Strolling through my IG feed seeing mermaid toast, and oatmeal bowls that look like they came from Narnia. I glance at my breakfast that consists of a 6 shot latte’ and a bagel (aka a gluten bomb) I can shove in my face…because I don’t have time to hunt down bananas that grow in neverland!
I tried to buy into the fuckery that It was so easy and enjoyable to partake in the “healthy life” by almost going broke on organic, and feeling like a zombie to rise at the ass crack of dawn to juice..no thanks. Lack of sleep is a big NO BUENO for me!
I mean come on? I don’t mean to sound like a cynical ass…but take a look at social media and how they make shit appear so easy. Look at some of the yogi’s doing the morning stretches..they look damn near perfect, and sexy AF standing on their heads! What about the easy vegan recipes for the mom on the go?..You know the mom dressed, makeuped, and grinding her own nuts and seeds to make homemade waffles before 5 am! If you have time to devote to just wellness and fitness and being green all the time. Good for you! Most of us don’t!
Instagram… I’m on your ass!
Reality check…Going to the gym or yoga class, and being hyper aware of everything you consume, is NOT easy! It doesn’t negate the fact that you shouldn’t strive for a healthy lifestyle, but fuck, give yourself some grace! It’s not the end of the world if you find a healthy balance.
I remember when I tried to get radical with my diet, I went from full on carnivore, to veggie overnight. Radical right? Yeah, and guess what..it didn’t work! I literally HATE kale..I have not acquired a taste for treebark and pinecones…just kidding I don’t even know if those things are food.
My point is when I started this RADICAL change to a healthy lifestyle. I rushed right in, not only did I fail, but I set my expectations way too high! With this failure, it just set me up to believe that I would never be able to be as devoted, or perfect as everyone makes it seem. Then I had my AHH-HA moment it’s about progress, not perfection. It’s been a few years since I embraced the balance of MY type of healthy..If you haven’t figured it out yet, I am not a purist!
I don’t belong to a gym anymore as it was just a fancy pretentious keyfob. Every time I would go I felt like I was going to die, and most of the time I was exhausted and too stressed from feeling forced to go. I do however practice yoga in the comfort of my own home..I don’t need to stress about falling over and farting in someones face..I can eat burrito’s and fart in my own face all day..and it fits in my schedule.
Let’s talk about eating, I try to meal plan but let’s face it, sometimes it just doesn’t work.
It’s really easy after a long day to just drive through the nearest fast food place fill up on poison burgers and binge watch hulu, while eating a tub of Ben and Jerry. Sometimes I do this, guilt free even..
Moral of this rant is to let you guys know that living healthy is not as simple as it looks in a photograph and it’s not as easy to be mindful 24/7 to choose the “right” thing. The thing is, you are working on moving toward a better healthy lifestyle by integrating better diet and exercise. Don’t get down on yourself. Change is not easy! It’s hard to do because we are creatures of habit.
Don’t worry! It’s your life..find the balance and don’t give in to overthinking.