Hello world! – A change for the better

I think I can speak for most of us when I say that we all would like to lead a healthier lifestyle. I know that I have tried to do this for most of my life.

For me it’s not only to say I live healthily but to also look it. I have been on and off diets and gym workouts like most of us. I manage to drop down to my idea weight but once that happened I start eating and living the way I did before and in a matter of weeks I’m back to that size I never wanted to be. I think its because we try to change our diets to drastically, lets be honest non of us are going to give up chocolate for the rest of our lives so why do we all look for these quick fixes?

For me it’s a mental thing, I push gym and dieting so hard and once I’ve reached my “goal weight” I realise I’ve spent the last few months being absorbed in my workout that I almost rebel against it. Everything in our lives is a routine, we wake up, go to work, come home, cook dinner, go to sleep and repeat. That when it comes to doing a little exercise we look at it like it’s another thing to add to the list of things we have to do.

I have just relocated to London from South Africa and I am trying to look at life in a different light, I have managed to stop smoking for almost a year now and realised how after being a smoker for almost 10 years and saying that it was something I would always be, stopping has become the easiest thing I have ever did.

If I can stop smoking and never look back I have come to realise maybe I can change my lifestyle to a healthier one and maybe this time keep off the weigh.

I decided to start this blog because I recently visited my local doctor to have a health check up, she asked me to stand on the scale, and while I have always known I am not the smallest lady, I have always rated myself “the average woman”. I was horrified to find out I now weighed more then my boyfriend who is not the smallest person at all.

She told me I was 16kg over my BMI and that I should consider losing some weight.

So I have considered it and I am taking on a new approach I want to make realistic changes in my like to lose this weigh once and for all, no more make shift diets or short term fixes. This is it,

I’m changing for the better.

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Posted on April 5, 2011, in General. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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