Wow has 28 already gone by? Today I woke up after a long day of coming home from New Jersey and went for run. I have come a long way in getting in shape. I’ve been running and lifting weights and saving money to pay my credit cards.
One of my goals was to stop smoking. After going to New Jersey I’ve had the same pack since last monday. I haven’t been smoking cigarettes nearly as much as I was in the beginning of all this and it feels awsome. I’ll honestly say that these stupid cancer sticks are almost completely out of my life. I only really pull out one if Im socializingwith someone.
As for saving I’ve had some obstaclesbecause of spring break but I still recieved money for working with my parents so I was able to put to the side some money. After 28 days of saving I have 350 dollars put to the side. I know its not much but all I owed on my J c pennys credit was 200 dollars and 500 dollars on mybank of america credit card. I have a little ways to go but I made significant progress.
As for working out I took this very seriously. Ive seen awsome transformations in my body physique and my endurance. Ive logged all my weight totals and its cool to see where I’m at now compared to 4 weeks ago.
I hope this personal growth experiment had as good of an affect on them as it did for me. I have no intentioms of slowing down on working out and savingmoney. My lifestyle has just become more healthier and my mom even says she can see in my face that I look healthier and happeir. Its always nice when others notice the hard work you put in.
I woke up this morning and wieghed myself I have reached 175 lbs. Doesn’t sound like much but for my skinny butt it is the heaviest I have ever been. I have been in New Jersey for 6 days visiting my parents and have been eating three great meals a day because of my awsome mother. Like I said in my last post this visit would not stop me from reaching my goal of getting in good shape and sticking with it. This trip has been a lot of hard work, def not a vacation, because my mom owns a store and my dad owns a construction business. Starting last monday to thursday night I have been waking up and going for a run down Main St. and then going to work with my dad. Work consisted of lifting fixtures and installing them in the supermarkets. We would work for about 5 to 6 hours and then heading back to the apartments and helping my mom in her store downstairs. On my down time I have been doing pushups, sit ups, dips, air squats, and running. I honestly am so beat. I feel great though.
Besides getting in shape I been trying to quit cigarettes. Well coming to New Jersey was the best thing for me because my father hates when I smoke and my mother just recently quit using the Chantix pill. So my point is that I can say the past two days I havent smoked ANY cigarettes! Since I have been cutting back slowly I really havent felt anything bad. Ive been in a great mood and motivated. I think the enviroment and staying busy was the reason why I have been successful. I wont say I that I’m completely done, but I would say I am def close to be! My mom smoked for 25 years and doesn’t anymore; my sister smoked for 14 and used the same method my mom did and does not smoke anymore. So if I continued I would be the only one in my family who smoked and it disappoints my dad so if that isn’t motivation I don’t know what is! I will also be recieving a paycheck from my dad for the work we’ve done so I will be putting money aside to save for my bills.
Today I flew into New Jersey for my spring break to see my parents and someold friends. I won’t be hitting the gym here but I found a workout regimen that you don’t even need weights. The workout consists of push ups, pull ups, dips, air squats, diamond push ups, and hand stand push ups.
I have off from work this whole week so I cant add money to my jar but none will be taken out!
Also my dad hates cigarettes and my mom just recently quit after smoking for 20 years so being around them ill def help with my goal of stopping.
Half way there and I feel pretty awsome. Ive def gained stregnth and endurance from working out. Ive logged all my workouts and how much weight Ive been doing and see really good results. Im going to Miami in April so I gotta be lookin good for that! One of my other goals was to save money for my credit card bills. I have used a couple different strategies to save and to date i have 270 dollars saved. Not a lot but its a start. Now my biggest obstacle through this wgole cleaning up my act is quitting cigarettes. I have significantly cut back because staying in shape and active for sure helps with not smokng but certain times of the day its been real hard not to. The one piece of advice I can give for quitting is to for one stay active but also to change the habbit with something else lile gum or a toothpick. Its been 17 days and Im not lookin back!
Awsome day to go running. The sun was beaming. All I did today was run and go to classes. I ran a little further than the two miles I clocked. I wieghed in today at 173 lbs. Not good enough. Tomorrow I’m going to GNC and buying some whey protien so I can increase my calorie intake and try and gain more weight.