Healthy living has endless definitions. Some people define it as eating vegetables with dinner and not smoking. For others, it means being vegan and running marathons. I like to think of myself as falling somewhere in the middle.
My idea of healthy living has also evolved over time. I remember thinking dipping tortillas is cheese dip was ‘healthier’ than using tortilla chips. Now I focus on putting the most natural food possible in my body, with some built in wiggle room for treats, of course.
I bring this up because in the blogging world I feel like the more extreme your eating habits, the more popular you are. Start off eating greens, you’re doing well. Nix meat from your diet, get a bump in traffic. Go vegan? You’ve made it!
As much as I’ve loved seeing more and more readers come to my blog (have I said thank you lately, BTW? You’re support and readership means the world to me!), I don’t plan on going gluten-free or eating only raw foods anytime soon.
I blog in hopes of showing others that healthy living doesn’t have to be extreme. I’ve never run a marathon. In fact, you followed my journey to my first 5k and saw the exhilaration I felt after I completed it. I’ve tried my best to be honest about my love for pizza and wine (before I was pregnant, of course), while showing you my love for trying new foods and cooking healthy eats for my (growing) family.
Before I began blogging, I promised myself not to get caught up in the numbers, and I’m proud to say that I’ve mostly adhered to that idea (I must admit, sometimes it’s fun to check stats!). I love being a part of such an inspirational community, that motivates and supports each other. I hope my role is additive, too, showing that you don’t have to extreme to be healthy.
It’s as easy as making one healthy decision…then making another. And remembering to enjoy life in the process!
What do you consider to be a staple of healthy living?