Monday, 13 June 2016

You are what you eat

Kayla Itsines Transformation

2 years ago I turned my lifestyle on it's head, and in those 2 years I have come a long way with my eating habits. I never used to think twice about putting a large McDonald's into my system, but today I actively think about what my body needs and most definitely don't make a habit of eating countless empty calories that provide me with absolutely no nutritional value.

This new lifestyle im talking about started off as a diet. It was cutting out the not so good aspects of my diet (which just so happened to be pretty much all of it...) and replacing it with lots of fruit, vegetables and protein. The diet went from strength to strength and before I knew it 2 months had passed by and I had lost my first stone. The diet continued, only by this point it was habit, I wasn't even having to try in terms of the food anymore. I was enjoying it and I was loving how it felt to see the results coming in, my clothes were looser and I felt better than I had in years.

Today I don't even call it a diet. It's not a diet. It's a sustainable lifestyle. 

I give my body what it needs, and I enjoy it.

I am actually even at the point where I am considering growing my own vegetables and things. I would absolutely love to get outside and start growing my own produce. I like to know where my food has come from and what has gone into it, so naturally growing my own is a very attractive possibility. You have seen me blog recently about how I am finally hoping to get my own home for Leo and I, and this right here is one of the dreams once we are all settled in. 

Once we are in our own place I could easily grow my own vegetables, I could even have my very own greenhouse to grow a whole array of tasty treats. This is something that Leo and I could do together, it could be a great activity that will really help him when it comes to learning about photosynthesis at school.

I never invisioned to fall head over heels in love with my 'diet'. Not for one second when I started this journey back in June 2014, did I think that all these months later, I would still be pushing for a better me and striving to set good eating habits for Leo. Granted, that little man of mine is as fussy as they come, but still I try to demonstrate the means of a healthy lifestyle even if he does refuse to eat it. 

Right now it's a waiting game in terms of our new home, but the excitement is bubbling right at the surface and I have a feeling that this is our time. I am so ready to set roots for Leo and I, it's time for us to start living our lives, it's time to stop waiting for things to happen, and time to make things happen.

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