Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Healthier choices, healthier me

I know it isn't Friday, but I wanted to post about my fitness journey today. I never really talked about my goals and why I decided to finally take the plunge into a healthier lifestyle. I will be back Friday with my normal Fit-Trish post. I have some exciting topics coming up in the next few weeks!


There are quite a few reasons why I decided to join a gym and get healthy. Back in 2007 I was in a really bad car accident that has left me with a permanent hip and knee injury. It was determined by a jury that I was not permanently injured and nothing further happened. (Sometimes the law sucks ya'll). I have been living in pain off and on since then and was told a good way to help was to strengthen my core muscles and the obvious option of taking off some weight.

I have exercised off and on through the years but never really kept a schedule. I would get into those moments in life where I was depressed, or busy, or any other excuse I could come up with to not workout. The past few months for me have been very stressful at work and it was physically making me ill. I have posted about my struggle with stress. (Check it out of you are lost in finding a reason to why you aren't feeling good.) I have found by eating a better diet and working out regularly has helped me to feel less stress with is leading me to feel better.

This is going to be an every day battle for me. But I am ready to take it. I love food, but not just food in general, I love carbs! Breads. Cakes. Cheeses. Those are the things my little heart desires. I find myself reaching for the rolls, or the cakes, or the breads when there is food laid out in front of me. I am changing that day by day and learning to make better choices. I am replacing those things with more water, fruits, veggies and smaller portions. I will not deprive myself of having something, but I am going to have less of it. I think its a good plan for me.

I am only 4'11. My ideal weight for my height falls between 90 and 120 pounds. I am aiming for 115 pounds. This leaves me 35 pounds to lose. I am at the heaviest I have ever been and my body knows it. I feel sluggish and tired all of the time.I know I can do this. Not only do I want to look good, I want to feel good. I plan to have children one day and I want to be able to enjoy them. Run with them. Play with them. Having bum body parts can get in the way, so I am making the better choices now before it's to late.

How do you lead a healthier lifestyle? Do you do it for yourself or for some other reason? Tell me your stories! I love to hear them!

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3 comments:

  1. This is so inspiring! I've been backsliding recently and I had to remind myself of a lot of these things you mentioned - that it's not going to get easier in the future and that there's always an excuse to not do it. And the amount of extra weight I'm carrying is about the same (although at 5'9" the number is quite a bit higher :P).

    My biggest thing is sugar. I love sweets! And when I don't have them, I crave them constantly, which is probably a sign that there's a problem here.

    Thanks for the reminder! *puts down the donut*

    Jenn | Business, Life & Design

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    1. Oh, and I'm so impressed that you're working through injuries! If it's hard to be motivated when you don't even have bum body parts, I can't even imagine having the additional reasons to not do it. Way to go!

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  2. It's great to see your motivated! I lost a similar amount of weight a couple of years ago, definitely found incorporating exercise everyday worked a treat - I would do work out dvds in the morning! I also started eating breakfast and more regularly which sounds weird but it stops me binging and just eating lots of crap! Good luck on your journey xx

    Jasmin Charlotte

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