Somebody once said, “A fit, healthy body– that is the best fashion statement.” And I totally agree! Enjoy this guest post from Joy on her journey to healthy living!
My Journey to Healthy Living: Food and I redefined our relationship! by Joy Ezeka
This week has been amazing! I went throughout the whole week without eating or drinking anything that has artificial sugar, no caffeine, no carbs, no chocolates, no pastries, no McDonald’s and I feel awesome! I feel so much lighter! Like I said last week in my post, I am not going to starve myself or follow all that loose-weight-gimmicks but I am going to take proper steps to living healthy.
This week my health regimen has been:
Drinking Lots of Water. I’m not used to drinking water that when I drink water I almost gag. So, to make it easy for me, I filled up a 1.5L bottle, squeezed fresh lemons in it and also cut slices of lemon and dunked in it. I try to drink it all up by the end of the day. Sometimes I don’t but it’s a habit my body is getting used to.
Drinking Green Tea. I’m a huge coffee drinker. Coffee gives me that oomph! My daily booster! But the problem was that, I have about 3 cups of coffee with lots of sugar in it in one day. See what I was doing to myself! Now I just drink my green tea with slices of lemon in it. Wasn’t so easy first. Last week, I had coffee withdrawal syndrome, but this week I haven’t craved coffee at all!
Eating Early! I’m a late eater and sometimes at 12 am, I will still eat food! That’s how much I love food! Nothing wrong with that at all. What matters is, loving food right. So me and food, we sat down and redefined our relationship so that we can be the best for each other! We decided that we will only meet no later than 7 pm and nothing more! If I get peckish I go to my dear bottle of water and drink or I munch on a carrot stick lovingly!
Fruits and Veggies Are My New Friends! I couldn’t get enough of them this week. Oranges, Apples, Banana (once a day), Pawpaw, Grapes, Carrots, Lettuce and Cucumber. These really helped especially for those peckish moments when I craved chocolates or a McDonald’s Double Pounder. Oh Lord! Just writing that makes me want to run out and get one but I can’t 😦 So I’m just going to imagine sinking my teeth in that hamburger and move on!
Exercise! That one is a very hard something for me but I am determined! My exercise routine this week was jogging for 30 mins, skipping and a workout routine from Adagurl’s YouTube Channel. I included skipping in my exercise routine-50 skips a day for now and for my workout routine, the first day I tried the workout routine to Brymo’s song, Go Hard, by Adagurl, I thought I was going to die! I couldn’t complete a routine! But by the third time I did it, it was bit easier but still my whole body just didn’t want to bend in the right places! But I’m not giving up! I am a determined somebody this time!
So, this week I’m going to try out this workout routine by Adagurl to Tiwa Savage Eminado song. I love that song! In this workout routine, I will get to do-
Chest up. Abs braced. Long stride between feet. Front thigh parallel to floor. Back knee down goes down to ankle height.
Bring heels to butt. Pump arms. Abs braced.
Bring knees to hips. Pump arms. Abs braced. Back straight.
WIDE TUCK JUMPS:
Bring knees to hips. Land with knees bent. Abs braced. Back straight.
I like this one. I think it will loosen the tension in my knees. That’s where I have the most challenge when I exercise.
I think you guys will really like this one! So, anyone joining me on this journey to healthy living? Let me know what your challenges have been and how you deal with it. You’ll be helping a sister out!
Ada-ari is a certified, Elite Group Fitness instructor based in Washington, D.C. She teaches, step, aerobics, HIIT, and weight training classes. She is also an avid soccer player and plays right full back every week! Wow! After reading all that, nothing’s stopping you from subscribing to Adagurl’s YouTube channel⇒HERE!