Tuesday, 19 March 2013

My Journey

After talking to many people, I have been motivated to start this blog. Here I will post all of my healthy lifestyle tips, recipes and sources of motivation.

All my life I have struggled with my weight. I used to say that I could just look at a block of chocolate and miraculously, a kilo gram or two would appear on me! My low self-esteem led to behaviour that just exacerbated the problem. Surrounding myself with friends who had bad habits and using self-deprecating humour to justify my actions and defend myself against others comments. My mother fed me well with delicious home cooking and glorious muffins on a Sunday morning,which may have been a wonderful gesture. However, all that food has to go somewhere and my lack of portion control and secret snacking on top of my mum's glorious meals, led to an overweight teenager.

I can't say what triggered the change specifically. I feel that the universe provided a series of events and encounters with the right people which motivated my lifestyle changes. As soon as one reaches the precipice between overweight and obese, it is obvious that you have lost control. Control of my thoughts and behaviours were non-existent.

The most important thing to remember when trying to change your life and/or health is that it all starts with you. Your brain - your thoughts - is the sole determinant of your success. Whether your mother is an amazing cook, whether you are so busy and overwhelmed with life, your state of mind and energy you exert into the universe is controlled by you. You have the power to think yourself healthy! All you need is concentrated pressure over time and you will see results. Make a commitment to never ever quit and you will lose weight. However, that is easier said than done as i have tried and failed numerous times, and I'm still scared of slipping so easily back into bad habits. The only solution is to make it your life goal to be selfish and put your health at the forefront of your priorities.

Everyday i search from more information on health and fitness. It consumes my day, but i love it. It stops becoming a drag and instead becomes your passion and what helps you get up every morning.

Before you pick up that bag of chips, think to yourself...do i remember what these taste like? Yes! Well, then picture it, move on and then grab some carrot sticks!

1 comment:

  1. It's funny you talk about the 'precipice' between overweight and obese; on my way down again, that's where I got stuck for the longest time (a BMI of just over 30). Plateaued, I guess is the word most people would use.

    It is an amazing feeling when you slip through lines like that, even when they are arbitrarily constructed.

    There is nothing wrong with making your health the forefront of your priorities; if the world is allowed to be a little self-indulgent from time to time, then treating yourself to a fitter you should be no problem! :)