My health is important to me, however so are my nights spent eating junk food and watching fast and the furious. And yes, while Freshii does have a green smoothie that I genuinely enjoy consuming, I am not the yoga, and green smoothie L.A. kind. I am the “it’s to fracking cold outside let’s get some pizza” Chicago kind. That is totally okay with me, I can accept that, actually I like being that girl. What I don’t like is my current relationship with health.
Now I have a very typical story. I was tiny growing up, I am barley 5’3 and I’m 25 years old. I went to college and entered into a comfortable long term relationship with late night pizza and gas station donuts…don’t judge those donuts are the shit. Now I am by no means massive, but I have exceeded a healthy weight for someone of my age, and my height. So I am going to change it.
P.S.A: Wanting to improve my current health does not mean I don’t love myself or that I am unhappy. It means I love myself enough to try harder and be better.
Let’s, start with my goals. I only want to discuss my short term goals right now, keeping it simple.
My goals are: eat intuitively, workout 4x a week + run ½ a mile 2x a week
· Hopefully this will help me lose around 20 pounds within the next 8 weeks or before January 1st
· I will be taking photos and weighing myself daily to track the weight loss.
Eating intuitively: I decided to meal prep healthy in order to help me hit my goals. I decided to do this because it isn’t restrictive and I can do it long term.
Working out 4x a week: I enjoy working out and understand that it is an essential part to creating a healthy lifestyle. Working out 4x a week and going for 2 half mile runs is very manageable for me
Disclaimer: The goal is not to just lose 20 pounds fast or anything like that! I need to lose in total 60 pounds so around 20lbs would be a great start for me. Also, when you track a goal you can see how your body responds. I can learn how realistic I am, and change my goals accordingly. In order to lose 20 pounds I would have to lose 2.5 pounds a week for 8 weeks. That should be doable, but hey we will see.
Those are my goals and I will let you know how I do. This is my journey with health and wellness, let’s see how it goes.