I remember just around this time last year, how I sat and created health goals for myself. Little did I know that those health goals would be contagious. By contagious, I mean, my husband organically adopting those goals. You see, I started this yoga journey on my own. This journey gave me something to look forward to after a long stressful day at work. But little did I know that this journey would also make a lasting impact on another individual. My husband. Max never cared too much for yoga, for bone and muscle health, nor was he a health freak (not that we're now health freaks). He did not eat out, he was moderately active, he is not a smoker, or a drinker, but that was about it. However, now, he seems to be quite the opposite. For about 7 months now, he's been getting up preparing fresh vegetable and fruit juice for us. We consume fresh juice every morning as part of our breakfast. We NEVER eat out, unless we're out on a date, and we make it a habit to be very intentional about keeping an active lifestyle. Sounds like a lot, huh? Well, just ONE year ago, this was not the case for us. We knew nothing about juicing, and very little about yoga. Crazy to think the difference one year can make.
With the being said, I am excited to what 2018 has to offer us. We encountered some roadblocks (hopefully one day I am ready to share them with others), and we found success at times. In either case, I want this year to be a year where Max and I can both look back and cry tears of joy. Our health is very important to us, and while many times most can get caught up in the outer appearance of health, we both know that being healthy is more about how you feel. This year, we plan to detach away from how we look physically, and to focus more on what we put in our bodies internally. Max is no longer obsessed with looking "big" and I have backed away from constantly working on my abs for that 6 pack appearance. After a year of self discovery, and practicing self love, we have concluded that focusing on those things can produce more harm psychologically. In 2017, we can confidently say that we truly learned to accept our bodies for what it is. So, no more forcing our bodies to look a certain way, we will remain active, and eat the best and the freshest food possible. Goodbye to crazy body goals. Goodbye to trying to build a booty. And goodbye to fantasizing over unrealistic images of models. We will look in the mirror and love our bodies for what it is! 2018 will be all about self love and self acceptance! Cheers to 2018!
What are your health goals for this year? And how will you hold yourself accountable?
Everything that makes life worth living. Fitness, family fun, and food. Welcome to my lifestyle!