I took this picture just a moment ago. One year ago, I started my journey to a healthier lifestyle. I could have never imagined that healthy eating and running was so much fun. It only took a few weeks before I started noticing how my body was changing. I looked better, I felt better.
Unfortunately, there came a moment things got a little too obsessive. It easily does. Counting calories, healthy eating, exercising.. while I wasn’t even really aware of what I did to myself, I ate too litte for the amount of exercises I did and I never ever treated myself with some unhealthy foods. I even paniced a little when I had to go to my friends place, knowing there would be so much of junk. I could honestly say I was getting on the wrong track. Luckily, I have such amazing parents.
They noticed my obsessive behaviour towards food, and they talked with me about it. Not that weird they noticed: I had gotten too skinny, which was not pretty anymore. We had a serious, long conversation. They made me realize that being so obsessed with eating healthy is NOT healthy. It is good to make healthy choices often, and exercise on regular basis, but it’s also good to enjoy that pizza PLUS dessert. From that moment on, which is half a year ago, I changed my mind set, my way of thinking.
I reduced the running, now I go about 3-4 times a week about 5-7K. I increased my food intake to at least 2000 calories a day, more on the days I run. I have cheats, every day. I don’t plan my food intake, why should I? I take it as it goes. No planning, no stress. If it happens that I eat only junkfood on days, well, so be it! It also happens that I workout less than 3 times. I gained back the pounds I lost and I’m on my old weight again, with the only difference I look fitter, healthier, happier than ever before.
This journey was the best decision I could have ever made. I know I had a slip up, but that’s fine. Because this is a journey- and that requires both mistakes and succes.
I just really felt like I had to share this with you guys.. You have been of so much support and motivating for me, and I want to thankyou for being here. <3