Happy with my progress!

I am doing pretty great, I’m eating well and exercising and all!

I’ve lost some excess fat weight, gained some muscle weight, (a very small amount, I regret to say, but there’s time!). I’m trying to build up my upper arm strength especially, as it used to be amazing, I was so strong at one point in my life.

Another thing I have noticed recently is that I have so much energy! I’m bouncing around the house, washing loads of clothes and dishes by 7:30 am each morning, fuelled by all these seeds and beans etc I am eating!

I love cooking, so this healthy thing is just another challenge!

I’ve honestly made so much good food over the past week or so, sweet and savory. I’m pretty much vegan now, there’s been no sugar in my diet for at least a week, and the wheat I consume has been cut down to the minimum, maybe once every couple of days. I have never felt better, honestly.

Slowly but surely!

So, I am trying to get my goal of being fit and healthy up off the ground, mainly by changing my mindset initially.

I’m realising that every outing revolves around food for me. I meet friends, I go out with family, I EAT. Even if I don’t really need to! I am trying to come up with good outings/ things to do that don’t simply revolve around food.

And I have started meal planning, because what happens a lot is I get hungry, so I go into the kitchen to find myself something to eat, and wander around aimlessly, eventually eating loads of white bread or something. So there’s that.

I must confess, I have not taken up running or anything. I walk, a lot, and I do push ups and squats and stuff like that, I might start swimming? I don’t LIKE exercise, so instead of forcing myself to run, as I did in previous times I wanted to get fit, I’m going to try find exercise I like. If that fails, then yeah, I guess I’ll try running again.

I’m making sustainable changes to my diet as well, because yo-yo-ing from vegan to paleo to fuck- it- whatever diets isn’t working out for me, so I have made meal plans where I slowly phase out meat from my diet, to reduce dairy to a minimum, while introducing more nut milks/ soy products, reducing wheat and sugar consumption etc.

I suppose that being all- round healthy is going to take some time, and before, I would just give up, but hopefully, 2017 will bring patience and discipline.