Goals and a bit about my life
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
I have a few minutes here so I decided to make a quick blog. i thought I would lay out some of what my health and diet goals are as I have been thinking alot about them lately.
1) Most importantly, I have a goal to feel better. I have been living in a high stress world lately and am trying to regain control of my emotions. I decided that cleaning up my diet and being more conscious of exercise would help so I cut out processed foods and as much sugar as possible while adding in large amounts of fruits and vegetables. We live outside of Hong Kong island ...in a fishing village ...on a mountainside, and as we decided not to get a car, I get daily exercise walking to work and to the market but I am trying to up that with walking the dog more often (plus she needs the training).
2) I also want my skin to look better. Again with the stress, dehydration and poor diet, my skin was looking ruddy, not fresh and frankly older so I am hoping that my choices will help my skin to look better.
3) Weight. I have gained some weight but it is not out of hand ...yet. I saw it heading up however and decided to cut it off at the pass. I put that last on my list because I decided that if I work on the above two I am hoping weight loss will naturally come. Plus...honestly I am caring now more about how I feel and less about what the scale says.
So how is it going?
Well, in reverse order, I have stopped the weight gain and have maintained my weight in the last 10 days. My skin feels softer (but I also invested in a good moisturizer so that helped I am sure) and looks better. Most importiantly, I have felt more even and under control...less ruffled by things.
I cannot say that it is all due to diet and exercise (I have also been trying to get more sleep. I imagine that being conscious of it all and purposely being mindful of how I feel has helped as well. Anyway, I would like to try and blog about the changes as I go.
So...I have a few more minutes and I will elaborate upon where I live and what it is like. I do not live in the big tall city of Hong Kong downtown. (It is crazy there!) I live about 40 minutes away...still very populated but not with the tall buildings and the insane traffic of downtown. I live on the side of a mountain with the view of the water. Now that I have gotten over my fear of snakes...I've only seen one...and big spiders...seen alot but mostly in the jungley part of the area...I kind of like it. I walk to work down the mountain on a paved path through the woods/jungle passing by little villages here and there (not as quaint at it sounds...most of the village houses are not so pretty). I am happy to be surrounded by nature to look at even though we live on the second and third floor of a village house and rather than having a yard we have a roof top living area. This is how most people live here. You either live on the ground floor with a patio or garden or you live one and two floors up with a roof top area. It is pretty peaceful and safe here with lots of expats like us in our neighborhood.
The first picture is from the area where I live...the second is on Hong Kong island on Monday when we got our passports renewed.
Quin and Liam fishing at the pier in our area.
Have a great day!