This year I have decided to change my lifestyle and live a better and healthier lifestyle. I am not getting any younger and I realize that as I age my body is getting weaker and that I have to give it better care. I have been living the life of the common modern day guy spending much of the time in the office and while not working I have not always used my time for constructive activities.
To improve my health and wellness, I have decided that I will not stick to a strict healthy diet. No more of the junk foods that have often supplemented my meals. My wife has always advocated for this so this will be easy. I will not be having any snacks away from home but will be eating healthy food from home. I will also reduce my sugar intake. I will take my coffee with less sugar and will completely avoid sugary foods.
My biggest challenge is what I eat in the office. Many times I get tempted to eat junk foods or other office snacks due to the easy availability of these foods and also the influence of other co-workers who munch on these unhealthy foods. To help stifle my appetite I will follow the example of one of my lady co-workers who carries her own packed lunch which includes a huge canteen that she fills with some fruit and vegetable smoothie.
Apart from styling up in terms of my eating habits, I will also style up in terms of my physical exercise. I will start a strict routine where I will work out every day. To this, I have bought an indoor rowing machine which I can be using at the convenience of my home. We are to work together with my wife to encourage each other to train each day without fail each of us monitoring the other to ensure we do not skip a day.
Apart from physical training, and a proper diet, I also want to go back to recreational activities that are constructive. One of the things that I really want to go back to is playing the guitar. I once played the guitar and I was very enthusiastic about playing the electric guitar for some metal music. This was great fun and it helped my mental wellness a great deal. Unfortunately the guitar got damaged and I have never played again.
I will buy another electric guitar which I will be playing during free times especially when I am feeling low or when I am stresses with one thing or another.
Finally, I want to spice up my marriage life. I have promised my wife that I will spend more time with her. I want us to try and bring back some of the fun that we had before the children came along. I want us to go back to going for the impromptu dinners and the outdoor weekends we had when we would enjoy each other’s company throughout the weekend without any interference from other life responsibilities.