I’ve been trying to make sure I take a lot of pictures, so I can track my progress and try to see if I’ve lost any inches. I got serious about getting fit exactly a month ago. So I took another picture to see if there has at least been any changes, even it’s just slightly there.

It’s kind of frustrating, because I don’t notice any different yet. I know I have to be patient. I was just hoping in 4 weeks, I’d see somewhat of a change.

Hungry For Change

I’ve watched half of the documentary Hungry For Change on Netflix so far today and I am already absolutely amazed by it. It is so informative and such an eye opener. I’ve realized that some of the things I considered to be healthy have processed sugar in them, like my Fiber One breakfast bars. I realized why it’s important to avoid high fructose corn syrup and what some of the effects it has on the body.

It has really motivated me to clean up my diet and to start eating a lot cleaner!

This morning when I really didn’t want to go to the gym and felt like taking a day off, I thought to myself “Remember that post you saw on Tumblr that said if you don’t workout one day, you’ll be letting down your followers? Well, you will be. So get your butt to the gym!”

And it worked. Today I did about 35 minutes of cardio, even including some step exercises. I can definitely feel my ab workout from yesterday, which is such a good feeling!

Developing Workout Routine

This morning I was really close to not going to the gym, even though I knew I was meeting with the trainer at Planet Fitness. I didn’t sleep well last night and I kept telling myself I would go to the gym after work and reschedule meeting with the trainer.

I was a little late, but I still convinced myself being in a bad mood is not an excuse to skip the gym and that even if I missed the meeting with the training, I still needed to work out today. Luckily, the trainer wasn’t busy when I got there, so I still got a chance to sit down with him.

I explained to him my goals are to lose 40-50 pounds and to tone up all areas of my body. He suggested I combine strength training and cardio. On Monday, I will be working my legs, Wednesday will be focusing on my abs and then Friday I will be lifting for my arms. Tuesday and Thursday will be all cardio, giving my muscles a chance to rest. & If I make it to the gym on Sunday, it will also be a cardio day. That means I should be working out at least 5 days a week, hopefully 6 and Saturday will be my rest day. I meet with him again on Monday morning for him to show me what machines I should be using for each body part.

If I keep up with this workout regime and keep eating clean/healthy, I should be on the right track to start losing more weight and getting in shape! It’s exciting!