In my head when I envision health, I see someone who is active. I see someone who eats to live and not lives to eat. I see someone who fuels their body with nutrient rich foods and not just empty junk food. I see someone who has a loving family, friends and great support system. I see someone who lives their life with passion and integrity. Someone who is honest and loyal and knows that being healthy is not only about how your body looks but also in your thoughts about yourself and life in general.
I am working really hard on myself to not only change the outside to be more healthy but my mind and emotions too. I have an amazing support system that includes both friends and family. I know that I didn't gain all this weight overnight and I am certainly not going to lose it all overnight. But I have to remind myself that if I just focus on today and making healthier choices today then I can count that as a success.
I need a little encouragement from time to time to get up and get moving...sometimes it's so easy to just be lazy and make excuses about being tired or something hurting but I know deep down that if I just push past all that and get up and move, I always feel so much better! So that's what I'm doing tonight, I'm going for a walk with a friend even though what I want to do is curl up on the couch and veg out all night. I am choosing to make a healthy choice and I feel great about that.