“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”
I am so determined to make 2019’s focus my health. I couldn’t count how many times I’ve said: “I want to be healthy” or “I’m going to do this, I’m going to do that” … like why don’t I just start doing? Why don’t I just start being?!
I really want this brand new year to be all about eating better and nourishing my body. I want to stretch more, it feels soooo good to just stretch my body. It doesn’t have to be full yoga poses, cause y’know, not bendy over here, but I would like to progress with that. I just want to feel more alive and stretching does that, even just a 5 minute stretch on a mat can make me feel so much better, or a stretch being and after an actual workout.
This year I got into a routine (a very short-lived routine) of going to the gym 4 times per week, doing a little 20-30 minute routine that I’d put together, mixed with some cardio every other day. It was the best I’ve felt for a long time. However, I just wasn’t eating right. I know I would have completely stuck to this routine if I’d of been eating right too. My body needing nourishing foods and it wasn’t getting enough.
When it comes to food, for me, I know I eat too much meat, and not enough veggies or fruits. Which is so ridiculous because I actually love fruit & veg and would prefer to eat veggie meals and no meat at all. (personally, it makes me feel better) But through pure laziness and lack of motivation, I just don’t bother. And it’s starting to really bother me. I know I can spare a few hours on a Sunday to prep food for a few days, I know I can buy in some fruity snacks instead of the chocolate I’ve been eating (way too much of) lately so why aren’t I doing it?!
There are no excuses anymore, I have to start being more disciplined with myself and look after myself. Eating healthy and exercising makes me feel better both physically and mentally so I’m putting it out there into the world that this is my promise to myself, to look after myself and put my health first throughout 2019. (starting now!)