Living well is to glow, right? It’s to feel strong, energetic, and refreshed. Wouldn’t you say? It’s to love your body enough to take good care of it. I try to live healthy — I truly enjoy healthy food, I drink over 80 ounces of water a day, and I like to exercise. That’s not to say I don’t sometimes enjoy that which would be deemed unhealthy (When it comes to homemade chocolate chip cookies, pizza, and chips & salsa, my self control usually flies out the window).
I’ve been running since middle school, but have recently decided to take a month or so off from it. The plan is replace my weekly running with HIIT (high intensive interval training) workouts, yoga, spin classes, free weights, etc. My mind and body were getting bored with the slow miles, and I’d like to try and avoid any major exercise burn-out. Time to change it up, make it more interesting and fun. I’ll keep you posted.
With spring arriving, I was thinking about how I live well, taking inventory if you will…
DAILY VITAMINS: One-A-Day Women’s Vitamin, B12
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT MY: New Balances. [It’s how I get away with wearing tennis shoes to work.]
DAILY BREAKFAST: Bagel/Toast with scrambled eggs, or bowl of cereal with some fruit.
5 THINGS ALWAYS IN MY MEDICINE CABINET: Band-aids, Ibuprofen, Vitamin C.
FAVORITE WORKOUT: Spin class.
ONCE A WEEK I: Go for a walk through the neighborhood.
BEST FAST SNACK OPTION: Trail mix, bananas, Kind bars.
BEST HEALTHY RESTAURANT TIP: Watch out for the salad dressings and sauces.
ONCE A WEEK I COOK: Pasta!
MOST IMPORTANT HEALTH ADVICE: Stop comparing. Find what healthy means for you.
CRAZY HEALTH IDEA THAT ACTUALLY WORKS: Water, water, water.
MY FOOD PHILOSOPHY: Enjoy it, but remember it’s solely fuel, not a solution to boredom or stress. [Toughie for me]
SIMPLEST WAY TO IMPROVE HEALTH: Minimize the stress… [Also a tough one for me]
MY CURRENT MANTRA: Make choices out of care for your body, not dislike or distress.
MY GUILTY PLEASURE: Zaxby’s fries with Zax sauce…. or an Auntie Ann’s pretzel.
MY HEALTH PASSION: Running!
HEALTH TREND TO SKIP: Skipping meals. Never helpful.
MY GO-TO SMOOTHIE: Anything with lots of berries.
I’d love to hear how you would answer some of these! Always fun to learn what other people are up too.