I initially wanted to call this ‘Embarking on a Fitness Journey’ but I felt that it wasn’t quite technically correct so instead, I’ve slightly altered it to being a fitter journey. There are a couple of reasons for this which will tie in with today’s overall topic: lifestyle and fitness, and why I’ve decided to make the changes I want to make or why I’m even deciding to write about it now.
As a side note too, it’s possible that in the next few months, I will not be posting as many beauty-related posts, but instead, swapping them for posts like this since I want to start making fitness my priority. This blog is after all, an embodiment of my current lifestyles, happenings and likes. 🙂
So…what inspired me to embark on a fitter journey? Keep reading!
I had an epiphany.
That’s really it. I had an epiphany a few weeks ago, during and after my trip to Hong Kong at which point I thought, I really needed to take my fitness seriously. Both diet and lifestyle. I can no longer continue this inconsistency in my life especially as a fully-grown adult – I need to be better. I should be better to myself. Whilst I am spending time on my beauty and skincare, it’s ironic that I don’t look after my fitness more, isn’t it? Those were the questions that started popping into my head. Probably a bit vain but leaves something to think about.
When I went to visit family (and a lot of family it was), I noticed two of the guys in particular lost weight and looked a lot healthier than before. They must have lost about 20-30 pounds, mostly from their stomach – baring in mind that they are in their 30s and 40s. I didn’t know why yet but it quietly gave me a lot of encouragement and thought. It wasn’t until I saw a couple of photos during my vacation that I realised something. It really showed and I wasn’t happy.
I’ve gained weight.
I can’t believe I’ve actually written those few words as a heading, but I want to be real about it so that I know it’s happening and know why I’m deciding to make a change. When I say I’ve gained weight, I don’t mean a few pounds but quite a substantial amount over probably the course of the last year or so. I think in my head, I knew of this a couple of months ago, but decided to ignore it and not face it/do something about it. Now that I think about it, it was incredibly stupid but hey, it happens – for certain things, you might live in a bubble and then it pops. I just need to remember that I can still do something about it now…it is not the end. It is never the end.
I feel like I’ve been fighting the issue of weight almost all my life. (I’ll leave the details for another post.) It’s truly ironic because I’m not helping myself either so of course I’m gaining weight! I’ve been mostly off the fitness bandwagon…not just as of late, but probably most of last year. I let my diet slide a bit too. I, in a way, didn’t consciously know of it at the time but now that I look back, it started deteriorating and how should I say it…I slowly let myself go?
Those few words are probably not good for my self-esteem right now, but if anything, I like to think that I represent a number of people, and how, if you don’t work for it, your lifestyle can just become a slump, and then it becomes a habit. Similarly, I want to represent those same people who decided to make a change and turn it all around!
I won’t go into any full-on history or diet/fitness profiling today since I want to leave it just as it is…a real blog post (as in a glimpse into my diary if I had one). However, I am sure as the weeks go by, I’ll be more open in how this whole journey pans out. If anything, I realised that being open and sharing the words “I want to make a change” is so empowering and motivating, that I wished I’d done this sooner, and not hid for so long. Well, it’s time.
A bit of a heart-to-heart post today. 💕 It’s not quite there yet but I believe that this will develop into a series. I have yet to work out the order of things but I will definitely have a Developing a Good Morning Routine post and a Developing a Good Evening post since those are two things that I am currently working on. Of course, I still have my Hong Kong travel posts to upload…again, still in organisation. All in all, I have lots of upcoming plans for the blog so watch out!
As always, thanks for reading.
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