Our new Travel & Lifestyle editor Christine Warren-White gets to grips with Living Well…
Working for the past four years with a celebrity chef, and now Gulf Insider, I’m constantly surrounded by incredible food. My husband, and two step-sons are all foodies and even our pets Frank and Furta are sausage dogs. Having a job where I have to travel the world, attend parties, and review restaurants means I’m very lucky. But the downside is, it’s impossible to say no to Michelin-star menus, business class beverages and sky-high snacks and so the kilos have piled on. Juggling a hectic career and family, I’ve abandoned the gym and now, looking in the mirror, I realise something has to change. Mostly my belly! So I’m going to get fit, changing my eating and drinking habits, and transform my body and life within a year. It’s my Live Well Challenge which I’ll be sharing with you every month. There’s nothing like public accountability to motivate me into going from flabulous to fabulous.
Now shift doesn’t just happen. It takes time, especially as this isn’t just a diet, but an entire life makeover. My health, wealth, home and even my phone (digital detox anyone?) are getting a radical overhaul. Shifting 25 kilos and putting myself first, will require discipline of the kind I’ve, so far, never been able to master. So I’m going to need some help. Cue experts from psychologists to personal trainers, doctors to dentists and I’ll be sharing tips, tricks and results right here in Gulf Insider, our sister publication Bahrain Confidential and on social media.
You can expect tuition on nutrition; sighs, highs and definitely no pies (honest!); defiance, compliance and a whole heap of science as I swap my nom nom nom for some om om om. And of course, where else would my Live Well Adventure begin but up the Himalayas for a five-star detox boot camp? Eek! See you in April!