The Road to Healthy Living!
Hey guys! So, one of my goals for 2019 was to lose weight and to get fit. I was starting off great and I fell off. Well, this has started to become a cycle for me. I will begin working out and eating healthy, and then BOOM! I fall off the wagon and take ten steps backward. And then I reset and try it all over again. This is one of the few things that annoy me about myself. For some odd reason, I can't stick to a plan, and that reason is that I become either disinterested, lack enthusiasm, and I lose my motivation for myself. This even goes for blogging, my artwork, a class, and sometimes jobs; which isn't a good look.
But I have become so tired of being tired, complacent, unmotivated, and not being happy with myself physically, mentally, and emotionally. I have come to the realization that I NEED to change.
I'm just going to give a little background of health journey from the past to present and where I want to be in the future. During the beginning of my college experience as well as my first romantic relationship I have always eaten unhealthy food. And during that time, I gained a lot of weight from just not caring and accepting what is. This was being overweight and having no confidence in myself because of how out of shape I was physically, inside and out. After the breakup, I had in my past relationship I lost a lot of weight, and later put it back on in my current romantic relationship. During that time frame, I was on and off with trying to change my diet by creating unrealistic meal plans, going to the gym consistently every day, and sometimes I would go days with starving myself throughout the day with the exception of eating one meal a day. At this point, I have become depressed, because I was not happy with what I was seeing and doing.
I’m still not happy but I am willing to make changes and sacrifices for my own well-being. Because of my background, I am more prone to becoming diabetic, obese, and even have high blood pressure. These are some of the health issues my family has gone through and are still going through now. And being as I would put it a “double minority”, I have a higher chance of experiencing these health issues. Not to mention I already have a bad case of anxiety, so trying to manage my weight and overall health stresses your girl out! Which is why I am learning on how to be stress free, relax, take my time, and just be patient with myself when it comes to my body.
“Your body is your temple, and you must treat it as such. You only get one, so take care of it well.”
I’m not sure if I just made that quote up or if someone else has used it before, but I’m going to use it as a mantra from now on. As well as doing “check-ins” with myself and on here to document my journey. I think it is important to learn how to hold yourself accountable for your actions and that’s what I feel like I need to do in order to achieve the goals that I want to achieve.
My “check-ins” will consist of what I ate for the day, any physical activity I did, and how I feel mentally. My number one challenge is my diet and physical activity. I haven’t been to the gym in months and I eat terribly on some days and really healthy on others. So, I think starting today I will commit to walking at least an hour a day until I feel ready to go to the gym and do more vigorous exercises.
When it comes to food, I am still going to be conscious of what I am consuming. Cutting back on the sweets and sodas, even more, will be challenging, but it has to be done. Although, I have started eating more plant-based meals from a restaurant in downtown DC called Fruitive. It is a bit expensive, but it is so worth it! At some point, I am going to have to learn how to make the meals myself lol. I would love to become a pescatarian or plant-based eater in the near future!
Whew! That was a lot lol. But I just wanted to share my experience so far and what I have been doing to help achieve my goals. I really hope that this post helps at least one person and even help them relate to someone who is going through the same thing.
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With that being said have a good weekend and I will see you next time! Bye!