My journey to becoming healthier has begun. *drum roll*
I don´t see myself as unfit, but I am. Not fat. But lazy and I´m constantly fed by ads telling me just that. Exercise more and keep the disease away. It´s quite powerful to use the “disease-card”. If nothing else makes you move your lazy hips this is useful. So – by reading my own blog posts I´ve decided to step out of the comfort zone and – Just Do It.
Have you seen how many videos there are on YouTube with programs, ideas, women, and men exercising the crap out of their bodies?? Of course, you have. Jeeez! Not a bit motivational if you ask me. What an industry! A huge industry gaining from first telling you all the bad things about not exercising and then provide you with a solution that often cost you a lot of money. A huge industry that makes money on trying to make everybody look the same, follow the same ideal, and point a finger to those who don´t follow the sample.
What is an ideal person? What is a person 2.0? Crappy industry. However, I´ve found a person on YouTube I follow and I do the exercise according to the program. For free I must add. Once again I follow my own request to create habits that support me (click here for a fun moment). I go for a long walk 5 days a week and I follow the program every second day. My third workout with the program today and I have found parts of my body I didn´t know existed! And I feel gooooood! Suddenly I have an urge to change a lot of other things in my daily routine as well. Such as choice of food! Now I hesitate when reaching for that extra portion when I´m actually full. And I have found cabbage as an alternative to french fries. Whoohooo!
As a fun fact I looked into how much money we spend on gym memberships here in Sweden. A whooping 8 750 000 dollars (8,3 billion SEK). But membership to a value of 3 165 000 dollars (3 billion SEK) is never used. It shows how anxiety affects us. And affect us, even more, when we know we´ve bought an expensive membership we never use and we feel guilty and even more as outsiders. To be recognized you need to be fit, exercise, ride your bike to work, love to run a rainy day in the forest, use a device that logs everything you eat and do – plus stream it all in social media.
I´ve read somewhere that the most taken picture from vacations are your feet as you lay back in a deck chair or hammock with the ocean as background. I so understand this picture and I will for sure remember to take loads of them!
So in my quest to become healthier, I have to set my goal right. I´m doing this because I want to be able to use a pair of trousers again that I love, for some reason they´ve decided not to fit… That will be my focus! So, as with everything in life – find YOUR purpose and YOUR goal. Don´t give a crap to others and their beliefs.
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