Living a healthy lifestyle requires hard work and commitment. It means not always indulging when you want to. It means not always being lazy when you want to be. It sometimes means sacrificing other things in your life to make your healthy lifestyle a priority. But overall, all of these choices you make should make you happy. Health and fitness should ENHANCE your life.
Exercise, food, calories, and "healthy" choices should not consume your thoughts 24 hours a day. It shouldn't make you feel trapped. It should not CONTROL your life. Because that is not healthy.
I've been there. I used to think I would get "fat" if I didn't do 2 hours of cardio a day. I thought eating foods such has butter and olive oil would make me instantly gain five pounds. I had a very all or nothing attitude. I was trying to be healthy but what ended up happening was that I was being controlled by my own thoughts.
It is possible to have too much of a good thing. Being obsessed with anything is bad. But I know how easy it is to fall into the trap when you're trying to be the best you can be. Every once in awhile, take a minute and take stock of your healthy habits and priorities. Are they making your life better, or are they controlling you?
Have you ever found health and fitness controlling your life?
How does it ENHANCE your life?