today was the begging of what I have decided to refer to as:
(First I want to start by saying, I'm in the process of amping up my blog and making it more visually appealing, hence the neat banner that I created. I got the banner template FREE from "oh my! handmade goodness" here. And used two of my favorite fonts from urbanfonts.com "Sketch Rockwell" and "Marquee" and voila! My lovely "Fit 2 Fat February" banner! Ok, now onto the good stuff...)
Over the last several years I have have put on more than several pounds.
Not something I am proud of but, something that happens to the best of us. With a busy schedule and an office job eating right can be a chore and working out? Forget about it. I've never been one to work out. I'd say the last time I was really active was high school when I was on cheer. I've had gym memberships over the years but really don't have the motivation. I also don't like the feeling I get of being watched at the gym. It's probably all in my head and there is probably no one watching me but the feeling alone is enough to not want to be there. So this month I've decided it was time for a change. And what do you know? My best friend Danica was on board! She stays much healthier than me, she even runs marathons but everyone can always do more. So this morning, it was on!
We got up bright and early (took some horrifying "before" photos hoping to eventually see some progress) and we headed to the park for a good forty minute workout. We both mainly wanted to focus today's workout on abs so we did lots of interval ab work outs. By the end we were feeling good. Overall it was a great workout. If you don't know me you don't know that I am the biggest sleepyhead EVER. As a kid I would even sleep in on Christmas, just to give you an idea. haha. I got up at 5:45 this morning and it was surprisingly easy.
I know that exercise isn't the only part of getting fit. They say that diet is the most important part. That being said, I am completely changing my diet, cutting out soda, and trying to cut out eating out all together.
Last night I made myself a smoothie and put in in the freezer for today. I took it out before our workout and by the time I was ready to leave for work it was perfect consistency. Last night I also grilled up some chicken (for lunch today) and hard boiled some eggs (for a healthy snack). I'm really excited for this journey and (fingers crossed) the progress that is going to be made. :)
And lastly, today was the beginning of something else I've been looking forward to:
Here is a photo (no filter) of my "view today" during our early morning workout. Catching the sunrise is a definite perk to being up early :)