I didn’t get down to the gym in time so I didn’t have as much time on the elliptical as I had hoped but I did manage to break a sweat. Getting my heart rate up and sweating is my main goal in the morning. Then I do a little stretching, I’m trying to get back to doing the splits! My head gets all shiny but since I wear layers, I can’t quite tell where else I perspire as I’m working out. I’m glad because I don’t want wet stains on my shirts and tights!
One of the things I’ve been doing to improve myself is focusing on my fitness and food/water intake. I know, some of you are thinking ‘what the heck do you have to worry about? You’re skinny!’. Well feast your eyes on these pics I took the other day and see for yourself! I’m in that ‘before’ fitness stage where you can see what I ‘looked’ like before I started my fitness routine.
My biggest goal is to get rid of the fat on my back. Seeing that weight has snuck up behind me, I was pretty shocked. At the same time, it was the jolt I needed to be realistic about my physical state. I’m not as in shape as I used to be but that doesn’t have to be permanent! Secondly, I want to tone up my thighs. I didn’t show my bare legs but the other day I discovered cellulite on my thighs. Talk about adding insult to injury! WTH man!
Lastly, I want to flatten my stomach and shrink my overall waistline so I can get a more curvy silhouette. I’ve never had a curvy figure but I figure with toning up and adding some weights into the picture, I can build my dream body, one I can put into a bikini without having flesh hanging over the straps! I’ve seen lots of ladies online showing off their well deserved figures and I want to be one of them. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not obsessed with building a bigger butt via squat mania. But if my gluten end up getting built up I won’t complain, LOL.
As apart of my fitness plan, yesterday I started tracking my water intake, my meals and how I felt before and after eating to keep myself motivated. Part of my problem is eating/drinking too much sugar. So my first initiative is to find replacements for all the sugary things I’ve been drinking and eating so I can still feel satisfied without jeopardizing my fitness routine. It may sound kinda weird, but writing about how I felt emotionally and physically before eating really helps me understand my meal decisions. You guys should try it sometime.
Anyone out there working on some fitness goals? How are you planning to build your ideal body? Got any before/after photos I can look at? Leave me a comment or question below.