Life Lately: Fitness Update

Hi babes, Happy Monday! I initially wanted to get a new style post up today, but decided to save it for later this week. I was in the city all day yesterday for just one day of NYFW and I think being out in the icy rain made me a little sick today. I swear the weather lately has been nuts! I will be sharing all of yesterday here on the blog in a couple of days too, so stay tuned. 😊

I wanted to give you guys a little update on my fitness journey and overall just how I have been feeling lately compared to how I felt several months ago. Today starts week 7 of this new lifestyle and I can’t even believe I have been so consistent for 7 straight weeks! I can honestly say that with the exception of this weekend, I have been eating super clean and staying away from alcohol. I’ve only had a few glasses of wine here and there to celebrate with friends. I’ve also only had very few cheat meals too and haven’t even been craving for them. I feel like ever since I started putting healthier food into my body, it’s become so used to it that it doesn’t even want anything else. I’ve come a long way from the end of last year when I was constantly putting crap into my body. I can never forget how sluggish and
horrible I felt all the time because of it. I feel so much better now.

I am still doing the BBG workouts, which consists of 3 workouts a week plus a few days of cardio. I usually do cycle class on Sundays and Saturday is my rest day. Being in this
constant workout routine has been wonderful. Some days can be so challenging, but I feel both my body and my mind getting stronger. Each day I can do a few more reps and get through the workouts a little bit easier. My mind stopped telling me that I can’t do it.
Instead, now it pushes me more. I’ve talked about this before how our minds are so
powerful. If we tell ourselves that we CAN’T do something, then we believe it. So instead I started telling myself that I CAN do it. I have also learned to pay closer attention to my body. It’s important to listen to it. If I am feeling super tired or really sick one day, then I won’t push myself as hard. I am just learning to have a much better balance.

In my last Life Chats, I opened up about constant insecurities and struggles that I have dealt with for most of my life. I said that I was getting better at this and I truly am. I believe that taking better care of myself has been working wonders for me. This is not about being a certain size. It’s not about being “skinny.” That is not the goal. It’s about getting stronger and feeling GOOD about myself. It’s about living a healthier lifestyle and getting to a place where I feel more confident, comfortable and happy in my own skin. Last year I just didn’t feel good and I knew I needed to make some serious changes and improvements. I am already seeing such amazing progress and results and it makes me so happy. Here is a quote that I recently came across and I couldn’t agree with it more:

“Your diet, exercise routine and stress level lay the foundation for how you feel, so fuel your body with good nutrition, break a little sweat each day and set aside time to unwind. Because it’s hard to feel bad about a body you’re taking great care of.”

In every possible way, I want 2017 to be the year where I am the absolute best version of myself. Little by little, I am making that happen. Thanks so much for reading and I hope to share more of this journey with you guys as I get further along into it. Stay tuned for some new fitness posts once the weather warms up along with new food posts and other fun
updates. Have a great one! ❤️

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  1. I’m really really happy to see that you’re focused on being healthy and strong as opposed to thin. To be real with you, I was scared to open this post for literally that reason alone. I just didn’t want to read another diet/weight loss post because it just gets tiring. So glad you’re feeling good about what you’re doing and that you’re seeing results. it must be so rewarding!

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    • Naty

      Oh girl I feel you and thanks for keeping it real. It’s not about the number on the scale or about being a certain size, it’s just a new liftestyle for me and a new journey that I’m excited about. All the steps I am taking to becoming a better me. Thanks for reading! Xo

  2. I love this post + love your excitement about this part of your life! Would you ever consider doing a blog post spotlighting simple workouts for your readers that may be lacking motivation? I know for myself whenever I workout I feel good, but the motivation to start again or continue is always hard. Or I feel like if I don’t do an hour is it really worth it. If that makes sense. Keep up the good work in everything, not just blogging! 🙂

    • Naty

      You’re so sweet, thanks girl! I actually LOVE that idea. I know how hard it can be to keep up the motivation. I’ve started and stopped working out so many times and this is honestly the first time in forever that I have been so consistent. And that definitely makes sense. The circuit training that I have been doing is only 28 minutes and it’s been super effective because it’s targeting different parts of my body every day. I would love to share more of this for sure! XO

  3. Congratulations on your 7th week!
    Staying healthy is a life change commitment and results will come in time. Some people get discouraged when they don’t see improvements after a week but not giving up id the key.
    I was on that place 5 years ago and now I’m 50 lbs lighter and stronger than I’ve ever been. I celebrated proudly each pound that came off.

    Keep up the good work! Look forward to seeing your success.

    Yaudy

    • Naty

      Good for you girl, that’s amazing! And thank you so much for the sweet words of encouragement. 🙂 xo

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