Saturday started with the beach.
And ended at Mohegan Sun with my favorite people.
Sunday started with this:
And ended with this:
Sometimes weekends don’t turn out to be the healthiest, and I’m okay with that. Life is short. I’ve learned it’s not worth it to be obsessed with every single thing that goes in my mouth, and that it’s okay to let go and enjoy myself.
Spending time with my friends and family and indulging every once in a while keeps me mentally sane and happy. Today, I would never give that up to stick to a strict diet plan or workout routine.
Two years ago, that wasn’t necessarily the case. I’ve been to that place of obsession and it was probably one of my lower points in life. I was constantly worried about what to eat and if I’d have enough time to workout. I would make up excuses not to go out with my friends because I would fear the excess calories coming from food and alcohol.
Learning to love myself is really what turned my perspective around. Respecting my body and not abusing it. Understanding that self-love is just as much physical as it is mental. I came to this realization after training and running for my first half marathon during the spring of last year. I learned to properly fuel and rest my body, and realized that indulging every once in a while is actually okay.
It’s definitely easy to get caught up in the process of eating healthy and working out to achieve a goal. I believe that while it’s important to carry out a healthy lifestyle, balance is really the key to being healthy and happy.
That’s my healthy. What’s yours?