19 // The Important Things

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I’m not really the kind of person to make a fuss about my health, diet or exercise. My exercise mainly consists of walking, sleeping and occasionally running for public transport when I’m late. My diet swings back and forth between moderately healthy, pizza and quite a lot of sugar. I’m totally addicted, but recently I’ve reached a point where I’m realising more and more how important it is to take good care of yourself and I’m feeling like I need to make a change.

In January I got ill for the fourth time in four months, with tonsillitis and a very painful ear infection, feeling absolutely dire I knew it had to be down to something I was doing. Being ill all the time is no way to live so I’ve been trying to take action to get my body toward a position where it’s on its way to being happy and healthy which is the motivation for this post.

I made a vow to myself after I recovered from my last illness that I need to do my best to not get ill again. Which basically means re-educating myself as to what actually keeps us/me healthy and positive and in a place away from feeling like an ill mess or like my body can’t deal with what’s being thrown at it. With spring here I feel like I can make a start on this commitment and I’d like to take this blog on a journey through this process with me.

I want to look at how I can improve my diet to be more consistently healthy, while breaking free from my sugar shackles (I think this is going to be the most difficult part). I’ve been watching a lot of incredible food documentaries and it’s amazing how you don’t consider what is actually in your food when you’re eating. I’ve also started to explore the concept of exercise and how I want it to fit in with my life – so far I’ve discovered I like pilates. It’s more in tune with my attitude than yoga is and I really appreciate doing exercise which intends to strengthen your core muscles which is something my body is certainly in need of.

So perhaps I can take you on my journey of a clueless person attempting to improve their overall wellbeing. Because I don’t think I’m the only clueless person out here when it comes to this stuff, and my body is the only one I have – making this an incredibly important task.

If anyone has any tips, they’d be greatly appreciated.

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