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  • Writer's pictureDami Ogunsanya


Updated: Jun 30, 2022

The month of August marks my 2nd year fitness anniversary. I still find it hard to believe that I have been working out consistently for two years.

I have always been interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Believe me when I say that there was no diet I didn't tried in the past and they all left me high and dry. It was not until I decided to put in the work that I finally started seeing results.

The journey hasn't always been smooth but it has been worth it. Here are some of the things I did that has helped me so far.

(1) I made a decision: I remembered in August 2017, I had a lunch date with my husband. He took a picture of me and I didn't like what I saw ( I deleted the picture, that was how bad it was) and in that moment I made a decision to take care of me. That day when I got back to office I did a Google search for personal training in my area and I found my current gym. I immediately gave the owner a call and I had my first workout the next day, it was a Wednesday.

(2) I made a plan : After my first session, I signed up after seven days. Let me say this, if you decide to start working out your first exercise will be terrible and it is okay. I remember going home thinking what did I get myself into🤣. I make sure I workout at least 3 times a week and I try not to go 2 days in a row without working ( of course I wasn't perfect because life happens) . I make it a point to always have my gym bag in my trunk so I can workout right after work.

(3) I meal prepped and planned: This is just as important as working out . Like my coach says " you can't out train a bad diet" After my epic fails with all the fad diets in the past I started cooking my food. Meal planning makes it easier for me to eat healthy, because the last thing on my mind after a long day at work is cooking from the scratch. I meal plan and prep my food on Sundays. I have a few recipes in rotation that are healthy and quick to make, I will be sharing on the blog soon.

Getting started might be the hardest part but once you start there is no stopping you. Start where you are and use what you have. If you can't afford a gym membership start taking walks in your neighborhood or watch a workout video on YouTube, there are so many free resources out there. If you need help getting started comment below and I will be glad to point you in the right direction.

Until next time..... Remember you can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens you.

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