Today’s Fashion Beauty Friend Friday, hosted by the ever wonderful Katy Rose is on fitness. She mentioned how the Boston Marathon is this Monday. While this race is THE race in the US, obviously we all have fitness goals we are working towards.
So what does fitness mean to me? You may remember the post I did awhile back about the Game On Diet.
Then (Feb 2011) vs Now (April 2012)
Over the course of my college years, I became more and more unhealthy. My eating habits were terrible, and exercise was pretty much non-existent (aside from walking to the bus stop). I gained around 15-20 lbs.
Once I moved away from Bellingham, I promised myself that this would change. I did eat healthier, because I could afford it. However, I didn’t exercise.
For Christmas, I asked for a gym membership (which I got). And I began to work out–infrequently. When the Game On Diet happened in February, it gave me a kick start into my fitness goals.
Over the course of a month, I started to look forward to my daily 30 minute runs. Eating healthy wasn’t hard, and I enjoyed the structure of the meal plan. Portion control was so much easier when I measured based on my hand. I lose 8 lbs and had fun doing so.
When the diet ended, I kept working out. 3 day a week, I was getting my treadmill and running. I stayed on the meal plan. I kept the weight off, and kept losing weight. This month, I’ve just started the Game On Diet for the second time.
Of course, fitness doesn’t just mean weight loss. Ever since I’ve started exercising, I have felt better about myself. I know I’m taking care of my body, and giving it what it needs. admit, I look forward to my daily runs. I love having the “me” time where I can use exercise as my therapy. I have more energy and my body feels like it is running so much more smoothly the more I keep it up.
Of course, It’s also nice to be able to fit back in those old clothes from high school.