*** HEALTHY LIFESTYLE ***
I’ve come to the conclusion that to live a healthy lifestyle is one of the hardest journey one will embark on. Especially if you love food like I do. Ha!! It’s a battlefield of the mind struggle. If I was getting a pound for every time I told myself that this week I’ll do a smoothie cleanse, omit carbs from my diet, do the omad diet, swap two meals for smoothie and yadayada, -I would be a millionaire by now. Having said that, I have learnt a lot about myself through this hit and miss healthy lifestyle journey. Diet-wise, I could go all day without doing all the things I failed at, but I’ve realised that whenever I give myself a condition to eat healthy, its a big fail. Does it make sense? When it comes to exercising, I’ve no problem at all because I’m naturally an active person. Exercising helps me sleep better as I suffer from insomnia. I prefer that to medication. I love the way exercising makes me feel inside and out. It gives me wings, keeps the body on point and it does something to my mind positively. Those of you who follow me on Instagram saw some of the workout videos shared last year. Since last year, I’ve been getting a lot of compliments on how much weight I’ve lost. Feels good! Not that size matters, but personally, I hate it when I put on weight. It slows me down and makes me depressed.
*** LIVING IN THE MOMENT ***
Naturally, I’m a thinker. ‘What if?, why this?, why that?, maybe this should,’ that is me. If I’m not analysing something, then I’m over-thinking it. I just can’t help myself! -And I believe this is why I’ve made bad choices, mistakes and also held myself back in certain areas in my life. When something happens in my life, I waste so much time and energy on what was and what could have been. In 2018 I made a concious decision to be thankful and enjoy the present. Life is made for moving forward which means dwelling in the past is nothing but, hindrance.
“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider that I’ve made it my own yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, -I press on toward the goal to win the heavenly prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 3:13-14
*** TRAVELLING ***
There is something about strolling, eating and relaxing in another city that feels so good and liberating. I just love it! Last year I had the opportunity of travelling a bit which I shared on this blog. I hope to continue this journey this year with my son. It’ll be a challenge as I work part time this year due to single mother duties, but as always, God is in control. We’ll do what we can. Ha!!
*** READING ***
I like to read, but for the past couple of years, I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t read a full book. There’re books in my home that I would love to dive in, but following that feeling with an action feels daunting. -Definitely a lazy habit that I made my mind to change last year. While I can’t boost about reading a dozen of books like others, I’m proud of myself for finishing a couple of books. I enjoy reading romantic novels and motivational books (mainly Joyce Meyer’s books). I particularly enjoyed reading The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman. Such a great read and very insightful.
Have a lovely weekend, Beauties! What made your heart smile last year?