Since Christmas, I had the following words resonating in my head: “Walk the talk” and “What if?”. So somehow I feel that 2015 is the year when I’m finally ready to re-invent myself (wow big words there!).
I have spent the last 9 years trying to lose the weight I put on after being pregnant, working hard to make my business grow and the last three years, really addressing my issues around food and my emotions.
Both spiralled into a mild depression at the end of 2013 for which I’m grateful, because this experience, has made me understand a lot of things and one being that I need to take care of myself.
Upon this challenging phase in my life, I started questioning what the food I was eating was doing to my body and well-being and then started making some changes…
2012: I gave up smoking
2013: After getting ill, I gave up gluten (my breathing and bloating problems disappeared), started drinking 1.5 Lt to 2 Lt of water/day and took up Bikram yoga.
2014: I asked for a Nutribullet for Mother’s Day and started making green smoothies on a regular basis with mini challenges.
In July, I gave up drinking coke zero, reduced my consumption of refined sugars and started drinking green smoothies on a daily basis.
Interestingly enough, I didn’t suffer from S.A.D. for the first time in a year and cruised throughout Winter.
2015: I will give up alcohol (which I’ve actually given up on 26/12/2014)
I’ve spent the last 9 years trying to be the super fit and lean person I was then before having Mila but I came to realise that I was looking at things the wrong way.
A decade ago, a lot of things were different…
I wasn’t a mother or business owner yet and I was going to the gym 6 times a week so of course, I was super fit!
The truth is, I don’t want to go back to my life 10 years ago. I’m a lot happier now than I was 10 years ago. I have an amazing kid, I’m still madly in love with the love of my life after 16 years together and I love my life so actually no I don’t want to go back to the 30s something version of me.
However, what I really really want, is to become a 40 something version of me who is lean, fit, sexy and someone who is ageing gracefully and happily.
So I thought “What if?”…what if I was able to become that person? What is stopping me? Nothing really except myself. So I cut off the noise around me, de-activated my Facebook account and started focusing on how to make my ‘what if’ a reality and big words or not, this year is very much about Walking the Talk and re-inventing myself.
2015 is the year we walk the talk!