Okay, family! It is time to change our bad eating habits and our non-existent exercise routines and get back in shape! Or just get in shape, if (like me) you've never really been in shape your entire life.
Except for in Middle School when I played field hockey, but that didn't last very long. Anyway!
I've started a routine for myself, and I am determined to stick to it no matter what! I know everyone says that, but I am serious. More serious than cancer.
1. Go to bed early and wake up early, and be consistent about it. (I haven't exactly started that one yet, but I am working on it.) This part of the routine is important because then you won't feel lethargic throughout the day. For example, if you wake up at say...10 or 11 every day, then you feel lazy, am I right?? I'm right.
2. Make sure you don't skip meals. Many people believe that skipping meals will help you lose weight, and that may be true, but it backfires on you. It's not very healthy, and your metabolism doesn't work as fast if it's not getting the nutrients it needs. It's better to eat small meals throughout the day to keep your metabolism going. Plus, in my opinion, it's a lot easier to eat smaller portions than it is to skip meals. I love food too much.
3. Eat lots of veggies and fruits. Little meat and dairy. Little grain. And no sugar. (Ughhh.) I don't really know about this part, I'm just going by what sounds healthy, haha. I've heard that it's healthier to avoid eating too much meat or dairy. But...whatever.
4. And finally, exercise for at least an hour each day. My current routine is doing 35 minutes of Pilates (Pilates for Dummies...works great) and then 30 minutes of speed-walking on the treadmill (while listening to a playlist entitled "Just Do It." Haha.). Today was my second day, and I can already tell it's working! My abdomen is a little sore, and so are my thighs. And I also sweat like a freak during the exercises. Which, I assume, means that it's working. And DON'T weigh yourself more than once a week. Your water weight fluctuates all the time. Just go by what you see in the mirror.
So, I hope this has inspired some of you to kick your bad habits, and start getting healthier.
I also just wanted to post this on the blog in order to motivate me more to reach my goal. I figured that if I post my weight goal on the internet, I can't really back down because now everyone knows about it. Good thinking, right? Right. So here is my goal:
I am NOT, however, going to post my current weight because that is just a liiiiittle too personal. Wish me luck! Actually, pray for me. I'm going to need all the help I can get.