As I previously mentioned, I have gained around 30 lbs in the past year or so. In an effort to get in shape for my upcoming trip to Thailand, I’ve decided to document my journey to the best body and health possible for me.
I’ve been working out, but I’m not really motivated. I’ve changed my diet, but not to the point where I’m really seeing a difference. I’m ready to take the next step and put everything on the internet for all to see. Not only will it keep me motivated, but maybe I’ll inspire someone to get into the best shape they can be in, whether they are going on a trip, or they’re just trying to get healthy.
No, I’m not trying to be skinny. I’m not trying to have the “perfect body”. I’m traveling to Thailand in like 8 months, and I can barely climb 2 flights of stairs without getting winded. How am I supposed to hike or climb stairs or even walk for a long distance when I’m completely out of shape? And I’m not going to lie, I just wanna fit into my Joe’s jeans again and feel comfortable in a bathing suit.
I don’t claim to be a nutritionist, a dietitian or a personal trainer. I’m doing what I know is good for me and my body. For me, this means consistent cardio training, less carbs and cheese, and good old fashioned yoga. What’s good for one person may not be good for the other.
So here is the deal. Every week to 2 weeks, I will post a picture of my progress on my Facebook page (like me!). I’m posting it there so I can have an entire album of my journey, and I can see my progress for myself. I’ll let you know what works for me, what doesn’t work for me, and everything else in between.
I told myself that one of the main points of this blog is to be brutally honest with myself and the people that read. For so long I’ve denied the fact that I am unhealthy and out of shape. It wasn’t until I got out of this depression that I realized I not only have to work on my mind, but I also have to make my body the best it can be. We only have one 🙂
So, like me on Facebook and see the progress! I’ll also be doing posts on the blog to about my journey. Let’s all get healthy!
photo: flickr, creative commons