Fitness Goals

Reality check:
So I am going to say what you are not suppose to say but I JUST WANT TO BE SKINNY!

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Since starting my adult life I have put on a crazy 15kgs. Bonkers, I know. Each and every Monday I plan on starting my diet but come Tuesday diet is out the window. I know I am not alone in this.

It sounds so simple. Eat healthy and exercise. My brain does not work like that. My brain thinks SHIT I have to give up PIZZA and NETFLIX and WINE. Immediately, I set myself up for failure.

Realisation (admitting you have a problem):
Aside from wanting to be skinny I can say I have recently realised the effects of my not-so-healthy lifestyle on my body and my life.
1. Always being tired
2. Becoming anti-social
3. Everything is an effort
4. Struggling to walk up stairs
5. My favourite clothes do not fit

Now I am not saying I am obese but I have noticed that my body is starting to weigh down my health and my overall attitude. So time for change!IMG_20150930_153155 IMG_20160507_200146

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Motivators:
These dilemmas have become apparent and I am saying NO!  To stop myself from continuing this unsuccessful cycle I have enlisted my housemate to help push me to reach my goals, motivator #1. Having someone to support you is great. They do not judge because they too are struggling and you can both motivate each other to do better.

Recently, we signed up to our local gym with a ridiculous $28/wk membership so there is motivator #2. Also the gym is located within 2minutes walk from our house, motivator #3.

girl running sexy self smoothie stretching

Now, goals!:
Again easy to say but hard to put into action. I am currently sitting at a size 12 with an energy level of 0.5 most days. By Christmas I would like to be an energetic size 8-10 with a new admiration for life. Corny, I know. I also want to feel sexy in my skin and hopefully attract a new outlook on life. I look back now and I can not believe how active I was as a child and thinking where did that go?

Making Excuses:
I hope that along the way I can motivate others to get up and move. I am 25 years old and I do not want to feel like an 80 year old grandma. It is easy to forget about your health and do not let anyone tell you otherwise. I work fulltime while building my blog, running a social life (unsuccessfully) and trying to still make time for my hobbies. Did I mention making time for basic household chores? #liferant

Time Management (the solution):
Ultimately, it comes down to time management. A quality I have always struggled with. So I have enlisted the help of not only my tatty diary that I carry around and never use but programming alerts into my phone and computer. I plan to use motivational language to get me through the days, weeks and months until it all becomes second nature.

For example, “HEY CINDERALLA, TIME TO CLEAN YOUR PALACE!” Ok, I will work on the motivation.

The Self-Doubt:
Needless to say, I am in doubt but I am hoping to prove myself wrong and smash this because if not now then when? I am the first to admit that self-doubt is one strong beast! I have let self-doubt control me for too long and it is something I will have to work on for the rest of my life.

So friends, let’s support each other.

*Note: Pictures sourced from pixabay.com 

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  1. I feel your pain! This is pretty much what my blog is about too 🤔

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  2. Go gettem, I am up 5lbs so on my own ass this week donuts bagels and burgers are no good , cleanses, shakes and pills won’t do it just hard work, good food and exercise will do it, you can do it, embrace it as a journey

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  3. I really enjoyed reading your post! Its great to hear your motivation for a new healthy lifestyle 🙂 Im following and hope to see more posts like this, it will be great to see how you progress !
    I write a blog on health and fitness too http://buffbanana.com/
    feel free to check it out, I hope you find something useful there and we can motivate each other. I’d love to hear your thoughts on some of my articles too

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  4. this is great! i have been a trainer for over 15 years, if you need any help / advice I’m all ears, feel free to take a look at my blog posts, Im fairly new but your feedback would be very much appreciated. https://thinkfitnessjg.wordpress.com

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  5. Good luck on your journey! I’ve been there, achieved my goal, and have kept it off for over 10 years. It wasn’t easy but so worth it. You can do it!

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  6. I am sooo with you on this! Since turning 20 I’ve put on like 20kgs and I haaate exercise. But recently joined a fitcamp and started doing gym classes. It’s a struggle to stay motivated but I believe it’ll be worth it lol. I also think you can gradually change your unhealthy habits instead of completely cutting out the good stuff!

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  7. Fitnessfoodandtravel September 18, 2016 — 4:11 AM

    Brilliant post, enjoyed the read, keep it up | fitnessfoodandtravel

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  8. I love your blog…take it one day at a time and just remember it’s all about wing consistent. I am a former fitness specialist and my clients found to best results by making small changes and sticking to them. Looks like you’re doing terrific!!

