Health and Wellness is something I have massively taken for granted over the course of my life, but since turning 30 nearly 2 years (!) ago, it is something that has started slowly creeping into my mindset.
Not only has getting older made me think twice about my own health and wellness, but also becoming a single mum. For the first time in my adult life I actually HAVE to be well purely to cope with everything on a day to day basis.
Sadly I think it’s time to accept that I can no longer eat takeaway 2-3 nights of the week (who knew). One night of drinking is going to leave me suffering for days on end (it’s true turn 30 and hangovers hit you hard!) and it really is time to hit the gym hard again. Getting old sure does sound crap right now but to be honest I want to set an example to my kids.
Both of the kids lead very active lifestyles, both compete in at least one sport and train over 2 hours a day for at least 4/5 days a week. I want to encourage this but also want them to learn that they need to look after themselves too!
So I’ve decided, I’m going to take the negative spin off living a healthy lifestyle and start looking at it in a more positive light.
It’s time to stop focusing on the things I can’t have – chips, wine, chocolate, because let’s be honest I’m always going to indulge in these a little just not as much from now on. It’s time to start focusing on the good things that come from having a healthy lifestyle you know the good things they tell you that can happen…..better skin, weight loss, more energy, better sleep and all that other good stuff!
Whilst obviously I’d love all the good stuff that comes from a healthy lifestyle it just doesn’t seem to motivate me all that much, so I’ve decided that I’m going to make myself accountable on Instagram, and at least once a week post about the “good stuff” I’ve done that week to start being more healthy.
So if you’re interested to see how I get on you can follow me on Instagram to keep up to date.
*I don’t even like avocado but the picture looks cute*