My health journey has been … well … surprisingly … so far so good! I’m pretty happy with myself; and I’m not an easy person to please (just ask my husband & kids).
I’ll admit though that I’m avoiding the scales at the moment … for two reasons! Firstly, I don’t want to scare myself off. I imagine it’ll take a while to see any results on the scales, especially if I’m actually starting to exercise now. I think my results will be more about how my clothes fit … whether I’m like a sausage in a skin or not! And secondly, our scales suck! You can step on them and have seriously put on 3kg overnight. Literally 5 seconds later you step back on and you may have lost 5kg. They fluctuate soooo much that I’d rather not try them. They’re great when you’re losing weight but I’m not willing to take the risk just yet.
Anyways, I’m hoping I’ve found a secret weapon to a healthier lifestyle and healthier body … every morning I’m starting my day by swigging down a mouthful of apple cider vinegar! I’m not gonna lie … it’s bad, really bad … even when diluted with water. But the health benefits are supposed to be amazing so I’m chugging it down daily! Morning and night actually!
I’m using the organic, raw and unfiltered one containing The Mother! Let’s face it Mother really does know best so … pow, down the hatch it goes.
For real, though… apple cider vinegar with The Mother is said to aid digestion and limit heartburn and reflux for starters. It also helps boost your immune system and improves the condition of your hair. Not only that, but it’s also known for its ability to help keep blood sugar in check and last but not least it’s also often used in skin remedies and beauty recipes. It can be used to help sunburns, skin rashes and mosquito bites (dilute it 50:50 with water though … it sure as hell stings otherwise). With all those health benefits why wouldn’t you give it a crack!
I’ve also started using an app on my phone called COUCH TO 5K. The twins are taking turns following the program with me, so not only is it a great tool to improve our fitness but it’s some fun one on one time with my boys as well! These little guys inspire me to succeed; to be a good role model for them and their step brother and sister. They’re worth the hard work, exhaustion, sweat as well as the occasional stitch!
We’ve not done much yet but we’re slowly building up … just gotta remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day … Dubai has been pretty quick … but most cities have taken time! And a lot of it! Everything great takes time!
Anyway, my diet has been good … no more unhealthy snacks at all. Maybe some random goji berries or pumpkin seeds now and then but not much else really.
And my meals, well they’re pretty good and easily maintainable long term so I think I’m going okay!
I think the single MOST important factor in success is being in the right headspace though and I’m in it. FINALLY! Probably due to the fact that I’m being completely open and transparent and I desperately don’t want to fail publicly. In my head though, I’ve got this and the more I tell myself that, then more likely I am to believe myself and make it happen!