You know, I was contemplating a New Year’s resolution two nights ago and learned a very valuable lesson I’d like to share with you.
The number one New Year’s Resolution (in America at least) was to lose weight. I wasn’t any different when 2012 was rolling around, however, although I certainly did stick to my goals and lose 30+ pounds, I kind of obsessively wanted to keep going. For the first time, two nights ago, I had an epiphany. The only reason I am going to eat healthy and exercise is not for more weight loss or not to be aesthetically pleasing, but to be healthy. I find when I am in that mindset, things seem so much clearer. Exercise (other than walking as I have always loved to walk) doesn’t seem like a monotonous chore, and having a grilled chicken salad isn’t a toss up between a burger. Now, not to say if you need to lose weight, you most certainly should, I personally left mine back in 2011/12 thankfully. You most certainly should lose weight for a myriad of health reasons you could repeat in your sleep. Whether you are already at your healthy weight or not though, keep the mindset to always exercise and eat well to be healthy. Not to be the thinnest. or the most muscular, or to prove some type of point. No. Don’t do it; you’re only harming yourself. Beside, when you only act to be healthy, everything else follows. You will lose weight because you are eating well and moving your body, you will gain muscle because you are eating and lifting weights and doing bodyweight training and not insanely obsessing over how many calories you have left for the day. Your body needs fuel to live, and your body needs movement to live. Give it both. If anything, I truly wish a New Year’s full of health for you. Blessings and a lot of love.