Hey guys! As said in the title of this Blog, my intro video about my Fitness Journey is now up! I may go into detail about how I count my macros in another video and go more into detail on what I’ve been eating as well. I’ve been a little M.I.A lately but I never lost complete sight of my goals, just a minor setback. This Journey is not for an “occasion” I’ve never been or meant to be the kind of person that gets healthy FOR something and just go back to my old ways. This is a permanent decision and a continuous journey because I am ready and willing to do whatever I can to finally be the person I want to be in ALL aspects, inside and out and stop complaining and wishing. So, with that being said enjoyyyy! Any comments or questions, just let me know. I’m open to answering or helping with anything that I can 🙂
As noted yesterday, here are my before pictures!
I’m already fairly slim so my fitness journey will be all about toning, gaining more muscle and shredding body fat (lean out).
Meals of the Day:
Breakfast 6:00AM: Oatmeal & Greek Yogurt with Strawberries and Banana
Lunch 10:00AM: Spinach & Herb Wrap with thin sliced Steak, Spinach
Snack 1:00PM: Almond Dark Chocolate Chia Seed Bar and an Orange
Pre-workoutSnack/Meal : 1 slice of Ezekiel Bread with 2 slices of turkey bacon & 1 Whole egg & 1 Egg White & 10 ounces of my BCAA drink
Post-workouts Snack/Meal 5:30PM: Protein Shake (1 scoop of Vanilla Plant-Based, Chia Seeds, Spinach, Dark Chocolate Almond Milk, Strawberries)
(I meal prepped this dinner & this is what I’m having)
Dinner 8PM: 4oz Salmon, Whole Green beans and Sweet Potatoes
Tomorrow I will do a quick vlog blog on some of the foods & supplements that I’ve eaten & the nutritional value of them I’ve eaten today & tomorrow. Catch up with you all soon!
Hellllo everyone! I often post a lot about health, wellness, fitness, etc and decided to open up a little more and track my Fitness Journey via my blog. I’m excited to begin and get back to it with consistency but in the same breath, it’ll be new to me & just a tad bit unnatural for me only because I normally am not so public with (especially with something I see as personal) what I have going on. To be completely honest with not only myself but with you all as well, just like a lot of everybody, consistency has been my biggest downfall and the main reason why I’m not exactly where I want to be physically at this very moment. Lately, I’ve been inconsistent with counting my macros & watching how much I eat especially on the days I don’t work out, I don’t workout as often as I used to & I simply get too comfortable eating whatever I want, when I wanted it but complain about how I feel or how I feel I look and became the person that just talks & complains with little to no action. As mentioned in maybe my very 1st or 2nd blog that I posted, I’ve been athletic all my life. Once I graduated High School, it came to an end for me because I was no longer involved to sports or extracurricular activities that kept me in shape. As also mentioned, I originally started my fitness journey in the summer of 2015 and only stayed consistent for 2 months. I went completely cold turkey & ate healthy 95% of the time & seen results not only physically but mentally, from within. Once my birthday that year came around, I pretty much just gave up everything, got comfortable to where I fell back into my ways and found myself nostalgic over how I used to live my life (eating whenever I wanted whenever I wanted, off sleeping patterns, not working out, etc.) However, your Fitness Journey shouldn’t be something strict to the point to where you can’t and shouldn’t have fun.
When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, it’s clearly ideal to eat 100% healthy Sunday through Saturday but in the real world, it’s all about B A L A N C E. The only reason why I say “in the real world” is because we’re only human and there are or can be times where we crack and indulge in what we want here and there, and that’s okay. Your lifestyle should or can follow a 90/10 rule of thumb or 80/20 aka 90% or 80% healthy choices and 10% or 20% your choice. With that being said, as long as your lifestyle is 8 or 9 times out of 10 healthy, you’re living a balanced, healthy lifestyle.
For me, I’ve been lenient with myself with the continuous unhealthy choices that I’ve made to the point where I’m starting this journey, yet again. So, the beginning of this time around, I’ll be a little more “cold turkey” and limiting myself to one cheat meal a week. Although this will be HARD, I’ve built somewhat of tolerance when I went down this road before for eating the way I know I should and eating what I want, when I can afford to cheat on my meals.
My fitness goal is to shred the body fat that I’ve accumulated over time, tone & build more muscle. Ive never really been too concerned with weighing myself on the scale because not only do I feel like how I look and feel inside & out matters more but because my goal is so specific, the number on the scale may not change as often as I’d like because by lifting weights & incorporating High Intensity Interval Training, I’d be shedding fat & gaining muscle. Nevertheless, I’ll still keep track of the number on the scale just to keep my eye on everything. I officially started my journey last Saturday, August 5th but I will post my before pictures tomorrow. From now on, in addition to me posting randomly about other things, I will post on how this journey is going for me, workouts (videos maybe 🤔) the things I eat, supplements I use, results, things I’ve learned, etc etc etc. I will utilize my own workouts that work(ed) for me, the foods that work(ed) for me & supplements I use to put them to work to showcase my very own results. I ultimately decided to share this journey with you guys because it benefits me in 2 ways: 1). I share my results to keep myself on track & motivated & 2). to also motivate others to get back on track or be here if someone needs/wants my help with what’s been working for me in hopes of it helping you too. So stay tuned! Be on the look out for new posts & updates. 🤘🏾✨