As I began a new job position this week, I managed to squeeze in some free time in the evening to write this post! So far so good – I’m in a really happy place at the moment and I can’t wait to update you more on this new part of my life but for now, my May in Progress!
- I’m generally more mindful of everything that I do now and therefore making more rational lifestyle choices. For example, if I’ve already had a cup of tea, I would perhaps have another one a few hours later but never a third.
- In addition to the last point, I am reading more information on food packets, on different fitness regimes etc. in order to get me thinking about these different areas. Although I’m not necessarily counting my calories or my steps, accumulated actions do have consequences and I’m thinking more about that. This has actually really helped ease bad habits and phase them out.
- Thinking about it now, my mood has been mostly neutral to positive. Maybe it is the warmer weather too but I definitely feel eating less in the evening has done wonders for little to no bloating plus shrinking my appetite/any bad cravings. My system has definitely been restarted!
- My water intake overall for May was a bit better than April’s but still not anywhere near where it needs to be so that’s something to continue working on.
- Overall, May was certainly not too shabby! Again, not good not bad but it is steadily improving which in the bigger picture, is more sustainable and I’m happy with that. 😊
- Salad-making has definitely become much more routine now. I may have to switch it up in June so that I have exciting (and affordable) lunch choices for work.
- Changing my dinner choice was probably the most drastic part of my diet. I used to eat a rice meal for dinner (or most dinners) which can be a heavy meal especially if you eat it a bit late which is what happened with me as well as bad habits like over-snacking. Now seeing the difference between the two, I can establish my needs and wants with regards to diet.
- I generally have my cheat meals either on a Sunday or a Monday. I find it’s better to have it on either end of the week as motivation or just to add flexibility because we’re human after all. This has really helped in keeping things steady-state.
- In recent months, I have learnt a lot about the quality of calories over the quantity of calories and how they may make you feel. There are great low calorie but high quality options that can keep you surprisingly full so that’s something to bare in mind.
- Without a doubt, this is definitely the weaker component of the two. Fitness in May didn’t exactly happen and now that I’m in a new job therefore new routine, I will need to reorganise which days to do what.
- To be honest, May is a blur to me which in regards to exercise, means I didn’t do very much except general walking.
- However! – I actually weighed myself about two weeks ago and I have actually lost 5 pounds. Visually, you can’t exactly tell but when I wore a new pair of trousers, they were a good fit – not too tight or too loose. Previously, when I tried them on after purchase (since it was bought from a Hong Kong vendor where there is no trying-on), it was a tad tight around the hip area. They have actually become my new favourite trousers now!
Goals for June
- Organise a sustainable routine that can fit around my working schedule.
- Really start upping my water intake and taking it seriously!
- Now that dinner is mostly sorted, look into healthy breakfasts.
I always like writing these posts so I hope you enjoyed reading for some inspiration on going about a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. I’m only on Day 3 of my new job but already I can tell you that I’m incorporating some really good habits automatically because of this (big) change in my life which I can’t wait to share in my next update!
And you? Have you found a sustainable lifestyle that works for you?
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