neva-gets-fit

Hey, I'm Neva! I'm 20 years old and currently live in Colorado, USA. In the fall of 2013 I decided to take my fitness seriously, and have since lost a little over 20 lbs. I decided to start this blog in the hopes of finding inspiration as I continue on in the fit life, as well as to inspire and encourage others! Here you will find ramblings on my fitness journey along with some intermittent posts about feelings, love, and life in general. Taking it one day at a time!

my progress!

HW: 152 lbs. CW: 130 lbs. GW: 120 lbs.

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    another note on keto

    It kinda seems like a lot of people who do well on the keto diet don’t do strenuous exercise regularly.

    I’m going to start weightlifting soon, and the workouts I already do are pretty intense. From what I’ve been reading, it kinda seems like people who do intense workouts 5-6 times a week found that keto left them without energy. 

    I would seriously LOVE if anybody has tried keto or is currently on keto and is willing to share their experience with me, because I just feel so lost at the moment.

    already beginning to question keto :(

    The more I’ve been reading about keto, the more I’ve realized that I might have been wanting to eat keto for the wrong reasons.

    Basically, I’ve been viewing keto as a short-term way to get down to my goal weight. My whole My plan was to re-introduce carbs very slowly back into my diet once I reached my goal weight, but I’ve realized that even then, I’ll probably gain back a good 5 lbs or more in water weight. I’m beginning to think that I’d rather just get down to my goal weight eating a sustainable, balanced diet (even if it takes longer) and then not have to constantly be in worry of gaining water weight. 

    If I’m being honest with myself, at this point in time I really can’t imagine eating so low carb for the rest of my life. I want to be able to have pizza and bread and pasta and beer every once in a while and not have it totally wreck my progress, which is what I think would happen on keto.

    On the other hand, I’ve heard so many people talk about how keto is truly the healthiest, best diet out there, and how they never want to go back to eating carbs again. Maybe if I stick with keto over the next 5 weeks or so, I’ll be feeling so good that I will want to stick with it for life, and I’ll find it to be sustainable because I enjoy it so much.

    Ugh. Feeling so confused right now. :\

    fasted cardio = satan himself

    So, as part of my 3-day plan to transition quickly into ketosis, I did an intense circuit workout today in a fasted state. I’d heard of doing fasted cardio before, but it never appealed to me - I like having food and energy in my body before a tough workout!

    Anyway, all I can say is UGHHH OMG I HATE FASTED CARDIO AND I’M NEVER GOING TO DO IT AGAIN UNLESS I ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO.

    Unfortunately, I’m going to have to do it again tomorrow morning, but that’s the last time before I’ll start resuming more of a normal workout/eating schedule (thank the lord). 

    hooooly moly

    I. AM. STUFFED.

    Since I kind of forgot to plan out my meals today, I ended up having to squeeze what would usually be two meals into one, and holy crap do I have the hugest, most uncomfortable food baby right now. 

    On the plus side, I think I just fell in love with the keto blt salad I had for dinner. Seriously, it was one of the most delicious things I’ve put in my mouth. Definitely adding that to my repertoire! 

    Feels good man 👍

    Feels good man 👍

    Keto day 1: dinner! I made my usual chicken breast, but instead of brown rice and veggies I tried a keto blt “potato” salad (made with cauliflower). And of course, bacon. 😋

So delicious, and SOOO filling- a big plus in my book!

    Keto day 1: dinner! I made my usual chicken breast, but instead of brown rice and veggies I tried a keto blt “potato” salad (made with cauliflower). And of course, bacon. 😋

    So delicious, and SOOO filling- a big plus in my book!

    My second attempt at a 5k… 😬 Lots and lots of room for improvement, but I felt a lot better on this run than I did on my last one. I’ve got 5 1/2 weeks until my Thanksgiving 5k I signed up for, so it’ll be nice to see how much I can improve by then!

    My second attempt at a 5k… 😬 Lots and lots of room for improvement, but I felt a lot better on this run than I did on my last one. I’ve got 5 1/2 weeks until my Thanksgiving 5k I signed up for, so it’ll be nice to see how much I can improve by then!

    “Is 6 minuets & 47 seconds bad timing for a 1k? I just started running today because I want to get more fit. Do you have any tips on running to lose weight?”
    -Anonymous

    Oh goodness, I’m afraid I’m not the person to ask, haha! I am horrible at running and I never do it, so I have no clue what good running times are. The only suggestion I can really give you is to keep track of your times/distances and push yourself to do a little better on each run! If you’re running consistently and are eating healthily and at a calorie deficit, you’ll probably be able to see results quickly!

    Sorry I can’t offer more help! 

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    Man-crush Monday time!! My one and only man crush goes out to my boyfriend and best friend, who is amazing and wonderful and awesome. I’m so very lucky to have such an incredible person in my life! 💕

    Man-crush Monday time!! My one and only man crush goes out to my boyfriend and best friend, who is amazing and wonderful and awesome. I’m so very lucky to have such an incredible person in my life! 💕

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