My Fitness Journey: Month One

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I previously published a post called my weight-loss journey. As I have fallen off of it and struggled to get back into the groove of exercising, I have learned that I’m not sure I want to call my journey a “Weight-loss Journey” anymore. I don’t want the main focus of my journey to only be on losing weight. Instead, I also want to focus on me becoming a fit individual that is healthy. I don’t want my end goal to be to reach a certain size and then forget about exercising. I want to turn my journey into a fitness lifestyle. As I have gotten back into working out and eating properly to see a change in my body, I want to be able to incorporate fitness into my life on a consistent basis.

I feel like we get so caught up into reaching that one weight goal and feel like we can go back to eating whatever we want, as if the weight we lost won’t creep back up on us in a few months. I am definitely a victim of that, and now I am realizing that having a weight loss goal is fine and dandy, but my overall health is my ultimate goal. Now I’m not saying that I won’t fall off and eat a slice of pizza or drink a margarita here and there. Lets not forget, I am still human, but I definitely plan on cutting bad food out a lot more. I not only want to look good with my transformation, I want to feel good when I run around the track and be able to run with ease. You may not know this, but I am not a fan of running. I didn’t give up on the track and I am so excited that my endurance and stamina has improved in a major way. My goal is to run a mile without stopping and if I continue to push myself, I know my goal will be accomplished.

I can’t wait to see how far I will come in six months of eating healthy and exercising on a regular basis. If anyone is looking for that motivation to get healthy and feel better when they walk, run, or daily living, just know I am with you. We have to stick together to push ourselves for a healthier YOU. Do it when you are ready, and your results will keep you going. I have a trainer and a workout buddy and they are both a great support system. Get the support you need from a friend , family member, or even a fitness group. Don’t hold yourself back from your full potential. I’m rooting for you! So go ahead and get going. πŸ™‚

It has been one month since I have started back and I don’t plan on stopping!

One Month Results:

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Don’t mind the dirty mirror, but look at the results! Small victories πŸ™‚

Month one: My first month of being serious on eating properly, and exercising on a regular basis was something I had to get my mind in the zone for. I fell off on eating properly a few times, but I made sure I didn’t let it discourage me and continued to get back on track. I am proud of the results that I have for this month and it has motivated me to keep pushing through. I am not as tired as I run and exercise, and the workouts are not as dreadful from when I first started. Oh yea, I recently ran around the whole track without stopping and I felt GREAT. A few more weeks and I’ll be running a mile non-stop. Those old jeans I haven’t worn in months are calling my name! I’m not there yet. #JustWaitOnIt πŸ˜‰

Read my Fitness Journey: Month Two update here. πŸ˜„

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105 thoughts on “My Fitness Journey: Month One

  1. Nice! High five, girl! Keep it movin’ ! One day at a time! Go, go! Get ’em, get ’em!!! That’s my cheer for you.;)
    Fyi, couch to 5k ( C25K) is a good app for loosing weight and running. I, too do NOT lije running. So, I found this way to help me do both. AND in baby steps. πŸ™‚
    Keep doin’ YOU, girl! Keep doin’ YOU ! I got nothin’ but love for ya!

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  2. You’re looking good! Keep up the hard work! I’ve been thinking about blogging about my fitness journey just to hold me accountable. After reading your post, I think I may just do it!

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  3. It sounds like you are setting yourself up for success! I like that you aren’t just trying to lose weight… you are trying to get much more out of it than that, and I love it!

    Katie

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  5. Fantastic progress! You look great! I’m a new blogger and have only been on my weight loss journey for 5 weeks! Hoping to find find a community of people to keep me on track!

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  6. Yes! Don’t let the setbacks discourage you. I am starting out today albeit my journey is a little different since PCOS is a factor. Best of luck to you!

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  8. Well done on your achievements so far. I can relate to everything said here as I’ve been through a similar experience. Currently I’m starting to get my weight under control again with trial and error. I think developing new habits and patterns within your life plays a massive role!

    From my own experience and other I know, I have started designing a mobile health app which I hope will solve this for lots of people and get them excited about this challenge instead of dreading it. If you have time, come check it out and see if there’s something you would like to see πŸ™‚
    myhealthrev.com

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  9. Great job girl! I’ve decided the same thing about myself. There was a point that I kept a goal weight in mind. Now I realize that when I practice healthy habits on the regular, my body just sort of ends up how I like it lol. Keep it up! Feel free to check my page out too, all about healthy lifestyle and good vibes. Good luck!

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  11. I’m totally agree with you on the fact that being in a weight loss journey doesn’t mean that your main goal should be on losing weight but also should be on keeping yourself fit. People who are overweight their main goal should not be on losing weight but should be on keeping themselves fit and live a healthy life styles. Because if you plan to keep yourself fit and exercise regularly that will reduce the chances of diseases that can cause because of being obese and when you will exercise regularly obviously you are going to lose some weight.
    So, you absolutely right about having a weight loss goal is fine and dandy but overall goal should be being healthy.

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  12. Oh wow good job and congratulations on the work your done. Your so very beautiful and you deserve the body that you want and I know you will feel in pain but you will feel accomplished so much more when your finished with you 6 months. Your going to be a big inspiration to people and I’m going to be looking up too you as well. I’m so very lucky in having people who support the things I’m interested in doing and have more goals in fitness life.

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    • Awww, thank you Juneliz, thank you so much for reading. I am so happy that you see my journey as an inspiration because I know how it was when I first started myself. Thank you so much for wanting to stick along in my fitness journey, and the best of luck on your journey as well!

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  13. Great job! I couldn’t agree more – starting a diet or some kind of weight loss regime is only about reaching a certain weight goal. I have been getting fit since March of last year and whenever anyone asks me what my goal weight I just say ‘strong’. Simple. Keep up the great work!

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  14. Oh-em-gee! Reading your blog made me feel like I was reading my own! I totally agree with ditching the weight loss journey because there is no end goal. For this to be everlasting, it has to be a lifestyle change. I’m glad you figured that out early on πŸ™‚ BTW, you are looking amazing and have made so much progress! Keep going (even on those tough days) and never give up! #LetsGetIt

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  15. your progress is amazing, and I love your message! It’s the same thing I preach all the time- being healthy isn’t about a number on the scale, it’s about being the most confident, best feeling version of yourself. I’d love it if you’d check out my blog, too!

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  18. Great post,you got me so motivated!! Keep going! ❀
    If you would be so kind and take a look at my blog I'd appreciate that so much! It's mostly dedicated to makeup, however, I'm a passionate cook as well and I've just published a recipe on healthy pancakes which are delicious, very nutritious and they are the best reward after a hard workout! Thank you so much for your time, I enjoyed reading your blog! ❀
    https://jarakanku.wordpress.com/

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