Fitness Diary: Getting Fit for a healthier you

When I look at the mirror and see how big I become after giving birth to two kids, I told myself that this is the time that I needed to organize myself and take control of my weight.

Losing weight is not as easy as it seems, you need to commit to be able to achieve the goals you have.  You also need a burning desire in your heart to begin a journey of getting fit.

Some maybe born to be petite and other’s becomes overweight because of excessive eating.  That’s the problem with me, since I worked in the judiciary, i couldn’t help not to eat for two reason.  I crave for food when i see them and it becomes a ritual in the office to eat and enjoy a good conversation in what we called the “long table”.

Some may view that getting fit is easy with the right diet and exercise. But it’s not also good to starve your self by not eating because you just wanted to fit on your size 24 denim.

Getting fit should kick off with the right regime. That means, choosing the right food and sticking to your goal.

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You also need to educate your self with the right foods since there would be a drastic change in your eating habits. Beginning a diet means changing the food we usually eat and choosing something with less calories but full of essential vitamins and minerals that our body needs.  Eat the right foods, it’s okay to read the labels and because you want to get fitter, you need to make healthy and wise choices.

There are days that your stomach and your mind would say you wanted to eat something and yes there are times that I really could not suppress my urge to eat and i have to tell myself that I have a goal and indulging too much is not a part of that goal.

Think little and often,  I read this advice from fitness tips which means, getting those body to work out even at least for some period of time in a day or days in a week, like 30 minutes a day rather than doing it once in a week or once every other week and the worst part, forgetting them at all.

Get the right gear, if in your exercise routine includes running or brisk walking or going to the gym or starting a new sport, it is always necessary to get the right gear which means, getting comfortable shoes  and clothes or sports apparel. If your planning to go and try zumba, pilates, yoga or some sports activities, there are certain products that you needed to buy.

But it doesn’t mean that you need to sacrifice your family budget just to buy this, there are ways that doesn’t need your money instead it needs your effort and moving your body.

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Focus,  just like in any activity or project, getting fit needs your time and focus.  If you are focus with your goals, you will see in no time that you can  achieve them.  Now, if you are already there, don’t just stop because you got what you wished for.  Remember that it is easier to get fat rather than to trim down and we don’t want to repeat  the hard process all over again.

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Here’s an old photograph of me from 3 years to last year and since last January when i decided to take this challenge, i lose almost 2 1/2 kilos from 53 kilos (january weight) to my very recent 50.5 kilos which i think is a good considerable amount.  Although there are still a lot to work out to do, my arms, my legs and my tummy needs extra work and i know with my 3P’s (my motif to myself , Patience, Perseverance and Proper diet) i can’t wait to see a more improved result.

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Comments

  1. nancy horton says:

    love to walk my dogs

  2. The only thing that I really do is watch what I eat and I don’t eat after a certain time. I know that I need to exercise more but I just don’t seem to have the time. Thank you for sharing all of these tips. You look so amazing!!

  3. I try to watch what I eat, walk as much as possible and keep myself hydrated.
    Carol L

  4. I’d always been very petite and slender my whole life. I attribute this to a very active lifestyle and a fast metabolism. It certainly wasn’t my diet nor intentionally exercising.

    After having my fourth child, however, all of a sudden I found myself living an incredibly sedentary life. That, coupled with some medications I was taking that I learned later had weight gain as a side effect, had me putting on pounds very fast. I’d been one of those rare and lucky women who didn’t gain weight during pregnancies. I didn’t see an enlarged me until my youngest was a year old.

    Not having ever had the challenges of weight issues until my late 30s, I had no idea how to proceed when it came to eating properly or how to go about intentionally exercising. To be honest, I didn’t much like the idea of actively working out. I first had to change my mindset about that and I had to do a lot of research.

    I ended up keeping a very detailed food/calorie diary. That helped quite a bit by letting me see exactly what I was eating an when. I became much more conscious of my diet. I kept a separate diary to log workouts.

    Now, a good diet, yoga, a lot of cardio (mostly running,) and strength training keep me feeling fit and looking svelte. The days I don’t get to my workout has my feeling blue. I went very quickly from disliking intentional exercise and having to force myself into it to craving it if I go without. Now I’m a fitness addict.

    You are looking great! You’re an inspiration to people who need to see busy working mothers need to and can take the time to do this important thing for themselves. Thank you for sharing your story and your photo and progress.

  5. Wanda Tracey says:

    I love walking and do approximately 3km a day at least three times a week.I also love biking which I do on alternate days, and then my favorite hobby in summer is gardening .Gardening is very good excersise.

