Thursday, February 2, 2012

Healthy



I've been thinking a lot lately about what being 'healthy' means. It's subjective, means different things to different people for sure. For some people they automatically think skinny means healthy while fat=unhealthy. I know this is not what healthy means to me.

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.


3 comments:

  1. great post!! As much as I WANT to lose weight, I am more concerned about getting healthy. I know I am overweight because I don't get the best and don't move as much as I used to, but even if I didn't lose weight at this point, i just want to be healthy!!

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  2. Great post. I needed to hear this because I got furious at work today when a co-worker was talking about me saying how people who are trying to be healthy are pathetic and it's a waste of time and they need to find something better to do like put together a puzzle because they obviously are pathetic if they have to sit there and worry about everything they are eating. I actually started crying because one, I thought she was my friend. And two, I'm sorry she gave up. She was trying to eat better but had no self control and very jealous I have been so strict. She claims I'm dieting and I am not. There is a difference between just eating right and doing a diet. Being healthy doesn't mean you are being pathetic. It means you care about yourself. Healthy people live longer, are happier and all and all just well.... you know what I'm getting at. I'm tired of people putting us down for trying to make a better lifestyle for ourselves.

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  3. Great post. Getting healthy is so much more important than getting "skinny." And you should be so proud of yourself for staying on track with your new, active lifestyle.

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