My Fitness Journey (6 months) – Fail & Continue

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It has been very long time since my last post about my fitness progress and goal. I think most of you guys can tell from the title. I mess up and do not make any progress. ( I actually gain weight and fat back.)  This is a post to reflect my past 6 months and how I am going to continue slowly at my own pace.

The biggest reason for me not losing weight/fat is I didn’t exercise regularly. I didn’t exercise at all for past 5 months. I don’t know why. I can starve myself but just can’t exercise often. Well, I can exercise often. No excuse. I just a lazy and horrible person. I also feel like I set up the goal higher than I actually can achieve. I think I should just do mini exercise every day to develop habit before doing more. I just do 20 crunches on my bed now. XD

 

 

I also didn’t watch out what I eat either. I used to watch out my portion and types of food I ate. I just eat whatever I want last 5 months. I need to watch out what I eat again. It is for my health too. I think eating more veggie and drink more water are good for our health. 😉 I watch some meal prep video and Instagram pictures so I think I need to reduce carbs intake and need more veggie and protein. I will buy some eggs and veggie. I will separate my 3 meals to 5 meals so I don’t feel full or hungry.

I think a fail is not the end. I can still workout and have balance diet to achieve my final goal. I fail a lot of time in my life anyway. 😛 I just need to keep consistent,. It is going to be summer so I will go swimming or hot yoga in morning. 😉 I may not do it every day since it is tired, and I will give up if I always feel tired. XD The more I exercise, the more I admire fitness bloggers and vloggers. They are dedicated to their diet and exercise a lot! As a person who doesn’t like sweating and super fast heartbeat, I cannot imagine how it feels. I know most of them enjoy exercise, and I know once I pass the tired bad time, I will like exercise. It makes me feel fresh healthy strong and satisfied.

I am lowering my carbs intake and keep doing my mini exercise. Now I want to have a one month crunch challenge and show a before-after. 😉 I think doing a short time challenge is easier. My fitness journey is not going to end. I will keep challenging myself!

 

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I am a 24 years old Asian girl living in San Francisco with natural brown silky long hair XD I love Asian beauty and currently learning more brands around the world. I am for sure a cat slave, but I couldn't have one in my apartment yet :( so I have a cat collection <3

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  1. Reply

    Alexi Harding

    August 16, 2017

    Failure is a necessary part of success. I am confident that you will be able to reach your goals. Great post!

    • Reply

      maggiesimplelife

      August 16, 2017

      Aww Thank you very much! Hmm I think failure is the mother of success.

  2. Reply

    CammyDeelaRenti

    August 14, 2017

    Great post! It’s all about setting tiny, attainable goals for yourself 🙂

    • Reply

      maggiesimplelife

      August 14, 2017

      Thank you! I am trying to stick to my tiny goals XD

  3. Reply

    Laura Cameron

    August 2, 2017

    Personal fitness is a never-ending journey that has many up’s and down’s, keep up the good work!

    • Reply

      maggiesimplelife

      August 2, 2017

      Thank you very much! I was thinking to join some class to help me get used to exercising, but I am on a budget now and I think at the end of the day, I still need to have a correct mindset for fitness.

  4. Reply

    Health and Beauty 4 All

    August 2, 2017

    Don’t give up but keep it up 😉

    • Reply

      maggiesimplelife

      August 2, 2017

      Haha Yes!

  5. Reply

    The Muscle Minute

    July 29, 2017

    Great work

    • Reply

      maggiesimplelife

      July 29, 2017

      Thanks!

  6. Reply

    ScharpFitness

    July 27, 2017

    Keep working at it, fitness is something that takes more patience than anything! It is the most rewarding thing of all though!

    • Reply

      maggiesimplelife

      July 27, 2017

      Yes! Doing little by little, just don’t give up!

  7. Reply

    anthonyrichard17

    July 21, 2017

    My I please site you and your blog as inspiration on my own post of failing fitness goals and getting back up again? Also, could I link it to your post? I really enjoyed the message here!

    • Reply

      maggiesimplelife

      July 21, 2017

      Aww For sure! I am so happy that I inspire you. Thank you so much for motivating me <3 I will read your post 🙂

  8. Reply

    whynotdotcomcom

    July 16, 2017

    It is not failing if you are learning and improving :0

    • Reply

      maggiesimplelife

      July 16, 2017

      Yes. I am getting better from learning my mistakes. I think I will be good. 😉 Thanks!

  9. Reply

    anthonyrichard17

    July 15, 2017

    Keep at it! Believe it or not posting about both the ups and downs of your journey is inspiring to others; it shows us we’re all capable of falling and getting back up!

    • Reply

      maggiesimplelife

      July 15, 2017

      Thank you for the encouragement! I think I should stay my true self and sending positive message to people. I want everyone can get back up after falling.

  10. Reply

    mariahfarmer

    July 1, 2017

    Take it step by step. Set small goals, that’s what I’m trying to do. My weight/fitness is up and down so I get it.

    • Reply

      maggiesimplelife

      July 2, 2017

      Thank you <3 I am trying a phone apps. It set a 30 days plan. Let see if it works for me.

