Healthy for 6 months.
- Waking up early, going to bed at a reasonable time.
- Having a healthy eating plan with breakfast, snack, lunch, snack then dinner all containing protein and healthier solutions.
- Exercising to get my heart race up by going for a jog/walk most days of the week.
These are all of the things that I have been recommended to do by my natropath. They will help me get where I want to be.
At first I thought it would be difficult to do normal things during the day like activities but really, its not that hard. You are constantly looking at the time to see when you should be having your next dose of protein and then writing it down in your food diary but I’m finding it quite easy and a little bit fun at the moment.
You need to be determined to change. So changing what used to be to what could be is something you have to keep in mind. Small goals set to be long term habits. When it comes to work, you have to organise yourself into eating properly before and after or even during work hours (on your break) to keep a sustainable diet. Preparing yourself before you go to work is all you need to do and making time for those preparations is another task in hand.
It doesnt matter if you make a couple of mistakes here and there but if you want to have purpose in your routine, there really should be no room for making mistakes. Because mistakes means that you wont take your rountine seriously enough in the future, to me anyway. If you make a mistake it means your not doing enough in your daily routine. It means that your wasting time on something else thats not important and not thinking about the normal things you need to be. For me, I am a beginner so it will take time for me to make my habits into new habits. I have to learn how to make my routine work for me especially for future needs.
After work at 5pm I would have two minute noodles or a banana and that is all, now i need to prepare myself for having dinner with protein and other nutritionals such as vegetables or salad with nuts straight after work then I can go to night school.
These are the few things that I should be having in my diet:
- Protein (such as meat or eggs) that is the size of my palm on my hand.
- Nuts and grains.
- Less sugar.
- Two fist fulls of vegetables.
- Protein drinks with rice protein and fruit such as berries and a banana.
It’s funny how people stop eating to lose weight and to me, I eat all these meals and sometimes have two protein drinks in a day for my snacks and I still look like I am the same weight. You do not need to have big meals, just the appropriate amount of protein and vegetables each day. Exercise would help too if you wanted to lose weight or gain muscle.
Small steps for exercise as well. My natropath said he wants me to run for at least ten seconds each time I go for a walk and I currently run for about three minutes which means that if I had to take one day off running I could because I know I am pushing myself a little more than needed. Hopefully in the future I can push myself to run for ten minutes straight.
Sometimes you just have to do the things that you know you’ll be proud of in the future. That’s what makes things a lot easier.
Waking up early in the morning isn’t hard for me though I do like a sleep in. Luke, my natropath told me I have to leave a blind open for the sunlight to come through in the morning and to keep a window open, so I keep the loungeroom window open so I have some air coming through. I have been waking up a lot earlier than usual but I still need to be more consistant with my mornings by doing things straight away instead of doing nothing for a couple of hours.
In the long run, I will be able to know what a routine is and how to conquer everyday life and the certain things I need to do to keep it going. Exercising should be fun for me to learn how fit I get and waking up early means I can have a nice meal in the morning and then get more stuff done during the day.