Friday, April 4, 2014

Fitness Friday: Operation Fit N' Fine Update

Hey dolls, Happy Friday! I don't know about you but I sure am glad to see the weekend. This weekend I'll be going to visit the fam so I'm excited. With all the bad weather this winter I haven't been home to Jersey since Thanksgiving. 
  Today I'm coming to you with a Fitness update to my Operation: Fit N' Fine challenge. This week I started an 8 week fitness journey to challenge myself to be more active, eat healthier and lose weight. My goal is to lose 30 lbs total but for now I just want to get down a healthy routine and make better choices a part of my everyday lifestyle. 

So my goal for 8 weeks is to.....
·        Avoid SUGARS
·        NO Sodas
·        NO Fast Food
·        No Alcohol....ok let's be moderation LOL
·        Eat 5-6 small clean meals a day
·        Cardio at least 3 days a week, preferably 5

So my reality for this first week went a little something like this....

·        I had sugar....Cold Stone IceCream (it was a VERY bad day) Dunkin Donuts caramel iced coffee (I had a coupon and it was FREE, what was a girl to do?)
·        I had 1 soda....that grape Fanta was calling my name!
·        I had fast food....Burger King (in my defense I had a coupon), Dunkin Donuts (I was running late one morning and failed to meal prep breakfast...FAIL on my part)
·        I had NO Alcohol...YAY! One point for me!
·        I ate pretty good MOST days but I have discovered my weakness is after 5 when I get off work I crave bad stuff...If I'm honest, I had a small buffalo chicken pizza....I ate it all....then washed it down with a grape Fanta....then had awful heartburn 3am the next morning....lesson learned. 
·        I worked out 3 times this week with 3 days of cardio added in there. Mornings are tough for me but so are afternoons after a long day at work but if I go straight from work I have more energy. I CAN NOT get home relax even for a minute then expect to get up to work out. I'm already in decompression mode. If you count Saturday and Sunday before the challenge started that would actually be 5 days of physical activity. 

Whew, now that I got that off my chest (I've been feeling guilty all week) I can tell you that overall I'm pretty proud of myself. Despite my shortcomings, I did learn a LOT about my eating habits, preferred workout schedule, what motivates and unmotivates me and most of all the importance of proper meal planning. I also learned that I am an emotional eater and can NOT resist a coupon! Ugggh. On Tuesday after my hard drive died and the Geek Squad told me it couldn't be fixed I automatically went into "I feel sad so I want to EAT mode". I literally went out and had ice cream, pizza, soda and a cookie....yes a cookie! WTF, Naja!! I'll try to count that as a cheat meal for the next 2 weeks cause damn that was a set back. However, despite it all I'm down 1.6 lbs and I do feel less bloated in the tummy area aaaaaand technically the week isn't over until Sunday. I think I needed to get that out of my system. I am in a much better place today than I was on Monday. It's just the first week so I'm not going to beat myself up too much, just know that I haven't given up and I'm still committed to this journey. It's not about being perfect, if I was able to make a better choice once or twice more than I would have last week then that is progress. 

I just wanted to thank you dolls for your encouraging words and tips so far, they have meant EVERYTHING to me. Remember if you are on your own journey and following along be sure to tag your post with #FitNFine or #OperationFitNFine I would love to feature you dolls along the way. Be sure to follow me on Instagram (@NajaDiamond) and Pinterest for my fit journey updates! Thank you for everything loves and have a happy and healthy weekend! 

P.S. Ms. Khloe Kardashian was my fitness inspiration this week after she posted this pic on her Instagram....Khlo Money got snatched and is looking tre-Cayuuute!!


  1. Yes girl! I can so identify with this post! I too have the same goal to lose 30 pounds! I fell off the wheel somewhat this week too, I had some red velvet cake..smh! Kudos to you on the 1.6 pound lost. I've been avoiding the scale because if I am not losing it will totally mess up my motivation. So, I am giving myself one moth of consistent exercise and healthy eating habits before I weigh in. All the best on your fitness journey!! XOXO

    1. Thanks so much Roni! Girl your Instagram posts have been motivating me to run more, you be gettin it girl! Keep up the great work, these 30 will be off in no time!

    2. Naja congrats on your efforts in getting FITter... May I suggest a very good group on Facebook , Fit2Mingle, you will get ALL the encouragement, information, support anyone could possibly need or want. It is a closed group. Are you on facebook? Send me a friends request then request to join this group, (it is a closed group, so I believe a friend of a friend has to okay you) Its been a while since I joined lol!

  2. lollololololololool girl I cannot find enough LOL's to add to this post!!! This is so funny but so real!! THIS is EXACTLY what I was talking about. People can relate to what's real. The fact you decided to be vulnerable to a bunch of "strangers" should not only motivate you to keep going but to also not beat yourself up about having a guilty moment. Now get back on the horse & ride that mofo as if you never jumped off to get that donut...or pizza..or cookie...or whatever it was. I'm still in this thing with you!!!


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