Healing comes from loving yourself, I now understand the meaning of it deeper than just the obvious surface mirrored reflection on a daily basis. After doing a lot of work on myself, being patient and being kind to my soul, I understand that nothing but myself should be my source of happiness. That's only when you feel happy and in love with your life that you have unexpired time & love to spread to others.
I always accepted myself in whatever shape my body was but I was never feeling good, I was tired, moody, bloated, never really getting results when I would workout and I had a bad case of Hypoglycemia that kept me from doing anything that demanded some effort. I thought I had a problem with my Thyroid until someone pointed out that it was all probably food related. BINGO! indeed....I found out I was completely intolerant to gluten. I had to change my entire diet...journey on the other side...on the healthy side!!!
As you may know, there's no magical pill, the magical pill is eating healthy, drink tons of water and you have to be motivated to make a change and being patient. Getting results when you eat healthy and exercise are a given. You just have to be patient anf have fun with it. I have now started my little lifestyle about 5 months ago and I lost 14 lbs and went from a size 6 to a 0. Some will say that I look too skinny or too fat or whatever they'd like to say; we all have a right to an opinion. I just know that I feel amazing and my energy is plenty, also my hypoglycemia has vanished. Here's the trick, create yourself a lifestyle that can be sustainable. Diets are shit, there's no need to drive yourself nuts dieting and losing it over a doublecheeseburger. Pretty much use your common sense, what's nourishing and what's not. Your body will start craving all the good stuff once you start giving it just that.
Here's the easy way to do this: cook, don't buy anything packaged unless you eat out so save money and get your ass to your kitchen. Drink a lot of water and watch your salt! I barely need salt now and whenever I eat out, my mouth almost shatters at the amount of salt that is used and my heart starts beating fast! (my dad would be so thrilled about this right now as he used to be horrified at how much salt I'd use)
what a day looks like and what do I eat:
morning: Coffee - 2 tsp of brown sugar, almond milk.
Banana pancakes, 2 eggs and 1 banana (mash the banana, mix with eggs add cinnamon and cook like you would with pancakes. magic) I add lemon and raw organic honey. delicious
smoothie brand PHOOD with 1 banana, cinnamon, raw organic honey, a bit of coconut oil, almond milk.
Cottage cheese with almonds, 1 banana, raw organic honey.
Lunch: Lentils with chicken and hummus, honey goat cheese, cherry tomatoes and a little bit of olive oil. I add honey everywhere....I'm a honey Freak....you don't have to be, I just love the sweet and salty taste.
Cooked kale with Tofu, garlic, tomatoes and steamed broccolini.
Little munchies: almonds or banana with peanut butter or cottage cheese with honey or apples, juices......
Dinner: Steamed salmon with mashed sweet potatoes
black beans pasta with zucchini, cherry tomatoes, sprinkled honey goat cheese and garlic.
Eggplant with chicken breast.
and cup of soothing tea, chamomile, dandelion, peppermint before i go to sleep.
This is just an example, I get creative but I mostly steam everything, add garlic, parsley, and some delicious ingredients for your body.
Just have fun with it and treasure your body and what you put in it instead of treating it like a trash bag. Nourish it!
as far as working out,
15 to 20 min cardio- 2 times to three times a week. Can include treadmill or these suckers:
Jumprope 100 to start and 100 to finish.
resistance exercises with weight lifting and ball - choose or four different exercises, 15 reps. 3 sets.
balancing exercise on the half blue ball. Like squats with a weight.
and have fun making some research on instagram for new ideas. There's some amazing accounts with dope videos to get inspired from.
ask someone to workout with you and keep track of your results! so much more fun.
don't forget to allow your body to rest!!! that's how muscles recover and shape....
Here's a before and after picture....it's difficult to show it but at the same time I always loved my body no matter what. I'm happier now, mind & body. Now as i know some of you are wanting to make a change as well, this is why I'm writing this article, feel free to ask me questions!! And now you know what to do tomorrow morning....up, up, go on and love yourself and give some loving to your body and to who you truly are!!