It’s been awhile since I’ve posted because I’ve really struggled in WHERE I want to take this blog in 2013. It’s been two years since I first started and for the later part of 2012 I feel like I didn’t pay as much attention to my first baby, this blog. So for the past two weeks I’ve really struggled with how I wanted to start this year but after thinking, and rethinking and talking to other bloggers, the word for the year is RAW.
That’s right–raw. This is my space and I’m going to say exactly what I want to say, how I want to say it and when I want to say it. I’m about to be 33 years old and sometimes you have to face reality–even when you don’t want to. With that word in mind, I’m going to say something that’s been on my mind for a while- literally 1 year.
I’m fat and I’m not doing enough to do something about it.
I’ve tried almost every diet and ran 2 half marathons, countless 5ks but I still managed to hold on to a lot of fat in my midsection. I’ve researched and researched and I’ve came to the conclusion that my nutrition was absolutely out of control. I’d eat well for a couple of days, then bad for 3 more, then wonder why wasn’t losing weight. I’m a big girl (literally and figuratively) and I’m going to do something about it.
So of course, I’ve challenged myself to eat right. Let me first off say THIS IS NOT A DIET. Diets suck major balls and I refuse to be a part of one. Instead this is about eating right, exercising and just living better. So here goes:
1. Eat clean. This basically means eating NO processed foods. Everything must come from lean meats, fruits and veggies. I’m going to go very small on the grains since my body tends to crave these. I will post all of my clean eating recipes here on the blog AND on Instagram.
2. Exercise for at least 30 minutes, five days a week. Vary up your exercises. I’ve signed up for my 3rd half marathon in March but I’ve been lifting weights so bear with me.
3. Take fitness photos once every 30 days. This is hard for me. I took some with my shirt off and I almost barfed at the size of my stomach. But I will release them January 30th.
4. Stay motivated. It’s so easy to give up but I’m determined to keep going until this goal is over.
I repeat this is not a diet. Please don’t email me asking me about what to eat and what not to eat. It’s simple everything must be from the earth, plant or tree.
In true fashion I’ve decided to release a picture of me and all of my 200 pounds of glory. If you want to join, leave a message below!