What being fit & healthy means to me
For me being fit & healthy isn’t about constantly being on a strict diet that doesn’t allow any of my favourite foods, or forcing myself to go to the gym when I’d rather be anywhere else.
Instead I believe that living a fit & healthy lifestyle is about balance. It’s about eating as healthily as possible for 80 per cent of the time, while enjoying the 20 per cent of eating what you like guilt-free. It is also about moving your body to make it fitter and stronger, not so that you can fit into a certain dress size. It’s about relaxing about what the numbers on the scales says and instead focus on being able to run 5k, 10k or a marathon without stopping.
I feel that so many of us, myself included, often put too much pressure on ourselves to look a certain way that we forget that life is meant to be enjoyed. Fitness is a crucial part of my lifestyle, but I also enjoy it. I love knowing that my body is capable of running half and full marathons. I enjoy working on getting stronger and lifting heavier weights. I look forward to learning new sports and skills, learning to do a handstand or being able to climb a rope.
Along with this I enjoy eating healthily. I love food and how it nourishes the body and provides us with energy. I enjoy being creative and adapting recipes to make them healthier. I also find the healthier I eat the better I feel, both physically and mentally.
I’m not a personal trainer, which is why I never include specific workout routines on my blog or social media. I fit my workouts around my job as a Content Strategist as well as around my work as a freelance writer and journalist. So like many people fitness isn’t my job and instead is something I choose to include into my busy day of work and other commitments, but it is something that I really enjoy and hope to share this passion through this blog.