This is a rather long post. Only some of you may have noticed but since it is one of the essential parts of my life I would like to share it with you. I love healthy lifestyles and have been interested in keeping one during my latest teen years. This includes being active, having a nutritious diet and doing things that makes my mind feel at ease.
To achieve a physic that I am happy with I have worked out at the gym the past three years. Before that I did not have the guts to go to one since I had very bad self-esteem when it came to physical activities. Since I started, I have taken time 4-5 days a week to work out and keep on track.
What kept me motivated was the thought of being comfortable and proud of myself. To feel that I actually can if I give my best. I often feel the need to fulfill my life, and in order to do that I need to be healthy inside out. I also have ASD-secundum (secundum atrial septal defect), which means that I was born with a hole in my heart. Sometimes, when I am working out really hard the heart fails to keep up and start palpitating. I do not medicate neither feel like doing a surgery since I can handle it. What I do notice is that ever since I have been active, my heart has been better, which makes a healthy lifestyle even more important to me. Today, I can not say that I need motivation as in the beginning, since going to the gym became obvious and unforced.
Moving on to my diet, I can not say that it is on point yet, but I have learned a lot the past years and have reach an acceptable habit of what and when I choose to eat. The thing is that I do not strive to eat perfectly healthy food, every meal of the day, every week and year after year. More so, keeping to nutritious and good food everyday, but treat myself on some of these when I really feel like it. I also need to mention that it is hard to be strict with this until you really make yourself used to it so this has been going back and forth in my life. Now when I have finished school and am happier I feel like it is easier.
To keep my mind at ease I both include and take away things from my life. Being highly sensitive can be draining from time to time because of the sensory processing my brain goes through every day. Putting this short, I include things that are positive and take away negativity. It does not matter if it is big or small as a change. It sounds logic, right? No negativity, no sad feelings. Personally when I think about putting my mind at ease I talk to certain people, sit down with some music and my sketchbook, write down things I need to do, play the piano or do productive things in general. And let us not forget working out, since it is perfect for satisfying the mind.
Let me know if you would like to read a list of being healthy in general, or maybe even a workout routine since this was more of a personal post about my situation and not really written as advice. We all begin somewhere. I can say though, that more lifestyle posts will be up in the future.