Monday, April 8, 2013

A Healthy Beginning

I’ve been doing a lot of contemplation about my own life lately. By life, I mean everything. My feelings, my actions, my plans, my health. And on the latter, I feel like I’ve been over-relaxed for the past few years. Have you heard of the 5S? Stress, Sleep, Sun, Sugar and Smoke. The five essentials that can affect our health. I’ve probably been working too hard and unconsciously it has given me a wee bit of stress. Or maybe a lot. And lack of sleep. Being an entrepreneur and working from home has kept me away from the sun because I don’t travel much. But getting morning sunlight is actually good for our skin, you know? On the good side, I do get to avoid the bad pollution and luckily no one around me smokes and neither do I.

Now sugar. I have been very much carried away on indulging myself on sweet desserts and evil food. I eat so much sugar, my God. Candies, milk chocolates, cakes, sweet drinks. I feel so ashamed of myself. It’s good to know that I’m on track when it comes to passion and all, but inside, I do feel guilty about my lifestyle.

Last 2 months, I went for a medical check-up and found indications (which I won’t specify in detail here) that require me to do a TOTAL CHANGE of lifestyle. I have to go back to my exercising routines, eat less sugary stuff, sleep more, all that to achieve a healthier body.

You can’t run away from facts, right? So knowing that my checkup result wasn’t all that good really freaked me out. And because of that, I have fully-consciously decided to commit on becoming a healthier Diana. I immediately registered myself to the gym, stopped eating sweets and all those good-looking desserts, sleep longer, cut down on seafood and all that, and basically eat healthier food which uses less oil and more natural ingredients. And trust me guys, sugar is mean. Sugar is pretty but her heart is evil. Fun fact: eating too much sugar causes faster skin-aging.

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It’s been more than 2 months since I “changed”, and I feel really good about myself. I can't believe that I haven't eaten any fried food or cakes or ice cream or even bubble drinks for this 2 months, and I've been replacing rice with bread or potatoes. Alhamdullillah. I guess, all this S – (lack of) sleep, (too much) sugar, seafood, stress, smacarons, scupcakes (pun intended) – does have a significant impact on our well-being. We better watch out and keep life balanced! It’s okay to let loose once in a while, but then we should always return to our healthy lifestyle. And you know, ever since I exercised regularly and eat healthier food, I feel much happier aaaaaaand my skin has gotten so much better! You see, emotional and physical stress DOES affect our skin. I have less pimples now and S said I glow more heheheh. It’s a good start and wakeup call..insya Allah this will remain as my new lifestyle and not just some impulsive short-term thing. Amin! :)

33 comments:

Mutiara Donna Visca said...

aaahhh kak Di I hope I can do the same soon...
good luck kak Di! <3
have a wonderful Days! <3

love,
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Fensiy said...

SUGAR is really my enemy nowadays. Hard not to put sugar in my coffee or tea. Change our full bad habbit isn't easy, but sure i wanna do it for my better life. InsyaAllah :)

Anonymous said...

SUGAR is really my enemy nowadays. Hard not to put sugar in my coffee or tea. Change our full bad habbit isn't easy, but sure i wanna do it for my better life. InsyaAllah :)

jacobian said...

to achieve healthier lifestyle you need to hire a trainer that will always reminded you about your body shape and its fitness. :-P

siti masyitah said...

Kak Diana, I have been rolling your blogpost from the starting 2007 for this past 1 week. Yaa, I have found (from ur blogpost pict) that u eat a lot yummilicious foods which pleasure tongue but lack of nutrition. And it's nice knowing that now u r in ur way towards healthy life :)
To be a healthy person as a whole, I suggest u to read The Enzym Factor from Hiromi Shinya.
I myself study health promotion. Since I read his book, I totally changed my perception of being healthy: I step-by-step increased my physical activities, changed my eating habit starting from the way I chew my food, and think more positively. I have written one issue of the book here http://my45travel.blogspot.com/2012/06/one-out-of-thousands-message-from.html
May we be healthy always...

LeeViaHan said...

nice,i recommend to you for try yoga exercise,that make ur body feel better and healthy ^_^


XOXO,indonesian beauty bloggers

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Leni Fitria said...

i need too...
need to become healthier....

