Hello My Lovely Readers!
Today I wanted to talk about (as you can see from the tittle) about my health journey. In my recent post which was about a fitness guide named Fitazfk that I will talk about my health journey. So I don’t waste more time rambling. Here it is.
It all started when I realized how much weight I have gained in the summer. I don’t say that I was fat or anything but I was not lean like I used to. And that was not the biggest problem. I just haven’t felt healthy. I was not going to the gym nor ate properly. I consumed junk food (not a lot but I definitely went to McDonald’s a few times) and I just haven’t felt energized. I sat home watching TV, binge eating and not exercising. And that was such a relapse for me. I was sad and I felt like a completely different person than I used to.
So I told myself ‘Stop and get yourself together’ (a couple of times) and I finally started to make some effort for my goal. My goal was to step on the path where I used to be and nothing more.
So as a normal person I jumped on Pinterest and started looking for fitness plans. I wanted a plan because I like it more when a guide or a trainer tell me what to do because if I have to do all by myself than there won’t be any progress. After a long period of searching I finally found an affordable guide which I thought will help me. (I wrote a detailed review with my own experiences you can check it out here.) So I started doing it. Besides one or two problem I enjoyed doing something for my health. Finally. I started eating more healthy and exercising daily. I must admit it felt good. But it was real hard to get back on track. And sadly it was easy to get off this path.
It started with a family holiday in a 4* hotel. I think everyone can guess what happened next. Yes like a completely ordinary person I could not resist to eat cake, pasta some more cake and everything else which was not in the diet plan. And the truth is that I ate because there was a big variety where I could choose anything and of course I chose everything. Even if I was full and when my body did not need it at all.
And after we got home I was so despite. I didn’t know what to do now because a screw up everything.
But then I was like ‘I can’t do this anymore’ so I dedicated my time thinking what should I change why doesn’t it work. I started to do grocery shopping differently. I only bought vegetables, eggs, meat, fruits and nuts. My diet started getting better and better. I started doing exercises daily again. Finally I went back to the gym I used to go again or if I was not feeling going to the gym I searched tabata or HIIT workout on Youtube and after that I did some strengthening exercises for my abs and arms.
(I have some favorite Youtube workout videos if you curious write in the comments and I more than happy to share it.)
And I’m almost forget one of the great things which helped me to eat healthy. I never thought I would say this but calorie counting. Or something like that. Don’t get me wrong I don’t say it’s a bad thing I just never thought I would try it. Okay I’m not doing it like a pro and not that strict at all. I downloaded an app where you can write in if you want to lose weight, keep your weight and just simply eat healthy or gain weight and muscles. After that it gives you how many calories should you eat and that is it. You can choose and write in your meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner and as a snack. You can see how many carbs, fat and protein did you ate that day. You can count how many glasses of water did you drink. And you can also dial in if you did any exercises. I’m really loving this app because it gives me a picture of how much should I eat. I learned how many calories are in different meals, snakcs and that makes it easy to choose what will I eat. Because if a meal is full with fat which I don’t need than I won’t eat it. Finally I understood what it feels like when people say “you are what you eat”. And please don’t think that I starve myself or I don’t eat anything sugary or sweet and I just have vegetables all the time. Belive me I eat f. ex. ice cream. A lot. Because I eat so much healthy food there is always left some place for some ice cream. And just yesterday I ate paleo cookies for the first time in my life. I didn’t thought it will be horrible but I would never dreamed that I will like it so much.
Now I’m the healthiest I’ve ever been and I’m not kidding. I’m now on holiday again for a few days and we eat out every day in restaurants and I order usually salads or grilled meals. I really enjoy this and I’m so happy about where am I right now.
I can talk about this topic for real long time. But for now I think this is enough. If you are curious and want to know anything I would be happy to answer it. Hope you enjoyed this little journey of mine. Hope that there are some information that will help you too.
Have a wonderful day. Much love