Friendly reminder to everyone
YOU DON'T HAVE TO EITHER EAT BURGERS, CHIPS AND PIZZA OR SALADS, AVOCADOS AND APPLES
I feel like the thought that, for many people, comes to mind, when the word "health" comes up is; fitness, abs, diets, that #summerbod, skinny tanned girls in bikinis promoting detox tea - and those thoughts counts for me too, but still I find it a bit weird, because as a, lets say, 10 year old, I would probably have said; not having any illnesses, having more or less the ideal weight, exercising(not training or working out, but exercising), eating vegetables and fruit. Health has developed into a very extreme thing, and I think that is the reason, why a lot of people boomerang around with their diets and exercise.
It hurts all the way into my brain, whenever people one day, out of the blue, says; "I am going to start working out one hour, six days a week and the seventh day I'll do yoga. Other than that I'm going to 100% stop eating sweets, cake and other sugars" - because, let's be real, is that actually going to happen? Not that I want to destroy all hopes, but that is a lot of changes, and it just is very hard to go from 0-100 on the fitness scale. It's not impossible, but very hard.
It's not like I'm a saint, I've definitely been there too. "100% I'm going to get fit, get that summer body ready, my body is a temple" blah blah blah... I've then ended boomeranging back and forth. Working out and eating clean, taking care of my body. Eating whatever I want, enjoying life, feeding my soul. But then I don't feel good, because that's what unhealthy foods do to you, so back at it. But when I'm eating healthy and working out, I feel like I'm restricting myself from life, and then back into nutella, sweets and sofa chilling - and the circle goes on. Or well it didn't. I got tired of it, I wanted to find a balance. That's when I stopped eating healthy and working out, and started eating well and exercising - but isn't that the same thing? No, not to me atleast. The thing with dieting and training is all in your head. It IS possible to do one more burpee! Your body can do much more than you think, it's your brain telling you that you can't do another one. You CAN stay away from sugar, even though your hands are shaking, you want to cry and can't find peace and calm. It's all mentally - it's all in your head. When I think of working out and eating healthy, the picture I see in my head, is a gym and a really boring salad. When I think of exercising and eating well, I think of walking my dog and eating vegetables, but also a donut once in awhile.
My biggest wish isn't a sixpack. I don't need my body looking uber healthy on the outside, I just need it to be my 10 year old description of healthy, on the inside. Health should be about how you feel, not how you look. So what if you weigh a few kilograms more or less than your ideal weight, as long as you feel good and happy, that's what counts. Find balance and don't pressure yourself into extreme lifestyles, just because that's what society wants you too.
And one thing that I didn't know where to put in; you don't have to start running, to go for a run. If you one day feel like going for a run, do it, it doesn't have to mean that, that's now an annual thing and now you have to run thirty minutes, 5 days a week, improving and improving, going hard. No, you can go for that run, and then perhaps do it again in two months! That's totally up to you.
Throw on lots of highlighter, take a bite of an apple, post on instagram and voila, everyone will think you're healthy - scary how easy it is, huh?
See you on the flipside