I am on a personal journey to become a fit, healthier version of me. I began this journey in January 2017. I was at my highest weight, eating unhealthy, not exercising and pretty much feeling crappy about my self-image. I’d like to say I started this journey because of those reasons, but I would be lying. The truth is one of my dear friends convinced me to join her gym. She had been coaxing me for at least a year and I finally relented and went to an open house. While my gym (Trillium) has changed my life – I, in no way think you have to go to a gym to become fit and healthy. Would I recommend it? Absolutely. However, change starts with commitment and the bottom line is that no gym will ever make you commit – you have to do that for yourself.
So, here I am 9 months in and I am committed. What have I done so far?
I joined Trillium Fitness, a locally owned gym. I participated in Biggest Loser and am just about to start my 3rd FIT program, which I describe as teaching you the correct techniques for lifting weights while helping you tone your body.
I have given my diet a complete overhaul. However, I have not given up my favorite foods. I still eat pizza, bacon, chocolate, and drink iced coffee and wine. I just don’t make it my staples. Well, maybe my iced coffees!
I did the bike-run portion of Iron Girl – 18 mile bike ride and 5k run. Yes, I did say run but in all honesty, I walked the majority of the way. I did the ColorVibe – a 5k fun run. I did jog about half, it helps when you don’t have to bike 18 miles beforehand! I most recently ran in Syracuse’s Festival of Races and finished in 38:44.
What are my goals? Some are small and some are big:
Do one pull-up. I still remember middle school gym class when we were supposed to use this peg board mounted on the wall to lift ourselves up. I was the only one in the class who couldn’t do one. I will get there one day!
Run a mile. I mean actually run – not just walking!
Become more toned.
Reach my ideal weight – I would be happy with 140.
Complete a 5k.
Complete a triathlon.
Be able to deadlift my body weight. **Update this is DONE! Click the link to check it out!
So there you have a rundown of my current situation. What has made you want to become healthier? What are some of your goals?