Healthy: possessing or enjoying good health or a sound and vigorous mentality. (source)
What exactly is being healthy though? So many people have misconceptions and opinions of their own. For example, is healthy…
- waking up at 5am to workout?
- drinking vegetable juice for breakfast?
- eating organic 100% of the time?
- eating little to no sugar?
- ordering salads (with dressing on the side) when at restaurants?
- forgoing hanging out with friends to go to bed early?
- or forgoing hanging out with friends because the food is too “unhealthy?”
- not eating dessert…ever?
- doing a cleanse once a month?
Or is healthy…
- working out when you want, whether it’s in the morning, afternoon, or night?
- and if you don’t want to workout that day, you don’t?
- eating what you feel like eating, even if it’s not a load of vegetables?
- hanging out with friends, even if it brings you home at 2am?
- eating french fries, ice cream, or pasta every once in awhile?
- smiling, from the inside out?
I think that the term “healthy” can be very misleading. I used to think healthy was good-for-you food and workouts. That’s it. Then family and friends came along after that. But now I know, that isn’t the case. Family and friends come first. When that part of your life is aligned, then healthy eating and exercise will just come naturally.
If you are able to juggle nights with friends and cleanses, then more power to you! My point is, there needs to be balance. It can’t be “HEALTH HEALTH HEALTH” 100% of the time. You need to find that happy medium where you can go out with family and friends, order that pizza, and be okay with it. You should be able to wake up in the morning remembering the time spent with your loved ones, not the pizza that you ate.
I guess the point of this post is that happiness is the most important of all. If you’re healthy but don’t have much happiness in your life, then things really need to change.
Be happy. Then be healthy.
What is healthy to you?