Happiness, journey, life, Woman

The only opinion that should matter is the person you see when you are looking in the mirror…

I know my blog is about my weightloss journey. I looked up the definition of the word journey;

a long and often difficult process of personal change and development.

I realised it is so much more than just a weightloss journey. For me to live a happy and healthy life I need to work on all areas of my life.

This is something I need to work on to be able to achieve the ultimate goal which is to be happy and healthy.

Why do I struggle to avoid people’s harsh opinions?

Something you need to know about me is – I am a very soft person with a very strong will.

At this point of my life, those two do not go together very well.

Being a person with a strong will, that wants to succeed, it requires being around people that always tries to get you down. (No one wants someone to be better than them) It sucks!! I never realised that ‘the big world out there’ can be full of such disgusting people. Boy OH boy, did I realise this fact quicker than I would have hoped to?

On the other hand, my soft side – I always try to be nice. I try to help where I can. I cry very quickly and I feel I am to young to lift my opinion or, ‘be rude’ back to whomever it might be carrying on at me because they are older than me.

“Respect your elders” my mother taught us. Now I would’ve loooved to say “bullshit! They started this fight!!” Unfortunately, I am not that person.

For some pathetic reason, what people say and how they treat me effects me in a huge way!! I seem to always take it personally, like they saying it because something is wrong with me. I am doing something that they don’t like?

How rediculous right? Why does their opinion matter to me?

I read this amazing article that touched my heart, How to stop letting others opinions guide your life

What an insightful post. I read the whole article but this part made me realise that people’s opinion doesn’t matter, it is who YOU believe you are and what YOU believe you can achieve that matters.

Because other people don’t live your life, you can only live it for yourself. And for that, you must stop listening to others’ inflated belief systems.

For a while after entering the ‘big world’ I thought that having the combination of emotions and will power is a bad thing, I honestly still had that thought 10 minutes ago. Then I read that article.

The sad truth is, people will always try to get to you. Nobody wants anybody to go ahead in life but themselves. It is how you handle criticism that will make the difference.

How I used to handle it, I start crying because I don’t understand why they are so rude – WRONG way!!

They are rude because they see my ability, what I can achieve and they are trying to use my GIFT against me, my soft nature.

Yes, I see it as a gift. It is a gift to be able to look at someone and see deeper than just the person, to be able to put yourself in their shoes and realise they maybe had lots of pain in their past. To be a friend to someone and trying to be there for people. That is a gift.

People will no longer use my gift against me. My future husband always tells me “take it from who it comes.” Really, who are these people to me? For me to allow their opinion to hurt and effect my life, my success?

I will use my gift against them Yes, thats right! I will kill them with kindness. How embarrassed will those people be if they see this girl smiling at them and carrying on with her life as if they weren’t talking at all? They will see that their opinion means nothing to me and they will realise that they have LOST!! They are not getting to me anymore.

I am an emotional person, nothing wrong with that. What I need to realise is;

“What other people think of me is none of my business.” ~Wayne Dyer

And THAT quote right there, it will change my future. What are those people in my life? Nothing!! What they think of me, it is none of my business! πŸ˜€

Happiness, Health, journey, knowledge, Uncategorized, weightloss

Is knowledge the answer to loosing weight and living a healthy lifestyle?

The last few months I have read a lot on ‘living healthy’, ‘which foods you should eat to be healthy’ etc. I made notes and I am trying to live according to the information I gathered.

“Knowledge is power”

Absolutely true but, does knowledge really help people to stay on the right path?

After reading Knowledge is power but it won’t help you loose weight I realised that knowledge is great to gain, but if you are not serious about what you are busy with, all the knowledge in the world won’t change your behaviour.

They gave a very good example – A smoker, it is nothing new to that person that “smoking kills”, do they stop smoking because they have that knowledge of how bad it is for you? Nope.

Same goes for overweight people, we know that being fat is not good for our health. Do we stop eating unhealthy? Nope.

Why? If a person finds something that they enjoy or that they think ‘helps’ them get through things, for example – an emotional eater, when they are sad they eat. The addiction takes over from reality. We would rather look for excuses as to WHY we can’t stop than to use our knowledge of the negative effects of whatever bad it is we are doing to stop doing it and change our habits.

All the knowlegde in the world won’t help you if you are not willing to make the changes necessary to live a better life.

Exercise, Health, journey, weightloss

The Big “C” that no woman want to see on her body

Cellulite

I don’t know what your feelings are towards this word ‘cellulite’? I can not stand it!!

Cellulite is a big reason why many woman do not want to wear shorts or, walk on the beach with confidence. You want to go in a tracksuit, am I right?? Anything to hide the “hail damage”, like some call it.

What is cellulite and why do we get it?

BBC NEWS | Health | Cellulite ‘worse’ after dieting

When fat, fluids and toxins are trapped beneath the skin, the bands become hard and tight and the fat is compressed. It is this which causes the dimpling effect. Age can make skin layers look thinner, and so cellulite looks worse. Methods suggested to reduce the dimples include exercising and drinking plenty of water

Some people get cellulite even though they are living very healthy lives. Unfortunately, it is in your genes.

