January 16, 2015

Lady gets Healthy-Intro.

I've decided to start a series about my journey to a healthy lifestyle. At the end of December, as most do, I took some time to think about my goals. Not only my "New Year's Resolutions", but my life goals. I scribbled a few things down that I'd love to accomplish at some point, then I broke those big goals down into smaller, more achievable ones that I could reach in the upcoming year. Of those goals, a few of them had to do with health and fitness.

1. Establish a fitness routine that I can stick to and build muscle doing.
2. Run one mile without stopping to walk or catch my breath.
3. Eat a nutrient-rich, balanced diet that gives me sustainable energy.

These may not seem like much, but I really am starting from the ground. Ideally, I want to be in great shape. I want to have energy and tone up my body. Simple as that. I have a small body. I'm not looking to lose weight. But I have no muscle and very low energy (especially for a 24 year old).
I'm far from an expert on health and fitness, but I am doing tons of research and it may take some work to find what's right for me concerning fitness routines and meal plans, but I know there are so many people who struggle with similar things, so I'm ready to take this journey with you if you'll have me! I'll share resources and tools that I find along the way to help us in this endeavor and am super excited to see the things that (hopefully) you will share with me as well!Stay tuned for plenty of posts in the weeks to come.

Here's an idea of what you can expect:
Short-term & Long-term Goals
My Monthly Fitness Routine
Progress Updates
Inspirational People
Recipes I've Tried
Podcasts I'm Loving
Look Good, Feel Good (Fitness Gear)
Resources and Fitness Tools

I started this journey officially last week (the first full week of 2015). My starting point statistics were as follows:

Date: January 6, 2015
Weight: 117.2 lbs.
Treadmill distance: 1 mile
Time: 16:04 minutes

I hope to find better tools for tracking Body Mass Index, Body Fat %, etc., but until I do, this is it.
Also, I'd like to mention that while I know the number on the scale does not matter, I just like to make sure that I am within a healthy range for my height and body type, therefore, I track my weight to make sure I don't go above or below my healthy weight range.
I track my progress in my planner. This helps me to keep everything in one place.

I hope all of you are as excited as I am about this series!

Muscles, vitamins, & healthy bodies,

PS-Please feel free to leave tips, tricks, and tools that help you lead a healthy lifestyle in the comments section below or email me at itsthelifeofalady@gmail.com! I'm always learning!

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