I’ve decided that things need to change around here. I’m not going to make the usual ‘I am going to lose x amount of kilos’, only to feel guilty in a weeks time when I am stuffing my face with food I told myself I wasn’t going to eat.
This year is going to be different. This year I am aiming for health instead. Losing weight will be just one of the bonus’. Physically my body is feeling the effects of my not giving a damn. My hair is dry and frizzy, my skin is forever in a state of break outs, my nails are growing at a snails pace, my energy levels are lacking. I go to bed feeling crap, I wake up feeling crap. It is a giant rut and I am stuck right in the middle of it.
This year instead of being a year of cycles of deprivation, followed by guilt when I ‘give in’, I am going to follow my body. Eat healthy but not deprive myself. Live realistically. Everyone is different and I know for myself, the minute I say that there will be ‘no more (instert food here)’ that is the exact food that I crave. I won’t be following any fad diets. I will just be getting back to basics.
This year I am starting from the inside and then the effects will show on the outside. Every time I go to my GP and she does my iron it is always ridiculously low, I need to start taking Iron supplements, as well as multivitamin. Filling in the deficits that I know are there, getting energy back that I used to have. Drinking more water, flushing out my system from the sugars and chemicals of months of drinking nothing but cordial and soft drink.
This year I will become more involved. Working my way back up to being active like I once once. Pushing for the endorphins that exercise gives. Enjoying being in the outdoors again. Becoming involved with actually playing with Devil Spawn. Working towards a better fitness level. Allowing myself the opportunity to feel good physically again.
This year I won’t be getting caught up in the details. I will be taking it a day at a time, moment by moment. I won’t be leaving things until tomorrow because tomorrow never comes. Seizing the moment, no matter how strange it feels. Using my energy to it’s advantage. Getting back into a routine. Fixing what needs fixing and moving on. Letting go of the negative and allowing the positive to flow through.
What have you decided needs to change in your life? Are you already making steps or are you waiting for the tomorrow that never comes?
What are you waiting for? Seize the moment, you never know when it will come again.
Linking up with Jess for #IBOT