I think my fitness journey started when I was about 12 years old. A teenager. You can blame my dad for that. During childhood, my brother and I were hooked on chips. And I remember dad preparing his version of some healthy chips for us. On vacations we were all having long walks by the sea, in mornings. He also made sure we took our fruit and veggies portion every day. That’s the story. When I became teenager I made my own rules. I even started to spend time in the kitchen, preparing some easy recipes (roasted potatoes, soup, tortillas). Of course I started working out at that time of age, and I really enjoy healthy lifestyle because it brings me energy and confidence.
There is time when I am so tired and I lose hope, but I always return to the right path. Everyone should be smart enough to choose a great way of life. In order to avoid giving up, they should find out more about why are they doing that.
Exercise for healthy lifestyle
Mostly, people exercise because they want to lose weight. If you are one of them, I am telling you this: You will get bored too fast! Results can’t be seen immediately, but you’re getting closer every day. Anyway, you should exercise for much better reasons. The main reason is your happiness, because physical activities make us produce endorphin (a hormone of happiness). When you exercise, you are working on your muscles and this helps you carry heavy things (baby, groceries bags, plants). It also helps us fight stressful situations (and everything’s so fast nowadays) and diminishes the risk of heart diseases, high blood pressure and diabetes. Great fitness journey also leads to better sleep. And sleeping brings us glowing skin.
Choose the right time for your fitness journey
Well, obviously the best time is in the morning when you are fresh and your body and mind are about to wake up. Can you find a better way to do that than to exercise? And if you need to make yourself to get out of bed earlier (I do cause my son is awake at 6.30), I recommend making plans for your food the night before. Meaning: overnight breakfast, slow-cooker lunch, and easy dinner. My favorite overnight breakfast is oatmeal with everything! You can always snack fruit and peanut butter. Other great time for physical activities is late afternoon. I workout around 6pm sometimes, and it feels so good to relax after very energetic toddler playtime.
Healthy eating and detoxification
This never gets old and some things never change. It is time for you to start your own fitness journey asap! You want to look gorgeous and you want to feel energetic? You should eat that kind of food and you should drink plenty of water. That really isn’t difficult, and sure is not expensive. If you are using meal planning (like me) it is easy to stay fit and it may help you not to throw your money away. Along with water, smoothies are a powerful weapon. You can snack on them, and they also hydrate your body. Some fruits (like grape and lemon) help you fight fats and it’s a big green light to include them into your diet.