Lately I've been considering making a few changes in my life, I have let myself slip the last few months and am now at the heaviest that I have ever been in my life. I want to change more than just my diet, not only do I want to be slimmer but I want to be a healthier, happier version of me. In order to do this I need to make a lot of changes.
Food is one of the most obvious changes, I did well on Slimming World last year but have massively fallen off the wagon. Slimming World is easy to stick to, I think I just over complicated things by going down the route of making a meal from scratch every single day. It really doesn't have to be that complicated, there are plenty of quick, filling and easy meals that are 100% on plan such as good old meat & veg, fried rice dishes, pasta dishes and salads bulked up with fat free cottage cheese. When I fancy something naughty I can have that home-made burger and chips. Once the new kitchen is finished I will get back on plan, not necessarily 100% SW but I will stick to the basics and the healthy meals.
I'm not going to make ridiculous claims and say that I am going to start going for runs or join the gym because I know I won't. I work full-time and I write my blog, I simply don't have the time to commit to exercise programmes on top. What I am going to do is make small changes, starting with walking home from work. It takes me around half an hour to walk home from work, I currently spend around ten minutes waiting for a bus and then another five minutes on the bus, the walk home will only add an extra fifteen minutes onto my day and is not only good for me, but also good for my bank account. It is a really pretty walk and a great way to de-stress and unwind after a day in the office. My work are taking part in a British Heart Foundation challenge soon which will involve all of us wearing Pedometers and attempting to walk a set distance within a certain time frame, hopefully this combined with the sunshine will give me the push that I need.
From some of my week in photos posts you may have picked up that I love a good, alcohol fuelled night out with my besties. I'm not going to say I'm giving up drinking altogether because I'm not that strong. What I am planning on doing is cutting down the amount that I drink. There really is no need to drink five plus jaiger bombs on top of a bottle of wine. Alcohol isn't good for the waist line and I just find that I can't recover quickly these days, a Saturday night out will leave me grumpy and snappy for the majority of the next week. I need to find my limit and stick to it, I also need to make wiser choices such as switching the larger for a single vodka and diet coke (to the top with coke) and ditching the shots.
I've never taken vitamins before and am thinking that now may be a good time to start. One of the reasons that I don't eat healthy and exercise is because I am constantly tired, I also suffer with IBS and am often bloated and sluggish. I'm thinking that taking a supplement such as Bimuno Prebiotics for an immune system boost may help me a little.
Do you have any tips to help me succeed on my health kick?