365 Days of Self Discovery: Health & Well-Being

8.25.19

Day 17

Do you have a healthy diet? What changes could you make?

  • I believe my diet is relatively healthy, during the week I cook and pack my lunch for work each night. I typically have a vegetable and a meat for dinner and recently I have added in a few carbs with my meal or have had a carb or two at work during break. I take a few different supplements – just to make sure I am getting enough nutrients in my body if not through the foods I am eating. On the weekends, I tend to let loose and don’t follow a “diet” plan or anything, normally it is pizza or take out unless I am with friends or family at a social gathering where we go to a sit down restaurant. Due to the fact that I want to do well at my powerlifting meets and want to see fat loss with mass/strength increases, I would like to become strict in writing down when and what I eat ( I have the app MyfitnessPal but sometimes I forget I have it and don’t log) and I would like to get in the habit of measuring the food I eat at home with my food scale so that I am eating enough but not overeating, and most definitely would like to cook more on the weekends when I am not with friends or family so I can stick to a clean diet without processed foods hindering my goals. Right now, I have decided to do this intermittent fasting to give it a go and see what will come of it, but I struggle with it — so my goal is to get to the point where it comes second nature to me and I stay on it for at least 3 months to view my results and decide if it is right for me and my body. I have a lot of my plate during the week so I need to dedicate some time to write out goals and stick with them. Also, I want to follow my macros more closely. 

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Hello! College graduate in exercise science and ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. My blog has all kinds of fun topics, something for everyone who is anyone that involves themselves with fitness. I like to think of fitness as a confidence booster, something to make us feel good and look good & pushes us to do things that make us feel more productive, unstoppable and stronger mentally and physically. My blog focuses on building people, and helping people see their true potential, while also sharing my journey with workouts, competing with powerlifting, and sharing how to's on workouts, so you step inside the gym with more knowledge. I don't know everything but I am on a voyage to build my character, my strength and work on my weaknesses --- with awesome people in my corner who support me and my goals. I plan on being your cheerleader, friend, coach and trainer all-in-one and most of all, I want to be your listener, the person who can listen and gain more knowledge about you and learn what makes fitness important to you; what's your why! (Your why will carry you to the finish line). It's important to have purpose for something, because you will need that purpose when you start to give up on yourself or want to quit. "Don't let the fire that guides you, dim" - Shay-lon Besides the fitness stuff, I reside in Ohio, love dogs and love pizza. Typical 26 year old trying to build an empire that brings out the best in others and makes me the best person I can be in all aspects in my life. Before I die, I want a reason to live, and I was given that reason each day I am able to wake up --- I have learned to not take life for granted and to explore as much as possible because to live with zero regrets would be fantastic! "I've conquered many things, but I still have much to learn about life, because nobody can know everything. & every battle is different" - Shay-lon

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