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.

Goals

I just realised that already, I am stressing.

Stressing over what tasks go to each month, and so does that mean that I have to wait until the designated month to start my assigned tasks?, but I want it to be exactly like Gretchen’s project!, etc.

Well, I guess I just won’t follow her template, I will do as I do best, blaze my own trail. This is my happiness project, my journey, so I will not be afraid to tailor it accordingly.

Maybe I won’t carry on the whole month rota, I don’t know.

The most important things to me are:

  • fitness

I want to start exercising! Not only to looke fleeking in a bikini, because yes, that is a large part of it, I would like to look better, but I know that I already look great, but because exercise is nature’s very own ssri, and without the nausea they bring!

  • health

I want to live a long and relatively untroubled life, time to get all my vital organs in peak condition!!!

  • friends

I have like 0.7 friends, I would like a couple more! I am not too worried about this one, because I am going to college and like, if I make enough of a commitment, that will all work itself out. I hope!

  • lifestyle

My life is hella boring, I am somehow always busy, but doing nothing I love. Time to change that!

  • intellegence

I’m smart, and I’d like it to stay that way/ improve. So, I’m talking IQ tests, quizzes, anything to help me bring my A game.

These are my goals, and I will keep you updated on how I go about achieving them!

Because I will. Achieve them.