I was always big on sports as a child and a teenager.
I trained dancing and volleyball as a child, and in my teenage years, I competed in long-distance running and throwing a ball (it’s a thing okay). Well, I also danced as a 14-year old but I can never understand why as I am super awful at it.
I wasn’t particularly good at any of them – except maybe running, I was better than average there – but I was active.
Once you stop moving your body and you get used of being a lazy fuck, it’s pretty hard to get back in the game and have the same amount of energy as you used to have.
Earlier this year I decided I will get in the best shape I have ever been in. It didn’t go as planned but the year hasn’t ended yet so I started again in the fall. Look, it’s better to keep failing over and over again than to give up when you fall down for the first time.
It’s been a few months since I started this new journey of getting ridiculously fit before my 27th birthday and I created a daily routine that works for me. With that I don’t mean I want to become a fitness junkie, but just that I want to get my ass in a bikini next summer and feel confident.
Here are 4 things I do religiously to stay healthy and fit:
- I work out every single day.
Yes, I move my body every single day, even if I only have 5 minutes of me-time. I need to move and stretch and jump and do some planking (I love planking and I think I should compete in it because I am good at it). You too have time to move your body, even if you think you are too busy. You aren’t, it’s all about being smart about your time which I break down in this post here.
- I avoid processed sugar and oil.
Sugar is my biggest enemy. It makes me feel very uncomfortable and I feel like shit after eating it. I am very careful of what type of junk food I put in my body when I want to indulge in something unhealthy because not everything makes me feel bad, as some products are just worse than others. If a product has sugar as one of the first three ingredients, I will avoid it at all costs. It’s very similar to oil, but as I eat it very rarely, I am just not that sensitive to it. I do avoid both as much as I can, though.
- I drink water like my life depends on it… because it kind of does.
Ever since I bought my pretty glass water bottle (look at it here), I am just obsessed with drinking water and being hydrated. Especially since I like to experiment and make lemonade and pour it in. I love pure lemonade without any sugar or anything… it’s the best thing to drink and so good.
- I meditate and practice mindfulness daily.
I am addicted to talking about meditation because it works wonders for me, and I believe it can work wonders for you, too. I am an avid user of the Waking Up App that was created by Sam Harris who is the most mentioned person on my blog – I really love him, man. If you want to learn why I meditate and how it helps me, here is a post that might give you some insight. Basically, I would be in a very bad mental state if I stopped meditating.
Health doesn’t come if you pray for it; it comes when you work hard for it and then even harder to maintain it.
I’m not obsessed with fitness or healthy eating, but I do make sure that I stay aware of the fact that if I have cheat days too many times in a row I am sabotaging my health and life.
It’s not obsession if it’s backed by facts, which healthy whole food plant-based eating is.
As you can tell, I didn’t tell you anything you didn’t know before and that’s because, as I have stated many times, I don’t do hacks or tricks. I just do plain facts and good old logic.