Saturday, October 19, 2013

Benefits of Exercise and Healthy Eating

Looking at myself now and then looking at pictures of when I was slim motivates me even more to figure out a way to win the war against gaining yet another pound.  Before I had my son I weighed in at 115 lbs and considered myself then to be too skinny.  I needed that extra meat to fit into those tight fitting jeans and boots I wanted so bad but wouldn’t buy because simply put they didn’t fit quite right.  
The jeans were loose around the waistline or baggy around the thigh and calf area and the boots just hung off me like a bell; wasn’t pretty or sexy at all, so when I gained the bit of weight after having my son I was happy with it, I just wasn’t happy with the bulge I can’t seem to tone anymore or the arms that started to look like a slab of beef so I only wore long sleeve shirts or shirts long enough to cover both. 

You may think of me as being vain but I am far from it.  I just like to feel good about myself and if looking good and being happy with my body does that why not learn to focus on the things one can do to better themselves.  I have a herniated disk in my neck so that makes it difficult for me to exercise as often as I’d like but I can take long walks and eat better so I now do that a lot.  

A couple of months ago I invested in buying a Nutri Bullet and since then I have not only lost five pounds, but my skin has improved quite a lot, so get less breakouts before my monthly visitor comes along and have plenty of energy.  Before the Nutri Bullet I ate what I wanted and binged on sweets quite often.  I love pastries, cupcakes, cookies and ice cream and don’t let me see anything chocolate because I can’t resist it no matter how much I try.  The one thing I can do however is try and eat them in moderation and only as a treat on occasion of course.  What’s the sense of giving it up entirely right? 

Oh well, back to the purpose of my writing this.  Moderate exercise and healthy eating helps one maintain a sense of balance.  I always passed up on eating breakfast but soon found out that was a big mistake as it is the most important meal of the day and highly recommended by your doctor and physical trainers.  I now have a Nutri Bullet smoothie for breakfast, which contains Spinach, berries, mangos and other fruits, flax seeds and nuts and for lunch I have a salad.  In between snacks consist of Fiber One bars and fruits and then for dinner I have a regular meal or obtain another recipe from my Nutri Bullet handbook.   

Overall, I have seen results and so has everyone else around me so my decision to go this route has helped me immensely and I am very, very proud of myself for making the choice to not only eat healthier but also focus on what’s most important, longevity, as I plan to be around when my son grows up, marries and has children of his own. 

There is so much to look forward to in life so why not ensure you are around long enough to enjoy it. Doesn't hurt to put a plug on the habits that have set you back in life, and it is never too late to attempt something knew if in the long run you will be the one to benefit from it.  Only you can make that conscious decision to eat well and be healthy so why not. I sure did...  

Copyright © 2013 ~ Susan B. Anna

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