I’ve had a few ideas for posts rolling around in my brain of late, centered around this lifestyle I’ve created for myself, in large part due to the barre n9ne 60 day challenge well over a year ago now. This is a lifestyle that is constantly changing and evolving and I am learning more and more each day. So rather than write about each of those things that I’m learning, today I thought I’d define my healthy.
To me, healthy is…
…an individual journey, with no end game. Defined only by me. And only by you. Empower yourself to find ‘your’ healthy.
…a balanced, wholesome life. From eating, to living, to my workouts. Because too far one way or the other is going in circles and counterproductive.
…eating foods that nourish, that are fresh, and that fuel. But sometimes giving in to a craving is okay too. In part because it makes you realize that the fueling foods actually make me feel *better* and happier than that nacho, pizza, or chinese food may have ‘in the moment.’
…movement. Plain and simple. Moving the body, working it hard, but smartly. And always honoring rest. It is always needed.
…moderation. Not deprivation. There’s no sense in off-limit foods or calorie restriction to the point of starvation. That again speaks to counterproductivity.
…understanding your why. And applying it to this healthy life.
…paying it forward. Helping family, friends, coworkers ‘find their healthy.’ Because what works for me may not work for you.
…healthy is…happy. Plain and simple.
What is your healthy?