Health Diary // Week Zero

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Hello everyone! 
I'm finally back from my ridiculously long blog hiatus (it's been close to a year since I blogged properly on here!) and I'm here with more inspiration and more ideas to share with everyone. 
One of my plans for 2020, was to become healthier in every way I possibly can. My mental health took the biggest hit in 2019 and left me with a lot of struggles to deal with on a daily basis. I'm mentally feeling better now, but I want to make sure that I do the best I can to maintain that and improve it further. Over the last two and a half years, I have gained a lot of weight. That in itself isn't healthy and while all my doctor's tests and stuff may come back healthy and fine, I know in the long run I could end up causing detriment to my body when I get older if I keep going this way. Plus, I don't feel great at the weight I am and I know I don't do enough to prevent it.

For the first two weeks of the year, I have been trying to get myself into a routine and actually stick to the plans that I make but I haven't had much success and keep taking steps back more than anything. So, my mindset is if I start keeping a diary of sorts in regards to the progress I make, then it will be something to keep me accountable. I was going to start doing a vlog once a week of what I do in a day to get myself looking and feeling healthier, but at the moment I don't feel comfortable with myself enough to do that. I have a goal in mind first to meet before I do that!

So, what exactly will I be sharing on here with you guys?

  • Some of my favourite healthy meals and snacks, along with the recipe if it's applicable. This may give you some ideas and will also remind me of the things I thought tasted really good. I won't be tracking and sharing every single meal I have as I don't think that's a healthy habit for me to get into. 
  • I'll keep a log of what workouts I'll have done as well each day that I do them. 
  • Any achievements I make along the way. 
  • Progress photos of my body, I will be going by that more than the numbers on the scale, especially after I know I have gained an amount of muscle on my body.

What are my goals in the long term? 

  • Lose the weight I had gained over the last two and half years, perhaps a little more after that. 
  • Put a focus on building muscle in my body
  • Run a 10k in May and run a half marathon (21.1km) in September with my friend
  • Remember to take my vitamins and such on a daily basis
  • Drink enough water each day
  • Exercise 3-5 times a week, no less unless I am unwell
  • Become happy and comfortable in my body
  • Make sure to put myself and my mental health first over everything else 

Goals for Week One?

  • Abstain from takeaways and fizzy drinks for the week
  • Take my vitamins daily
  • Workout my arms, legs, abs and butt each once this week
  • Try and be asleep by about 1am (I work late) each night and up by about 8am
  • Try some form of new fruit or vegetable! (this one will be hard as I've tried loads)

Hope you all have a fantastic week and I will see you all again next week! 

love, mina x