So I made a post a while back on “What is health anyway?” I talked a bit about the broader sens of health and how there is a balance between being healthy and overdoing the health lifestyle (i.e workouts, healthy eating etc..). This blog is about making positive change in your life community and abroad so in this post I will talk a bit more about my physical health goals and how I will be trying to make positive changes in my life towards a better lifestyle which is sustainable and gets me toward a physical well being that doesn’t hold me back.
Right now, my body is not my ally but it is in fact holding me back in doing what I want to do, like travel, go for long walks, being able to fit on small seats, having energy to get through a long day and much much more. This shouldn’t be the case you should have a body that can keep up with you and your dreams. While some people have physical limitations like sickness, disease, paralysis ect.. in which they find ways to overcome their bodies limitations. I am lucky enough to have a body which is in working order and I need to start dedicating myself to making good use of it and taking advantage of the good fortune I have in being able to run, walk explore and the possibility I have of more energy and less time feeling sick and tired if I start taking care of my body.
Know knowing all this I want to make this change something that is sustainable and something that I can maintain. If I am going to create some positive change in my life I need to do it in way that will do good to me and not harm.(which some diets and training regimes seem to do both physically and mentally)
So here are my current top 3 goals for a healthier lifestyle:
1. Drink more water
This one seems easy but I always find myself forgetting to drink water. It’s not until my mouth goes dry or I feel really thirsty that I pick up some water and by then you are already slightly dehidrated (one of my friends I met at the gym told me this so I do not know 100% if it is accurate)
2. workout 4-5 times a week
For this one it can be as small as going for a walk or as big as going to do weights at the gym. I am going to try and do some kind of physical activity everyday as it will not only help me with my physical health and weight loss goals but I have heard that working out can also be positive for mental health as well.
3. Healthy food choices
This one varies for everyone. For some people it’s just not eating fast food 3 times or more a week. For some people it’s cutting sweets, others go on different diets. For me I am going to try to cut down cheese and sweets, add more vegetables and the big thing to work on is portions. I think portions is the key to starting this journey and getting where I want to go. As the saying goes, everything in moderation.
These are the goals I am starting with. They will probably change overtime and I am sure their will be ups and downs as life is unpredictable but I think it’s a great way to start.
What about you dear reader? Any goals in the physical health department that you are working on to make positive change in your life? Let me know in the comments!