This summer I am trying to improve my overall health not just by eating and exercising correctly but also to do things that I had wanted to do but never got to do – like horse riding and zumba and of course trying to go for concerts and piano recitals as much as I can. I also opt to go out on Friday’s lunch with my girlfriends and take walks to the park and bring Missy Moo to feed the ducks every weekend.
Many people want to start on the right track but they always say – that they will wait till the end of the month or they will start next week but why wait right ? start now and start as little as eating an apple or an orange instead of a bar of chocolate. Play and run around with your kids in the park instead of sitting on the bench and smoking away – quit that smoking because it’s just so unhealthy for the kids too – to be taking in your second-hand smoke. I really, really hate it when i see parents smoking in the playground, I sometimes want to go up to them and tell them about the harm they are causing my kid.
Cutting down on the portion that you eat like I do, I share a sandwich with my girlfriend and have a bowl or soup or salad instead. Everytime, you cut down a little on your portion and put on more greens on your plate, you realized that you are actually not that hungry afterall. I also try and eat a lot more fish these days. The summer is so hot, put some oranges in your fridge and instead of reaching for a pop, go for an orange – they are sweet and the pulp can fill you up and it’s healthy because of the fibre in it.
Learn to relax, you don’t need to go for expensive massages to relax – have a cup of hot lemon tea in the evening and enjoy yourself with a book on your patio – but don’t smoke but you can have a small glass of wine if you desire. Sleep well, go to bed early – have a good night sleep – you know your body better than anyone. While Mr Moo needs only 6 hrs of sleep, I need at least 7 – 8 hrs – so these days I go to bed earlier than him. Make home meal food instead of eating out. Sure you can eat out – but even if you do eat healthy but nothing beats home cooked meal – you know exactly what you are putting into the pot.
You don’t need an hour to do exercise – a 10 minutes walk is better than nothing and if you ate something very sinful – that doesn’t mean that your diet is blown – it’s not – you can still continue healthy living right there and then. It’s ok to eat sinful stuff once in a while – everything in moderation. And most importantly, don’t worry be happy! that’s what I tell Missy Moo all the time.