For me it is important that I feel good, and love, every single part of my life. From all the things and people I have around me and close to me to how I feel physically, mentally and emotionally.
My emotional health I have been working on all my life, and I have come to the conclusion that I am a lover, it is important to me to love; people, animals, things, situations, food, locations, surroundings and so on.
My mental health has been an issue during parts of my life and for the last few years I lived in Sweden I had to take medicine to be sort of stable at least. Since I learned how my emotional health works, and since I moved to Spain my mentality is now stable.
Physically I have never really bothered so much to be in control over and learn about, until last year really when I got sick and tired of not being in control of my weight and how I feel. I started to eat according a diet that is very big in Sweden, called LCHF in short and Low Carb High Fat in full. This is not a weight loss diet foremost, even though a lot of people lose weight from following it, but a feel good diet. Strange thing is that I am a lot more mentally stable when I don’t eat carbs and I feel a lot better physically, even though I have not lost any weight. I’ve been eating carbs in periods over the last six months and I end up stop eating them again because I get too emotional, and I feel crap.
Now, I don’t only want to feel good, I want to look good to so the last few weeks I have started to exercise as well, something I love to do when I do it, but I have a tendency to overdo it which only leads to me getting sick, or injured, and I can’t exercise and I lose the flow and the will to get back on it. This time is different. I am constantly changing the activity, because I know I get bored if I don’t, and I am not allowed to exercise more than two days in a row, and I am not allowed to rest for more than two days in a row, and I have to exercise at least four days a week. And it seems to be working! Because I make sure I do it in a way that makes me keep loving it, rather than making me feel like it’s a chore.
Today for instance I went for a Zumba class, which in my opinion was more of an aerobics routine than a Zumba routine, and I really enjoyed it and I will absolutely go there again. I like the fact that it’s not in a gym, but in a night club, because I don’t really like the whole gym atmosphere. I also like that it is across the street from where I work, about an hour after I finish work, and the beach is only a few minutes walk away. So today after work I spent an hour on a park bench down by the beach reading Harry Potter in English (I’ve only read them in Swedish before but wanted to read them in English for a long time now) on my Kindle.
I will let you know how my exercise continues. So far this week I’ve gone for two long walks, about 7,5 km each, and Zumba today, time will tell what the next thing will be. All I know is that it has to be an hour.
I hope you are all enjoying your lives out there.