1,000 a day keeps the doctor away...
I haven't done a fitness update in awhile, so I figured I would let you know where I am! Things have been going alright over here. Since I started back in January I have been able to lose 10 pounds. Thing is, I lost those 10 pounds pretty fast. I have been maintaining that 10 pounds weight loss for months. It has been frustrating because it isn't where I used to be. I can't seem to get lower.
I am slowly coming to the realization that where I used to be was me when I was 19 years old, and maybe it is time I shift my logic. I won't weigh what I did at 19 for forever. Especially since I was coming off 18 where I was playing three sports year round and had the metabolism of a 12 year old.
It is time to face it... I am getting older. Did you know that age 25 is when the skin starts aging? It actually starts declining downwards. So 24 is the peak. I am at my skins peak right now. I am not trying to say that 24 is old. Heck, I am very, very young. But what I am saying is that my body is changing, and I am indeed getting older. I am no longer a teenager.
So lately I have been trying to focus less on how much I weigh, and more on how I look and feel. Am I strong? Am I healthy? When I lost those 10 pounds I felt amazing! I could see the difference in my body, and I feel like I look pretty great right now! So who cares if I don't look like I did when I was 19? I look dang good at 24. Doesn't mean I don't have changes I could still make, or habits to break. But I want to be happy with who I am in the now, knowing I have made some good changes and am getting better.
I have felt like the best thing for me has been making goals. I like challenges and coming from someone who played a lot of sports growing up, I feel like these goals bring that competitive side out of me that I have been lacking in my exercise routine without being on a sports team.
I saw my friend start posting on Instagram her 1000 calories a day challenge. The goal is to burn 1000 calories a day. Talk about intense right? I don't do 1000 a day, but I totally loved the challenge of getting 1000 in a day, and decided that I would try and get 1000 4-5 times a week. Thank to the use of my trusty Polar FT4 I am able to track it while I am at the gym and working out. I LOVE having that goal ahead of me. It pushes me.
I also made the goal to do another half marathon before I turn 25. I decided that the Provo Halloween Half Marathon has always looked like a blast, so why not that one? You get to wear a costume for goodness sake! I haven't really ran since I did the Marathon last year because of a knee injury I got during it. I am really hoping when I start training again it won't act up, and that it has got even rest time.
So here is to having realistic expectations, loving your body and yourself, and making goals to continue towards success!
GET THE PARTY STARTED
♥ the best day
♥ bikinis & diet coke
♥ disguised blessings
♥ a novel about my feelings
♥ a "utah" mormon
♥ twenty five before twenty five
♥ blonde hair
♥ four eyes
♥ remember to be kind
♥ arm pit hair