For the last I don’t know how many years, I’ve kept telling myself I need to get in shape and be healthier before I lose the thinnish figure and high metabolism I’ve always been blessed with. I got a gym membership. I worked to eat healthier, and I’ve been working freaking hard to quit my sugary soda addiction.
But the truth is, I’ve been half-assing it.
I mean, I’ve still come a pretty long way. My daily liquids intake used to consist of Mountain Dew and sweet southern iced tea. I’m talking SWEET. Basically, I should have diabetes by now with how much sugar was in that tea coupled with the Mountain Dew. I have no idea how I don’t have diabetes. These days, my body can no longer handle Mountain Dew. If I drink one can, my stomach is usually upset within 10 minutes. However, I still have cravings for soda and find myself reaching for a Pepsi 1-2 times a week (sometimes more). The soda thing will be a daily struggle, but I believe once the school semester starts, I’ll be quitting soda cold turkey and just FORCE myself to choose water or drop in some Mio when I get the cravings.
So my diet has been improving. I eat better. I drink more water – even though it’s still not enough (working on that).
However, my exercise regime….
With college about to start up and me needing to cut back on hours at the day job so I can actually hope to succeed in my studies, the monthly gym membership fee is now too much. I will be canceling this week. Looks bad right?
Well, thanks to the wonderful world of Pinterest, there may be hope for my abs yet!
I spent all afternoon today looking through Pinterest at yoga techniques and bodyweight workouts to do at home. This led to me downloading a few fitness apps, looking up some yoga channels on Youtube, and even some books. I’ve made a pledge to begin with yoga tomorrow, since it’s Sunday and it’s a perfect way to prepare for that day we all dread – Monday. I have made it a goal to do yoga every other day with bodyweight workouts in between.
Will I probably regret making that kind of schedule? Probably. I may adjust it once I see just how much yoga actually kicks my ass. But for now, here’s what my schedule is going to probably look like:
Monday: Bodyweight Workout
Wednesday: Bodyweight Workout + Cardio
Friday: Bodyweight Workout
Yeah I have a feeling I’ll be adjusting this a little. But hey, I have a favor to ask my readers. I want YOU guys to help keep me motivated and keep me accountable. If you’re trying to get into a fitness schedule, we can do this together and hold each other accountable. I intend to post a fitness update weekly on my blog. On top of this, I’ll be posting motivational fitness quotes and whatnot on my Twitter and Pinterest. Feel free to also share motivational quotes or videos with me on here or on any of my social media accounts.
I’m essentially trying to keep the fitness fun because I find myself getting bored easily otherwise. So if you want to help me on my fitness journey (and vice versa), let’s do it! 😀
And now I leave you with some motivation for your own fitness goals, if you have them.