My Thoughts on Being Healthy

I am not a nutritionalist. I am not a dietician. I am not a personal trainer. I am not a doctor. I am not a specialist. I am not a scientist. I am not a researcher. I am not a nurse. I am not an expert.

But I am healthy.

I don’t diet. I don’t cleanse. I don’t follow trends. I don’t go to the gym. I don’t avoid carbs. I don’t use meal plans.I don’t count calories. I don’t starve myself. I don’t juice. I don’t eat low-fat anything.

But I am healthy.

 I sometimes eat out. I sometimes eat pizza. I sometimes eat chips. I sometimes eat fries.  I sometimes eat ice cream. I sometimes drink beer. I sometimes stay inside all day. I sometimes spend too much time on my computer. I sometimes eat chocolate bars.

But I am healthy.

Being healthy isn’t easy.

Being healthy isn’t hard.

Being healthy takes time.

Being healthy is a choice.

I choose to be balanced. I choose to eat breakfast. I choose to walk home. I choose to swim.  I choose to cook my dinners. I choose to be a vegetarian. I choose to pack a lunch. I choose to go to bed early. I choose to eat real food. I choose to avoid processed sugars. I choose to learn about food. I choose to stop eating when I am full. I choose to find new recipes. I choose to make the time for yoga. I choose to drink water. I choose to be active. I choose to eat fruit. I choose to hike.

I choose to find the time to be healthy.