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Fitness Goals

About two years ago, I embarked on my fitness journey through the encouragement of friends. I have personally always gone through a struggle to gain and maintain a healthy weight for my age. Doctors would say that I had a fast metabolism or that I need to change my eating habits. I never really listened or took the time to research until 2018. I have always had a target weight goal since high school/college years but struggled to reach it until I actually took fitness seriously.

My Fitness Goal

My fitness goal is to gain weight and reach my target weight goal that I have set for myself. You would think it is easy to gain weight but it is a little bit more difficult for me, personally because of many different reasons. My work schedule is not a set daily 9-5 pm. So it is very hard for me to eat clean and go to the gym at least 2-3x a week. I do not count my calories which I’ve been told by numerous people to do but I’m so busy that it is hard for me to keep track. I started to learn how to work around these personal setbacks and achieve my goal.

The Journey Has Begun

Two years ago, I finally listened to my friends and signed up for a gym membership. I was super nervous due to not going to the gym since college and I did not know how to use any of the machines or what type of exercises to do. My friend was a gym pro and helped ease me into exercises and how to use the equipment properly that I started to feel comfortable to go by myself. I download multiple workout apps such as Jetfit, Sworkit, BodySpace, and Nike Training App. Out of all these apps, I really liked Nike Training. The app design and how the videos on how to complete every exercise are very detailed, so you are able to do it correctly.

Girl Before/After Swim Pic
June 2017 (left)/ July 2018 (right)

The picture to the left is a before & after I started working out. I changed my whole diet, completely. By cutting out fast food, junk food, soda, and more. It took me a while to realize that fatty foods would not help me gain weight. I started to eat healthier such as more vegetarian options in my diet, more protein, and water throughout the day. My friend and I were going to the gym at least 3x a week. The right showed me with motivation and determination, you can reach your goals. The right picture is not my target weight goal but I continue to work on achieving my weight goal.

Current Status

I started to get back on track with being at the gym more consistently. The best advice that I can give have an accountability buddy for the gym and your eating habits. I’m so glad that my best friend encourages me when I tell her that I went to the gym or help me get back on track. Even my co-workers are my accountability buddies when I eat lunch and my water intake. We all hold each other accountable when we do not see each other with our water intake or having a “bad lunch.” If it was not for my own personal weight & health goals as my motivation but to have others around me to encourage me to be my best self. Summer 2020 is around the corner and I know we want to be everyone’s body goals. Here’s a link to my workout playlist that I created to listen to while I’m at the gym.

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