  11. Reply

    PushupBoy

    June 20, 2017

    I have experienced a lot of what you talk about in this post. That is why I created my own program to keep myself honest and motivated!

    https://pushupboy.wordpress.com

    • Reply

      maggiesimplelife

      June 20, 2017

      It is a good as long as it works for you! I make sure doing some crunches and squats everyday.

  12. Reply

    Sarah January

    June 15, 2017

    I love this post…so real…because if we are all honest, a fit and healthy lifestyle is full of ups and downs just like the rest of life. But keep your head up pretty girl, and keep going. One day at a time and one step forward . You can do it!

    • Reply

      maggiesimplelife

      June 15, 2017

      Thank you so much! I wish I never fail, but once I fail, I will face it and try better next time. I think learning from failure helps me understand more and stay positive. I think not just diet or fitness. We should be more positive about our life too. Failure doesn’t mean ending as long as we never give up!

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      anthonyrichard17

      July 15, 2017

      Exactly! This post reminded me that I need to start posting about my (many) downs in my journey to share the experiences that come from those downs.

      • Reply

        maggiesimplelife

        July 15, 2017

        Nice! It will be interesting to read. 🙂

  13. Reply

    littlebitfitau

    June 15, 2017

    Thanks for being so honest about messing up…I am in the same boat and just started my blog. I think some bloggers actively hide their mistakes but I definitely prefer to read honest blogs so I dont feel so bad about my mistakes 🙂

    http://www.littlebitfitblog.wordpress.com

    • Reply

      maggiesimplelife

      June 15, 2017

      I feel better and more motivated after I post this. I think it is important to face our failure and never give up trying. It is ok to fail. We just need to know we aren’t always failing. 😉 Fighting! We can do it!

  14. Reply

    kingajpg

    June 10, 2017

    you can do it! Committing to something takes so much energy, time and motivation. Don’t give up, you’re doing great and give yourself some time

    • Reply

      maggiesimplelife

      June 10, 2017

      Thank you very much! The more I see people with abs, the more I want to workout. XD I need to print some abs pic to post in my room XD

  15. Reply

    Tonye Tariah-Health Strategist

    June 2, 2017

    Thanks for sharing both your victories and failures with us! Real failure is giving up on yourself and your dreams. Keep pressing toward your fitness and health goals and keep us posted!

    • Reply

      maggiesimplelife

      June 3, 2017

      Thank you again <3 I just feel less motivated when I see no progress or gain fat back. But it is fine, I will adjust what I need to do and keep going 😉

  16. Reply

    Tonye Tariah-Health Strategist

    June 2, 2017

    keep up the good work! You only fail when you give up on yourself so stay the course and look for more ways to bring sustainable balance into your life. That way, you don’t feel like you’re depriving yourself but rather adopting a lifestyle that will not only make you much healthier but will also change your outlook on life and what you want to achieve.

    • Reply

      maggiesimplelife

      June 3, 2017

      Thank you so much! I try to not rushing myself since I know it will be a lifetime challenge and require a lot of time to achieve and maintain. I will keep going! Thanks again <3

  17. Reply

    Jesstmxo

    June 2, 2017

    Keep it you will get there I’m on a journey my self!!!!!!!!

    • Reply

      maggiesimplelife

      June 3, 2017

      Thank you so much! Let’s work hard together! 🙂

      • Reply

        Jesstmxo

        June 3, 2017

        Yeah for sure hun got to keep motivated xxx

  18. Reply

    shaneclulow

    June 1, 2017

    You can do it. Dont give up. I have had alot of people tell me they have fallen off the horse. The hardest part is getting back on.

    Hell i myself haven’t been staying fit amd healthy. Havent been to the gym in 5 weeks due to health reasons and let me eating go down the loo. Just keep your head up.

    It happens to the best of us. Just pick yourself up, brush yourself off and keep going.

    • Reply

      maggiesimplelife

      June 1, 2017

      Aww Thank you so much <3
      Sometimes it is interesting that people think there are secrets to have a fit body. When I start the journey, the only one thing we need to do is just keep consistent.
      I won't give up. It took me 2 years in college to lost 25lbs. Now I am trying to build some muscle to look nice. I think I can do it!

      • Reply

        shaneclulow

        June 1, 2017

        You can do it!

  19. Reply

    Emilia

    May 30, 2017

    Good luck, you’ve got a really big motivation. I should start to work out too but I’m so lazy, I need to find some workouts to do at work – I’m probably the worst employee ever. Anyway, good luck and I can’t wait for next update 🙂

    • Reply

      maggiesimplelife

      May 30, 2017

      Thank you so much! I try to drink more water so I walk more at work XD Worst employee +1

    • Reply

      befitandwellforlife

      May 31, 2017

      Nice one. I am on my fitness journey too. I always think that slow progress is better than no progress at all. Keep it up!

