Healthy Eating + Weight-loss Challenge! | New Year, New Me

I am really trying to evaluate my life and better myself mentally and start 2019 off right and in a good space. So, on my journey to becoming healthier, I’m starting with things I can control. I mentioned in a previous post that I am also embarking on a healthy hair journey. Next up, my body!

I have always struggled with my weight and eating healthy and it has always coincided with my mental health at that moment. I am the textbook definition of an emotional eater so whatever I eat or don’t eat is dictated by how I’m feeling. Unfortunately the last year, year and half have just been a terrible emotional time for me. That lead me to gain 40 lbs in 2 years and ultimately 100 lbs more than what I weighed when I was eating healthy and exercising. 

As I try to think back to when I was at my healthiest, I ate regularly, both healthy and not so healthy meals, and I exercised daily. These days, I get about 30 minutes of exercise four times a week but my diet is absolute trash. Thinking about how badly I’ve truly let myself go is embarrassing and just plain sad. It’s like I know what to do and how to do it but I just can’t. But, I want to force myself to do better because I know how great I felt physically and emotionally when I had a healthy lifestyle. Definitely didn’t feel sluggish and tired all the time that’s for sure. My skin, hair, and body also looked better. I want all of that back. 

Here’s how I plan to get back on track by the new year:

  • take my multi-vitamin daily
  • intermittent fasting – skipping one meal a day 
  • eat at least one serving of fruit and/or vegetables a day
  • drink a minimum of 10 cups of water a day. 
  • limit sugary snacks to once a week
  • weigh myself once a week
  • log every meal in fitness app
  • exercise 30 minutes 5 times a week

These are things I did when I was at my healthiest so I’m hoping these still help!

I’ve inserted some photos throughout this post I found of my full body and face to serve as a starting point of what I look like physically. I’m still the same weight so I thought they were accurate enough.

I plan to check in weekly to update on my progress. Stay tuned!

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I'm Georgina, Gina, Georgie, and unfortunately sometimes I'm, Georgianne. Honestly, is it that hard to pronounce "Georgina?" It's literally George + Gina! But OK. I'm a Nigerian gal born and raised in NJ. I got my BA in Biology from Johns Hopkins University and I recently received my Masters in Biomedical Sciences from Rutgers University. I am a beauty enthusiast and freelance photographer. If you want to contact me (or donate to my dreams) my email is ginaisblogging(at)gmail(dot)com.

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