It’s a lovely cool day in Bangkok today after a blistering hot few weeks. It’s 25 degrees celsius outside, lovely breezy winds and just heavenly. Perfect for reflecting and today thinking about my life journey these few years. Its been a little over five years since I lost my unhealthy me and 15kgs worth of weight. That 15 kg was a big part of my life and I’m still adapting to my healthier body. Being healthy and fit comes with a completely new lifestyle. It requires an altogether different frame of mind that often wants to get bumped off track tempted by all the junk food advertisements.
It’s amazing how many advertisements for burgers, ice creams and deliciously devilish desserts are around. It’s amazing how much sugar is in everything and how much Thais love sweets.
The healthier lifestyle means having more balanced diets with vegetables and fruits. Good food and quality now prevail over quantity. Of course, the old fatty me would say, “Hey have both! Have both good food and in high quantities!” Now, before I indulge, I wonder if it’s worth the calories and the exercise that follows.
Five years on, I still get my lazy days and weeks when I don’t feel like going to the gym. Sometimes I feel like just having lots of processed foods and ice-cream. What keeps me going and motivated though is when I hear from readers of “Having Me Time” who are now pursuing healthier lives and on their new journey to a new and healthier person. A few days ago, I heard from a reader who completed her first triathlon and is now signing up for an olympic length triathlon! Congratulations! You did it!
You definitely are an inspiration. (You know who you are)
To my readers, my proposal is this: Let’s all continue to inspire and motivate each other so that we don’t get bumped off track to the unhealthy life. Together, we’ll embark on the second part of our journey that works best when we have a community of people helping each other and sharing our stories, and our journeys. If we could each support one another, we would all be on the healthier and happier track.
Please feel free to share your stories on our wall or if you would like to share your personal story on Having Me Time, please email me your story 🙂
I’m excited, are you? 🙂 Let’s do it!.