What Does HEALTH Mean To You?
What does the word health mean to you?
How do you imagine living out a healthy lifestyle?
How do you imagine living out your ideal healthy lifestyle?
You get to choose how you live your life. You're the boss. You might not realize it, but you actually get to decide what your healthy lifestyle looks like. Maybe going vegan/paleo/gluten free is your thing. But if you want chocolate chip cookies, steak or freshly baked bread you can have those things too. Don't let someone else tell you how to live your life, just because they claim to be an "expert" and have been on Oprah. Eating is a huuuge part of our lives, I mean you do it at least 3 times a day! Why give that much of your life over to someone else's rules?
Maybe it would be nice to have a 6 pack and glutes of steel. But is that something you actually want, or do you just believe you want it because you've been told that's what every person wants since before you can remember? And does the lifestyle that it requires align with what you want your life to look like? If you strongly value dinners out with your friends and your meal plan compromises that, will you be happy? Some people are incapable of having a six pack. If that's that case for you and you work your tush off for those toned abs to no avail then what happens? Will you still be happy with all your hard work?
Can you have the best of both worlds? Of course! But do you want that for yourself? I believe some people believe they do...but deep down they really don't. They feel guilty and lazy for not being a total gym bunny...but it's okay. This is your life! As long as you are happy and healthy you don't need to stress about busting ass on the elliptical or what that cookie will "do to you".
It's okay to be happy with enough.
It's okay to be happy with what you can do.
It's okay to be happy with what you want to do.
You call the shots,