AuL Howler said...

Oh, well.
I got the same problem here :(

I think I'd do the same too as the solution

Thx Princess Diana!
Your post always give inspirations

ririst chan said...

it's nice kak Di, inspiring me to life healthy too..
emang kadang kulit jadi lebih bagus kalo kita bisa mengatur pola makan dan pola tidur..
thank for share with us ya, kak Di..
:)

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Nadya said...

you should try the beauty detox solution by Kimberly Snyder, she's a brilliant. It's basically a more green diet and the science behind all that. I do still get to eat a meat so it's not as bad as it sounds. Just, google her ;-)

Christy .. said...

Like thiiiss<3

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www.edialisme.blogspot.com said...

food combining

TheUrbanWife said...

aahhh..sama banget lagi off makan nasi..hehehe.. yang beda cuma kamu udah mulai olahraga, aku beluumm.. hiks..

shenia said...

again, you inspires me.

i wanna follow that way, too.

Tons of thanks for sharing this spirit!

:)

Arina Nahya N Nafia said...

Nice post! love the shoes kak D><



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Yuri Natascha said...

I feel so sleepless lately. What tip can you give for the "sleepless" people kak?

Anonymous said...

Very often, these people give up before giving the program a real chance to work.
You have to find a way to take the tips you learn
and make maximum use of them. ' Being physically active can promote good mental health and help you to manage stress, anxiety and depression.

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Dinda Nayaredhanty said...

Dear Diana,
This post by so far is the most inspiring one :)
Seeing you so excited to change your lifestyle has urge me to do the same. My family is seafoods lover. I know how bad seafoods are (you know how much calories on squid!). I tried my best to avoid them but since I'm still a student and live dependently on my parents, it's up to them to decide which menu should we have on dinner.

But reading this post has motivate me to do healthier life, not only me but for my family as well. I'll try to exercise more and eat healthier food. So thank you for posting this! :)

Much love,
http://thehiddenmoon.blogspot.com

Ike Susesta Adelia said...

Aaaaaahhh good to hear that, kak di. sehat selalu ya kak di <3

Marsya said...

Thanks for sharing, Diana. Inspiring as always. :)

www.its-berry.com said...

nice!!
you are effortlessly chic!

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Blair's Bazaar said...

your post got me exercising again! Thanks Diana:)

Adeline Kusuma said...

So truee! Semangat kak!! I also want to have healthy life by doing exercise regularly. Hehe like a famous quote: "Mens sana in corpore sano" :)

Adeline Kusuma said...

So truee! Semangat kak!! I also want to have healthy life by doing exercise regularly. Hehe like a famous quote: "Mens sana in corpore sano" :)

Anonymous said...

Go-go healthy Diana, this is inspiring people for having a good life too.

Anonymous said...

Go-go healthy Diana, this is inspiring people for having a good life too.

fhenny said...

i am so glad to read this! and yes i totally agree that sometimes work can make me stress as well, but i feel better after working out.
i have been doing a change for lifestyle since dec last year and i feel much better than before.

i find lots of healthy food recipes on pinterest so i can cook at home,
and i plan my weekly meal so i can have rough gauge about nutrition
maybe you should try too ;)

i hope this will be your longlasting habit kak diana! sending full support and hugs :)

xoxo
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IA said...

this is exactly what happened with me last month. i'm 22 years old and for the first time in my life did full blood test and it surprised me when the results showed that i am not as healthy as i thought. it strikes me very hard. and now i keep on trying to have a balance life and do routine jogging. first it felt so hard to put off those bad habits, but now i am gladly to do it. :)
being healthy is very important. though the processes might seem hard but i believe everything will be paid off at the end of the day. :)

alnindo said...

Great Blog

Mitha Komala said...

i used to avoid fruits but nowadays i always drink an orange juice everyday. the only thing i want to get rid of right now is sleeping too late T,T good luck kak di!! xx

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Emon Maimon said...

I have been contemplating everything too. But I need the will power to star and change!

Keep us posted kak Di :D

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