Health

Healthy Living Dashboard

I haven’t enjoyed this experiment, so won’t be continuing with the Dashboard. But I would like to summarize my progress over these past four weeks.

Water Consumption

I am satisfied with the progress that I have made and would have removed this indicator from the Dashboard had I continued. I have gone from drinking a single glass of water and several cups of tea a day, to drinking several glasses of water and perhaps two cups of tea. My cousin, who is a Herbalife executive, recommends that we drink 3 – 4 liters a day because of our hot weather, but I sit in an air-conditioned office most of the day and I believe that would be water overload for me. I drink between one and two liters of water a day which I think is sufficient to keep my body healthy.

Herbalife

I have started to become creative with my Herbalife shakes once again as I was starting to get quite bored. And when I get bored with my eating, I go out and look for junk food. I am not like my cousins, who seem to eat or drink the same Herbalife meals day in and day out without getting bored. So I am making good use of all our delicious summer fruits to bring variety to my day.

Exercise

I am really struggling to be consistent with my exercise program. It’s so simple and yet I don’t seem to be able to stick to it. The weather has not helped, with rain in the early mornings most days. This past week I tried to move the training to after work, but so far taking my daughter to the doctor and the puppy to the vet became higher priorities. As it should be!

Weight

I haven’t had any further weight loss. So it seems that the extra sitting that I’m doing coupled with the lack of exercise, is conspiring to keep my weight stable. I have to get moving, it seems. I still have complete faith in myself that I will achieve my weight loss goals! March is just around the corner and for me, there is no better motivation than a deadline.

Fasting

The 16:8 cycle is an easy cycle to stick to. I have shortened the fasting window most weekends because I still have family staying with me from Hong Kong. When they make breakfast, they make breakfast for me as well as a sign of respect. Last Sunday I made Herbalife shakes for them for breakfast 😁. I have been fasting for nearly a year now. It has become a way of life for me, it’s not something that I have to actively think about anymore.

Overall, I am feeling positive and healthy just not as physically fit and slim as I would like to be. Time to move on.

Herbalife with prickly pear juice and a dollop of thick yoghurt. One of the tastiest shakes I’ve made in a long time. For those who haven’t heard of prickly pears, it is the fruit of a cactus plant known as Opuntia.

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