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I've been asking myself this question a lot lately and I still haven't found an answer.
Last year about halfway into my diet (no wheat, no sugar) I thought "Hey, I'm NEVER gonna go back to eating "normal", I feel so much healthier, so much fitter!"
And then after 8 weeks all in all I was about 8 kilos lighter. It took me about two weeks to be back on my normal diet again. I gained all the weight I had lost. GREAT. Not. I have no idea why I couldn't just go on. Why I couldn't quit cookies and coke and toast and chocolate and...
The whole process got me thinking, you now? Do I want to be thinner? Because being thinner would certainly mean being healthier. At least for me. I'm not saying everyone who's thin is healthy or whatever but it would be such a relief for my joints, my organs, my back. Do I value myself? Do I value my HEALTH more than my laziness? Am I up for some work if that work will make me feel better and probably live longer?
Ever since the tender age of 7 years I was forbidden to do sports by real doctors. They couldn't have had my best interest in mind. Certainly not. Maybe they did what was the normal thing to do with a child suffering from periostitis in 1994. I don't know but their actions were not exactly a great foundation for my adult life and my relationship with sports.
Which is non-existent. And unhealthy.
Sometimes having a dog can be really exhausting when you're working 9-5 and the occasional concert night but most of the time I'm SO glad I have Hamlet. He's the best excuse for me to go for walks for at least half an hour a day (depending on how many of his walks I'm responsible for that day). That's a start, isn't it?
I desperately want to change my attitude towards sports. I do! I ordered running shoes which unfortunately were too narrow for me so I'll go to a shop in Munich to buy myself some fancy shoes.
I talked to friends who already do running. I read Haruki Murakami's book What I talk about when I talk about running. I made a playlist full of powerful songs that make me wanna move.
But as it says in the picture above (added to my health & beauty board on Pinterest) I still haven't managed to take the most important and yet the hardest step of all. The first one of my first running experience ever.
The horribly humiliating laps we were doing back in school are definitely NOT counting here.
Ah yeah, so I hope I'll be able to start running as soon as the snow has melted. I'll also be doing the Vegan for Fit 30 Day Challenge started by German (Vegan) chef Attila Hildman.
My first day will be February 1st (or if I feel like it January 28th). Will keep you posted :)
*please tell me if it's your pic and you want me to take it down or whatever