Change to eat more healthy…

During this journey I change my diet almost drastically.

When I was back home, having mummy food my diet was balanced, I had more fruit and vegetables and even that everyday was a different dish full of goodies. Of course when you moved by yourself, even if it is just to the other end of the road. You change, your routines change, and of course your diet.

img_1455That was one of the things that change, in the beginning I done the effort to do my mum food, but stress from work and the other things that was happen in my life, I end up not bothering being more creative in the kitchen. Because first was just to myself and second if could take less time was better. So I start eating crap food and put on weight that was one of the reasons that make me feel even more down.

But when I decide to change, the diet would need to be one of the first steps to it. And as I said before the exercise.

I start making a weekly plan of what I would eat, so I would know which things I would need to prepare in advance and make more easy in the time to prepare.

I change my breakfast, since I was a child I don’t have milk, not because I have a allergy or something like that, is because I don’t like the taste of it… strange I know. So I start trying other milk and the one that I can tolerate is coconut milk. So I do porridge or have a bit in the coffee to have with the toast.

When I’m off I do differently because I have more time, I wake up in the morning I do a smoothie, I leave for 30 min and then have breakfast. Help me getting all the fruit and fibra that I need.

Lunch time, I try to take from home when I’m at work, because first saves me money and then is more healthy. But I vary what I have, meat, fish, egg, rice, pasta, potato. Depend what I plan for the week.

Another thing was change my dinner meal for a homemade soup. As lots of diets that you look around they cut with carbohydrates and is protein and vegetables. No, because my full time job I couldn’t do that, first would not be good for my health and then after a stressful day at work you need energy to recovery for the next day.

So my soups always have 1 or 2 potatoes. I do butter squash soup, carrot soup, vegetable soup, or even a tradicional soup from my country that is spinach soup. Every week I do a different one, so I choose a day of the week to make the soup for the rest of the 6 days. I storage in the fridge and freezer and when I come home from a stressful day is just heat up and eat.

I also try to introduce dry fruit and nuts, but still a goal in progress that I would like to achieve before summer time. One thing at the time…

 

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Be happy be healthy…

Be happy don’t just mean be happy emotionally, means feel amazing inside and outside.

Other thing that was making me feel down, was my body. I was not happy how I was looking in the mirror everyday, so this life change also include change my diet, change my exercise schedule.

fullsizeoutput_813First thing that you need to do to start the change is declutter your life, starting by your house and add to your weekly planning a schedule exercise.

I done a plan regarding this and what I done was, start decluttering my kitchen and pantry.  Take the unhealthy food and snacks was my first goal, and start making myself buying organic and fresh food. Of course, this envolve a change in the budget as I live alone I need to think which things I needed to change as direct debits and subscriptions that I don’t need, to put that money in the grocery budget.

Something that I also invested was in gym clothing and add to my budget a gym subscription. That was part of my phase 1 change, and telling the truth took me a couple of months to figure out all of this, and do the change in the budget.

A change take time and energy spend but in the end is worth it and seeing the goal being achieved make you feel amazing with more energy to achieve the other goals that you have in your list.

So think in what you want to change in your life is the first step to be independent and happy.

Decisions…

unknown  We need to make decisions every second, every minute, every hour, every day of our lives.We need to make decisions about what we gonna eat, what we gonna do during the day, this are decisions that we made sometimes without noticing but they are the most important ones. As it is from them that we enjoy everyday of our lives.

A year ago I was doing my work, cooking, eating, the basic stuff mainly of the daily basis, and most days without thinking about it, and to be honest I was thinking that I was happy but I wasn’t. Was one day that I was at home and decide to read a book that my mum give to me, months before. I start reading and start thinking “Ana, you need to change, you need to do something to your life, to really enjoy it”.

Was couple of days after that I found “The Secret” from Rhonda Byrne, and reading it, and I found what I needed to do to change. Of course, this need to be another conversation.

After this thought I start making the most difficult decisions of my life, but the decisions that today I don’t regret. I’m happy with them and of course I still have most more to come in my life but the decision to be happy was the most important one.

 

A happy women to be…

Well, I don’t know how to start this post but as a small presentation I would like to say that a change take time, effort and lots of energy. Is not in one day that I manage to change not just the way that I think, feel but, as well, as I act.

In 2013 I done the biggest change, I moved country, I start living alone, I start my first job.

In 2016 I start changing my way to think about how I want my life to be, I was tired from who I was , I was tired from the things I was doing.

Now all that process is having effect, I can say I’m a single happy women.

2017 is gonna be another year full of changes and happiness that I would like to share in here…