  6. Karen Glatt says:

    You look nice and trim! I walk my dog and I eat a healthy diet. Sometimes I have dessert, but I do not eat it often. I try to get in as much walking as possible to help me lose weight and keep it off!

  7. Darlene Jones-Nelson says:

    I am going to start walking now that they weather is getting warmer. I could drink more water also.

  8. Cheryl Chervitz says:

    I try to eat healthy foods, even though my chocolate isn’t one of them! I also get out and walk everyday with my dogs, I would like to start some yoga exercise.

  9. tara b. says:

    i watch what i eat and exercise :) not as much as i would like but…….

  10. Mrs. Ransome says:

    I stay fit by dancing with my children on a regular basis!

  11. Peggy Greco says:

    I try to take good walks and watch what I eat and drink water.

  12. Carolyn Colley says:

    I enjoy walking, but haven’t been able to do it too much lately, I have to have hip replacements on both of my hips pretty soon.

  13. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    I’ve been trying to drink more water, always take the stairs, and take my daughter for walks and hikes.

  14. June S. says:

    I try to go for long walks every day & eat light too.

  15. Diana Stanhope says:

    I take walks every day and also do yoga.

  16. Mikki Cross says:

    I wish I was motivated to do more. I need a partner to do more walking/exercise with me.

  17. michelle oakley warner says:

    we ride our bikes twice a wekk and we walk around the neighborhood a couple times a week, try to get out and get everyone in the house moving too

  18. I am trying to get fit. I walk with my dogs and eat right.

  19. Daneita Renee Morgan says:

    I chase my 2 year old granddaughter around and I walk

  20. Danielle Lindquist says:

    I walk my dog and take the kids with me, I do freight at work a lot so that helps burn some calories too.

  21. Jessica Cassidy says:

    I want to run around our pond this summer :-)

  22. Robin Wilson says:

    I cannot do much in the way of strenuous exercise so I try to walk as much as I can!

  23. Rebecca Xavier says:

    I watch what I eat and walk often.

  24. Keri A. says:

    Walking the dogs helps me to exercise because they make me feel guilty if I do not take them.

  25. Erika Fultz says:

    I try to eat well and get out and walk with my son, weather permitting.

  26. Christina Howell says:

    I stay fit by first making sure I eat healthy. Then, I make sure I do at least 30 minutes of activity a day such as doing yoga, going on walks, lifting weights, etc.

  27. willis flanagan says:

    I walk 4 time a week. I makes me feel good.

  28. Daily Woman (Lacey) says:

    I try to stay fit by eating healthy and doing some type of exercising a few times a week. I like to walk but over the winter I have not been able to do it often, Yay for Spring.

  29. Katrina A says:

    I just chase my son around…lol

  30. Drink lots of water, try to eat healthy, go for walks with my baby, do some yoga at home when I can

  31. Missy Marie says:

    I walk with my gorgeous german shepard,do lots of yard work and watch what I eat..

  32. Amanda Y says:

    It’s important to stay fit, just because you feel better inside and out!!

  33. Heather McKenzie Carter says:

    I have to say, I think you looked great 3 years ago before the challenge too. I think staying fit is important because so many diseases and complications arise once you are out of shape and no longer fit. The first 25 years of my life I was always in shape, always fit, had great stamina, rarely ever got sick. Then, when my oldest child started school I felt myself slowing down- putting on weight with each baby I had, taking less time to exercise- and getting sick a LOT more often. It was awful and with that feeling went my self image and I saw myself. I think its important to stay fit not just for my physical state of being and my health, but for my spirit, too.

  34. Sacha Schroeder says:

    I drink lots of water, take vitamins and try to go to the gym at least 3 days a week to stay fit!

  35. I’ve been blessed with a naturally small frame and pretty high metabolism, but I think exercise and eating healthy are two of the most important things a person can do. It’s not just about looking good – it’s about feeling good, too.

  36. Fitness is important because it allows you to fully live and enjoy your life!

  37. Vanessa S says:

    Walk and watch what I eat….

  38. i will need to get back in shape after baby comes

  39. william saylor says:

    I try to walk I want to stay healthy for my family.

  40. Heather Pfingsten says:

    Staying fit is important because it provides me the energy I need to keep up with my three year old and play anytime she wants!

  41. Elizabeth says:

    Eat healthy & Walk on the treadmill :)

  42. Dawn Sterner says:

    I try to eat healthy & exercise at least 3 days a week.

