Becoming healthy

* This post was from my other blog; I posted it in April *

This is a bit of a different post, which I am going to try to keep track of on here not only for myself but for others to view and get the motivation to be healthy!

I am not pleased with how much I weigh right now and how I do not exercise at all. I go to the gym to do strength but I don’t ever go on the treadmill/elliptical. I am getting a little bit of a tummy and with summer right around the corner, I know I am not going to want to go to the beach in a bathing suit. I don’t need a rock hard six pack or anything extravagant like that, I just want a flat tummy again. When I look at myself in the mirror I am disgusted by how I look, and it’s not necessarily my legs or arms it’s just my tummy. I am not just wanting to get a flat tummy, I am doing it for myself, I don’t drink nearly enough water during the day and I feel as though if I am tracking things I can see that I am not getting enough h2o and I will drink more. Another thing is I don’t eat healthy at all. I either skip breakfast or I skip lunch and that’s not healthy at all. Some days I will go eating until 3 or 4 o’clock in the afternoon. It’s not that it’s my way of choosing to be “skinny” or “lose weight” It’s just that I am so busy with school and work that I just don’t have the time to eat. There are days where I am at work.. and I will just eat constantly for my whole shift. I eat when I am bored or stressed and that’s something I am going to work on.

So yesterday, Adam and I went for a run around the track. The goal was a mile (4 laps), but I only did one lap. 🙁 That’s just how out of shape I am. When I was in high school I was always pretty tiny, I never exercised or did any high intensity cardio so this is really hard for me. We plan to go twice a week as well as doing ab work outs at the gym twice a week. I think we are either going again on Saturday, except this time I am planing on doing more than one lap. I am aiming for two laps although I would love to be able to do 4. I think what I am afraid of is that after I run or do anything that raises my heart rate I start to cough and I can’t breathe, so while I am running I am afraid of that and I just want to give up the sooner I can so that I am not dying after. I’d rather not feel like I can’t breathe, but I have to push myself, I have to tell myself it will just be a short period where it will happen and I will get results from it in the end.

Another thing that I am trying to do is getting rid of carbs and sugar. HOLY MOLY, it’s the hardest thing ever. I have been keeping track on the MyFitnessPal app, it really only calculates your calories but it shows a pie chart of how many carbs, fat and protein you’ve had for the day. I have it set that my goal is for 1,310 calories.

Today was really hard and I caved in a little with my coffees and also the bagel but all in all it wasn’t awful.

Calories for today:

  • Oikos non fat yogurt strawberry fruit at the bottom (120)
  • 1/2 sm iced coffee – cookie dough with cream only from DD (110 for the whole thing)
  • Everything with cheese bagel with cream cheese (410)
  • 1/4 Venti Chai Latte with 1 pump of vanilla (410 for the whole thing)
  • 7 Pretzel Crisps – Original (70)

I still have to document what I am going to eat for dinner, but I am posting this before I have eaten so I will have to go back later and mark everything. It says that I have 211 calories left.

Some things I have to improve on, drink more water because all day I haven’t drank any water, just coffee. Limit to one coffee a day! Also, I need more protein, that’s something I am lacking to the extreme.. I don’t know exactly how much I had for my two coffees other than drinking half of them, so I can’t tell what the exact calories are but I will just mark the full amount for now.

I hope that whoever reads this, gets inspiration to be healthy! I also hope you follow me on my journey to becoming more healthy!

The view I get to see while I time my boyfriends mile run 😉

There was no lap 2, my boyfriend didn’t know how to use the stopwatch haha.

Sincerely, Bianca

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