Hey guys! I decided to diverge from the usual fashion post to talk a little about fitness. So let me start by saying that my interest in fitness has only recently come into my life over the past couple of years (pretty much when I started dating my bf). Before then I was just about the laziest person ever. I ate like crap and I loathed exercise, I would dabble with the gym or workout videos but never for very long. In fact, in high school my most dreaded day of the school year was when we had to run the mile, I was always inevitably one of the last ones to cross the finish line walking and panting like a crazy person!
Flash forward to now and I am the most active I have ever been in my whole life. I take martial arts, do a little bit of yoga, circuit train a couple of mornings a week, and dabble in running (coincedentally I still struggle with this one hahah). And while I have never really had a big problem with weight per se, I still don't look as fit as I want to, even with all the exercising.
This is where the other portion of fitness comes in - nutrition! Flashback story: my bf was always telling me how big of a portion diet plays in fitness, but I was never really convinced. Until we decided to do P90x (without the nutrtion portion) and at the end of the 3 months I was amazed that I hadn't seen more progress. That was when it really sunk in that my bf was right! Only one problem, that realization didn't really stick and to this day I still struggle a lot with my diet. Why is junk food soooo good??? But I am at the point now that I really enjoy working out and I want to take my fitness to the next level by once and for all conquering the nutrition side of things.
I have been scouring instagram non stop for fitness inspiration and I am finally ready to start trying to make a serious commitment to eating better, and I was wondering if any of you wanted to join along with me?! I plan on kickstarting this healthy lifestyle change by posting my progress about once a week for six weeks (including bathing suit pictures eeeek) on my blog and on instagram, and I thought it would be really neat to see if anyone else wanted to do the same thing so we can share progress. I think it is really important to have support when going through a change like this and I would love to connect with you if you are interested in making this change too! Feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in doing this as well so we can support each other!! Wish me luck!
P.S. It is quite hard and uncomfortable for me to post pictures of this nature for everyone to see, so I ask that you please be respectful with your comments, thanks!
Here is the first pictures: Week 1, Day 1