gone to the gym at least 4 times a week, and I keep track of what I’m eating on the Couch to 5K app. If you struggle with knowing what to do with yourself at the gym I highly recommend this app. It tells you what you will be doing next (running or walking) and the interval training is really helpful. After only one week of using it, on my second week attempt I could tell my endurance and strength was already getting better. I was running faster and less out of breath. Plus by the app chopping up running and walking into two separate things, and only separating them by a minute or so your workout goes by extremely fast…which I’m grateful for. #noshame.
Will say though that I haven’t gotten any better with weightlifting. I just don’t find it as enjoyable as doing cardio. But I do enjoy my soreness after I know I pushed myself with weightlifting. I also think that it’s not helpful that I’m really intimidated by all the muscular people near the weights…I know they’re just trying to be healthy like me, but I’ve definitely had encounters where they totally just think I’m in their way and I just don’t want any confrontation.
I will also say, though it’s only been a solid two weeks of work I have seen results! I feel better after I workout, emotionally and physically. I’ve also given myself a routine I can stick to, and I’ve found a great support system online to keep me accountable. With these things I think I’m setting myself up for an actual lifestyle change and not just a quick fix to loose weight. I’m ready to be healthy and thrive in my twenties and I think I’m actually going to do it this time.
Once again, thanks for the support. I hope that at the end of this journey you’ll all see a happy ending!