I’m disappointed with myself. Its been about a year since I’ve started this blog and started to get serious about health. Here I am, a year later, still hovering at around 197lbs. Nothing….wow. I have had some small successes, like building up my running stamina and obtaining the skill of getting over the first few minutes of working out, but that’s it. I’m so disappointed. Seriously? I’m going to say it, I thought I’d be skinny by now. Yes, I want to be healthy, but I’m not going to lie, of course I want to look good. I’m not saying that overweight people don’t look good, I just don’t have the confidence to put forth the effort to look good. Its just depressing.
In result, I will be 160lbs by my birthday (July 20). I refuse to accept anything less. Now I do not swear, but in this case typing, I will make an exception. I’m going to work my ass off. Literally and figuratively.
And yes, you may expect me to blog about it.
How are you guys doing with your healthy lifestyle? I haven’t been doing very bad. I’m still running! I just haven’t been posting about it :) Seriously, how ya doing?
Goal: Jog 3 miles on the treadmill by the end of September.
Goal: Get into the 180’s by the October 1st weigh in
Goal: Workout 5 times a week
I actually started college and got a job so these goals might be a little harder to reach. One step at a time!
I also initiated my new “diet”. It is a 2% raw diet. That’s sarcastic, but it’s really loose usage of “raw”. Fruits, vegetables, wheat bread, chicken and turkey (not lunch meat, the ones I have to cook myself ha), brown rice, whole wheat pasta, nuts, water, 100% pure juice - Naked Juice, Skim milk, some cereal (Cheerios, life…the better choices of cereal) CHEATS: cheese (little amounts), sauces/condiments.
As you can see, it really can’t be counted as “raw”. I will be allowing myself one free day, Saturday, because that’s the day I’m with my dad or out with friends. This isn’t a day to go crazy, but allow myself any dinner I’d like and probably a dessert.
Ahh I fell off the wagon for about 2 weeks this month. It’s the summer and It was my birthday (Cake :(. Not to mention, I got a car, so I’ve been doing a whole lot of crap. I’ve been eating junk and not working out. I feel as big as when I started. Two days ago, I jogged .5 miles. I felt horrible and I accidently brought the bad head phones that shock my ears! Today, however, I jogged a little over a mile. I’m going to get up to 1.5 miles again this week and then 2 miles next week. I dropped my phone on the treadmill today, and then almost fell off when I tried picking it up… haha I’m sure it was quite the sight. Anyway, I’m still here, and I’m still dedicated as of now!
So I have been working out. Trying to keep with my schedule, but it’s been SOOOO hot where I live, like 95 degrees +, so it’s hard to jog outside. I’ve been trying to make it to the gym, but I don’t drive yet, so I have to find rides. Luckily I can drive in 12 days! WOOO. WORK OUT ALL OF THE TIME! Here’s my calendar to keep track of everything, the circles are completed work outs. Top is June, bottom is July!
I’m not going to be posting everyday like I was.
I will be getting on here and reblogging things and I will post when something significant happens.
I’m sad to say that I have fallen off of the health kick for this past month. HOWEVER, It is all beginning now again. I am going to start waking up and jogging every morning. I would like to run my own 5ks twice a month because I think it will help me work up since I’ve only been jogging about the same lengths recently. I need to push myself a little harder. I also want to start biking, that would be fun. I’m trying to save my joints a little. And, I want to attend some classes at my gym. Healthy eating! I’m going to try to make an all HEALTHY recipe book full of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack recipes/ideas. I will try them first, and if I like them I will throw them in a sheet protector and then into a binder. So, if you have any good healthy recipes, send them my way!
197.2 lbs. YAY I lost .2
I’m not even mad, I probably worked out 13 days this month and I ate tons of ice cream since it’s coming of summer.
I’m back on track baby!
Jogged a mile today in 11:40 which is faster than normal for me. Time to get serious again. I am going to Seattle on Monday to see my uncle who is big into health and I’m really excited. I think he and I are a lot alike. Yay for healthiness and getting back on track.
Some of you may think that the hardest thing is eating healthy or working out like you are supposed to. From my personal experience, it’s not. It’s difficult to go workout 4-6 days a week, but I manage it and actually enjoy it. Eating healthy is difficult for me because I love EVERYTHING that is unhealthy, especially ice cream and chocolate.
The hardest thing about trying to lose weight is this. I workout 4-6 days, and I watch what I eat. I don’t eat healthy, but I stop myself, I get smalls, and I try to incorporate every food group. The hardest thing about trying to losing weight is having 2 months pass, and not losing a pound.
My May 1st weigh in, I weighed in at 197 lbs. I was 197.4 lbs April 1st. I lost .4 pounds. I was also 197 lbs March 1st. I am extremely discouraged. Being discouraged doesn’t mean I’m going to quit. I’ve found a passion for running and working out. It’s just hard going through the rough times of the days you don’t want to workout, but you do, the times when you really want another piece of cake but you don’t, the times where you really want a double cheeseburger but get a grilled chicken wrap instead, and you don’t see any results.
That’s what is hard. That’s what makes people give up.
Please keep going. Nobody remembers people who give up, they only remember those who succeed. You can be one of those who succeeds.