Road 2 Healthy: My 30 Day Fitness Journey

I use to have an amazing body. Tight, flat abs with the lean legs and perky booty to match. What happened? I’ll tell you what happened…

College happened…
Adulthood happened…
Stress happened…
Ice cream and cheeseburgers happened… 
 

I’ve been wanting so badly to get back to my pre-college weight. I weighed a hefty 125 pounds before I went to SCSU. Of course I was dancing about 3 days a week at a local dance studio and I was involved in cheerleading and the school musicals.

 

I’ve taken up running. I’ve started a program called C25K (Coach to 5K). It’s an app that I downloaded from the Apple Store and so far so good. If you’ve never run a day in your life, like me, but you want to start then I highly recommend this app if you’re looking to get in shape and up your fitness.


 

 

I’ve been pretty motivated and I’ve been keeping up with the 3-day program, running an average of 30 minutes and about 1.5 miles each time. Each day gets easier and easier and that makes me feel a little better about myself. 

 
Yesterday, I went to my town park with my cousin, to take pictures for my first outfit post for my blog. I got home. Sat on the couch. Turned on monday’s Bates Motel episode and started to create the blog post. And then I saw the pictures. In their original size…. up close and personal. And it hit me. Slapped me right in face. There was no way I was posting a whole blog post with those photos. 
 
Now, I know that there are some of you who will look at this picture and say… “BYE FELICIA! Your body’s not even that bad!”. But remember, everyone has there own level of confidence and security when it comes to their body. And there is nothing wrong with striving to be healthy.
 

So for now.. this American Apparel spandex dress is being retired to the back of my closet. And for the next 30 days it’ll be Me… My sweats & exercise pants… & My trainers. I’ve looked up a couple of fitness challenges and got myself a partner to do it with me, to help with the motivation! Not to mention posting this on my blog will help with that as well! 

 

KEEP ON ME GUYS!!

 

Above is me on March 25th, weighing in at 160 pounds at five-feet, one-inch tall. On the last day, the 30th day, I’ll post another photo, marking my end of my 30-day fitness challenge. 


My PLAN – 

    1. I will continue to run my usual 3 days. I’ll shoot for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but of course when time permits. If not those days then I will substitute on a different day.
    2. If the weather does not allow for me to do so, I’ll use the treadmill, that’s causally sitting in my house, being used as a coat hanger (wipes off dust).
    3. I will eat healthier and be more consistent. Chicken, fish, vegetables, brown rice, multi-grain or quinoa pasta –
      • NO chocolate
      • NO candy
      • NO biscuits or cookies
      • NO cake, donuts or muffins
      • NO pastries
      • NO white bread
      • NO chips
      • NO fast food
      • NO soda
      • NO ice cream 

  1. On top of my running schedule, I will do the 30 Day BEACH BODY Challenge and the Ab Challenge:

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I’m hoping that by the end of the 30 days, I will see a more toned mid-section, and inches off of my waist, legs and arms. I’m excited to be documenting this journey, and I hope that I’m not disappointed come April 24th. And with starting my new job next week, I pray that I don’t becoming full of excuses. I’m good for that! 
 
Follow me on my journey to getting my sexy back! Click the bubble below to follow my blog and stay up to day on my progress! And don’t forget to follow me on twitter as well for daily updates! 
 
 
 
And if you guys are feeling motivated and want to start this challenge with me then I want to follow your progress as well!! I would love nothing more than for us all to embark on this journey to healthy together! Don’t forget to leave your comments and questions down below!

3 Comments

  1. March 25, 2015 / 12:20 PM

    That sounds like a really good plan! I wish you the best in your fitness journey!

  2. March 25, 2015 / 3:58 PM

    When I started 'seriously' running a couple of years back, I used coach to 5k. I was never much of a runner and now I can't imagine my life without running. Best of luck to you on your journey!

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