As my summer transformation is underway, I am starting to see the benefits, which obviously makes it so rewarding and encourages me to carry on.
It’s not easy to change everything about your life and now all of sudden, live a healthy lifestyle. I dunno about you, but I used to roll my eyes when people said “diet and exercise, should be a way of life” for me it was a chore. Not a way of my normal life at all. My excuses use to sound a bit like this; Exercise doesn’t come naturally to me, I am exhausted and need to just chill for a bit, unhealthy food taste better, I must have lost my dolphins because I never feel that endorphine rush gym bunnies talk about… and trust me, loads more. But then I started, and in all honesty it wasn’t easy. What I was battling most with was not getting myself to do it or feeling overwelhemed with how far I thought I still needed to go but dealing with the choice that I have made for some many years justifying why I chose not to live a healthy lifetsyle. Because in all honesty making small changes to life wasn’t at all difficult, it didn’t make me feel worse, in fact it only made me feel really good. The money I spent I make up for for not having to treat symptoms and now my body is naturally what I have always hoped for it to be.
So to give you an idea as to which small steps I took to get there, I started with changing what I eat. I still eat things, and yes I do cheat but when I do I get over it and move on. I just now choose not eat refined carbs and eat a lot more protein. I started cutting down on my caffeine intake and swop out my regular coffee intake with decaf.
I joined Virgin Active and mix my routine up with a swim or circuit workout. Instead of meeting for coffee, I see my friends for a hour long promenade walk. I try to keep dinner my smallest meal of the day and yes I am still struggling with this but I am working towards it.
I go to Bodytec once a week for a 20minute workout ( click here for the Bodytec post ) which is super intense but I have hope that it will get easier the fitter I get. By going to Bodytec, I realised I was relying on my knees to bend instead of using my muscles. So thankfully I can work on correcting this bad habit before it becames a serious problem.
Trying to get to bed between 10-11pm and for the first time in my life I have breakfast everyday. I have my skincare routine down and never spend a day without a complete bio oil rub down and allowing my skin to suck up as much Dove body moisture as it likes. I keep the fridge stocked with water and buchuwater at all times. This helps me cut down my intake of other sugar filled drinks ( even fruit juice ) and set reminders on phone to eat something during lunch time.
Now I know it might seem like a impossible task, but doing small things goes a long way and I can asure you I am repeating the rewards tenfold.