Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog, in which I document my search for optimum health and vitality. I invite you to join me on my journey, to take myself from a junk food junkie-couch potato, to a fit, lean & active young woman, full of vitality.
For those of you who know me, this is going to be quite the challenge. It already has been quite the challenge! It’s not like I haven’t tried before, with varying degrees of success, only to lose motivation due to lack of commitment and/or setting unrealistic goals or stressful periods in my life (I’m a huge emotional eater!). A lack of understanding of our, as human beings, nutritional requirements, how to meet them and little understanding of fitness and its importance (the ‘Fundamentals’), didn’t help either. Neither did the exceptionally bad habit of relying, blindly, on pre-prepared, processed foods and drinks.
Over the years, however, my understanding and knowledge of these Fundamentals has increased greatly. Through research and fact gathering, I will be exploring the Fundamentals, increasing my knowledge base, and sharing my findings here with you. There is still much to learn on this journey, and I certainly don’t claim to be an expert. So, rather than take what I say on blind faith, I urge you to do your own research, check facts and draw your own conclusions during your own journey.
“Why not me?”
As a result of my increased knowledge of the Fundamentals so far, my desire and resolve to change my lifestyle to achieve peak health and vitality has shot through the roof! Knowledge is power, as they say, and I intend to use it! And after the Christmas period, my wardrobe is, quite frankly, laughing at me! The January sales are the only reason I will have anything to wear this month! This can’t go on. Things HAVE to change, and only I can change them. So, instead of that little voice inside my head saying ‘It’s too hard! I can’t do it! I’ll only fail anyway, so just give up now! I can’t ever look like that! I don’t have the right genes! I’m too tired! I don’t have time! But I’m so hungry and that smells so good!’ (you name it, I’ve thought it), I’m now hearing one that says ‘Why not me? Why can’t I do that? Why can’t I eat healthily, be active and have those gorgeous abs I’ve always wanted? I know what to eat. I know I need to exercise regularly. I know how to do both of those, so why am I not already doing it?’.
“Do or do not. There is no try.”
Now there’s a can of worms, right? There are actually a whole host of reasons why I haven’t been living healthily already! Some of them more prominent than others, but all of them play their part. And it’s about time I take a leaf out of Yoda’s book: “Do or do not. There is no try.”. So, I am not going to try and overcome the personal stumbling blocks I face. I simply am going to overcome them, and I am going to become a fit, lean & active young woman full of vitality. No more trying, only doing.
In order to accomplish this I need to explore each of the reasons I’ve failed before (after all, there are lessons to be learnt from every failure) in more detail. I need to understand them better, to understand myself better, in order to address and overcome each personal stumbling block and be successful in my journey.
For me, the three main stumbling blocks are my soda addiction, poor diet and lack
of activity. In future posts, I’ll explore each of these in more detail. I’ve also tackled each of these issues in the past, with success, but the bad habits have obviously crept back in so it’s time to tackle them again and make some PERMANENT changes!
Wanna join me?