Today is the 19th of August, 2013, 3 months to the day til I turn the big THREE-OH.
I’m going to introduce a part of my blog that will be tagged #ThreeMonthsToThirty that will focus on my health and lifestyle and changes I want to make (very last minute) to how I eat and live and my journey in the last 3 months of being 29.
I have to admit, I’ve really let my health slide over the last 5 years. I wasn’t healthy or active growing up, but I was thin until 5th grade, when I discovered that food could numb the pain of bullying and growing up. It wasn’t until I was 19 that I discovered that exercise and treating your body right with the right food could give me the same pleasure without the guilt or weight gain. Then at 25 I started cycling into a deep depression triggered by a number of life changing events in my early twenties, that leads me where I am today: overweight, inactive and unhappy.
I’ve gone through 3 life changing bouts of depression, the first started when I was 15, then again at around 17/18 and then the worst at 28. I’ve finally come to accept that I can’t self medicate or get rid of my depression with temporary lifestyle changes, I can only try to manage my depression through longer commitments and being kind to myself. It’s a hard lesson to learn and I’m still trying everyday, but the familiarity of failure is seductive and easy to fall back into.
So over the next 3 months I’ll be documenting my attempt at weightloss and an overall lifestyle change that will incorporate more activity, better nutrition and more fun in general. This will still remain primarily a beauty & Millie blog but will have a few of these entries peppered between normal posts.
What are some milestones you’d like to achieve over the next few months or at least before the end of the year?