In less than 2 weeks I will be turning 39 years old. Truth be told, I have been a bit depressed about being in the last year of my thirties and found myself in a bit of a funk towards the end of 2013. Determined to do something about my depression, I decided to dedicate 2014 to trying new things, traveling to new places and achieving goals that have never been reached. One of the biggest goals I have is to be in the best shape I have ever been in during my 39 years of life. Two weeks ago I started working out with a friend that I truly respect and admire, as she is a fitness role model. I am focused and set on taking my body to a whole new level and will stop at nothing until I reach my goal. I found a pin on Pinterest from the blog Bananas and Kale and loved it so much that it is now my cell phone background. The words are simple yet speak volumes.
1. Train Like An Athlete
By working out with my friend, I am on the right track to training like an athlete. She keeps me motivated and teaches me new routines so that I do not get bored and am constantly shocking the muscles. I have always been one to stick to the same things and that is why my body has not changed in terms of muscle definition. Working out is becoming a focal point in my life and I will not stop until I get to where I want to be.
2. Eat Like A Nutritionist.
When it comes to achieving that lean and chiseled look, working out is essential but eating clean is vital. As a food blogger that loves pasta, wine and everything that is bad for you, I have to give those things up to get where I want to be. I have started reading and studying a lot about nutrition and am on the right track to reach my goal. Now, do not get me wrong, I will occasionally enjoy a bowl of pasta or a piece of cake, but not until I notice a change in my physique and feel more comfortable at the gym. For now I am learning and listening to my body and do not want to poison it with some of those forbidden foods.
3. Sleep Like A Baby
This is my biggest challenge. I am a night owl that gets up early and sleep deprivation is my worst habit. Going forward, eight hours of sleep is a must and I will not sacrifice sleep for a party or event. The benefits of sleep are so important for the body while working out and I do not want to jeopardize my hard work.
4. Win Like A Champion
As the saying goes, defense wins championships and I am in defense mode. I will not allow anything to get in my way and will block all of those bad habits. Just try and tempt me with a piece of cake, I will knock it right out of your hand. 😉
I look forward to sharing my journey with you and will be posting pictures of my progress.