Today HEALTH & FITNESS is up...
It's called health and fitness for a reason. You can't leave out the health part.
A lot of things in fitness are the opposite of health: Like starving yourself, losing a period, becoming a recluse because you don't go out with friends or enjoy activities. How is that healthy?
I say this a lot so I'll say it again. The world wants you in extremes. On the opposite of eating healthy and training, they want you soooo easy on yourself and so 'YOLO' (if people even still use that... but you know what I mean when I say that), that there's zero accountability, and you should eat whatever you want and drink whatever you want and do whatever you want. How is that balance either? I'll tell you this:
While it's 100% important to have self love (I preach it) you can't take that to the extreme and have no self discipline.
Eating garbage and being inactive is sooooo bad for you. Type 2 diabetes is preventable with diet and exercise and affects nearly 25 million Americans. So these people being cheered on to do whatever they want are very misinformed. It's not about a number on a scale or a shape. That's where the self love comes in.
Who cares what shape you are as long as you're taking care of yourself. Train for your body, heart and lungs. Train for your bones, your energy levels, your blood levels. Eat healthy nutrient dense foods. You'll look better and feel better - and that's the bonus. The goal isn't a six pack or stick thin body (well, for some... it is not me). The goal should be: "how do I take care of the body that God gave me to do this earth in?"
Health and fitness... I am passionate - absolutely passionate - about living it and preaching it.