I haven’t had an opportunity to officially share this with you, but I’ve been taking steps to improve my health. I’m sharing this with you to be open and maintain our great relationship, and let you know that I’m here to support you and cheer you on if you decide to make changes to improve your health. I am not an expert and still crave french fries.
In the past, I’ve dieted and worked out – all with weight loss in mind. Improvement in health was not a focus, but a mere side effect. That all changed when Kym Douglas shared her health journey, and it scared me. I wasn’t living in a way that showed I cared about myself and that wasn’t a life I wanted to live. I want to give a shit about myself, especially being two years shy of the big 4-0.
I will spare you from a long list of gimmick diets I’ve tried. I’m sure they work for some people, but not for me.
Here is what I have been doing:
- Quit smoking (over 1 year!)
- I quit diet coke
- No eating after 9 p.m.
- Increasing my fruit and veggies while decreasing my red meat intake
- Working out
Matt got a free subscription to the Peleton app through work. We are very lucky and I know not everyone is afforded this luxury. We did create a fake Peleton following these instructions. Do I want a real Peleton in the future? Yes – but this is working for now. We’ve also invested in some inexpensive weights and are rewarding ourselves. After X amount of rides, we can buy new workout clothes, or by X amount we can get massages. Something to keep us motivated.
Weight loss is still important to me. I’ve made a conscious effort to measure myself and create a chart to track my changes.
Here’s what I’ve noticed since doing this:
- I still want french fries but I made better decisions
- I don’t overeat
- I snack less
- My mood has improved
I hope you follow along with our journey. I’ll be sure to share more on Instagram.
Xo love kim