I’ve always been athletic, but my body felt like it plateaued for the longest time. Even though athletic bodies are being embraced… I still feel weird about my body shape. I know… I’m not one to complain about my body, but I’m always up for self-improvement and a healthier lifestyle. My body is a work-in-process, but 3 inches for a petite 5’2″ girl is a big difference!
Diet / Lifestyle
First things first, I dislike the word “diet” because it sounds temporary and superficial, this is a lifestyle that is constantly evolving and changing. Changes doesn’t happen over night, it starts with cutting out 1 bad item, replacing it with something else and so on.
Being athletic and eating whatever you want doesn’t fly in your mid-twenties anymore! Diet becomes an even bigger factor as your metabolism slows down. I started drinking the classic apple cider vinegar (acv) with warm water every morning. I’m not sure if it does anything, but you can research about all the health benefits that goes with it!
I also became a part-time vegan/ vegetarian. Yes… that sounds weird, but coming from someone that was a heavy meat-eater, it makes sense. This means I am now comfortable with eating meat when I eat out or at holiday parties. I never want to be that person with dietary restrictions, and I do want to enjoy my meat, but on occasions. To get an idea, I typically eat out about 1-3 times a week. I am also notorious for being a picky eater, which means I had to start getting used to eating things I used to not like such as tofu and greens.
I was always a night workout person until my boss convinced me to go to the gym in the morning. It was a hard first 2 weeks, but it really transformed my ethics of working out. I was glad to get it out of the way, and I was happy to have a productive start to my day. It doesn’t matter as much if you workout in the morning or at night, just as long as it works for you and you go!
I get comments/ remarks on being “too skinny” sometimes, but I’ve never eaten healthier in my life! (Even when I was really skinny in high school) So ignore the nay-sayers and do what works for you that makes you look/ feel your BEST self!