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Day to Day Getting Started

A 30 day experiment

So, how are your New Year’s resolutions going? Prior to the New Year I had been walking pretty regularly and while I wasn’t being strict with any foods I was trying to do better to get rid of the 10lbs I’ve put on since we moved in September. The New Year came and I started writing down what I ate in a planner I bought myself as a Christmas present. I wasn’t tracking calories, simply what I was eating, and it was turning into a habit.

There was one week where I was busy with work and couldn’t get away during the daylight hours to go for a walk and it snowballed from there. I tend to be an all or nothing person and it’s completely detrimental to success when it comes to weight loss. I recognize that but I really don’t know how to change that when it’s been ingrained in me for so many years.

I’ve been watching a lot of Instagram stories and a few people that I follow completed Whole30 a few days ago. The idea of Whole30 sounds appealing because while it is a strict diet for 30 days you slowly reintroduce food and you can figure out how certain foods affect your body. I’m sure I’d be shocked to know how food certain foods I eat regularly are detrimental to my progress. That being said, I know quitting soda abruptly on top of being really strict won’t work for my lifestyle right now.

I am, however, going to do a 30-day challenge that’s not as restrictive. I am going to work on my nutrition for the next 30 days and focus on getting more veggies in every day and eating out less. Ideally, I’d like to only eat out on the weekends when Cory can join me, and we can explore our new home together.

I enjoy cooking a lot so I am looking forward to what the next 30 days bring. I had Cory take a full body photo of me this weekend and some photos of my face to document if the puffiness in my face goes down. I also weighed myself this morning and I’m hoping to stay away from the scale until the end of the 30 days. It’s only 30 days so let’s do this!

Recommendations

Best Youtube Channels for Healthy Eating

Today is my birthday (!!!) and I felt like giving back. Here is a list of some of my favorite inspiring healthy eating channels. In addition, there are some general videos on kitchen skills that I’ll link to at…

Day to Day Getting Started Races

Goal Met! + Other Updates

Hello everyone! I hope everyone’s 2017 is treating them well so far. March was busy but good, one of the highlights was completing the Anthem 5K in Louisville. I’ve completed this race before but it felt different this time.…

Getting Started Playlists

5K Motivation: Spotify Playlist

I signed up for the Anthem 5K next month and I have been attempting to train for it. I use the term train loosely… I have been exercising but I haven’t been following a strict training schedule. I’ve done…

Transparency Thursday

Transparency Thursday

This week has mostly been good aside from some physical pain from my neck and back. I haven’t been to the chiropractor in months so I was way overdue for an adjustment. I tried a new chiropractor that’s close…

Transparency Thursday

Transparency Thursday

I’m beginning a new series here called Transparency Thursday. I’m going to attempt to blog weekly about how things are really going whether positive or negative. I want to keep things honest because this is going to be a…

WOTD

WotD: Charlestown State Park

For the past couple of months I’ve been wanting to visit Charlestown State Park, and this weekend seemed like the perfect time to visit. The park is about 30 minutes from our apartment so it kinda felt like a…

My Story

It’s been a while…

It’s been almost two years since I’ve written here, and to say I’ve been off the wagon would be an understatement. Life happens as it does, and unfortunately I didn’t make eating well and exercising a priority. As a…

Day to Day

The inspiration of tight pants

It’s no secret that I’ve been off the wagon for about a year now. The weight has slowly crept up, and at the time I was dealing with a lot of other emotions, such as anxiety and depression. Needless…