As I continue on my grown n sexy journey, I am noticing that I have to put in effort to stay great. I HAVE to exercise now, whereas I didn't really have to before. I am no stranger to a fit lifestyle though, in my high school days I was a sprinter and high jumper on the track & field team and I also practiced Taekwondo. In my college years I danced, was on the Black Student Union step team and later my sorority's; Sigma Gamma Rho, step team and worked out at the campus gyms. Post college, I would go on exercise binges where I was consistent and good and then I would fall off for a bit and then a few months later get back and it was like I never left. I'd say after I turned 27, I noticed my metabolism changing slightly. While I am not overweight, I definitely can't eat whatever I want and not exercise for months at a time and not see the number on the scale increase or my energy decrease. Fitness has taken on a new meaning to me, I am no longer viewing it as a fun past time or activity as I did in my younger days. I now view fitness as a part of my lifestyle and not just a 6 months at a time roller coaster ride that I hop on and off of at will.
I slacked off big time last year when it came to exercising so I saw the the scale jump to a number I didn't like. I also saw my stomach was not as flat as it used to be. While I'm not overweight, I don't want to let negligence get me to that point either. Why not take preventative actions now while it's not a problem? I'm all about being proactive so I bought some workout DVD's and Pinterest has helped me create some great at home workout routines using nothing more than basic exercises like jumping jacks and resistance bands. I have a stability ball too that I will be using a lot more. You don't need a gym membership, personal trainer or fancy workout equipment to get started, I can't stand the gym and prefer working out at home or on the track.
Kettlebells are on my home fitness workout wish list.
I simply want to stay healthy, have more energy and have a bangin body to boot: toned body, shapely booty and my 4 pack abs back. I want to be my best self. I'm going to document my fitness journey on here and share routines I've tried and use, workout DVDs that I'm liking and anything else. I will share body shots so I can document my progress and talk about what I'm eating too. I already know that I've been consuming too much sugar as of late, I've got to pump the breaks on that so I stopped keeping the house stocked with sugary snacks, cookies or brownies. Now if I want something sweet, I drink some tea sweetened with 1 teaspoon of agave nectar.
Are any of you finally making fitness your lifestyle and not just an "activity" too? What steps are you taking to be healthier?