Ok so I have to admit that the intense travel I’ve been doing recently has taken a toll and I’ve been looking forward to getting home and doing a healthy reboot – of my fitness, eating and wellbeing.
Even though I’m back home now, I must admit that I’ve let that holiday approach linger – enjoying a few too many dinners out, being a little lax on the exercise and not sticking to my usual routines. Which has left me feeling drained, to say the least! I guess I’m also aware that the routine I set for myself at the start of the year has completely slipped… As will happen with New Years Goals (and I know there’s no point in beating myself up) but considering we’re almost at the middle of year, I thought it was high time to get back on track.
Because it’s so much more fun to do things with you guys than on my own, I decided it was time to share with you a series all about getting back into health – fitness, eating well, sleeping better and just generally feeling a bit more calm too. I hope you’ll join me!
The Healthy Habits Daily Countdown
I’m not sure if you’re like me, but I know for a fact that I’m happier, more relaxed and more productive when I have some sort of routine in my life – habits that I do everyday to keep me sane. This could be an exercise regime that works for me, time to prepare delicious healthy food, time in the mornings to relax before the day starts, restful deep sleep… and all the rest. Although in the past the thought of things being ‘routine’ didn’t appeal whatsoever, as life has become more hectic that’s really what I crave. Such a weird change but it turns out that routine is strangely satisfying… who knew?!?
I’m such a visual person, and love simple diagrams that break things down and make them easier to understand. One thing that I’ve noticed is that it’s so easy to forget or be too busy for the small things that make a difference to your health and fitness. So we put together this Daily Countdown, all about reminding you about the little daily routines that will make you happier and healthier. Even if you can’t tick them all off every day I find that they’re a good reminder. I’ll be using these as the basis for my health and fitness reboot, I’ve printed it out and stuck it on the wall next to my cuter and on the fridge! Perhaps you can do the same.
Healthy habits for me centre around:
- An exercise regime that I enjoy
- Getting good quality sleep
- Eating healthy, delicious and flavourful food
- Being active generally in my day with enough walking and mental breaks
- Drinking enough water
- And relaxing/meditating for even just a little bit every day.
It’s not exactly rocket science is it? I mean, you don’t have to be a wellness addict to want to do these. Just basic habits that make life so much more enjoyable… Although it’s easy to fall out of a routine, like I am now!
A Question For You Guys
For the next few weeks I’m excited to be sharing with you my health and fitness reboot! Putting together some of my favourite healthy recipes, how to build the perfect lunch box, talking about sleeping better and what I’ve been doing to exercise more! I’d also love to know if you can think of any challenges/issues that you have with keeping to a healthy lifestyle, and if there’s anything you guys would like us to cover.
Photos by Kit Lee, Illustration by Natalie Ong.