May 24th, 2019

This time around, I knew I had to change my habits

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Himanshu didn’t let big changes in his life slow him down

Himanshu Walia, 30, France

I recently moved to Paris from London with my family. Relocating with family is never an easy feat. It involved months of planning and, even then, it took us long to settle in here. As a result I wasn’t getting any exercise and living on junk food. Though I have always enjoyed an active lifestyle, I have never able to make it sustainable long enough for it to become ingrained.

This time around, I knew I had to change my habits.

I came across the Fabulous app last year, but couldn’t convince myself to use it long enough for any changes to happen. This year, the fabulous app caught my eye again, and I wasn’t going to let this opportunity slip through again.

That being said, the hardest part initially was to trust the process, but all the letters I received during the “Unexpected Journey” were so powerful. The impact on my mentality was enormous, and is the reason I’ve been able to keep moving forward.

Though there were many times where I was ready to give a mental excuse to not get up early, do that workout or go for a run, I pushed myself. I started to realize all the knowledge I gained from reading every letter carefully made me more confident and apt for any hurdles on the road ahead.

At this point, I can’t think of starting my day without my morning ritual. Some of the habits are so ingrained in my lifestyle that they have become my second nature just like taking a bath or brushing my teeth every day. I just do it.

It’s easy to put yourself last when you’re a father to a 20-month old toddler along with a full-time job. But I learned that it doesn’t have to be this way.

Fabulous changed the game for me. Though I still have ways to go, I’ve learned to make time where it seems impossible to make time. Like finding an hour for myself  to workout every morning.

When I feel like I am going off track, I read few letters again. It always helps set my mind back on the right path.