Update| #FitGirlSassysamey

By Sassysamey - 12:13 PM


In January I joined the #Fitgirl community. I started the 28 day jump start challenge, in order to
prepare myself for my healthier lifestyle. These are a couple of things that I’ve learned throughout my journey and I’d like to share them with you. So let’s get started. WOOHOO!

                Meal Prepping: The first week of meal prepping felt like such a hassle, but by the second week I understood why it was necessary. With a busy lifestyle sometimes you don’t have time to pack your breakfast or lunch. Sometime you don’t even have time to tie your own shoe. But if you’ve already prepared your meals, it takes the guess out of the guessing game.

Having a meal plan give you a couple of benefits: 

#1 Save you come money: you know exactly what to buy for groceries and by the second week you can estimate how much money to set aside. A weeks’ worth of food cost me under 70 bucks! A WHOLE WEEK! That’s breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. I used to spend 70 bucks on all you can eat sushi -___-. Let’s just say I figured out where all my money went.

#2 Worry free: since you’ve already prepared your meals, you can just grab it and go. Its that simple. If you set two hours aside on Sunday and Wednesdays to meal prep, it will save you for the rest of the week.

#3 Food knowledge: Since you are preparing yours own meals, you know exactly what you
are putting in your body. I have this thing about wondering what has happened to my food when other people are handling it, which makes me want to never eat at a fast food joint, EVER. Think about it… yeah, there are so many things that can happen to your food. YUCK! So now you know exactly who has touched your food and what was done to it.

Things I’ve learned from this journey:

#1 being healthy is a lifestyle; therefore it’s a change in lifestyle that you have to make.

#2 you have to make sacrifices to give your body, mind and soul what it needs. I was not doing that, instead I tried to find the easy way out of everything.

#3 Learn to love yourself. There were so many internal conversations that were nothing but negative. I had to learn how to listen to my inner voice and focused on what I needed.

#4 I am an emotional eater. Yup, food makes me “happy”. I’ve been going through a lot the last couple of months, and food was where I found comfort. But I found that I wasn’t facing my problems, rather, I was eating them away. I supposed that’s how I started to gain weight so fast, but I’ve acknowledge that and now I can inspect what I expect.

#5 this is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. I cannot expect to change overnight. But every day if I make small changes in my choices it can add up to a big change. I’ve learned that when I push myself 150% the first two days I’ll slowly go back to what I did before. I found that I wanted to change so bad that every time I failed at something I would beat myself up and it would deter me from my goal. So now, I know that I’m not striving for perfection but rather rewarding myself for the good choices that made that day. Habits are hard to break, but I know they can be broken over time. I just need to form better habits

There are so many excuses to not be healthy.  And I’m guilty of using a couple of them, but at the end of the day I owe it to myself to take care of this body and so do you. I love this 28 day jump start because it made me realize my potential changed my perspective of healthy living and it opened me up to the infinite possibilities. I’ve taken a detour the last couple of weeks but I now know where I need develop and change.

“If you want something different, you have to do something different”

I hope you have an amazing day! And I will see you in my next post!


We are almost a quarter through the year, how are you doing on your new year’s resolutions? I would love to hear your goals and thoughts in the comments down below!


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