Today I officially “start” my journey to fitness…
It’s funny because it feels as if I’ve been on this journey for much longer. I can’t remember ever NOT worrying about the food I ate or the amount of hours I spent in front of the tv/computer. I am what people would call ‘indoorsy’. Happiness for me, was waking up in the morning, run to my couch and watch my tv shows. With age, of course, things changed and due to peer pressure, I engaged in more social outings such as shopping, dining, partying, and smoking. None of these things were ever too healthy, and living in a house full of fit people… it was challenging to ignore the fact that I was living a very VERY sedentary lifestyle. My father encouraged me to work out and eat better, but I was never ready to fully commit.
When I finished High School and moved overseas to go to Uni, the urgency to be healthier really hit me (Oct 2012). At the start I tried going to gym, studying, eating healthy, etc… but being a young student, sometimes—somehow, bigger and more important things came about. Trying so hard to be so good, made it worse all together.
It was not until the end of my 1st year (Sept 2013) that I really had enough will power cut down all the junk. To start off, I stopped eating fried foods, buttery goods, and sweets. Then, I started replacing soda and juices for sweetened water, until eventually I was only drinking water. For months, day by day, I made sure I was eating anything.. but junk. I felt like I had to rule out working out because I figured there would be no point trying to balance out eating healthy, working out, and studying, when I couldn’t even handle ONE thing at the time. And to be honest, it is so difficult to change years of bad habits into good ones. Instead, I focused only on studying, eating clean, and once in a while I would walk or job.
After four months of clean eating, binging, clean eating, binging, not caring, and clean eating… I went from 80kg to 73kg.
So when I say my journey starts today, I can’t fully agree. Today is the first day to a whole new stage of my journey to fitness.
Because I can’t really get all the vitamins my body needs, I purchased multivitamins and a fat burner powder (Oxyshred). The only reason I chose these two products was because my father and brother (fitness freaks) suggested it.
Ps: Grammar will be crappy most of the time 1) because I’m a bit careless 2) english is not my first language