Fitness Journey of an Average Millenial Girl
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Fitness Journey of an Average Millennial Girl: Part 1

I am not your average millennial girl…

who sips matcha frappucinos and eats avocado toast for breakfast.  I’m not the girl works out consistently and never has to worry about how her clothes fit. Now I’m not saying that all millennial girls fit this mold, but I feel like the general female population of this generation is way more into the healthy living lifestyle then I am. Honestly, if this is you, then more power to you!

I am definitely not that kind of girl. If you wanted someone to go on a fast food run with you at 1 am on a Saturday, I’m your girl. I love me some sweatpants with a side of Netflix n’ Chill. If chicken nuggets are involved, then I was there yesterday.

I think you get the gist. So yes, I am far from perfect. I have terrible habits but I’m thinking that things need to change a little bit.

I have been thinking a lot about my health lately since I just turned 25. I’m still young according to a lot of people, but I can feel my age more so than I used to. It stares back at me in the mirror too. I never used to worry about what I looked like in a bikini and now I can’t even look at a swimsuit without cringing a little.

So that’s what brings me to today’s post.

I used to go to the gym consistently and was getting really good results. But as life started getting in the way more, I started going less and less. It’s hard once you fall off the wagon isn’t it? Hell, I was lucky if I made it to the gym once a month! I was that girl that complained about needing to go to the gym as I dug into my mozzarella sticks and fries. No joke. It’s pretty sad actually.

Back to the swimsuit thing…I walked into Target the other day to buy some dog food for Dakota.  The swimsuit displays were already out and it’s still FEBRUARY!!! I was definitely not remotely close to being confident enough to put on a swimsuit again.

So after I got over my little pity party of 1, I decided to do something about it. I sat down at my desk and started writing out my mantras for physical success. While there’s nothing wrong with a fast food run once in a while, I wanted to be a healthier and happier version of me.

I originally was unsure of whether or not I wanted to share such a personal journey with all of you but I figured that if I could help encourage one person out there to get back into a healthy lifestyle, it would be worth it. Another perk of sharing this personal fitness journey with you is that by updating you all on my progress once a month, I will be more dedicated to reaching my goals. It’s a win-win situation.

So here it goes:

I Want to…

  • Feel confident in my own skin
  • Be able to put on a swimsuit (1-piece or bikini) without being too self conscious
  • Create that healthier lifestyle that I need as I approach my 30’s
  • For the WOW factor from friends and family

I Need to…

  • Eat better
  • Get into the habit of maintaining a healthier lifestyle
  • Stop making excuses and just get up and do it
  • Stop comparing myself to others

I Hope to…

  • Feel more confident in my own skin
  • Have more energy
  • Be able to put on a swimsuit (1-piece or bikini) without being too self conscious
  • Be healthier
  • Get that WOW factor from friends and family
  • To love that person in the mirror just a little but more
This is going to be my fitness mantra. By writing it down and sharing it with you, I hope to inspire others to want to be healthier. I also want to be able to go back and read this is 2 months, 6 months, and hopefully even a year from now and say, “I freaking did it!”

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February Fitness Goals:

  1. Workout 3-4 days a week
  2. Get 7+ hours of sleep each night
  3. Drink 64 oz of water each day
  4. Drink 3-5 sodas a week or less
  5. Make healthier choices at least 50% of the time
  6. Bring lunch to work at least 1 of my 3 shifts.

Notice how I didn’t say, cut out fast food completely from my diet? Or, that I would only drink 1 soda a week? I figure if I start off with small achievable goals, I would be less likely to get discouraged. Also, it would be embarrassing to publish this post only for me to fail and not reach my goals one month later.

While I have been avoiding McDonald’s and Taco Bell recently, I love me some Penn Station and pizza. Working 12-13 hours shifts for 1, 2, or even 3 days in a row can be exhausting and the last thing I want to do is cook when I get home. I am terrible at meal-prepping and packing lunches. If this is something I hope to change, I can’t just change my habits cold turkey. I tried that before and I failed miserably.

Another one of my guilt pleasures is soda. I’m normally good at drinking water when I’m at home. But when I’m on that hospital clock, sometimes that caffeine and sugar is what gets me through the day. So I plan on slowly cutting back so that my body doesn’t completely freak out on me.

My name is Czerina and I am your average millennial girl who loves food and naps a little too much. This is my fitness journey. I’m bound to have some good days and some bad days but I’m, looking for improvement not perfection!

There will be a post on the blog once a month to update you with my progress on my fitness journey and my goal tracking. I plan on being 100% HONEST. I hope you find this journey, intriguing, funny and somewhat inspirational.

Are you need a motivational boost to kickstart your own fitness journey? Check out these other posts: Girl Boss Motivation Playlist and How to Motivate Yourself on Off Days. You know I’ll be taking a page from my own book!

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  1. Love this! Good luck, you can do it and keeping some treats keeps it more realistic and easier to stick to x

  2. Loving your February Fitness goals. Keep it up girl! I am still working on getting more than 7 hours of sleep. That struggle is real. LOL.

  3. I’m trying to be so much better with fitness this year too, it’s so much better to be out and about! Good luck with it babes 🙂 Emma xxx

  4. Courtney says:

    Awesome! Putting your fitness journey online definitely keeps you accountable. I’ve been sharing mine on my Instagram stories and starting to share on my blog, too. I hope you’re able to work towards your goals and keep going even when you get a little off course.

    – Courtney

  5. I think you created such wonderful goals not only are they challenging but reasonable and achievable. If you ever need a gym workout feel free to reach out. Can’t wait to read your update.

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