The Beginning of my Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle

About a year and a half ago I was a UK size 12, which I was really pleased with. I did a lot of exercise by walking everywhere! I walked 25 minutes to Uni and back. I walked into the city centre to do shopping. I walked to friends houses. I walked to the library. I walked to the train station etc…

Since returning home following my degree, I have gained masses amounts of weight. I am now a UK size 16, which I am definitely not ashamed of! What I am concerned about is the lack of energy I feel on a day to day basis. I always feel tired.

I eat really badly and drink sugary drinks. I hardly exercise as I now have a car. I feel that this is what causes me to be so drained all of the time. I do have depression which worsens the effects, but I believe that by being healthier I may be able to help my mental health also!

So. I am going to make positive changes in my life. First, I am going to incorporate more fruit and vegetables into my diet. Secondly, I am going to make more effects to control my portions. Thirdly, I am going to drink more water and cut down on my sugar intake. Finally, for the first time in my entire life, I am going to go to the gym.

I am going to sign up to different group classes and maybe make some friends during the process. I am going to force myself to go at least twice a week, sometimes three times.

I know that I have told myself many times in the past that I am going to be healthier and the next day I’m eating an entire carrot cake. For some reason I really believe this time to be different. I have already ordered my gym gear. Instead of being scared, I am excited! I never thought I’d say that but it’s true.

I don’t want to just waste my life because I don’t have the energy to make the most of it. I want to not feel run down. I want to feel better.

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