✦ Switching to a healthy lifestyle
Since we're in June right now, I thought it'll be good if I did an update about my new years resolution of 2014, which is to have a healthy lifestyle and to feel good about myself!
This post to encourage anyone, and myself, that switching and maintaining a healthy lifestyle will be the best thing that you can ever give yourself!
First, A little bit about myself...all my life I've been really unhealthy (yes straight to the point, no sugar-coating my body condition). I hated exercising, almost never exercised, hated vegetables, ate none of them and I was just a blob, lol. The only proper sports I participated in was Chinese dance in Primary school. I do play sports sometimes, like badminton, roller blading and swimming, but they're like a twice a year thing. I am totally not exaggerating!
So I was overweight in Secondary school but that didn't bother me much because at that time I thought I was fine. Only until Secondary 3, which is about 15 years old, when I started to be more conscious about how I looked. I skipped meals and did little exercises like walking up the stairs and jump rope- the weight did come off, but it got back really quickly. From then on, I just kept being conscious about my weight, all through my Polytechnic years till the beginning of 2014.
What made me wake up and realize this reality? It was this years Chinese New Year. You know how Chinese New Year, there are a lot of titbits to snack on? So of course I snacked a lot, but one day when I woke up, I just felt really awful and heavy and unhealthy and (as weird as this sounds) I could feel my double chin pressing against each other, and I was like, holy smokes how did this happened? So I got up and went on the weighing scale - It read 60KG.
Okay so some of you might be thinking, no that weight is fine, but I am not a tall person. Never in my life would I thought that I would hit 60KG. My weight was always fluctuating between 51 to 55 to 58 to 56, but to hit 60KG, it really made me stop and step back to evaluate myself.
With past experiences with diets and starvation, I knew that this will not be my solution in losing and maintaining weight. I wanted to lose weight in a healthy way- so I went searching on Tumblr and Youtube! I've read many success stories, saw before and after pictures, and also people who are just beginning on their healthy journey. I was really inspired and it really motivated me to get started as well.
My journey began on 27th Feburary 2014 and I have already lost 5KG. I am still working towards my goal but it doesn't matter to me if it will take a year or more, because I know I will get there eventually :D Taking it slow and steady!
So what is a healthy lifestyle? Simple - Eating clean and regular exercise. That's it! From what I read, weight loss is 80% healthy eating, and 20% regular exercise. <-- please don't quote me on this lol BUT the point is, you are what you eat. You might have heard of this a lot of times but it is so true. You can be exercising 5 times a week, 3 hours everyday, but you're eating fast food, chocolate, drinking soda - the weight will never come off.
I think the very first step to a healthy lifestyle, is to evaluate what you eat on a daily basis, and make healthier choices. I started out this way, and even before I incorporated an exercise routine, I notice the weight was dropping. I felt healthier as well. I just felt really good and refreshed.
I shall end this post here, for now, and continue it in many future posts! I hope this series-to-be-thing will hopefully inspire someone to make healthier choices and to feel good about themselves. In future posts I will be posting about the food I ate, what to avoid, my exercise regime and all that good stuffs. Stay tuned!I shall end this post here, for now, and continue it in many future posts! I hope this series-to-be-thing will hopefully inspire someone to make healthier choices and to feel good about themselves. In future posts I will be posting about the food I ate, what to avoid, my exercise regime and all that good stuffs. Stay tuned!
♡ Thanks for reading ♡
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