Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Eating Healthily

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Some people think that it’s just about losing weight, looking good or feeding one’s vanity. Dazzled by the surface, they forget that it really is about taking care of one’s body and staying fit and healthy. Seen that way, maybe exercise won’t be too tiresome, and eating healthy won’t be such a bore.

I am now 33 years old and I’ve realized that if I don't do something now, by the time I reach 40 I would probably be very sorry for not taking good care of my body. There are still a lot of things I want to do in life, tons of places I want to go to and countless experiences I want to live through—and I want to be physically able to do all those things. How can I lead a life of freedom and wandering if I’m not healthy enough to do so?

Aside from my regular workout of jogs, stair climbs, leg lifts, walks and dumbbells, I try to eat healthily. I slip and succumb to temptation in a while, but I do my best to:
  • Stay away from processed foods
  • Eat a healthy and filling breakfast every day
  • Plan and prepare my meals for the entire week
  • Limit myself to one mug of coffee a day
  • Reduce meat in my diet and depend mostly on beans as source of protein
  • Eat enough whole grains, fruits and vegetables
  • Avoid soft drinks and processed fruit juices and drink plenty of water instead
  • Read and follow nutrition facts labels
Eating healthily while exercising regularly is a daily struggle yet worth all the while.

9 comments:

Arti said...

Perfect! A tad difficult it looks at first but this is certainly the way to a happier life! Your attitude is inspirational :-)

Angeli said...

thank you, arti. it takes a lot of determination and getting used to. :)

Anonymous said...

that is not a regular workout! that routine is lifted out of wonder woman life story. :)

Angeli said...

oh, i love her outfit! ginaya kay darna. hahahah

Cello-in said...

I love this! So true, that's why I stay healthy - it's not about how I look, I couldn't care less tbh. It's being healthy, in my mind, body and soul. That's the goal.

Following your blog, love to see you how you get on.

Cello
http://cello-in.blogspot.com/

kayni said...

a great list :) i love it.

Loree said...

I wish I had the same mind-set. I mean I do try to eat healthy food but I still need to bring myself to actually do some exercise daily.

Vitchie said...

i thought you only drink soup every morning? ha ha.. or you changed your morning eating habit? i thought i remember reading that in one of your previous posts!

Angeli said...

soup? no. i eat a heavy breakfast. hahaha

 
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