I’ve got a resolution for 2018, that is kind of an umbrella resolution. In 2018 I want to be healthier. That’s my biggest goal. To really overhaul and change my lifestyle because to be honest, it is sometimes quite appalling and the only person who can change that is me.
I have exercise regime. I dont work out at a gym and some days I don’t eat any fruit or veg, I don’t think I’ve hit my five-a-day or whatever the quota is now in months, I drink enough water, I drank too much Diet Coke and have an unhealthy addiction to cookies and chocolate buttons.
I’m not going to declare that I’m never eating chocolate again or giving up Diet Coke or can only be found in the gym from now on due to my strict schedule.
So instead 2018 is going to be the year of healthier living so I can craft a healthy lifestyle that makes me feel good. Watching my mom struggle in her health combined with my dad’s operation in September 2017 has made me think a lot about the position I’m in and how I can change the way I live.
I actually really enjoy cooking (and eating) so why don’t I take the time to make something delicious and healthy instead of, oh its fried potatos again tonight. Eating vegetables doesn’t have to be so hard, but for me it is sometimes.
I’m going to try and be really sensible with food. No going shopping when I’m hungry (do this all the time, it’s so bad, I leave with most of the lots of cookies and colas in my bag). Shopping to my budget and buying good things likes vegetables, fruit and healthy snacks so I don’t even feel tempted to eat the pastries at 10.30pm because I’m a bit peckish and hungry again after dinner.
I want to get into a routine with the running and jogging. I also want to be smarter with food. To plan more, take time to cook things I’ll actually enjoy, be more careful with my choices, to not overeat on some things and not see a vegetable all week.
I want to become a healthier person. Not go on a diet or to slim down to fit into a dress, I want to become healthier. I don’t want to take my health for granted. I’m lucky to be in the position I’m in so I don’t want to waste my healthy body for granted and start treating it proper.
I’m hoping this will have a rounded effect. I always feel better when I eat better so hopefully it will improve my mood. I love clothes and I love styling but my perception of the way I look often holds me back from wearing what I want. When I do exercise, I always feel stronger, better, a good version of myself.
It isn’t just my physical health I want to sort out in 2018, its my mental health too. I want to stop ignoring how I feel, embrace it, accept it and move past it. If I start to overthink and panic about things, I want to get a handle on how to behave and react. I want to stop the situation going too far where I just explode in a pile of tears and lash out. I need to learn to help myself and ask for help if I need it.
And on one final healthy note. I shall be trying to eat way less sugar.
So that’s my 2018 plan pals. To be healthier. To eat better, drink more water, be smart with food. To exercise, take joy from it. To take care of myself physically and emotionally. To be a healthier individual and not take what I have for granted. I’m getting exited now!
What do you want out of your 2018 health wise?
This post has been written for as a part of #ChatterPrompts’ – Health
I write a lot, which keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. There is always something to write about, always a new story to craft. Not writing, for me, is like trying to hold back a sneeze. Learning to write was the most powerful influence in my life. I can still remember the awe I felt when I realized I could put real words onto paper and tell out a story. From that first ‘a-ha’ moment I knew I wanted to write.
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