my fitness journey update #1

Beauty, Fitness, Food, Health, Lifestyle
honestly, juggling a 8 hour day internship, reading, working out and cooking seems borderline impossible. after all, there is only 24 hours in a day and a third of that should be dedicated to sleep (aha, like that ever happens). here’s how I sorta made it work this past week.

 


 

short explanation for starting this series:
college has been pretty heavy on my body, causing me to gain 20 lbs and lose whatever muscle I had maintained doing sports in high school. deciding it was time for a lifestyle change, I’ve tried to cut out unnecessary sweets (meaning I still get to pop in a chocolate here and there), exercise daily and move around more
hoping to return to my original weight and strength, and this time, maintain it within my busy schedule somehow.
accountability is key, so hopefully posting 3 day updates will keep me going!
hopefully this will be some sort of inspiration/motivation to all of you

 


day 1 (aka monday)
  • 15 squats while curling my hair counts as morning exercise… right?
  • managed to gulp down a glass of water with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar mixed in (read the benefits)
  • breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so apple+dumplings+sponge cake+egg it is
  • one hour lunch break = 30 min run at the gym across the street
  • meal prep from the night before meant I had overnight oats handy for today’s lunch
  • after work calls for some quality time with the elliptical and treadmill
  • also tried out some weight machines
  • hard day at work means quality dinner so fish and salad it is

 

 


day 2 (aka tuesdsay)
  • rushed out the door with apple + fig bar + aftertaste of my apple cider drink
  • went on a low impact 1hr hike sponsored by my workplace
  • lunch is my go to overnight oats
  • hard boiled egg to get through my afternoon slump (accompanied with about 5 mini chocolates.. cough cough)
  • long day of sitting compels me to go to piyo class and stretch/work my musceles
  • dinner = korean seaweed soup + rice + beef

 

 


day 3 (aka wednesday)
  • trying to get in the habit of stretching and massaging my legs in the morning
  • once again, cup of apple cider vinegar an apple, egg and seaweed soup
  • break means a short stairmaster workout to get my blood moving
  • overnight oats for lunch.. (again…)
  • evening workout turned out to be 30 minutes on the elliptical, light weights and a 10 min cool down on the bike
  • dinner was a ddeobboki. treated myself to this spicy goodness after a long day of work

 

 


goals for my next update:
  • drink more agua
  • do more stretching
  • eat more veggies

 

 


what are your fitness goals for this summer? how do you hope to become HEALTHY and be good for your body?

 


cheers

4 thoughts on “my fitness journey update #1

  1. Congrats! I need to get started on my fitness journey too! Thank you for sharing! I love your content and I’m looking forward to reading your future posts.

    Come visit some time!

    πŸ’—, Mena from noirerewritten.com

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  2. I totally get the feeling, 24 hours feel so inadequate. Between work and sleep, we’re left with 1/3 of the time. And then there’s responsibilities to do and errands to run too. I’ve recently started doing some minor workouts and keeping an eye on what I eat in an effort to be more healthy. It’s both physically and mentally challenging. Hopefully, in the long run, it will be worth the effort. Good luck with your journey πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks so much Jamie! Honestly, I wonder how some people are able to juggle all their hobbies, work and fun into one day. Hopefully by moving slowly, one day at a time, we’ll make many improvements!

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