Alright, I must admit it. A couple of months ago, I lost my fire for exercise and a healthy lifestyle in general. Going for a run, a swim, or even a bike ride seemed like asking me to climb Mt. Everest. I started to turn slowly towards junk food and all of a sudden I felt out of shape, unhealthy, and tired. My energy was so low and my weight was starting to climb upwards on the scale. I knew that I had to do something before I lost my flicker of passion for something that I've loved for so long. So this is my turn-around blog.
I know that rekindling a passion for something can sometimes be a hard obstacle in life. Appointments, work, and meetings tend to get in the way and make you feel as though you can't get back on track. I knew that I had to start small and work my way up inch by inch. So these are my steps that I will be taking to get myself back on track.
My first step to recovery is to start thinking in a healthier state. I have to think like a person who lives a healthy lifestyle before I can actually do what I have to do. Not being 100% committed to change tends to lead you back to exactly where you started. That's why you need to change the way you think before you can change the way you do. If you change the way you think, the doing tends to get easier. If you don't change the way you think, the doing tends to be like swimming through cement.
My second step is to do what I know is good for me, and not do what I feel like doing. Because sometimes all I feel like doing is sitting down on the couch and propping my feet up. This is why keeping my emotions in check is critical and not letting them take over when I don't feel like doing a workout. Because in the end, I know in my mind that the best thing for me is to get my butt out there and break a sweat.
My third step is to build a vision board. This is one of the most important steps that I like to do because it's something that reminds me of my goals every single day. It can be one single picture, or a large collage with words, quotes, objects, or colours that inspire you. I pull my inspiration from healthily built women, healthy foods, and words of encouragement. However, you can build your vision board to be whatever you want it to be.
My challenge to all of you is to build your own vision board! After it's done, put it in a place that you will see everyday so that it can remind you of your journey. I will be building my vision board in the next couple of days and mine will hang up on my wall so that I can see it every morning when I wake up. I'll be taking a picture of mine and posting it on our Facebook page so that you guys can see the proof :) If anyone else would like to share their vision boards please do!
Until next time,
Live Happy, Live Healthy