Getting fit



Earlier this year I decided to make a comment to myself to lose some weight! It was a struggle indeed, but my results were worth it! I began going to the gym 5 days a week! Sometimes 4 days depending on the situation. I ended up losing around 25lbs! I was ecstatic, because it had been a long time since I made that commitment to myself and stuck to it!

Guess what happened? LIFE! The month of June was a busy time for me. My bestfriend got married, my business began to pick up, along with my 9-5! Not to mention the weather was amazing, and I just wanted to be free of restrictions! In that one month I gained 12lbs back. I was a little devastated, but hey I did it to myself.  Now I’m back on my journey and trying to reach an even lower weight. I have a specific number in mind.

I have begun  hitting the gym again regularly because after all exercise is important! Especially for people like myself who sit down all day at work. I sit at work, I sit when working for my small business, and I sit while blogging and writing in general. You have to find a way to get your body moving just for the sake of good health if nothing else!

My next challenge area is limiting  my sweet consumption. I am not ashamed to admit that I am a foodie and I love sweets. I’m talking about pound cake, any cake, cookies, cupcakes, brownies, candy, and pies (salivates a little)! I get excited just talking about them. Realistically I know that self-control is a must in this area for me. My goal is to limit my sweets consumption to once a week. On that one day they must be consumed in moderation.

I decided to blog about my journey of weightloss because it’s ugly and it’s real. It’s more than posting cute pictures of yourself in the gym. It’s hard work, discipline, and dedication. I know that there are others who want to get on the bandwagon of healthy living as well! After all this is a lifestyle change. Set an immediate obtainable goal for yourself, stick to it, and increase your goals from there!

The picture for this blog is from last nights workout on the stairclimber. If I can do it so can you!

Let me know what your health goals are…

 

12 thoughts on “Getting fit

  1. My goal is to be able to do a split by the end of this year. So I am starting to get back into yoga. Ending the year on a fitness note.

    1. Hi Tabitha! I so love your name! I was have. I was a bewitched watcher! Anywho have you ever heard of Leslie Sansone? She has these wonderful Walk away the pounds DVD’s! Look her up that way you can randomly workout at home when you get a chance. She has a 4 mile super challenge that I love and of course you don’t have to do the whole 4 miles, but you can do the first mile in 15 minutes! I hope this helps.

  2. Hey Ashley! Thanks for sharing your journey. I recently created a Pinterest board called The Struggle is Real, because, well, the struggle is real. Earlier this year, I lost nearly 30 pounds, and I’ve put nearly 15 back on. Like you I’m working on getting back on track. I’ve started to hire someone to bulk meal prep for me because I’m just too busy. And I don’t have time for the gym, but I attempt to walk 2 miles at least four times a week. Slow and steady wins the race!! Good luck on your journey! 🙂

    1. The struggle is so real! They say weight loss is 80% of what you eat and 20% of working out. I would be at my goal weight if I conquered the eating portion. I can’t meal prep, I change my mind too much. You’re definitely going to win the race! Keep me posted!

  3. You got this girl! I am so proud of you for not giving up and getting back at it. I can’t wait to see what this journey looks like for you.

    xoxo
    Stacey

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