  43. Darlene Jones-Nelson says:

    Staying fit is important for your family sake.

  44. prerna sinha says:

    Yoga and brisk walking are an excellent fitness routine.

  45. Holly Thomas says:

    I take daily walks.

  46. Sarah H says:

    I’m currently almost 6mnths pregnant so I gotta watch what I do a whole lot of but I do try to walk around the block near my house or at the local park to keep in shape and so far I’m doing great not gaining to much weight and keeping in shape for a happy healthy baby boy. :)

  47. Maria Garcia says:

    I walk 30 minutes a day and I eat more healthy and organic food.

  48. Colleen Schilinski says:

    I walk my dog every evening, rain or shine – hot or cold out.

  49. I try to exercise at least 3 times a week. I want to increase that. I always feel better on the days I work out.

  50. Tiffany Scott says:

    Well, you live longer and you have more energy (which I need because I have three little ones).

  51. Yay.. you’re not big naman sis.. you look sexyyy!!! :D I also do workouts but for the ab workout only cause I’m superrrr skinny naman.. got nothing to lose T____T

  52. claudia ellis says:

    Eating a healthy diet, drinking lots and lots of water and exercising is the key to staying/getting fit and healthy. Easier said than done though on a lot of days!

  53. You look gorgeous :) I agree with you. If we want to look great we have to educate ourselves and that includes what to eat and not to eat and of course exercise.

  54. Looks stunning!!

  55. i think you are happy!

  56. Melanie Bowen says:

    Hey there!

    I have a quick question about your blog, could you email me please? Thanks!!

    Melanie : )

  57. Jeraldine Tolentino says:

    wow!this is what I need to lose weight!!!

  58. Sexy mo naman sis! I told myself that when Siobe turns 6 months, I will have a fitness regimen na. Hay wala pa din hihi

  59. kristine Pelayo says:

    i try to exercise everyday because fitness is very important

  60. janet roxas says:

    yah,.. really true.. nice tips and blog..

  61. Aegeane Brioso says:

    You are very fit and sexy! Thanks for the tips! Very informative <3

  62. Bernadette Zareno-Balino says:

    I having a hard time losing weight, now I’m getting worse with my biggest so far… Hope to have a motivation like yours.

  63. sherry ann gole cruz says:

    i really wanna be fit and loose weight,i will try the zumba class and jogging everyday!

  64. Your blog reminds me to do the same. Thanks!

  65. Jenny Esplana says:

    this would be a nice solution for my diet <3 thanks for the info :)

  66. sexy,i exercise everyday kaso mahirap lang talaga mag maintain,heheheh

  67. Cel Fajardo says:

    Walking early in the morning and do a hollahoop

  68. monica almayda says:

    i will going start walking every morning everyday!

  69. Flor Ann B. Guarino says:

    Most of the time i’m at work, so i can’t get into exercise daily, I love my body on my teenage days but now as I look to our mirror I feel sad coz i gain weight already. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. I’m really happy to read about your blog. Hope there are more blogs to come about health benefits. Thanks again. And more power in your blogging career.

  70. Tahnks For the Hosting of this Giveaway Hoping to win..^_^ Health is WEALTH

  71. Lovely Joy Merced says:

    Need talaga ng patience at disiplina sa sarili para sa ikagaganda ng health at body shape, eto isang goal ko this year mag lose weight :D

  72. Jastene Angelene E. Galacio says:

    I really need the eagerness and focus to continue getting healthier and fitter. :)
    Anyway thanks for reminding me :)

  73. Maria Kristina Punla says:

    I love this article because I can relate. Im in a battle of losing weight and being healthy. Its nice to know that im not alone.

  74. Laila Hermosa Mercado says:

    hope i can do this

  75. Jonalyn Repalda says:

    I always do jogging with my husband & While our dogs following us to Keep fit and Healthier.

  76. Felix Tesado says:

    I always do walk every morning & basketball to keep my body active and fit.

  77. Jonalyn Repalda says:

    I do my workout routine & walk every morning.

  78. arjayssa reyes says:

    Sana makayanan ko din mag-exercise ng dire-diretso.. haha That’s my biggest problem ever. I don’t have the discipline to do it everyday.. Wish i can be more patient

  79. Joy Rebleza says:

    The only I exercised that I get is doing the house choirs and taking care of my son. But I would love to change that this 2014, Thanks for this post makes me want to start my goal right this minute.

  80. Khrishia Ronquillo-Sedenio says:

    What I do is I drink nutritional shake and cut-down on rice and junk food. These are really the major culprits of me getting bigger.

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