What up lovelies. Are you having a lovely Wednesday so far? What are you doing for New Year’s Eve? Frankly speaking, I’m not yet sure myself..everyone’s busy, we have no time to figure it out. Since 2016’s candle is burning out soon, I thought maybe I could share with you some of the habits I managed to change over time.
Adolescent vs. Adulthood
I’m not really sure how to structure this post, so I’m just going to rant.
From 14 to 18 years old, I had a pretty bad sleeping habit. I used to say I had insomnia, and I seriously thought that was the case .. Back then I only get 3 hours of sleep, which I know is not enough. There was so many things to do and I thought that sleeping was a waste of time, so I tuck myself at 3am or 4am and wake up at 7am for school. Or, I try sleeping earlier and wake up at 4am. It’s crazy how I managed to get through my school days without falling down.
Now, I absolutely love sleeping, I make it so I am asleep before 12am then I wake up at 6am or 7am, I’ve always loved waking up early, it’s a thing since childhood. Every now and then though I fall asleep when I commute, always, I think this will never change, unless I’m the one driving (because it’s dangerous to fall asleep while driving !).
Physical activities & Gaining self-confidence
Oh god, how I hated exercising when I was in the adolescent stage. I regret not doing so seriously, but it’s no use mulling over the past. In the present, I feel incomplete when I don’t hit the gym. I just started exercising, it was november last year. I’m going to adress to my readers who are the same age as I am (20s), we may be young but body aches are not going to spare us. I used to have severe backpains when I was still attending class, which continued until I started working in an office. Sitting through my day.. I also experienced pain in my right elbow and shoulder, which I think is due to using the mouse for long periods of time. I’ve had enough of suffering, so I decided to get myself a monthly subscription to the gym. Since then, I feel much much better, I can’t even describe it. I mean when you’re fit, not only your body thanks you but you also gain self-confidence. I tell you, I’m a really shy person, I still am, but much less 4 years ago. When you’re fit you feel confident to be in your body, because the connection is there, between yourself and your body I mean.
I seriously love eating, there’s no denying that. I think what change is the fact that I have control over my impulses to eat.
When I arrived in Singapore, at 14 years old, there was sooo many new stuff to try. Hence, the starting point of me gaining weight. It’s what happens when I change environment, just like when I moved in France at 16 years old. I wanted to try everything out there — in an excessive manner that my mind and body paid for it.
Here’s how my eating habits are now :
- Fruits, I’ve always loved eating fruits so this stays right here.
Fries, I still love fries, but compared to the old habits, I don’t eat them everyday anymore.
Junk food, I must admit it’s hard eliminating junk completely out of your system, I still eat them but not so often as I used to.
Sugar, I used to love ice cream but now .. No more ice cream for me. I also don’t add sugar in my tea, so I guess this one is a huge step. And I don’t drink sodas anymore aside from cocktails. Anyway, anything really sweet, my tastes buds can’t take it.
Veggies, I tell you, I was not into veggies before …
Meat, meat is good for the body. I’m neither vegetarian or vegan but I definitely cut out a big part of my meat intake. Back when I was still living with my parents, we used to eat meat like, 7 days a week… I guess I just grew tired and disgusted of it. Now I only eat meat for about 2 to 3 times a week and it’s mostly light meat like chicken and fish.
Adapting a Healthy lifestyle
Seeing my old self, I really noticed big changes. I wouldn’t be what I am now, if I didn’t have my partner. He was always there encouraging me how I should be stronger and have confidence in myself. At one point in my life I just decided that I should change and keep out things that make me feel bad about myself. For years I’ve been trying to stop self-loathing and hurting myself both physically and mentally, and I’m just so glad to finally achieve it. I’m not saying I don’t get negative thoughts, I still do, nobody is perfect. I only learned to control it by being positive.
Getting fit helps me a lot, switching to natural and organic foods and cosmetics is also part of this lifestyle.
You don’t necessarily have to change who you are, but be honest to yourself, are you sincerely happy ? I think it’s the key question to how you want to define your lifestyle. Once you figure that out, everything else should fall into place.