This is actually a topic that I’ve wanted to blog about for quite awhile, but for some reason I’ve always been afraid write my thoughts down in a post.
Perhaps I’m afraid of being judged, or perhaps I’m afraid that other people will think I’m judging them.
Honestly, I don’t care anymore.
I don’t care if people think I’m a nut case. I don’t care if people know I’m a health nut. I know what I am and I’m damn proud of it.
I run every morning before work, I eat a diet based on organic, unprocessed food for almost every single meal, and I like to go to bed at 9 PM to ensure that I get enough sleep.
If that’s a crime, lock me up.
When it comes to living a healthy life, everyone has a different view on what is actually right.
- Some people live a healthy life by working out a few times a week and eating a salad for lunch.
- Some people live a healthy life by working out a few times a week and eating whatever they want.
- Some people live a healthy life by eating healthy during the week and eating what they want on the weekends.
I’m not writing this post to tell you how to live your life. I’m telling you how I live mine.
Now that I work in an office, I can see why this country is so unhealthy. The office is literally filled with pizza, fast food, chips, and cookies on a
daily hourly basis. I can see having pizza with your office buddies once a week as a social get together, but every day is going a little bit overboard, especially when you had Krispy Kreme for breakfast.
There are people here that have McDonalds for breakfast and fried chicken for lunch every single day. I seriously can’t even fathom what that would do to my insides.
Before I get called out for judging people, please be advised that is not my intent. Honestly, I don’t really care what these people eat. My number one priority should be to keep myself healthy, but I will help someone if they ask for it.
With that said, I think working in this kind of environment has actually sparked my motivation to be even healthier. I love the feeling of starting my day with a workout and eating healthy food throughout the day. It keeps me feeling fresh while everyone else around me is yawning and falling asleep at their desk. Hello sugar (or fried food) coma.
These are the reasons that I live the healthiest life I can:
1. I feel great and energized throughout the day.
By starting every day with a workout in the morning and a filling, engergizing breakfast, I’m always 10x more productive.
It really helps me shake that “I’m going to fall asleep at my desk” feeling!
2. I keep my body strong and at the top of it’s game.
Honestly, I feel the best right now that I’ve ever felt in my life. I haven’t been sick (besides something that lasted for a day or less) in about 4 years.
My digestion is also a lot better than it used to be. It’s amazing how much easier it is for the body to process real food.
3. I feel “healthy.”
This one is hard to put into words, but I physically and mentally feel healthy. I know what it feels like to be unhealthy. Honestly, that’s not the way I want to live my life. I don’t want to be tired all the time. I don’t want to feel out of breath just by walking up the stairs. I want to feel like the person that I know I am.
I know that sounds corny, but it’s definitely true.
4. I’m investing in my health.
I know that a lot of health issues can be prevented by taking action early. I know that living a healthy life filled with a great diet and exercise isn’t going to prevent me from getting hit by a truck on the way home, but it will likely prevent me from getting diabetes or having a heart attack.
A smart man once said “Prevention is better than cure.”
5. My fitness has improved.
Honestly, I don’t think my fitness level would be where it is today without a healthy diet. I know plenty of runners who eat completely terrible, but they are still fast as hell.
This wouldn’t work for me now, but I think the body adapts to lifestlye changes. When I eat something that I’m not used to eating, I feel terrible, but it’s because it shocks my system. I bet that if I ate like that on a normal basis, my body probably wouldn’t know anything different.
Why do you eat healthy? Has it made a difference in your life?