Pinterest has always been a source for inspiring quotes and words to live by. I came across one the other day that really expresses how I feel about diet and exercise. I printed this out and hung it on my refrigerator so I can be reminded each and every day.
As a food writer, it can be a challenge to stick to a clean eating plan as I am always surrounded by tempting foods and drinks. These words really hit home for me
Exercise to be fit, not skinny.
I used to workout with the sole purpose of getting skinny and never really focused on the long term benefits of exercise. As I get older, I realize that exercise is vital to live a long and healthy life and gives me more energy to get things done.
Eat to nourish your body.
Food shopping should be filled with healthy options to nourish the body. I have swapped out unhealthy items for fruits, vegetables, lean meats and whole grains. My body appreciates it and I can feel the difference.
Ignore the haters, doubters and unhealthy examples that were once feeding you.
I try to stay focused on my goals and surround myself with positive people. I do not have time for toxic people.
You are worth more than you realize.
When you invest in yourself, the return is worth more than you could ever imagine.
Simple, yet effective, these guidelines have really made a difference in my life. I encourage you to follow them and enjoy the healthy rewards.