Monday, October 15, 2012

Healthier Days

I've been wanting to get my self in shape for quite some time. Back when I got engaged, over three years ago, I did pretty good going to the gym around my classes, but honestly, since I've gotten married, I haven't stuck to much of a health plan.

That is, until one of my dearest friends met me for coffee on June 2nd. She told me about how she was going to start using this app called MyFitnessPal, and on an impulse I said I'd do it with her. I had tried it before, but had never really stuck too it. However, this time was totally different, even though it was a spontaneous decision. Because she was keep track of her calories too, and she eats healthier than I do, I was really motivated to do good and stick with it. Even when she decided to take a break from the plan, I was able to keep it up on my own, after her help to get me started.

I'm excited to share that it is now 135 days later (that's about 4 and a half months, folks!) and I have entered my calories in every day! Just the fact that I don't want to break that streak has been so motivating for me to enter my calories in, even if I slack off and go over every now and then.

I definitely haven't been perfect, and I still eat unhealthy things, but I'm paying attention to what I'm consuming, planning out what I eat much better, and not habitually overeating anymore. I'm so excited to announce that I've lost 12 lbs, and I look and feel so much better than ever before!

My next fitness goal is to start working out regularly.  I've got a free gym membership to a gym less than a mile away. I really have no excuse--other than I just don't want to make the time for it. But I know that's the next step to being a healthier me, so I have to tackle it eventually.

What have you done in the past year to get healthier? I'd love to know!


Bobbie Jo said...

Thanks for sharing your journey. :-) I have started training for a half marathon. It is not really as bad as it sounds. I'm really loving it actually

Tori said...

Way to go, Bobbie Jo!! That will be such a great accomplishment!

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