It has felt like forever since I have posted anything on here (again) but I was just wanting to give a bit of an update as to some changes that I am planning to undertake for 2018.
And yes, I know it is already halfway through the third month of the year. Sue me. I take ages to figure out most things! Don’t even get me started on trying to blog on a more regular basis…
So, in case you don’t know me personally, I have gone through a sh*t done of health problems in the last decade roughly, and while somethings have subsided, for now, they will always be a part of me no matter how hard I try.
I’ll summarise: back in my last year of high school (2006) I got really sick, had been in and out of hospital due to a few abscesses, as well as sore joints and what I call my “witches claws” or funky fingers. It was so bad that for almost two years I could not use my dominant arm properly. I still occasionally get abscesses, but none as bad as those first three and now I know what seems to bring them on – stress – so that is one thing I try not to get worked up with these days. My joints were so bad at the start, I could not bend my knees properly and when I sat down with friends on the ground, I had to ask them to help me get up. I was 17, but felt at times like I was about 90!! Not so bad now, I mean I make noises – creaking, clicking, etc. – but I can get down and up from a seated position on the floor.
There is an upside to all this blathering on. What I am hoping to start this year is to try and better myself with my health and wellbeing by actually trying something where I am in control of it all. My diet.
I love cooking, have been since I was about 14 and just enjoy cooking when I can just dive right into a meal or two. I found this one meal plan/diet online recently and I am going to try and slowly integrate it into my repertoire for not just me, but my family one day as well.
I know it will be a hard one, as I have so many vices that I will have to get rid of, but one thing at a time and besides I keep saying to people “everything in moderation”. Enjoy those fatty, greasy, sugary foods when you feel an urge, but that’s all. It is your body telling you what it wants, so go with it. If you want something salty, eat something salty.
I am no nutritionist by ANY standard so I could be saying this completely wrong, but not everything is good for you, same as not everything is bad for you either. It is just about finding balance, moderation and keeping fit as best as you feel you can and/or want to. At the end of the day, it is you who can change what you do with yourself.
Next post I will go into a bit more detail of my health plan, and will hopefully have experimented with some foods by then as well. Until then, Peace out everyone.