Three Things I Learned After A Month of Living A Healthy Lifestyle
The end of our program has come, but our fitness journey just started. I met a group of people who are so passionate about having a lifestyle change and it changed the way I view life entirely. I realized that you can achieve so much if you give risks a chance. Joining this program was never planned, but it’s a risk I’m willing to take for good reasons.
Anyway, here are some of the recap videos I did during the Bella Membership Program: Go Well, Get Fit.
I guess after having a strict routine and a liability system for a month helped a lot, but what comes after is simply a mystery. What now? Does that mean my routines will change? Can’t I share my fitness journey anymore to my group? Will things change or will they stay the same?
No one knows except you (and me).
So, here are some things I picked up during the program to help us continue our fitness journey.
Create a personalized routine.
I’ll admit it now. I cheated and stopped my exercise routine right after the program. It’s nothing too bad. It also didn’t affect the scales, but I cheated. I’m practicing a Keto Lifestyle for 3 months now and it’s been truly great, but I’m missing my bread and rice. So, I ate them. Moderately, if I may add, but that’s considered cheating.
After that happened, I created my own routine and rules. Here are some of them:
- Exercise 3-4 times a week. Do it at night. 2-3 reps. 15 minutes minimum.
- Go strict on Keto diet or suffer the consequences.
- If I cheated, I will skip one jeep on my way home and walk. Also, additional 10 minutes of exercise.
- No Grab and Uber unless necessary or there’s promo.
- 2 pm first meal. 10 pm last meal. 8 hours of eating window.
- Drink lots of water.
- Don’t forget electrolytes!
- Less screen time.
I usually prepare my meals during weekends to lessen my daily chores. That way, cheating is a no-no because I’ll be wasting my effort. I also set my alarm clock at 9:30 pm for my exercise. I get 8 hours of sleep, but I usually stay up late. I’m still trying to wake up early.
Be hard on yourself.
Contrary to what people usually say, you must be hard on yourself because if you let things slide once, you’ll go down. Every once in awhile, get a treat, but learn to say no if you’re offered food you know that it’s bad for you. It’s not just about the diet. It’s about you and your future self. It’s about the lifestyle change you’re making.
So, yeah, be as strict as possible because you’re doing it for yourself. No one can help, but yourself. Take your stand.
Companionship helps a lot.
During the GoWell, Get Fit Program, I mentally challenge myself to better than others. Not because I’m naturally competitive, but I want something to look forward to. There’s a challenge. I won’t get bored doing the same thing over and over again just because it’s required. I think of routines as challenges that I have to finish every day.
Later on, I discovered that maybe it’s not all about the challenges, it might be about the companionship. We developed a bond of friendship that no one could break because we all have one goal – to be better. In that sense, we’re responsible to move forward because we depend on each other.
Thank you, Belle De Jour Power Planner and GoWell for this wonderful experience! I never would imagine myself joining, but I did and I finished the program!
P.S. This article has been published on wheninmanila.com.