26 February 2013

The Journey....

Hello Everyone!! 

It's been a long time since I've spoken to you guys, and by spoken I mean when I ramble and don't know when to end a sentence. Well, I just wanted to explain why my posts have gotten more and more infrequent over the past 2 weeks, it has a little something to do with what I see in every reflective surface I'm in front of - a marked weight gain. :/

My friends who have known me over the years know that I am by nature a curvy girl and that after 3 pregnancies I have managed to bounce back and lose the weight and for the most part I've been pretty happy with my body. A little history, over 2 years ago I began a new healthy lifestyle and joined a gym, hired a trainer and got serious about my eating habits. I managed to lose the last post-pregnancy pounds and gained muscle and it was certainly no coincidence that it was one of the happiest times of my life. 

Cut to today, where I have not only gained back those pounds but more. I would love to say that I'm making a case for inner beauty and that I'm 'enjoying my life' but the truth is I'm not happy with the way I look today, and instead of whining and complaining about it I've decided to do something about it. No it's not lipo - I can't afford it :D I'm back in the gym baby!

The most important thing and probably the most difficult thing for me is trying to maintain balance in my life. Being a devoted mother/partner/employee/employer/blogger requires a lot of energy and a lot of time that can only be achieved if you have excellent time management skills and more importantly if you are centred spiritually. If God is not in your corner and is not chief in your house, forget about it. It will be near impossible to gain inner peace. Seek God first then things have a way of falling into place.  

I have decided to share my 'Journey Plan' on this fashion blog because we all know that when we feel good we look good and it is quite fashionable to be healthy: physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally. Hopefully my plan can help someone else out there:


  • Nurture your soul, ie: daily devotions, listening to music, giving back to someone else or smiling more.
  • Do at least one thing that makes you happy every single day. For me that's _______________.
  • Do at least 45 minutes of exercise at least 3 times a week. Make it fun, and break up the routine to kill monotony.
  • Eat green and lean, watch your caloric intake, and avoid limit alcohol consumption. :p 
  • Forgive and don't hold grudges. I know that's hard with the world being what it is, but we have to focus on all the positive things around us and try to rise above all the negativity. Forgive yourself too, we all make mistakes and fall off the proverbial wagon, and if that happens, just let it go and move on. 
  • Be disciplined in whatever you're doing, stick to it and give yourself some time for marked progress; and in that light you can expect an outfit post tomorrow :) No there will be no weight loss, I'm just trying to be a more consistent blogger. 


I won't bore you with any more details but this is my quote for the day...



The journey of a thousand miles begins with
 a single step

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Thanks for reading my darlings,

 Natalia Oh! 
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6 comments:

  1. Awww honey you look amazing in those last posts. I couldn't even tell if you gained weight, I though you look great with your hourglass figure and toned legs! Anyway, but I know how you feel....we are the most critical of our own bodies and we need to nature our soul so we can feel good on the inside and outside. I'm glad you have developed a regime...Def an inspiration and I definitely need one. I just ate this delicious brownie today and now I feel guilty. lol. Take care and hope to see you soon on your blog. I love seeing how your blog is growing and photos are getting better and better(love it!). Oh btw - I always enjoy the rambling. It's always fun to read your posts because it's real! xoxo

    KTR

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  2. I support this. i did the same last year to try and lose the baby weight once and for all. lost about 30lbs and trying to lose that last 20... it aint easy but consistency is what gets us there. good luck! hopefully we can inspire each other :)

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  3. Don't beat up on yourself. I have been going through the same struggles. I have gained about 15 - 18 of the 52 pounds I lost 3 years ago. I have been trying so hard since the beginning of the year but haven't been quite consistent. Today was the first day I stayed true to eating healthy. Please share your journey as we need the inspiration. I wanted to wear my bathing suit for Spring Break but I will wait till summer. I love your blog and can't wait to see the next post.

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  4. Aw, love this post! It's definitely important to balance taking care of yourself and taking care of your family, bc a happy healthy you = a happy healthy mother for your children! Best of luck hon! xo

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  5. I've known you seen since high school and you are even more beautiful now than you were back in high school. Consistency is key to just about everything in life, especially weight-loss. I struggle myself with children and a job. My goal is always to not let my mid-section/abdomen area go, that's what gives us the shape as the curvy women we are and ain't nothing wrong with that! Continue to stay positive and beautiful, as real beauty is only skin deep and I think you got that covered!

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