Monday, November 12, 2018

Happy Monday Friends! 

I hope you all are having a wonderful day! 

It's a gloomy day for us here in Texas, but I'm not complaining! It makes taking pictures for my blog so much better because I'm not sweating my butt off! haha I did want to share with y'all some exciting news! I told you guys I was asked to be a Rue 21 ambassador for the Fall season, and they were pleased with my work, well our work, and they've asked me to continue on and be an ambassador for the Holiday Season! 

I'm so excited! It's such a wonderful opportunity and I'm so grateful! I wouldn't be getting this without you guy's support! Trust me when I tell you that I am SOO grateful for every like, share, comment, and views! It helps me out so much & ahh I'm just SO GRATEFUL! 

With the new year being just around the corner, I'm already making a list with all my 2019 goals! Of course one being a fitness and health goal! I started MY FITNESS JOURNEY in January 2018 and I've done pretty good! I workout but I really need discipline in the food department! You know what they say "abs are made in the kitchen", so I'm hoping to work on that! 

For today's post I wanted to share a few ways on how I started my fitness journey. I hope this encourages you to start! I promise you the hardest part is the START! Once you get into it you're going to start seeing results and you're just going to want more! Again, I'm sharing from experience! I am in no way a professional! 

I hope y'all enjoy! 

  • FIND YOUR GOAL....WHAT IS YOUR GOAL?- When I first started my journey, my goal was to initially lose a few pounds! Once I was satisfied with where I was, then my goal was to tone up! So figure out what you want your fitness goal to be. Whether than be losing weight, toning up, gaining weight, build muscle, more energy, etc..
  • FIND WHAT YOU ENJOY! - This is sooo important y'all! I love to run so any chance I get, I'll go for a run to get my cardio in! I have found that I also love to lift! I know a ton of people that dislike running, and it's not for everyone so you just have to find what works for you! There's so many programs out that you can try, you could do Zumba, Boxing, CrossFit, and there's just so much out there, something for everyone! Find something that makes you want to workout.
  • FIND WHAT WORKS FOR YOU- This is aimed more towards your "diet". I've said it before but I'm not on any diet. I basically eat what I want, but I portion my food, I substitute where I can and I chose healthier options. There are so many healthier alternatives to your favorite food now that there are a bunch of healthy stuff out there. 
  • KEEP A FOOD JOURNAL!- I did this for the first couple of months of my fitness journey and it helped me so much! I wasn't too specific with it, I kinda just wrote down what I ate that day. I didn't write down calories or any of that stuff. But when I ate unhealthy, I looked back at my food journal and gave myself a little pep talk, and figured out where I can do better next time. Just to kinda visually see where you need to improve on. 
  • DRINK LOTS OF WATER! - This is another one that a lot of people aren't fond off! And I totally get it! But it's so important to drink your water. I try to drink a gallon at least 3-4 times a week, and sometimes i'll add half to a pitcher and add some lemon slices or strawberries, basically pretty infused water! Make it fun! And at the beginning take baby steps, start with drinking at least 2 bottles of water and work your way up! 
  • MAKE TIME FOR IT! - I use to workout during Julian's nap time, but nap time is slowly fading away! So I now workout in the mornings around 6-7am. We all have different schedules, so you have to make time for it, IF you really want it. You don't need a gym membership and you don't need to spend 2 hours at the gym! Trust me! I workout at home and my workouts are usually 30-45 minutes long! And I'm seeing results. 
  • TAKE BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES- These keep me going y'all! I take them once a month and wow! When i'm feeling down, or I just don't want to wake up and do my workout, I look back at my pictures and I get my butt up and work for it! I've come so far and I can only get better from here! So take pictures! 

I hope y'all enjoyed this post! And found it helpful! 
Thank you so much for stopping by & for continuing to support my blog! It means the world to me! 


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