Be warn that this post will be about me but you can definitely learn something from it. 🙂
Living an active lifestyle isn’t that easy when you don’t like physical activity at all. I grew up, singing, drawing and playing musical instruments. You would hardly fine me playing sports. The only sport I would play with my family was badminton.
If we were in a Physical Ed class together, you would find me sitting in a corner somewhere, if the teacher wasn’t strict to the max. I know you have probably seen this type of classmate like me before and you might wonder why that person was like that.
My answer is that no one is right or wrong. It’s just how you grew up, the culture you’re living in, the genes maybe, or the motivation you have at that moment.
I have to say I am more of an artsy type than a active/competitive type of person. I used to look at sports as something that will make you look masculine and I’m too pretty for that. Lol! But I was wrong.
I developed a bad habit of eating a lot of sweets, complaining about how bad I look, stressed out and ended up eating more sweets. The way I would try to loose weight was to not eat or skip meals. The results were amazing but I now have a symptom called Hypoglycemia. It’s a symptom that develops before Diabetes.
I’m not going to get into the details of my symptom because you can easily find it from google. But what I would love to share with you is what makes me start to live an active lifestyle again.
After I got married, my husband and I wanted to have a baby right away but it took us over a year to finally have our beautiful girl. My pregnancy was easy and all I was doing was eating and sleeping. I thought everything was good until I got diagnosed with gestational diabetes later in my pregnancy.
A few things that I could have done were to not eat a lot of carbs and be more active. After I gave birth, I wanted to loose my stomach so I was into working out for a little, then I stopped again. Like I mentioned before working out is my worst enemy. It’s so hard for me to be consistent. With the lack of sleep and having to catch my baby running around all day, it was getting too hard so I gave up my workouts.
Today I’m starting to get back at it again because my husband and I are planning to have another baby soon. I’m preparing my body for this big challenge. Not the challenge of carrying or raising the two babies but the challenge of being able to conceive and become pregnant again.
Since I’m not into sports, I find that self motivation and real life events can help keep you on track. Gym cloths shopping is also helpful but be careful when picking out the clothes. You don’t want to buy the ones that only look good on the models and don’t fit you. I did that and felt very discouraged and disappointed. So make sure you got the right clothing for your current you not the future you.
My husband and I put together an in-home gym in one of the corners in my office. We don’t have a big space in our house but this tiny corner will keep me going. We didn’t get any expensive workout machines, just a few weights and other small gear. I am planning to show you how my small in-home gym looks like in the near future.
If you have any motivational tips, or want to share your story feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments.
Wish me luck on this journey! I will keep you updated on how everything is going with my active lifestyle here on allaboutgoodvibes.com.
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