Happy Monday Lean Girls! I hope you all had a lovely Easter and Passover Holiday. Last time I did a Confessions post, I shared how I hate food prep. While I’ve gotten better about food and make large batches of brown rice and stocking the fridge with veggies, I’m not perfect. One of the biggest misconceptions about me, now that people know that I’m a fitness blogger and lover of all things healthy, is that people are SHOCKED (seriously, some have gasped) to learn that I eat french fries, love buffalo wings, drink wine, and enjoy the occasional ice cream cone.

On the flip side, I LOVE and prefer spinach, kale, quinoa, berries, hummus, seeds, nuts, and fish. Food from the earth nourishes me and makes me feel good. For me, being healthy is making better decisions towards a better mind and body. It’s about finding balance, loving yourself, and treating it well in all manners. Being healthy has nothing to do with be perfect and eating one particular way. However, it does have something to do with making more positive choices than damaging ones.

The biggest thing I’ve learned in my health and wellness journey, is not to beat myself up about food choices. Every meal is a fresh start and a chance to take a step closer to my goals, whether that goal is trimming fat or satiating my sweet tooth.

How do you define healthy? And how do you find balance when it comes to eating?


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  • BriBlessed79

    Let’s be honest… that ice cream cone was well worth it! That wasn’t just some cone off of a truck! πŸ™‚

    • @briblessed79:disqus – yes! That big gay ice cream shop was definitely worth it. Might as well make it good, right?

  • Sam Emrich

    love this, Grace!

  • Maribeth

    So true Grace! Every time we put food into our bodies we are constantly making choices. I think healthy is about moderation and balance. I can’t subsist without occasional junk food, sweets and decadent meals, but I know I can’t eat that for every meal. I do savor it when I do!

    • @disqus_WVNyKZVDVf:disqus – was just saying this to @briblessed79:disqus. We might as well make those rare indulgences good and make the most of them πŸ™‚ Life is too short. We should savor every moment (and taste) whether it’s with a bowl of spinach or an ice cream cone.

  • HEALTHY = BEING HAPPY. Obviously yes, you can go get your blood drawn and you can see your health through your blood work, but being happy is of the utmost for me!

  • Rosi

    I love asking others how they define healthy! To me being healthy is feeling good on the inside. Fueling my body with the foods that keep it working and feeling it’s best, getting the mental stimulation and decompression I need to stay positive, and moving my muscles for a daily dose of endorphins. πŸ™‚ I think treats are absolutely necessary and perfectly acceptable. We are human afterall and there is just some stuff out there that is too good to say no to. I try to find balance by only treating my self to the good stuff. A chips ahoy chocolate chip cookie you can have any old time, but my holiday golf balls, now those only come around once a year so enjoy! πŸ˜‰

  • Healthy can be a dangerous word. It’s not all about kale and bananas. Healthy can also mean cupcakes, beer or ice cream {like the delicious one in your post}…maybe just not all at the same time! πŸ™‚

  • Christine @ Love, Life, Surf

    Love this. It’s funny because sometimes I feel like I’m sneaking around when I eat ice cream or fries! Love how you define healthy – making better decisions towards a better mind and body.

  • Yes! Everything in moderation. People are so shocked when they see some of the things I enjoy, especially as a Personal Trainer. The key is balance. And when you work extra hard there’s nothing wrong with a little splurge every now and then. Your ice cream looks delicious!