My Health And Fitness Journey: Diet Changes + Fitness Motivation

My Health And Fitness Journey: Diet Changes + Fitness Motivation

Hi there! πŸ’• I hope you’re having a beautiful day. 😊 It has been a couple of months since I last wrote about any lifestyle changes I’ve been making, so I’d like to do that today!

In yesterday’s post, I talked about my recent experience at the allergist’s. I found out about what I’m sensitive to, as well as things I’m potentially allergic to. I’ve been wanting to learn more about these things for a while, because I spend most of my days in mild to moderate discomfort, which is due mainly in part to my skin (hello, extreme eczema πŸ‘‹πŸΌ), my sinuses (I sneeze for a living), and my stomach (maybe I have OAS. Do you know what that stands for? Neither do I haha)

Going to an allergist has once again encouraged me to do right by my body. For years, I’ve already seen that I have unique needs, both in what I need to do that others don’t (i.e. take otc Benadryl when exposed to too much spring pollen), as well as not do what others can (i.e. pet cats). I go through ups and downs of fitness and lifestyle motivation, but right now I’m thinking through diet changes, as well as incorporating more fitness into my daily routines.


I am most likely lactose-intolerant. This means that too much milk is not good for me! I literally have ALL the symptoms for this sensitivity, so it’s really not a question. πŸ˜‚ I’m not removing dairy from my diet completely (because of cheese, pretty much), but I will be reducing the amount that I have. Lactose-free milk is an awesome option, and opting for dairy-free dishes over ones that contain it is already helping me so much!

I want to start exercising every day again. This was my goal on my last health and fitness post, and it is my goal once again. I continually begin slacking on this for a huge variety of reasons. I’d love to develop a more stable fitness routine, even on my busiest days, because it feels so good to get physically fit.

I’d love to stretch my neck daily. I’ve suffered from neck stiffness and bad headaches for quite a while now. It is probably due to how I hold my phone and look at it every day, but I’ve also felt the same way on days when I’m not even doing my phone. *sigh* I’m pretty sure this can be fixed by being conscious of how I hold my neck, as well as keeping up with stretching it regularly. ❀

I’m going to begin using a daily moisturizer. I just bought a fragrance-free, all natural one from a vitamin store yesterday. I usually give up on all beauty products because they give me rashes and stinging … but I’m praying this one will work for me and improve the overall health of my skin!

I desire to care for myself without it becoming an obsession. I know that when I begin thinking too much about my next workout or healthy snack, it becomes too much to handle. I don’t want my lifestyle to consume me, because it easily does when I allow it to!

At the moment, my biggest goals are: exercise daily, develop a skincare routine that will help my skin, and alter my diet until I find what makes me feel the best.

Thank you so much for reading! I enjoyed sharing these updates with you. πŸ™‚ Let me know in the comments below:

What are YOUR health and fitness goals?

Happy Friday to you!

64 thoughts on “My Health And Fitness Journey: Diet Changes + Fitness Motivation

  1. Hi love! I know we don’t know each other but, I think these are some very awesome goals that are gonna make a huge impact on your life. If you need any help please feel free to reach out to me as I work as an online fitness coach πŸ™‚ good luck on your journey and I wish you all the success and happiness the universe has to offer. One tip I give my clients for staying motivated is to remember WHY you started in the first place. Make sure your why is big enough to get you moving! Good luck again!!

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  2. Great read. Thanks for posting this. I really enjoy reading a person’s post about what they go through, how they feel, and what they plan to do about things they want to change in their life.

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  3. hey, great blog. I was just reading over the bit about daily exercise and how you want to do it. But find it tough to sustain, if i’m reading it correctly. I am a personal trainer so I just thought I would try give you some friendly advice. Maybe you find it hard to sustain because you haven’t found something you enjoy yet. I think the goal to exercise every day, unless you naturally enjoy it is a bit over ambitious for most people. So dont be too hard on yourself. I personally think exercising 3 times a week is enough as well as staying as active as possible in your every day life. Hope this helps in some way

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    1. Hey Jonny, thanks for the advice! I appreciate it πŸ™‚ It’s definitely something for me to think about. Finding what exercises work for me is important, and until I do, I need to balance how much I do every week so I don’t hurt myself.

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    2. That just helped me! Thank you for that. I have been trying to figure out why I can’t stay consistent in working out as well. For me, the gym is overwhelming and when I was with a personal trainer and it was a small group of us. I felt more relaxed and not so overwhelmed by how out of shape I am. Thank you for sharing!

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      1. You are welcome, I’m glad it has helped. The gym can be a very overwhelming place but what you always need to remember is everyone in that gym found it overwhelming at some point

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  4. I intend to begin a pilates regimen and continue eating as healthy as I can. I need to see an allergist, I am not sure what the issue is with my skin at all, but these flare ups are not working at all.

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  5. Great article, πŸ˜ƒ have you ever read up on Medical medium he has a a few books out and explains what causes allergies and eczema, pretty neat stuff. My passion is natural health and have learned that a lot of what’s going on in the inside of us reflects on the out. I wish you lots of positive energy and healing πŸ˜ƒ

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  6. Wonderful post! You’ve got some great goals! How’re they going for you? Stretching is so essential, especially if you’re thinking about starting a regular exercise routine!

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