Tuesday, 10 November 2015

My road to being healthy: week 1

So....the day after I wrote my last post, I went to McDonalds. I also went to McDonalds the day I wrote the post. So I guess you can say we're off to a great start!

This week, I decided that I needed to get rid of all of the unhealthy food that was in my fridge/freezer/cupboards in order to make room for the new healthy awesome food. Seeing as I'm not a wasteful person, the only solution was to eat it all. Don't even tell me you wouldn't do the same.

I DID however work out a lot [edit: I wrote this part on Thursday hoping it would be true of the rest of the week. Wishful thinking]. On Thursday, I watched last weeks episode of How To Get Away With Murder and did a bunch of strength training stuff, and then I put on my Spotify and had a one-person dance party to Sorry by Justin Bieber (it really is a fantastic song), along with some other Top 40 songs I had never heard before. I tried to remember all of the moves that I had learned when we did Jazzercize at camp, but I'm pretty sure I just made most of it up. Did I break a sweat though? You bet.

I did eat a cookie immediately after, but let's just pretend that I made some progress ok?

That was the last time I worked out all week. Things happened, I got busy, and then I got a 48 hour flu thing which caused me to lie around in excruciating body pain for two days straight. No working out (or eating healthy) for me.

Sooooo week 1 was a bust. Let's see how week 2 goes.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015


It has been almost an entire year since my last post. The best I can say is "oops, sorry."

For the last month or so, I've been feeling super duper motivated to work out, which I literally never wanted to do before, but I'm still not quite at the cut-out-food-that-is-probably-terrible-for-you stage. So I thought maybe doing a blog series about my road to healthy living would maybe help me do that. Because if I have to come back here every week and tell the world what it is I've been eating in order to help me become healthy, maybe I'll be more inclined to put the healthy stuff into my body and take the crappy stuff out of my fridge? It's worth a shot.

So here's what's going to (hopefully) happen:

Every week, I will make a post about the fun workout things I've been doing, and the fun healthy foods I've been eating, and then we'll document my progress. This will probably be incredibly boring for all of you, but it will possibly help me do a better job and that's what really matters since I'm not being paid to write this!

I tend to work out when I'm watching TV, because then I'm not bored, and I'm also not just sitting. Working my body AND my mind! Double whammy!

I only ever work out at home because I'm too scared to go to my school's gym because everyone there is really intense. I also don't want to go running outside because people will stare at my abnormally red face and judge me for being a bad runner. I just watch YouTube videos and follow fitspo accounts on Instagram.

First fun workout thing:
On friday, I did 75 SQUATS! My friend told me that my butt looked bigger, which is what I was aiming for, so clearly that part of my exercising is working!

That is all.

"Is this what people wear when they work out?"