21 Days. Who is with me?
For the next 21 days I am challenging myself to eat healthy and keep up with my running/crossfit. My reward? I haven’t thought that far ahead yet, but it may involve ice cream of the vanilla variety. Now, WHO IS WITH ME?! How do you try to stay healthy in mind, body, and spirit? Tell me.
I came to accept in my early 20s that I will never be a size 2. And I am okay with that, because I realized that’s not what healthy means to me. Not too long ago I took a break from the healthy eating and exercising. I just stopped completely. I was dealing with a personal loss and I just didn’t see the point anymore. I woke up late, ate whatever I could grab my hands on, or what was convenient, or sometimes didn’t even eat at all. At first, I was fine, but slowly I noticed that I wasn’t in a good place physically and mentally. I felt tired all the time, my mind felt foggy, I slept horribly, and was up at all hours of the night just staring at my phone. My work suffered. I wasn’t happy with myself, or towards the people around me. I didn’t know what was going on until I realized that working out and eating properly helped me in ways that went beyond the aesthetics. It disciplined me. It gave me a glowing sense of self love and care. This is when I realized that my definition of healthy is not about looking ‘hot,’ or fitting into a size. It’s about being happy with myself, in mind, body, and spirit.