I have this passion for healthy living, no doubt due to my love of food. : )
It’s not that I’m Mrs. Athletic or only eat health-food, that’s not the case at all. But I do shoot for a few things to maintain a fairly healthy lifestyle.
I’ve been thinking about my teenage & early adult years & why anything to do with food & exercise seemed so much harder. A bit like a losing battle.
At one point I thought I was never going to be able to eat chocolate or ice cream again if I hoped to stay at a certain weight. That was sad. I never did well with diets, they all made me hungry.
It’s not to say I eat whatever I want, whenever I want. Like most gals if I eat poorly for a week it’ll show.
Though what I like most about a healthy lifestyle is all the things you can enjoy!
Granted, when you base your choices off of your health you probably won’t only eat starch & desserts for days on end without any vegetables & fruits, because you’re aiming for quality food overall to help you maintain a healthy average.
In a way, a healthy lifestyle should be like bouncing on a trampoline — not walking a tightrope.
Sometimes you’ll lose your balance, sometimes you’ll be tired & want a little break (while nibbling on chocolate). That doesn’t mean you’re failing.
Sometimes your weight & energy will vary, but if you’re on the fun trampoline of a healthy lifestyle instead of a stress-inducing tightrope it’s perfectly okay!
Since it’s your lifestyle you’ll want to have goodies sprinkled throughout your eating week, along with some active activities that you enjoy.
P.S. How do you maintain a healthy lifestyle?