Thursday, December 01, 2011
The more I go about learning and experimenting with what a "healthy lifestyle" means to me, the more I'm realizing that it is continually shifting.
When I was at the beginning of my journey, "healthy choices" were very small changes in my life. Things like exercising twice a week--consistently--or cutting back to only ONE night of pasta or pizza per week were all big deals for me at the start. Where I was in life, those choices defined my new direction in healthy mindful living.
As I lost weight and became more focused, driven and excited about this new approach to life, I relied on tracking calories, fitness minutes, and a VERY strictly regimented exercise routine ("NOPE! NOT available that time- I go to the gym!"). I thought about my food and fitness nearly every hour of the day, and weighed-in weekly to celebrate 1-2 pounds steadily lost with each step in the right direction.
When I reached my goal, my healthy living definition became a bit more... confused?...
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