Today is the last day of the month. June has gone by so quickly I barely realized the amount of days I’d already wasted. Thirty days, to be exact. The intention to use this month to get back in to the healthy and fit lifestyle I’d been living last year and at the beginning of this year, resulted in an utter disappointment. I failed massively. (no exaggerating intended)
Living at home with your parents is (in many cases) one of the easiest, most convenient and cheapest ways of living. Of course, every household has their own rules when it comes to the child’s contribution to cooking and cleaning, or the responsibility for their share of the rent, but in the end it still beats having to take care of it all by yourself. However, at some point in life you will move out and leave the comfort known as ‘home’.
Every day is a new opportunity to make a difference or to implement change. Each morning we are offered the chance to reflect on the mistakes we made yesterday, and hopefully decide to not make them again today (or in the future). But it can be pressuring to feel the need to improve yourself every day, to beat yesterday’s results without allowing yourself the time to enjoy them because within 24 hours you’ll have to be better than today’s achievements. Or is this just a perfectionists’ point of view?
From experience I’ve learned the magic number to beat a sugar addiction is 3. From three days to three weeks and then three months, it’s what it usually takes to turn an unhealthy addiction in to a healthy lifestyle. Of course there are several degrees to a healthy lifestyle and it also depends on the kind of addiction, but any unhealthy addiction that has been beaten, is one step closer to a healthier way of living. So, how to beat a sugar addiction…?
Are you eating what your body needs, or what your poisoned mind craves? Do you find yourself finishing your dinner in record time as if you’re being charged per minute? Have you ever challenged yourself to taste thoroughly and try to name every ingredient of the dish? To get to the point: Are you aware of your eating habits and their potential consequences for your body and mind? Are you what you eat?