When I think of my former lifestyle, I think of pretty much low energy…
I remember having a sedentary life since I was a kid…coming from a hot place as the north of Mexico, we had to stay pretty much in the shadow to protect ourselves from the intense sun, I remember I had to play inside home and if I did some outdoor activity it was always for short period of time.
I always blamed the hot weather & strong sun that I was lounging around the couch and feeling so lazy. I spent most of the time watching television or behind the books.
I remember my grandmother cooking for me a big breakfast because she said I must have lot of energy for my studies at school, that is why I always got an amazing meal, for sure she made it with much love; I had daily 2 eggs with sausage, fresh-made flour tortillas, guacamole and,… I would get always a banana/milk shake with white sugar for drink.
Funny I remember naturally not liking fruits or any kind of sweet, that changed pretty much when I met mr. lucky charms, a gift from my uncle who lives in the States, omg, that became an addiction even when I grew up I always looked to buy this cereal and ate it not only for breakfast but for snack as well.
As student, I added pizza and pasta to my tacos and cola teenage diet. This continued in my professional life, I remember that having comfort food was my way to deal with stress, any kind of stress, personal & professional.
Even though I had valuable tools that help me to detox my mind and kept me sane; fitness and nutrition were missing. Been active was missing.
I started to experiment myself thru meditation and yoga. I felt very connected to myself and to others. This experience really made a shift on the way I perceive life. I begin to choose a healthier living and suddenly I was in a new country, in a new relationship and in a new me.
When I moved to Austria everything changed, my way of living was totally different.
First I had to experiment walking long distances in the cold winter & in the hot summer.
Second, everything stocked in plastic bags & canned were out of my life. Fresh, local & organic food were my new buddies.
Third, it was fitness and yoga, …I started to practice and train 2 times a day, I remember my hubby booking me to every class he gave to his clients, either ashtanga yoga practice or kettlebell training.
From here on, I just felt in love with this way of living, so much less but so much more.