How my journey towards healthier lifestyle is going

24 Nov

Weight-walkingEver since october I have been on a journey towards healthier lifestyle. Little by little I have been adding healthier ways to my lifestyle by improving both my diet and physical activity. These are not quick fix solutions. I’m going towards a new lifestyle that will last. My goal is to keep those healthy habits for life.

I try to drink 2.5 liters of water each day. Fluids like tea, milk, sugar-free soda and juice counts too. This was a bit difficult for me at the beginning to remember to drink all that fluid. But now I always make sure to keep water bottle nearby so it’s going much better now.

I started drinking 1 – 2 cups Green Tea each day. Ever since I was pregnant with my first child I have been dealing with excess water in my body. Some mornings I woke up with swollen eyes and my ring didn’t fit my finger because they where so swollen and my feet too. Ever since I began drinking Green Tea I’m always peeing as the body is getting rid of all that excess water and I’m feeling better. I don’t wake up swollen like before. The conclusion is that Green Tea  works very well for those who have excess water in their body – I recommend it.

I have eliminated sugar and sweets from my diet. I really thought that this would be very difficult to follow through since I love the taste of sweets and pastries. Actually it wasn’t at all like that. As long as I eat 3 – 4 fruits each day and make sure to eat my all my meals on approximately the same time to keep the blood sugar balanced. If the blood sugar is balanced when the cravings for something sweet will automatically stop – at least that’s my experience.

Every day I try to exercise for 30 minutes but I usually do not do it all at once – just add it together at the end of the day. It has been quite challenging to find time for exercise, since I am a mother of four young children I do not have much time for myself. That’s why I try to make physical activity a part of my everyday life. I take the stairs instead of the elevator, I try to walk few minutes during my lunch hour and park the car further away from the entrance. This all adds up to 30 minutes each day.

I’m very relieved that I’ve started this journey. I feel that I am more energetic now than I was before I started this. I’ve lost 11lbs, since October since I began this journey,  which is a great plus especially since Christmas are coming soon.I look better and feel better. People are telling me that I do not look so tired like I did before. I will surely continue to improve my lifestyle for this is not a quick fix approach – this is about improving my health for the future.

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8 Responses to “How my journey towards healthier lifestyle is going”

  1. Joy is now November 24, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    I would really like to follow you but you don’t have the widget there. Or am I missing something? And PS you were right the green tea works unbelievably well!! This is of major benefit to me as I was permanently bloated and drinking extra water each day since I started my new way of eating 4 weeks ago wasn’t completely doing the job. Thanks

    • momsopinions November 24, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

      I heard about the benefits of drinking Green Tea for years but somehow I never tried it until now. Wish I had done so sooner so I’m glad to be able to share it with you. Good luck with your new diet.

      • Joy is now November 24, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

        Thanks. I think I might have drunk it in the past too but had forgotten. Did you not want followers? It would be so much easier for me. Just go to Dashboard/Appearance/Widgets and drag the follow blog;follow blog by email to the right hand side. Sorry if I am being presumptious but hopefully there’s no harm in suggesting. 🙂

  2. objectpermanenceblog November 29, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    I’m inspired!

    • momsopinions November 30, 2012 at 9:29 am #

      Thank you, taking it in baby steps is what counts for me otherwise It would be too much.

  3. Becoming the Best Me April 15, 2013 at 1:56 am #

    I love hearing about other mothers starting a healthier lifestyle. I’ve never heard of green tea helping with excess water. I wish I would have known that when I was pregnant. What type of green tea do you drink? Hot green tea or cold green tea? I can’t stand hot tea. Congrats on the weight loss! Keep up the great work.

    • momsopinions April 15, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

      Thanks, I like hot green tea from PUKKA. I also like green tea from Herbalife, with raspberry flavor. If you don’t like tea you can drink fresh lemon juice, just add water into it before you drink. It very helpful against excess water.

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