Thoughts on Healthy Living

Howdy, everyone! Who is ready for the weekend? Who else thinks this week went by fast? Wow. I can’t believe we are over halfway through September! Anyway…today I want to talk a little more about health fitness. In case you’re wondering…I really do have a love for health and fitness. And I believe they go together.

Thoughts on Healthy Living

You see those people who eat super healthy and never workout. They drink water, get sleep, and do natural things for their body. But they’re out of shape. That’s not ‘healthy’ then. And how about those crazy {fitness} people who workout all the time- trying to “out-work” a bad diet. That’s not healthy either. Or those people who eat processed diet foods. Low cals, low carbs, all junk. That’s not what your body needs. Your body needs real food to fuel your body. Especially if you’re working out and pushing your body. We want to be healthy and take care of our body.

I believe you have to have a reason to be healthy/fit. Sometimes, that reason is just to be healthy, feel better or be thinner. I want all of those. But- the main reason I want to be healthy and take care of my body is this: 1 Corinthians 6:19 – “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” and 1 Corinthians 10:31 – “whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God”. I want to be healthy for the glory of God. And if I remember that- it helps keep me from going from extremes (which I am very prone to do) of obsessing over how much to eat/exercise or not caring at all.

If you follow me on instagram, you will have seen some of these pictures. I want to show you kind of what my diet looks like. When I say “diet” I mean in the terms of just what to eat. I’m not on a diet. I have a list of “don’t eat” things, but that’s about it. I just look at the blessing of all the things I can eat!

My breakfast is always 2 scrambled eggs with onions, sausage, and most days, mushrooms. I then have either a pear, half of an orange, or half of a grapefruit. It’s a blessing to have a husband that wants the same thing everyday. We change it up with the fruit. 😉 *Note-we have breakfast at 4:30 in the morning. I’m not usually awake enough to get a picture of it.

After breakfast, I either go to the gym, do a workout DVD, lift weights with my mom, or do a mix of running and yoga. I have just started the #friskyfall challenge with the Tone It Up community, so I now do that plan, too.

Outside Yoga
Obviously, my cat likes yoga too.

Around 8-11am, I have my post workout snack. Sometimes I feel like I need something sugary, so I have fruit. Or sometimes I’m starved and have something with protein.

Fruit Protein and fruit Protein

Now comes lunch. If I’ve had fruit as my snack, I have a mix of veggies and meat for lunch. If I had a protein snack, I’m usually not super hungry, so I have some fruit.

Healthy Lunch Healthy Meat and Veggies

Now on to dinner….supper…whatever you call it. I usually just make “normal” food. My husband is a big meat eater, so we always have meat and veggies. If it’s a meal with gluten- bread, pasta, ect., I try to not eat it, or just make brown rice for me. Luke is very aware of his weight/health, so we tend to just eat a lot of brown rice.
Well, that’s about it. Nothing drastic. Nothing you can’t continute the rest of your life. It’s affordable and easy. I’m a natural person. I like natural things. That has to be the healthiest, right? Things that God has given us. 🙂

What are some of your favorite healthy foods? Do you go to an extreme when trying to lose weight?
Hannah Diane

3 thoughts on “Thoughts on Healthy Living

  1. Love this post! I think eating food you enjoy in moderation is the best way to go. I don’t put any food off limits, I just eat less of it if it’s not as healthy. Some of my favorite healthy foods are fruits (apples, bananas, strawberries, & pears are my faves), grilled chicken, peanut butter, oatmeal, nuts, and protein bars. 🙂 All your food looks delicious!

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