You always hear all the over exaggerated positives about leading a healthy life and you are a happier person etc etc in all honesty I just used to think yeah right you can’t change that much… If you are a grumpy person you are a grumpy person it’s your personality you can’t change it with what you eat and how much exercise you do.
Now I’m not one that usually fits into the misery guts box I’m quite lively however like everyone I do have my really off days and I cover them with a cheery smile and happy chit chat when inside my stomach hurts, I feel a little off and not all that happy. But when you are starting to feel like this day by day and you’re going to bed at 8PM because you can’t keep your eyes open any longer you know something has got to change.
It’s been two weeks I’ve left all processed foods behind making my meals from scratch and hitting the gym. Not some intense HII training either yoga pilates and swimming. I feel fantastic and I really do feel better.
Here’s 5 examples of what’s changed in these short two weeks:
I wake up easier
I’m awake before my alarm and not in a cranky why have I woke up now way. I’m just awake, brighter and with a lot more energy. I walk to work feeling fab and by the time I get there I’m ready to go go go.
I can stay awake longer
I have so much more energy, usually I would get home nap and then eat dinner and go back to bed for 8-9PM because I couldn’t keep my eyes open. I even visited the doctor because I thought I had a serious case of fatigue. I can stay up later now but not because I’m forcing myself so my other half can actually have the joy of my company in the evening but because I’m full of beans and there is so much more I want to do and I have many more hours in my day. As they say “You have the same about of hours in the day as Beyonce”.
I can concentrate
I’ve always been a little distracted by anything shiny, colourful, sparkly basically anything around me other that what i’m currently working on. I used to say it’s because I’m a creative person I flit between one job and another and write lists just for fun. But now I am managing my workload much more effectively and getting my tasks done even quicker to a better standard.
I’m hyper alert
My brain is much more engaged its digesting information quicker, keeping me in the zone and I’m not forgetting things as much (a real flaw of mine). Which means my stress levels are lower.
I’m not wound up
I’m a worrier and I panic over the smallest of things ridiculous things, am I taking to long on a task I was given 10 minutes ago, is everyone looking at the girl at the gym that clearly doesn’t lift? etc. etc. However these little pangs of anxiety have slowly started vanishing I don’t think they will ever completely disappear but I definitely feel much more relaxed and in control.
Over all I am super happy… Like one of those over annoying happy people. I feel like I’ve literally had a personality transplant over night. I don’t feel stuck in a winter rut any more and I’m thinking much more positively about my overall life change.