Oliver & I were sitting in this small park in Berkeley on our honeymoon, sharing a delicious lunch from this french take-out place around the corner when we started talking about how tired we were. It wasn’t exactly the exhausted energy that comes from having an adventurous day, it was more of a people tired. We had spent every waking moment together since we said “I Do,” and we started to notice how tired it was trying to entertain the other constantly.
These past few weeks (honestly since the wedding) I have had some pretty awful stomach issues. Pains, nausea, vomiting, you name it. Sorry to be graphic, but after seeing a stomach doctor and getting an endoscopy done I found out that it all came from stress. Friends I stressed myself out so much during wedding season that I actually irritated my stomach! At first we were scared it was an ulcer, but luckily it’s just inflammation. I have to be on medicine for the next three months, which I am super thankful for. But it all could have been avoided if I just relaxed a bit and took care of myself…instead of worrying about every single minuscule detail.
After my endoscopy I actually sat down to reflect on the different health issues in my life that I have been avoiding. Things that don’t seem like a big deal now, but looking back I am not realizing that my body needs me to treat it well. I only get one body, and that means I should start listening to my aches and pains and treating them with better care.
Here are a few of the things that I reflected on that need some change:
More recently I’ve really been into working out and trying to eat right, and it’s actually been paying off! Since the holiday season I’ve actually lost 14 pounds, and hoping to shed a few more before the big day in a few months. It’s been an incredibly hard journey, but a very rewarding one. I find myself experimenting with healthier recipes or trying new workout plans, and it’s been fun to give my body what it truly needs.
However, being on a budget means it’s a bit hard for me to have a personal trainer and all that. Currently right now I don’t have a gym membership anywhere (unless I find a killer Groupon), so most of my workouts happen right in my living room. I usually try workout videos, or I find workout plans online.
I think the problem with fitness and nutrition in the millennial generation is thinking that it’s not doable with a busy schedule, or that it’s not a habit people care about anymore. Instead of trying to be healthy, the new norm for this generation is to binge watch TV and order takeout. Not saying those things are bad, I did them this past weekend. But I think it’s a habit that should happen in moderation, and we should truly be caring about how we treat the bodies that we live in. Which is why I’m excited to provide all of you with a few workout plans to get your fit and healthy this season.