So many people are so unsatisfied with how they look. It’s hard to look away from the instagram posts of people who look great.
Your first thought may be. You’re the one to speak, cause you’re skinny. Well, whether I’m skinny or not I decided early on in my life that a healthy body is important to me. I realized this because of some experiences in my life and my family having a history of heart disease, cholesterol and some cancers which made me aware of the right ways to eat and live.
So early on, my mother would give us the right foods. I hardly ate cream, oil and fatty foods. Eating was never my coping mechanism for stress and that made things easier too. I would lose my appetite completely, and this wasn’t great either cause I got sick quite often and lost too much weight. I soon realized I had to change this and eat more regularly during the day especially in stressfull time. Where meal prep really helped!
In terms of my exercise regimes. I’ve always been active. Whether it was swimming, ballet, gym, netball or running. I continually challenged myself to be the best I could be no matter what I did. I’m not saying you have to become the next Usain Bolt. I’m saying do exercises you enjoy, make it fun for yourself. There is no rule book that tells you what you can and cannot do. Sure, circumstances like work could pose a challenge, but this is the next point I want to discuss.
If you are looking for an excuse I will guarantee you, you WILL find one. If you tell yourself you can’t do something without trying, you won’t be able to do it. So get out there, stop making excuses and make a change. This is probably harsh for some of you, but sometimes its good to get a reality check (refer to my previous 📪) If you take the time and work out your weekly activities it will help with time management, figuring out when you can eat and exercise and still have time for work.
Maintaining a balanced lifestyle is key. Doing things you enjoy will help you fulfill your purpose in life. Surround yourself with positive people and you can even ask someone to hold you accountable and make sure that you stick to a regime. The important part of this accountability is that you will have to take accountability for yourself too💙
Like I’ve said before I’m not an expert at this, but I have worked hard to accomplish time management skills and self discipline. These skills have proven to really help in stopping the excuses and continueing to take action to exercise and eat right.
I really challenge you to continue doing what you can to maintain a healthy body and mind. You will not regret it for one second.
Xoxo Dan the Wooman