Then you get those lucky ones – they stop at Mc Donalds for breakfast, lunch and dinner, don’t exercise at all, yet no hail damage? The answer again, Genes!

We would all love to have those good genes but life is not always fair, right?

Another reason for cellulite, probably the biggest reason – FAT!!! Being over weight.

Like you saw in the picture above, the more fat cells you have the more fat is compressed under your skin and the clearer cellulite shows.

The biggest “NO NO’s” when it comes to cellulite:

White sugar, fried foods, alcohol and junk food.These are just a few on the list, but it is definitely the most dangerous.

This is probably no suprise to you? These are all foods that we so very well know is not good for us. If I look at the list, all I see is CELLULITE written all over them.

Now, lets look at foods, and drinks that will help us get rid of cellulite:

Water with Lemon – it hydrates your body, takes out toxins and is packed with Vitamin C which will leave the body looking smooth and silky.

Apple Cider Vinegar – It’s full of potassium, magnesium and calsium which again takes out bad toxins, help with water retention. The Omega 3 fatty acids in ACV helps to repair and strenghten skin tissue that will automatically reduce cellulite.

Eat Raw foods – A good example of raw foods that can help you get rid of cellulite is, salmon. The Anti-Oxidants in salmon will help break down fat cells.

Green tea – Speeds up metabolism and increase fat burn.

Now that we looked at a few of the elements that can help us get rid of the ‘hail damage’, do you realise what it all boils down to?

– You need to loose weight!!

Being overweight is bad for you in so many ways. I did some research regarding excersices that also helps reduce cellulite.

The results:

Strength training and Cardio...

Some people say doing just cardio does not work, I agree. Yes, cardio is a wonderful way to loose weight but, cardio doesn’t tighten your skin.

You need a firming exercise. Strength training firms and tighten the skin and is a bomb in reducing cellulite.

Squats and lunges are an example of strength training.

I read this very nice article where the explain in detail how to do these excersices:

10 Strength Training Exercises for Women at Home Without Equipment

So the main thing when it comes to cellulite is, we need to eat healthy (what you put into your body is what you will get out) Drink a lot of water, cut out the junk foo, bad fats and EXERCISE regularly!!!

πŸ˜‰ xx

Food, Health, weightloss

Studying natural products to increase my health and prevent ailments. Natural product number 1

Mangosteen

Mangosteen is a darkish fruit, originated from Southeast Countries. It is also called ‘Queen of Fruit.’

I recently applied for a free online course, learning everything you need to know about nutritions. During my study I learned about SuperFoods, these are foods that are crutial for your wellbeing. SuperFoods include:

  • Hot Peppers – helps with weightloss, prevention of cancer
  • Mushrooms – anti inflammatory
  • Spring onions and garlic – Works out toxins in your body

These are just a few examples of SuperFoods, one of which was Mangosteen.

What is Mangosteen? You all know my best friend, Google πŸ˜€

And WOW!!! What amazing results I found, what mangosteen can do for your body and your health.

Benefits

Some of the benefits of Mangosteen is; Anti Oxidant, anti fungal, antibacterial, boost immune system, help with inflammation, manage weightloss and it is good for your skin… The list goes on.

Mangosteen is rich in water, energy, protein, carbohydrate and fiber

Mangosteen is full of nutritions;

Iron, magnesium, copper,zinc, sodium, calcium, phoshorus,manganese, Vitamin C, B12.

Now I wondered, how do I get this fruit? You can order it online in the form of juice. 100% mangosteen juice, no added preservatives, 100% natural.

It is so important to live healthy, I realise it more and more everyday. Using natural supplements are the way to go (in my opinion)

“Prevention is better than cure.”

Starting with a healthy lifestyle and good supplements early in your life is very important. I’ve learned that most of the things we need for our body to be healthy when we are older you need to take in from a young age.

It is the things we use when we are young that will keep us healthy when we are old.

What you put INTO your body, that is what you will get OUT of your body. Meaning; if you live healthy and consume healthy foods and supplements, you will have a healthy and strong body.

I’ve learned a lot during this journey and I will NEVER look back, it was the best decision I have ever made, to start looking after myself and my body. I don’t want to do anything else.

I am definitely trying out this Mangosteen juice.

****Knowledge is power****

The more you know, the better results you will get. πŸ˜‰

Health

Detox Ideas😎

I’ve been trying recipes I got from different people, Google, Pinterest, all over… I started drinking this Apple Cider Vinegar Detox drink last Monday, now I don’t know if it’s all in my head but it seems to be working very well.

I tried this detox drink for a few days and my body feels clean, my visits to the bathroom is more frequent, I don’t feel so hungry all the time.

I will keep looking for recipes and exploring different detox drinks, but for now this one is working really well. I drink it every morning as soon as I wake up.

The benefits of this drink: 

  • Speeds up your weightloss process
  • Controls your appetite
  • Digestion
  • It helps fighting flu’s etc

This is just one in a million detox drinks that might work for you.

Do you have any nice recipes I can try out?