Health is the New Wealth

In my quest not to gain the freshman 15, I began eating healthier cutting out a lot of fried foods (well as much as possible on campus). It feels good when you eat right and sluggish when you don’t so naturally I wanted to eat what makes me feel better. I think that’s the biggest difference this time in why I (think) I’ve been successful in toning up – too soon to see results. I’m eating better not because I want to attain a certain body, but because I feel better when I eat right.

I’ve also noticed that I’m more successful when I don’t announce my goals to others. I feel like when I tell someone I am then forced to live up to that expectation, which creates unnecessary pressure. We aren’t running the same race. Also, not everyone is on that same mission with me. It’s as if the moment they know you’re trying to eat better, they wanna go to the fast food place.

Lastly, I found living a healthy lifestyle is more “mind over matter”. Keep reminding yourself of the goal when you get tempted. The first week of the year I fasted ( for God; not diet purposes) five days no food (just liquid) I didn’t think I would be able to do it but I did because I knew why I was doing it and what my outcome would be. I’m basically taking the same approach to improving my physical fitness.

Welp, that’s all for now. I will surely update y’all WHEN I start seeing results.

What are your tricks to living a better lifestyle?