I feel like in my years of blogging I’ve become more and more honest with my friends and followers on social media. I’m pretty open about my life and what goes on in it. I share my travel with you guys, and of course my health and fitness tips. My goal is, and has always been, to encourage people to live their best lives. That will always be my goal no matter what. But if I’m being real, the health and fitness aspect of my life has been slowly deteriorating. I’m not as healthy as I once was. I don’t work out as much as I should. And I have way more YOLO meals than I used to allow myself. While I try to live my life with #noregrets, I’m not naive enough to notice when I need to get back on track. To start, I’ve decided to participate in 100 Days of Healthy Habits.
Why 100 days?
Today I was on Instagram, watching all of my friends’ stories (as one does) when I came across a video from my friend Shamira West. For the past 100 days, she’s made a point to work out every day so she could get back on track. She is starting back this week and asked if anyone wanted to join her. I thought to myself, ” I could stand to get moving again,” so I told her to count me in!
Then, this afternoon, I was on a hike with my friend Janna. We went walking around White Rock Lake. Around mile 7 or so (there are about 9.5 total), she said she was going to start trying to eat more veggies, and limit herself to one meal with meat per day. I thought to myself, “I could stand to eat more veggies,” and told her to count me in! I told her about how Shamira was doing her 100 day thing, and we agreed to do our veggie plan for those same 100 days.
#ad The beginning, middle, and end of my walk today around @whiterockdallas today. At first I was all cute and energized. Then it started getting hot, so I misted myself with some rose water. Then I bout passed out (right before we finished) and told @barreinyourbedroom to snap a pic so I could remember that moment. As if I could possible forget being seconds away from death. But it did feel good to do the whole walk (which is about 9.5 miles). Definitely put thing into perspective for my @komen3day in November! Training begins NOW!
So what’s the game plan?
My game plan is to plan! I know good and well I won’t exercise if I don’t write it into my schedule. Also, depending on myself to come up with recipes and cook every day is unrealistic. So here’s what I’m going to do:
- Write out my workouts for each day at the beginning of the week.
- Write out my meals for each day at the beginning of the week.
- Schedule when and where I’m going to do said workouts.
- Keep a bunch of variety in my schedule so that I don’t get bored.
- Make sure that I have active rest days so I never have the excuse of being “too tired.”
- Meal prep every Sunday and Wednesday.
- Keep my meals fun and delicious, so they don’t feel too “diety”. (It’s a fake word, but you get it.)
- Stay mindful of how the workouts and foods make me feel
- Stay hydrated (probably the most important thing).
Can’t forget to stay hydrated!
On top of eating more veggies and getting in some exercise, I’m also participating in Gerolsteiner’s #SparklingDetox next week! You probably saw me post about the #SparklingDetox recently when I shared 3 reasons you should do it!. Well, it’s coming at the perfect time with me starting 100 Days of Healthy Habits.
As I said earlier, staying hydrated is SUCH an important part of living a healthier life. I had some pretty awesome results from the #SparklingDetox last year, and I can’t wait to reap those benefits again this year. If you’re not familiar with it, you basically drink nothing other than Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water for five days (starting this Monday, 9/11). There’s a Sparkling Detox Facebook Group to keep you motivated, and I’ll also be posting updates on my Instagram as well!
If you’re feeling this challenge, and want to join me, comment below saying “I’m in”. I’d love to keep up with you through this process! We aren’t making major changes here, just small ones that can lead to a healthier life! No diets. No strict workout programs. Just healthier eating habits and more moving!
Challenges like this are even more fun with friends. So, share this with your loved ones and join me for 100 Days of Healthy Habits and the Gerolsteiner #SparklingDetox! I can’t wait to see our results!