I’m finally back in the states. I’ve spent the last three days working on my fitness, and it really motivated me to get back ON IT for several reasons.
The first is that the holidays are around the corner! Call me weird, but I’ve always been more excited about looking good during this period than even Summer. I think it’s because there are a lot of parties and events happening that I love glamming up for. I aspire to feel confident in what I wear. To do so, I have to be at my “comfortable weight”. Not to mention, sliming down a little before hand helps if I gain “holiday lbs” because I won’t feel as overwhelmed.
The second is that honestly I let myself go. What I mean by this is that I stopped taking care of myself. I was really good about working out 4-6 times a week for months. Then I got lazy… When I began my internship, I was commuting close to 3 hours a day, so I totally used that as an excuse to veg out. The office goodies did not help! I could not force myself to care. I think this happens to a lot of us, so I won’t beat myself up over it. I just know that feeling energetic and happy are a priority in my life!
So here I am now committing to several things that should help me reach my goal. Maybe I can get some of you to join me?
Lose 5 lbs of fat and 2 inches from around my waist.
My Game Plan:
- Give up alcohol for 30 days.
This is pretty self explanatory haha. I hate how I feel the morning after drinking. I’m getting old so hangovers are inevitable for me. Not to mention, the alcohol goes straight to my tummy.
- Treat myself to cute, new gear.
It can be a new cap, some tennis shoes, leggings that make my bum look gewd. Something simple like this usually helps me get back into the gym.
- Eat homemade food.
I’m not the best cook, and really the few things I know how to make are generally clean so this is a dummy proof way for me to slim down. It also helps me to pack my lunch for work with a treat like a cool drink like fruit infused water or some almonds so that I can “stress eat/drink” if I need to, but not beat myself up over it afterwards.
- Exercise 5x a week.
This may sound like a lot for some (or not), but it does not have to be a long and extensive workout. 20 minutes on the stair master or a short HITT circuit is good enough when starting. The point is to be active! Also, I find it extremely helpful to have a planner dedicated to my workouts. I LOOOVE checking off my #WOTD and logging what I accomplish. At the end of the month, I feel so satisfied seeing the pages tore up from my writing and highlighting. haha
- Drink more water.
- Stop adding sugar to my coffee and replace it with Stevia.
I go to Starbucks literally every single day of my life!!! I usually add two raw sugar packets to my drink- no classic syrup. I have always justified this habit, because I never finish the sugar anyway. I see it linger at the bottom of my cup when I finish my drink, but to lower my daily sugar intake, I’m just going to replace it all with Stevia. 🙂
- Discover new songs that touch my soul!
I could have skipped this one, but I want to share with you my latest favorites! Not to mention, I love finding new songs to jam to while I work out. They put me in such a great mood and motivate me to go past my initial goal for my workout.
Here are my current favorites. Trust me, they are SOOO LIT!
- Dancing feat Luvli Krono Remix by Aaron Smith
- Aloha feat. Merryn Jeann by Mome
- Music & Waves feat. The Clever Move by Agrume & Lounes
That is it for now. Some of these steps will take some serious committing to but others are fun! None of them are too drastic. How many of you are planning to join me? I will check back in a month, and let you guys know how the progress is going.
It is never too late to gain control of your health!
How do you guys get back on track, or better yet, STAY on track? Let me know.