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Fitness Check-In- How’s It Going?!

By January 27th, 202112 Comments

Fitness Check-In- How's It Going?!

by Bennii Blast of The Culture Pine

So it’s been almost a month and a half since I decided to step my fitness game up, and guess what? I’ve lost just under 20 pounds (19.6 to be exact) already and I am happy happy happy!

I didn’t expect to lose that much so soon as I LOVE food. The smaller changes I have gradually made, food wise, over the last few weeks have helped keep me on track. I have cut back on the fast food but have not completely cut it out. This is so that I am less likely to slip up and binge a week’s worth of junk food in a matter of hours, after experiencing that ‘missing out’ feeling. Trust me – it can happen.

The gym is now my best friend. I go around three times a week and usually do 35-45 mins of cardio, then finish up with the strength training machines and hand held weights.On either Saturday or Sunday I’ll do a home fitness DVD while my deep conditioner gets to work! I also invested in a bike which I ride to Uni four times a week, which is a 20 minute journey. There and back works out as a little less than 300 calories, which made me a very happy shopper! I drink protein shakes before I work out occasionally, but I haven’t really committed myself to that part and probably have only one a week at times. Poor I know, but I’m working on it.

Besides shifting the few extra pounds, I FEEL better. My fitness levels have improved and I physically feel that I am in better shape. I also realised after looking at my calorie intake that I haven’t actually been over eating like I initially thought. The problem was that I was eating but not burning anything off, which of course was not going to get any results!

The main thing is that I’m still going. I would have bet money myself on the guarantee that I would have caved in by now, but once you start to see results, it makes it just that little bit harder to fall of the wagon.

So after thinking of a way to reward myself, Mr Moore is on his way to pick us up a pizza as I type….

What? I earned it!

How are your healthy habits coming along?


  • School Daze says:

    I started working out 3 weeks ago and lost 5lbs. I'm happy but I know I can do better. I'm stealing some ideas from this blog 🙂

  • Dee Emerald says:

    I have just started taking walking the dog very seriously as a form of exercise since i cant seem to stick with anything else. it's working out great!

  • Anonymous says:

    I'm so trying to get a workout routine together. My schedule is CRAZY (I know…everyone's scedule is) and I'm trying to figure out how to get in at least 4 days week.

    Maybe I need to reconsider my goals. Maybe instead of 4 days I'll try to get in 2-3 days a week.

    IDK. I feel like of helpless. :-{

  • jesusislove1526 says:

    I've lost 28.8 pounds since January 5th. I do some form of exercise every day, including low impact aerobics, weight lifting, and walking. I feel so energized now. Congratulations on your weight loss!

  • keishabradford2006 says:

    First I wanna say congrats on your weight loss!! That is awesome. I too am working on myself and have lost 7lbs so far. I am only 3 weeks in, but I am so motivated because I see progress. I agree with you about letting yourself have a little snack every now and then. If you don't you will go crazy and eat a whole row of girl scout cookies. (*shameful*) What I have learned is if you fall off one day, it's ok. Just get back to it the next day and don't stop exercising. Thank you for sharing your story. It has been an inspiration to me 🙂

  • Kitten says:

    I see so many ppl drink protein shakes or drinks..I used to use one from GNC, expensive though..which one(s) do you use? Pls tell me they taste good

  • purplgirl48 says:

    Thanks for this post. I had lost 20 lbs and recenlty gained back 5 lbs. I fell off the wagon, and have been lazy about getting back on again. I wanted to loose a total of 35 lbs. This article has given me inspiration to start again.

  • MIchelle @Radiant Brown Beauty says:

    I'm done 13 pounds since Jan 4th. Doing weight watchers and exercising 6 days a week. i'm actually loving it too!

  • Anonymous says:

    I've recently lost 8 lbs also, and I realized that the majority of the pound shedding wasn't from the food change, but from EXERCISING and sweating he food off! Now I don't starve myself and cut out all the foods I love, instead I eat sensibly and workout so that I have a good balance

  • Rachel says:

    When working out not only do you benefit a healthier body but your mental health improves as well. Whenever I workout, I feel amazing, even though I look like crap from all the sweat, but you could not tell me anything as far as how I felt about myself on the inside. It is just another perk on working on yourself, inside and out!

  • Anonymous says:

    Getting on track is good, but rewarding yourself with food is a slippery slope. It is always nice to go for a new nail polish, a facial, or something you like.

  • phoenixa says:

    I love this idea, and I need to gravitate toward a goal and stick with it. So I will set a goal to drink a lot more water and become more relevant with what I put in my body. Thanx for this article.;)

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