First Things First

Hey everyone!

My name is Tiffany, welcome to my health/fitness/inspiration blog! I am so excited (terrified) to finally be doing this- sharing my thoughts on the world wide web for everyone to see. Thrilling!

I would just like to preface this with a disclaimer: I am not a professional. I don’t have a degree, I’m not a certified nutritionist or trainer. Health and fitness is simply something that has become a passion in my life, and I have been encouraged to share my journey via this blog and a fitness Instagram (check it out- xfittiffx). This is a huge step out of my comfort zone and I’m not sure exactly how to go about doing this, so please bear with me! I’m sure that as I continue to post, I will get better (maybe).

My main goal in creating this blog is to be able to inspire people and share my life with them. I’m not a model, I’m not an actress, I’m not a body builder. I’m just a normal girl who’s trying to shred abs, ya feel? ANYONE can do this if they put their mind to it. It’s all about believing in yourself.

I suppose that a good place to start would simply be with an introduction of myself and my fitness journey. I’m 20 years old and started my fitness journey last June. I had always been reasonably active in high school, but when I started college that pretty much stopped completely. When I first started, I wasn’t very serious about losing weight or working out- I just went to the gym a couple of times a week and made minimal changes to my diet. Everyone’s journey is different and starts for a different reason, and I started because I was uncomfortable with my weight and the lifestyle that I was living. I was the definition of a couch potato- I slept all the time and was rarely active. Netflix was my main (AKA one and only) hobby. My typical snacks consisted of flaming hot Chester’s Cheetos Fries (which will always be delicious) and Oreos (my favorite cookies that I will never ever give up no matter what ANYONE says). I also work at a fast food restaurant, and regularly gave into the temptation to binge on fried, salty food. I felt sluggish and unmotivated, and I was stuck in a slump both physically and emotionally. I knew that I had to make a change, so I started getting serious about my health- both physical and mental. I realized that –spoiler alert- I would actually have to WORK HARD for what I wanted. I’ve been serious about being healthy for probably about a year now, and since then I’ve lost 22 pounds and feel like I’m on top of the world. It’s taken me quite a while to get to the place I am now, which is why I will always encourage people to persevere even if they feel as though they aren’t seeing any changes! At this point in time, I work out 6-7 days a week and have changed my diet completely. I don’t deprive myself of the things I love (…. Oreos) but at the same time I’ve recognized that I have to eat to fuel my body, not to satisfy my cravings. There are so many different elements that have contributed to my success thus far, there’s no way I could put them all in this one post. I hope to be able to share all of these things with you all as this new journey of mine progresses!

One of the biggest drawbacks I had in starting this blog was simply that I have no idea where to start. I would love to know if any of you have any questions or suggestions- please email them to squatsandsass@yahoo.com! I hope to be able to address any and all questions that people have and look forward to hearing from you guys! My goal is to make at least one post a week on this blog (maybe more, depending on how many times I get random inspiration for blog posts) and I would love to get both feedback and ideas so PLEASE do not hesitate to inundate my inbox!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my ramblings! TGIF and have a great weekend, everyone!

xx Tiffany

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2 thoughts on “First Things First

  1. I love your story Tiffany! This is great for anyone that is currently pursuing changes to change their exercise habits or just wanting some helpful words of encouragement to start a change in routine. Looking forward to future posts!

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  2. Wow, what an awesome story!! You inspired me to start working out again Tiff. I’ve witnessed the change in your confidence and attitude in the last several months. You’re amazing! I’ll be following your postings regularly. Looking forward to tips from you on strength training and diet!

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