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  9. Such a great post! very excited to follow you journey – I work in corporate and it is killing me – Trying to see if I can switch to Bloggin to be my new creative escape – My blog is about running and exercise and how I also rather want a glass of wine and just having fun every now and then,
    looking forward to seeing more posts 🙂

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  10. You can totally do it! You should check out bbg by Kayla instines I’ve managed to lose 10kg over the past couple months and it’s not as painful as other workout plans I’ve tried before! Good luck x

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  11. You’ve found a goal, broke it into steps and you’re working towards it, well done, that’s half the battle so keep it up!! If you need any help at all just give me a shout I’d be glad to help you achieve your goal in any way I can 🙂

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  12. I completely feel you on all levels of this. I am in my 23rd year of my adult life and already I feel like I should be helped walking up the stairs. The lack of energy is where I personally need the most help with.
    I have set up a weekly challenge list for each day where if I complete all tasks then I will reward myself on the last day. Not saying it will work for you but it has really pushed me to do more things.

    Keep up the good work!

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  13. wonderwomanweights October 21, 2016 — 6:44 AM

    Don’t quit this fitness stuff starts to become a lifestyle when you really get into it, trust me!

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  14. Love this post! Balancing pizza and wine with being healthy is more difficult than people think! 🙂

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  15. Wow I can totally relate to this. I’m a nineteen year old who is in the beginning of my fitness journey. I started a blog to share my experiences and progress along the way! If your interested check it out! braedonsjourney.wordpress.com

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  16. Great post- I had the exact same feeling once!
    If you need some advice or ideas on your journey, feel freee to visit my blog!
    If thats not for you- hey I got something else:
    *sending encouragement, love and hugs to help motivate you* Keep going 🙂

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  17. Great Post, you got this girl :).. I’m a personal trainer, I post recipes and tips regarding fitness if your interested feel free to follow ❤ ❤

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  18. I completely understand where you are coming from.

    I found myself unhappy with my body and constantly gaining and losing weight until I said enough was enough and changed my life.

    But don’t worry you are absolutely beautiful and you will get to your goals 🙂

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  19. Really great read good look on your fitness journey. I have a blog on health and fitness if you ever want to check it out http://www.thewhatiknow.com

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  20. Loved your article, very inspiring

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  21. Great post :), hope it’s going well for you! I started personal training sessions myself a month ago, It’s going good so far but I’m starting to lose motivation! Like the idea of motivators, need to get me some of those :), as cheesy as it may seem I think #FitnessQuotes on instagram also help to motivate me, as well as other people’s transformation pics! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  22. Best of luck on your fitness journey! If you’re looking for extra motivation, check out this article 🙂

    https://beautyandthebeet.ca/2016/10/17/motivation-for-the-unmotivated/

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  23. You’ve got my support! One thing that I found that helped was scheduling in trips to the gym like you would a doctor’s appointment, a date, a shift at work. You’ve got to add them in and stick to it, no negotiating.

    Motivation is hard to find when you start but when you start seeing results (and not just size or weight, I mean skin, energy, emotionally) that will continue to drive you towards making healthier choices.

    x

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  24. Best of luck. I lost fifty pounds last year by worrying less about dieting and focusing more on small healthy habits. For example I started eating off of the smallest dishes in the house and parking in the back parking lot. It made it easier to NOT fall off the program.

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  25. Hey there, I love the fact that you have been persistent with this…I face the same dilemma at times. I am currently designing a health app which I think you would be interested in though…something designed to solve these problems which has been based on my experience. If you have the time, try checking it out 🙂 myhealthrev.com

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  26. Reblogged this on Flying High In Life and commented:
    self determination

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  27. Straight foward and to the point, I love it! Great post!

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  28. kellyjbrooksbank December 6, 2016 — 3:17 AM

    Great post hun 🙂 loved reading this xx

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  29. I’ll support you! Just started anew site focused around healthy lifestyles!- vibesandco.com.. I know I’m a little late based on your goal date. How’s it going?

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  30. Amazing, I hope this year you will become strong and kick goals!
    Many women have the same issues, I had the same issue since 18 – 23, exactly the same battle of ‘I’ll start on Monday’.
    My mum always used to and continues to say, everything in moderation.
    I never believed her, until I decided to try something different.
    This didn’t include excersize… It was honestly eating still the yummy/unhealthy things when I wanted, but eating more fruit and vegetables, more meals, but a lot smaller portions!
    It was much easier than trying to commit to ‘no junk food’
    I lost 4kgs… And this year I am to incorporate excersize.

    Good luck !

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  31. Great post and I know that feeling all too well! Living a healthy lifestyle is a tough sell because it means doing things in moderation. Doesn’t mean you can’t binge on Netflix or have a little wine but eating mindfully of whole foods, exercising consistently are keys to bringing the sexy back to our bodies.

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  32. Hi! Take a look at my latest blog. It’s all the things that have helped me and it may help you too! Let me know if you have any questions 🙂

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  33. Well writtren. I agree making excuses to not go to the gym is easier some days than actually going. But once you acutally must the courage to go you find that you have more energy after.

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