Have you ever looked at your current lifestyle and felt the need for a change, a change for a healthy lifestyle, a change for a better version of you? I did and I’m still learning that every day but I am here to tell you that it is not as hard as it looks like and that every small step counts, the important thing is to begin.

I’ve always had problems with my weight and kept several diets. Sure, they worked for a while but going back to the same unhealthy lifestyle made me gain all that weight back and even more. That got me depressed to a level that I didn’t even want to leave the house anymore.

I was ashamed of myself for not being able to stick to a diet, for not working out the way I should, until I realized I am the only one who can change things and that things don’t change overnight. It takes a lot of time and effort to change a messy lifestyle into a healthy one, but the results are so worth it. So if you’re in the same position or you’re just curious to find out the changes that helped me, read on.

Take small steps

Do you remember that wise saying “Rome wasn’t built in a day”?. If you don’t, you should because it’s true. We often begin to change to a healthy lifestyle and expect results overnight. It doesn’t work that way sadly. Just take your time and let your body adjust to the change, you didn’t get overweight in one day, so why would your body lose fat fast?

Make healthy choices

Considering it’s the unhealthy choices that brought us here, it’s safe to say that giving them up is the first step towards happiness. I gave up sugar, carbs (bread, pasta) and I started to look for healthier alternatives that are even more delicious I might add. Try to read the labels as much as you can because there are so many processed foods out there that are not really what they advertise to be.

Don’t be obsessed with the scale

I was like that in the begging and it only brought me sorrow. As a matter of fact, you should avoid the scale and ask your doctor to perform you a scan.

Be happy with you

Since this is quite a slow process, learn how to be happy with yourself. Enjoy the little things, don’t stay hidden inside like me waiting for life to pass by. Make the choice to live the moment, enjoy your friends, family and you will see how happy you’ll be that you chose this healthy lifestyle.

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