Now before you comment that I have titled this the same as my previous blog, I want to inform you that, yes it is the same title but not the same content. The previous blog explored how I started to become healthy and a timeline of what I’ve done in the first few months. However, in this blog I shall be telling you the habits that has helped me become healthy. Still confused? Well if you haven’t read the previous one, read it now, and if you have, keep on reading because you’ll more than likely see a difference of what I have talked about and what I will be talking about in this blog.
*DISCLAIMER: I am not a health professional, I’m not anything professional in this field. Purely experience*
Hello there! You’ve clicked on this post because you want to learn the healthy habits of this fabulous blog writer…I’m being sarcastic but seriously, I’m going to tell you some of the habits I started developing to become “healthy” and habits I will begin to become healthier.
Now this isn’t a habit, it’s more of a commitment. Every Sunday, I would go with my beloved to go grocery shopping and cook what we plan on eating throughout the week. For a long period of time, it was very effective, I knew what was going into my body in my lunches throughout the week and I didn’t need to worry about what I was going to do for lunch.
It also helped me save a whole buckload of money. I didn’t need to buy something from Subway or buy sushi rolls every single day. I already had food that I cooked for myself that was healthy and fulfilling.
Track Food Intake
I’m not necessarily tracking my calories. I’m mainly knowing what I’m eating is actually beneficial to my health. For example, when I eat a steak with a salad on the side, it’s high in protein and fibre. Because I’m tracking my food intake, I know how much protein, carbs and fat I am consuming on a daily basis. My goal is to eat more carbs and protein compared to fat hence related to meal prepping, I know what is definitely going into my body. There are different ways to track food intake, I use the app LifeSum.
No brainer, you guys know I’ve been working out for a while now. I have changed my routine up every month, recently I have only been focusing on strength workout but now I need to implement cardio. I used to do heaps of cardio during uni time because I walked a lot and the cardio classes I wanted to attend was fun. However, I’ve been extremely lazy and the days that I used to do cardio became busy. But here I’ll provide my “ideal” workout split throughout the week.
Monday: Pilates/Cardio (60 mins) – My trainer encouraged me to do pilates at least once a week and I never regretted it. It really helped with my posture, flexibility and balanced out my body. I already wrote a blog about why pilates is bae.
Tuesday: Legs/Cardio (45-60 mins) – I used to only do legs once a week but I love training my legs so I added another leg day into my week. Generally on this day I would do a class which focuses on legs but also is high intensity cardio, hence why I do both legs and/or cardio this day.
Wednesday: Arms (45-60 mins) – I target a lot on this day. Biceps, triceps, chest and shoulders. I personally like this because when I used to do for example just chest and triceps, or back and biceps, I didn’t feel that it was actually working and I wasn’t pushing myself. Recently, I’ve been thinking of including back workouts into this day instead of making a full day of itself because I need to focus on cardio more but for now, this is what it has been for the past few months.
Thursday: Back (45-60 mins) – I love back days. Not as much as leg days but I love it more than cardio and arms. I do want a fully sculpted back and I have a strong back now, but I may change this day into a cardio day.
Friday: Legs (45-60 mins) – Same thing as Tuesday but with no class and cardio.
These three habits I’ve implemented into my lifestyle are just the beginning of going towards what I define as a “perfect” healthy lifestyle. What are your healthy habits you have started this year? Or will you start new ones next year? There are so many habits I will be starting next year, probably should start now but you know…holidays hehe.
Anyways guys, I hope I have inspired you to start becoming healthy this coming year and have a wonderful holiday!
stay happy, stay safe and stay hydrated.