Woke up this morning ready to get the day started. On a Monday. Maybe it was the fact that I had a great Easter? Or the fact that it was actually cool out and I wanted to go for a run! Perfect since it’s the Boston Marathon today. Good luck to everyone that is running!
I laced up my shoes and went for a run. I’ve actually been really enjoying morning runs lately, and have been doing them 2-3 times a week and then lifting later in the day. Works perfect and starts my morning on a great note, and I also have energy for lifting later in the day!
We shall see how long this lasts… ha.
I posted this on my instagram yesterday because I wanted to make sure everyone really enjoyed their holiday (if they celebrate). So often I see girls not allowing themselves to enjoy holidays, social gatherings, certain foods, or getting anxiety or feeling guilt over doing so.
It breaks my heart.
Sure, I completely understand if you are prepping for a competition. That’s an entirely different story. However, if you are just trying to be healthy and live your life, being completely OBSESSED with “clean eating” or “sticking to your plan” actually is not healthy.
Health is a mixture of eating real, whole foods
and also allowing yourself to enjoy some other foods you love.
Ice cream. Wish I could have the real thing, but this worked just as well 😉
Health is exercising because it’s good for you, and because you ENJOY the type of exercise you are doing. NOT because you feel like you have to, or because a certain type of exercise is what everyone else is doing.
Health is spending time with family, going with the flow, eating, drinking, laughing, and enjoying the time you have with them.
Drank mimosa’s with my mom and grandma. Grandma totally got drunk. Made my day hahahaa.
Health can be drinking green juice first (if that’s your thaaaang) to get some extra nutrients,
and drinking champagne later, even though it was only noon 😉
Health is drinking coffee, “because it’s good for you”,
But drinking multiple cups even though “too much can be bad”. (Whoever made up these rules anyway, MAKE UP YOUR MIND).
Health is eating a mixture of carbs, proteins, and fats
But eating them whenever you want, in any form you want. Breaking those made up “rules” like not eating carbs past 6 pm. All of these meals were consumed past that time. Quinoa, sweet potato, etc. Eating red meat – wow, so bad for you. *sarcasm*
And last but not least, health is about loving your body, loving yourself, and loving every second of your life.
Do what you love. Enjoy your life. That, I believe, is the definition of a healthy lifestyle.
What do you think is involved in a healthy lifestyle?
What did you do for Easter if you celebrated?
Anyone go for a run for Boston today?