My Fabulously Fit Mommy Project

Before I begin, I want to make two things clear: (1) I am not “going on a diet”, and (2) I am not doing this so that I won’t be fat anymore.

Let me explain.

I am not going on a diet. What I intend to do is ease myself into a healthier lifestyle. This involves making better food choices and following the right proportions. It doesn’t mean that I am quitting carbs, because that would just make me miserable. In fact, I’m not quitting anything. I will continue to eat sweets, junk food, and fast food even, but in moderation. That means I can have the occasional bottle of beer or can of soda if I want to. Because really, nothing is more depressing than being on the beach and not being able to open a nice cold bottle of San Mig or Coke. Yes?

MrC agrees! Read about this fun Boracay day here.

I am also not doing this so that I won’t be fat anymore. You see, I like myself just the way I am. If you find that hard to believe then I’m sorry, but you need an attitude adjustment. I am not driven by the prospect of wearing a bikini on the beach (while I drink that ice cold beer, mind you). I tried that, and it didn’t work. Every time I try to lose weight to get thin, it never happens. Because I don’t need to be thin to be happy. I am already happy, and I seriously love myself.

The other day, a little kid asked me if I was preggers. I didn’t get offended or anything, but it made me realize that I should get started on this whole fitness journey. I blogged about it recently, and it’s time to get this ball rolling, Luckily, I’ve found a whole new motivation, a whole new objective, and I think this time it will work.

So, what exactly is my goal here? Well, I want to be fit.

Please notice that I used fit and not healthy. Yes, there is a difference. Being healthy means that your body is functioning properly, that your system is well balanced, and you are not sick or injured. Now, I may not look it, but I am most definitely healthy. Yup, my test results say that I am healthy as a horse. Granted, this one right here is a cute and cuddly chubby horse, but a healthy one nonetheless. My blood pressure is normal, so are my sugar and sodium levels, my cholesterol, and all those other things that they test for.

Thing is, I may be healthy, but I am most certainly not fit. I can’t climb a flight of stairs without wheezing by the time I get to the top. I can’t run to save my life. All the sports I used to be able to do are now just happy memories playing around in my head. I actually get dizzy after just 25 jumping jacks. See, being fit means that you are able to do strenuous physical activity. I cannot. To give you an idea of just how bad it is, here is something that I tweeted earlier this evening:

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Okay, I hope I still have your attention. If I do, I’d like to welcome you to my Fabulously Fit Mommy Project! *Cue applause*

I am doing this because I know that, while I am lucky to be healthy now, this may not last forever. Things change as people get older, and right now, I’m still pretty young. I don’t want it to reach a point where age will catch up to me and kick me in the butt.

Today is day one of this new lifestyle adjustment, and I outlined five things that I would like to initially accomplish in this whole endeavor.

  1. Move more and eat less (calories). Every day.
  2. Learn to prepare healthy meals and snacks.
  3. Find a fitness buddy, or better yet, a fitness circle!
  4. Regularly feature amazing fit moms in order to inspire myself and others. I already have a few in mind.
  5. Keep tabs on my progress, and of course share it with anyone who might want to join me on this journey.

I think I know what I’m doing, but of course I am open to all the tips, tricks, and motivation that I can get. Consider this intro post as my way of soliciting your support. I think I’m off to a good start though. I’ve created a new MyFitnessPal account for the purpose of food and exercise tracking. If any of you use that app too, I’d love it if you could add me up!

MyFitnessPal screenshot of the day. I haven't had dinner yet though.
MyFitnessPal screenshot of the day. I haven’t had dinner yet though.

Would you like to join me on this fitness journey? I hope you say yes!

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About MrsC | Patricia Cuyugan

I am a happy mom and housewife. Outside of this, I’m also a writer, a crocheter, and a self-taught home cook. I’m part of a book club, and I enjoy binge-watching my favorite TV shows. I’m super entertaining on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat! Follow me: MrsPCuyugan.

12 thoughts on “My Fabulously Fit Mommy Project

  1. I used to be fit and healthy. I’ve always been slim. I haven’t been taking care of myself lately and while still fit, am no longer healthy. A trip to the doctor has fixed all that as I prepare to go to bed “early”.

    Good on you for being happy with yourself. If you can’t love yourself, it’s hard to be happy. Looking forward to reading about all your successes.

    Found you from the Hop. I’m a new follower of yours via BlogLovin. I’d love it if you linked up to my weekly BlogLovin Hop at Journeys of The Zoo (http://www.journeysofthezoo.com/search/label/BlogLovin%20Hop). Looking forward to connecting further.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo
    Finding Humour in Everyday Life

    1. Hello, Sarah! Thank you so much for the encouragement. I’m definitely gonna go visit your site, and follow you on Bloglovin as well. Good luck to you on your journey back to health. Looking forward to exchanging stories with you soon. 🙂

  2. Hey P! Count me in your circle! I love how you said you said were happy with yourself. I totally get you there! Good luck with that new journey and i hope to be a part of it too. 🙂

    -T

  3. Hi! I’m your newest follower from Moms Monday Mingle. I’m following you via twitter @amomblogdesign. Please stop by and say hi when you have a chance. I’m also hosting a blog hop this Friday if you would like to join us 🙂 Hope you’re having an awesome week.

    April from:
    A Mommy’s Blog Design http://amblogdesign.com

  4. wish you all the best in your food lifestyle change! That’s right, anything is okay as long as it is in moderation plus as long as you do some exercise or any physical activity that will get you moving 🙂 best of luck! you can do it! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much for the encouragement, Rina. It means a whole lot! 🙂

      PS Wish I’d noticed that you were at Blog Inspired! I’ve been following your blog for a few weeks now, and would have really loved to chat with you. Next time, ok? 🙂

  5. Count me in! I too am trying to get fit and change to a more healthier lifestyle. Started about a week ago cutting down on rice. That’s the culprit (as far as we are concerned). We devour more than a cup, hahaha!. http://on.fb.me/ZDE5z4. I try different alternatives especially when the craving starts kicking in. Here’s one of our faves to make at home http://on.fb.me/ZDE5z4. Let’s do this not just to be fit but for our children’s sake. we have to be healthy for them and to model healthy eating and lifestyle. Let’s do this!

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