Ok, the last five weeks have taught me A LOT! I live on an island where people are very active and always in a small bikini, no matter the size. I work at a clinic where people are health conscious and are very much “organic”. There is a farm up the road that I can purchase ANY locally grown vegetable/fruit I want at an unbelievably low price. My husband has gone almost completely vegetarian and is shrinking before my eyes. Everywhere I look people are choosing to do something for their health, and though I am health conscious and enjoy the feeling of “living healthy”. Do I really do it? I exercise, but not as a regularly scheduled thing. I eat right, but if a soda is offered to me, I drink it. I almost feel fake, like I’m not for real, I don’t choose health.
Now, health is a LARGE spectrum and there are so many separate parts. There is physical, emotional, spiritual, mental and a bunch more. I believe they all depend on each other to make a body feel well. But I am mainly writing about physical health here.
The last two weeks I have been really hard on myself about my choices and why I make them. I’ve read articles, talked with the Lord and have listened to other peoples opinions on why health is important and why we don’t choose to take care of ourselves.
I know a lot of people are half way dieters. They eat salads everyday for lunch with a diet soda. They have a healthy dinner of fish and rice and then bake 5 chocolate chip cookies for dessert. I don’t think these are bad things, but on a regular basis, aren’t good decisions. Never having a slice of cake again is not something I can live up too. Making the decision, each and every day, each and every meal, to choose healthy is something I can do.
What I eat is what I become. If I eat greasy food my stomach gets upset, and I break out, If I drink soda I bloat. For me, it is choosing to feel better. When I choose healthy, not just my body feels healthier. My mind feels healthier, I am proud of myself and my good decisions.
I work with a company full of people who are changing their lives. They are so encouraging and I know I can get help from them. They provide me with support. It sounds like I’m checking myself into health rehab, but I really feel like it’s a sickness. I make myself sick when thinking about my decisions. Health is something I was raised up to be aware of, from when I was a small child my mom taught me that my health is very important. Everything I choose to do to my body has a consequence, whether it be good or bad. I am slowly getting back to that thought and now as an adult I can research it for myself. I know what my choices do. I want to choose health. Do you?