Fitness, Life

Lazy Girl Gets (Somewhat) Fit

You’re probably reading the title of this post and thinking, “Bih what?!” 

Yes girl. I’ve actually been in the gym, working out regularly for the past 3 weeks. That may not seem like a big deal to some of you Instagram fit people out there, but that’s an all-time record for me.

When it comes to physical activity, I’m about as lazy as they come. I never had an interest in playing sports growing up. In gym class when we had to do the mile run, I walked. That was back when I could eat as many chicken tenders dipped in ranch as I wanted without gaining a pound.

I’m 25, almost 26, so obviously my metabolism isn’t what it used to be(that’s so cliche but true). I decided it was finally time to stop making excuses and actually get in shape. To be honest, I’m not overweight. Now I know there are people out there who consider anyone who isn’t stick thin overweight and that’s cool, that’s their opinion. But medical-wise I’m not overweight. I’m on the upper end of average and I’m fine with it. My decision to start working out has little to do with the way my body looks and more to do with making me feel better overall and giving me something to do when I’m bored.

Like I mentioned in my last post, my friend Sam was a big influence on me wanting to get into shape. She had her second child last June and started on a fitness journey a little over a month ago to lose the baby weight. She’s been kicking ass and inspired me to do the same. Going to the gym with her helps a lot, because she pushes me to do more than I would do on my own(I told y’all I’m lazy). Plus it’s fun– it’s like we’re hanging out at the mall or Starbucks… but we’re at the gym working out.

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We’ve been working out 3-4 days a week and I’ve been tracking my workouts(heart rate and calories burned) on my Apple Watch. For the workouts I do 20 minutes of cardio on the treadmill, then lift weights for about an hour. One day I do arms, one day legs, and one day full body(and another day full body if I’m able to work out 4 days that week). I also use the MyFitnessPal app to track the calories I intake and my macros. Although I try to consume a certain number of calories a day, I’m not really eating clean. I’ve been watching what I eat somewhat by making healthier choices, but if I’m really craving something I’m still gonna eat it whether it’s healthy or not.

If I end up losing some weight from being more active then I’ll be happy. If I feel healthier and no longer lose my breath from walking a few feet, but don’t lose any weight I’ll be happy too. I’m gonna continue to be happy with my body the way it is, no matter what size I am and no matter what anyone else’s opinion of it is. And I hope you ladies reading this are content with your bodies as well, no matter what shape or size you are. And if you’re not fully content with it, that’s okay too. If you want to make some changes, then do it girl! But don’t let anyone but yourself tell you what to do with your body.

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21 thoughts on “Lazy Girl Gets (Somewhat) Fit

  1. Congrats on such an awesome lifestyle change! I’m almost 26 as well and I keep trying to get out and run but the weather has been so crazy this month I haven’t been able to get out at all. I’m not much of a gym person but maybe I’ll think about it so I don’t have an excuse to skip working out!

  2. Go girl! Going to work out is such a hard thing to do if you aren’t particularly sporty! I’m the same way, I never really did sports growing up and so I don’t have the motivation to hit the gym everyday. I’m proud of you! Keep it up!

  3. Good for you for wanting to be healthier! I started “working out” or rather doing yoga at home, it’s been nearly three weeks since I started and my energy levels are so much better than before! 🙂

  4. Go you! I’ve been meaning to get back into working out more regularly, but I just keep getting distracted (from blogging mostly :P). Thanks for the reminder to get back into it 😀

  5. 3 weeks is a lot when you haven’t been doing it or not use to doing it, so good for you!! You are at the point now that you will start wanting and missing going to the gym, if you miss a day. You’re also going to love the energy and it will make you happier too!! I don’t go to the gym but I am blessed with a treadmill, and I do pilates here at home. But if I miss my scheduled “workout” day, I really miss it. Keep up the good work 🙂

    1. I’ve already noticed an increase in my energy. I used to be sooo sleepy in the mornings if I didn’t drink coffee, now I don’t even need it! Keep up your good work as well! And thanks for reading.

  6. Great job!! Sticking to the gym for three weeks in a row is definitely an accomplishment. From your post we sound very similar! I never had interest in sports or physical activity until my metabolism slowed down on me and here I am lost and confused to what to do and where to go. I have been to many gyms and while It works It is something that is still hard for me to enjoy and wake up saying I can’t wait to hit the gym! So round of applause for you =) keep it up!

    1. Thanks!! And trust me I know exactly how you feel! I still have days when I don’t feel like going at all, but I push myself to go. It is getting easier to go now that I’m getting in the habit of going regularly though.

  7. Way to go!
    Started going to the gym regularly three weeks ago, but I’ve not really been able to loose much weight. I intend to keep at it though, at leats until I loose the desired amount of weight.

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