I just got home from doing a workout called, The Bar Method, at this cute little studio. I went with one of my friends, who is a receptionist there, and your first class is free :D. It’s SUCH a good workout, I loved it! Seriously my legs and butt are hating me right now. Anyways, I just thought I would fill you guys in on the positive changes that I’ve been making in my life.
Change #1: Remember how I mentioned that I took a class about happiness with my mom? One of the things that I said I was going to change in order to be happier was make more of an effort to see my friends. For the past year or so, staying at home was just so much easier when it came to making “healthy” decisions, so that’s what I would do. But lately I realized (thank goodness) that I actually miss my friends. I miss doing things that aren’t planned. I miss being spontaneous. I miss eating at random restaurants, ones that I didn’t google beforehand to check the calorie count. I think I’m heading in the right direction. Don’t get me wrong, I still love my time alone and quiet time (AKA my Sudoku time–yeah, I’m weird), but luckily there’s enough time for both.
Change #2: I stopped tracking my calories!!!! I used to use this website that tracked everything, like everything from calories, fat, carbohydrates, protein, fiber to vitamin A and Iron consumption. This is a biggie for me. It’s been tough, and I have to admit that I find myself trying to calculate my calorie intake in my head, but I’m loosening up as the days go by. For the past year and a half, I have counted pretty much every calorie. It was so exhausting. I would eat when I wasn’t hungry or not eat even if I was hungry so as not to surpass or be under my calories that I allowed myself. If I was low on say, vitamin C, I would make myself eat an orange or something, in order to get all my numbers to be in the correct range. It is so freeing to not track nutrients. I am learning how to actually listen to my body to determine whether or not I need to eat.
Change #3: I let myself indulge if I want to! I’ve started eating dark chocolate pretty much every day, because I love it SOOO much. I get 90% Cocoa Lindt chocolate, which is amazing! The first time I had it I thought it had zero taste, but honestly I can’t get enough of it now.
Have you ever realized that you were in need of change? Ever made any changes that are similar to mine?