Yesterday I was lucky enough to have the day of from work. There is something truly awesome about having a Monday off from work when the rest of the world is going about their routines and your drinking coffee and watching the Today show in your PJ’s. I had no real plans for the day and quite honestly liked it that way.
As the day wore on I got thinking about what I’d spent my day doing. If you were to ask me I spent it doing things I love. Relaxing, running, eating, grocery shopping and even a yoga date with Michael. All things that make up part of a healthy life.
But how many people truly love living a healthy life? So many people workout because it’s good for them or eat healthy or gluten-free because it is the only way they can stay trim. They do it because “they have to”.
I LOVE living this healthy life. I created it for myself and I know what works best for me and my life. For me it is running and yoga. It’s trips to the grocery store to stock up on my favorite veggies for the week and the excitement of trying a new to me healthy product. And just as much as it is about staying active and eating right, it’s also about finding that balance to snuggle up with a furry friend for a mid-afternoon snooze.
I know a gluten-free diet just won’t work in my life and that I love chicken and beef too much to be vegetarian or even vegan. I know that if I ever bought a juicer it would just sit on the counter and I’d feel bad about never using it. But those things might just be what you need to live a healthy life that you truly LOVE.
I guess what I’m trying to say is, try it all. Go vegan for a day and if you love it than that might just be for you. If you can’t stand the thought giving up sugar then don’t…but skip the second piece of chocolate cake. If the thought of a protein shake makes you gag, don’t drink it. If you hate yoga but LOVE Zumba, then dance away my friend. If you LOVE your 6pm spin class but never want to own a real bike, more power to you. If your idea of exercise is a long walk with a four-legged friend, well then you just might be the smartest of us all.
Find the things in life that create a healthy life you LOVE to live. Life is too short for “have to’s” and it’s just that much better when you spend a day with no plans living healthy because you are doing the things you LOVE. Healthy living should be balanced, easy and natural…create your own healthy life that is just that.