There are many sites out there to show huge success and changes people have made to their lives and health through healthy lifestyle changes. My story is, well, a bit average.
I don’t (and didn’t when I started this blog) have 10 stone to lose. I’m not particularly un-fit but could certainly benefit from a more active lifestyle. I run 5k once a week (sometimes!) always plan to do it 3 times and fail, and cycle a very short distance to work (literally a 10 minute ride away). I work hard, as do many, and have a young family. Mostly this works, at times it can be tough balancing it all.
As I near 40 I’m certainly getting softer round the middle shifting towards a size 14 but I’m tall (5 foot 10 inches) and should really be a size 12 (generally when I feel the best). I also seem to have more IBS flare ups than I used to and I think it’s my body telling me to think more about what I’m doing. I suppose what I’m really reflecting on that average is Ok, but can I take it beyond average.
I’m sure there are many out there with a stone or a few pounds to lose (some who may have already travelled a hard journey to get to that last stone- well done you’ve nearly made it) or those that know that despite an average weight could do more to embrace a healthy balanced lifestyle. It’s not really about weight (but that’s a lovely bonus) but feeling better. Having more energy and generally feeling well.
So let’s take it up a gear. What ever your journey, enjoy more, eat healthier, keep it balanced, drink less (alcohol that is, but I’m certainly keeping my Friday end-of-week glass or two!) and let’s see if we can feel great. Better than average.