      • Reply

        maggiesimplelife

        May 31, 2017

        Thank you very much <3 I agree with you. I just frustrated when I gain some weight back and have my belly back XD

  20. Reply

    stashy

    May 29, 2017

    For me, I’d say feeling healthy is 80% food intake, and 20% activity. I hate saying “working out” – it’s better to be moderately active and moving around than having intense works out that burn you out. I also think some weight training is very good for women. As for food – moderation in everything. I love sweets and I’ll never ever give up carbs! But I mainly like the taste and I’m satiated after a few bites. It’s good to have small goals and adjustments. For instance I used to take 3 tsp (yes THREE) in my coffee and now I’m down to 1 tsp. That’s progress. Keep it up and even if a habit doesn’t “stick”, it doesn’t mean you can’t pick up where you left off and start again!

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      maggiesimplelife

      May 29, 2017

      Thank you so much! I agree with you. I think I do that 80% and just need some of those 20%. I cannot do intense workout for now. I will just go swimming and do some mini workout at home.
      Just do little by little and will be fine. I will never give up!

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    Neha

    May 29, 2017

    Great work, keep on

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      maggiesimplelife

      May 29, 2017

      Thank you very much. Love you Neha

  22. Reply

    hoiyinli

    May 28, 2017

    Keep going!! I am horrible too when it comes to keeping to routine, but there is always improvement which is better than none at all.

    I read in a lot of places it’s 80% diet and 20% exercise, so definitely do not starve yourself!! Eat clean, and if you are worried about carbs, eat the wholegrain type carbs although I know this can be difficult because of white rice… XD As for exercise, I think if you are not regular anyway, start with 3x a week. And then increase when you are much more comfortable.

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      maggiesimplelife

      May 28, 2017

      Thank you so much! I actually lost a lot weight by dieting alone. I just need to exercise to get some lean muscle so I can keep my progress longer.
      I eat brown rice only now but I still eat a lot of carbs XD I am checking out those fitness meal prep so result comes quicker.
      Exercise is really my weakness. I know classes will help but I don’t want to spend. XD

  23. Reply

    macandmetallica

    May 28, 2017

    Fitness is hard, but motivating yourself is even harder. I feel that getting started is really the hardest part, and then the journey. Good job, and keep it up!
    I’d love it if you’d stop by my blog and check out my latest post: https://macandmetallica.wordpress.com
    Thanks x

    • Reply

      maggiesimplelife

      May 28, 2017

      Thank you verymuch for visiting my blog <3 I think once we can keep it consistent, we success.

  24. Reply

    Nathprasad Dhanawat

    May 28, 2017

    Absolutely nice job…
    Just keep rocking…👍👍

    • Reply

      maggiesimplelife

      May 28, 2017

      Thank you very much 😊

  25. Reply

    Anto

    May 27, 2017

    You should definitely check out the ‘Sworkit Personalized Workouts’ app (available on all platforms). I played around with the free version for a week and got it upgraded to Premium once I realized that it was well worth the cost. And hey, upgrading to the Premium plan is totally optional! 🙂💪

    • Reply

      maggiesimplelife

      May 27, 2017

      Let me search on my phone and try. I sounds like a customize workout apps and can plan our workout. Thank you very much!

      • Reply

        Anto

        May 28, 2017

        You’re welcome! 🙂

  26. Reply

    Wm. Allen

    May 27, 2017

    Congratulations on not giving up, your persistences will eventually result in success. Exercise and diet are key, but diet usually trumps exercise.

    • Reply

      maggiesimplelife

      May 27, 2017

      Thank you so much! I think not giving up is the key to success!

  27. Reply

    JESS @PT CONTENDER

    May 26, 2017

    Hey Maggie! I think you’re on the right track by setting a smaller goal and making it a habit everyday – that is very smart ;)) One thing I do every morning is something I call Wake Plank — every day when I wake up, the first thing I do is do a 30 second plank. It was hard to do at first when I had a weak core, but then after a little while I was able to build up to 45 seconds, and then 1 minute planks. I love talking about health&fitness so if you ever want to chat just lmk! You can always email me or even snap me if you have snapchat :)) Good luck!

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      maggiesimplelife

      May 27, 2017

      Aww thank you very much Jess. I will try doing it with 30 seconds. I have a weak core. I don’t know how to use correct muscle to do sit up. I heard if we want to workout our core, we will need to squeeze our belly. Is it true?

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        JESS @PT CONTENDER

        May 27, 2017

        It’s okay – you can strengthen your core little by little! If you’re doing the plank, then yeah you will squeeze your tummy the whole time. The plank will also be good for your arms ;))

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          maggiesimplelife

          May 27, 2017

          I see. I will start doing it <3

  28. Reply

    kwenzqoatl

    May 26, 2017

    I have a motto/mantra that has been getting me through my fitness journey. It is, “All the people who have made it have had one thing in common regardless of what their plans were. That is that they didn’t give up. Were as those who failed all had one thing in common too, except for them it was that they did give up.” So as long as you keep trying winning is within reach. 🙂

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      maggiesimplelife

      May 26, 2017

      Aww thank you so much! I won’t give up. I just kind of hate myself of not working harder. But your motto encourage me 🙂

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