My journey to a healthier lifestyle

IMG_20150123_183920As I have been thinking about it. Do I need to change my lifestyle…. A healthy one?

It all started when I got pregnant with my second child. And I have been following one of the celebrity back home on Instagram and she has been talking about Health and fitness. She still looks good, very fit and healthy. She was truly an inspiration. So I said to myself. I wanna be like that, fit and healthy. And you know being pregnant made me feel so insecure because everything is getting big. I know it is just normal because we are carrying this precious child. And it also normal to feel that way. Most of the mom’s will be able to relate.

Second, I came across this article talking about health is wealth. Which is soon true. How can you work and enjoy life if your sick.

Third, being in the healthcare field.  I noticed that there an increase of younger patients being hospitalized due to poor lifestyle. They made me realize that if I will not take Care of myself now. What will I be like 10 years from now. I still want to be able to keep up with my kids needs. Not just financially but also emotionally, mentally and physically.

The question now is how do I start? The way I work is. I always have a to do list. I started adding a lot of fruits and veggies with my diet. I also started drinking lemon water everyday and added Zumba to the side. Just following it on YouTube. So everything can be done at home. I also have a gym at home that I can use for weights. Instead of eating white rice I eat brown and quinoa.

Little by little I tried. It did not happen over night but now it became my habit. I even started downloading the nike training app. It helped me setup a program depending on my goals.

And just last lent. I gave up chocolates, everything, chips, fast food, pastries. I whole lot. And I just thought after 40 days. Whew! I did it. I thought those were the food I cannot live without. Now I eat chips, chocolate in moderation every once in a while hoping this will be a part of my lifestyle.

I just noticed too that I am stronger, my endurance has gotten better, I don’t get sick easily, my skin looks healthier. And when I did my annual physical exam. All my lab work was A ok!

This is becoming my habit now. And I feel good about it. Now I am trying to help my husband make that change too as he himself has to work on improving his diet. As per his doctor’s order. Then we can be a good example for our kids too.

If I can do it. I bet all of you can do it too. Discipline and determination is the key to a healthy start. You just gotta do it.  You don’t have to wait for the New year to make it your Resolution. I just want to inspire all of you that everything is possible. You just have to think positive and just do it. Make it happen. I doesn’t happen overnight but it will happen.

Life has a lot of good things in store for us. If you have a healthy mind and body. Then you’ll be able to enjoy life to the fullest.

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