When I think ‘improve my health’, it normally involves cutting back on crap, putting strict rules in place and being hard on myself. Only a week ago I had all of this in mind when signing up to Febfast, on online organisation that enables you to give up something for an entire month while raising money for a good cause. Feeling like I needed a total overhaul for gaining some weight over the holiday season, I registered to give up alcohol, sugar, processed food and social media for 28 days!
But how crazy is this sort of behaviour? It’s not healthy, it’s a form of self punishment for not being perfect. And its this sort of thinking, the guilt, the shame, that leads me to repeat the unhealthy behaviour as soon as I allow myself to pick up these banned items again.
So rather than fasting my way back in to good health in Feb, i’ve decided to trust myself to make good conscious choices and continue to have the alcohol, sugar, processed food and social media in moderation ( more so than others ) and… be Fitbit Fabulous instead.
I bought a Fitbit Charge HR a few days ago and I loooovve it!! It has got me outdoors in nature walking again, it inspires me to go the extra mile, i love that i can check my heart rate and track my sleep which over the last month hasn’t been the best.
Improving my health in February is not about losing a certain amount of weight or eating a certain diet, its about me feeling good about myself, not feeling bad! It’s about enjoying life while still being able to drop a dress size. Eating fresh healthy food, getting outside each day for some exercise, getting enough sleep, going to yoga, doing some meditation, occasionally enjoying a glass of wine or something sweet with friends while not feeling like a failure, this is what truly being healthy is all about! This is how you really love yourself!