What is love? Isn’t it an inexplicable feeling, and a mysterious emotion? It may have been defined millions of times in songs, sagas,and poems, but still all time this beautiful word remain undefined — for everyone’s definition of love is so different. And maybe that’s why everyone finds there love to be highly unique, no doubt love is compassion, madness but above all, it is a selfless sentiment. We are on the journey of searching, What’s more, the answers ranged from poetic to hilarious.
The answer we had were really hilarious, one summed up how grabbing a pizza was love, many others found other ways to express how food is love for them and some quote that there is no sincere love than the love of food.
So many people want to live healthier lifestyles because they are unhappy with their weight or how they look. They claim to have muffin tops, stretch marks or flab. They look in the mirror and criticize every little detail about their body. They stand on the scale and hate the number that appears. They criticize every little detail, striving for perfection, or at least what they think perfection should look like. I won’t lie — I’ve been guilty of it.
Perfection is impossible simply because everyone has a different idea of what perfection is.
A lot of our physical traits are genetically inherited. These thunder thighs of mine aren’t going anywhere no matter how much I run, bike, squat and eat healthily — I was born with them. And guess what? I’ve learned to love them; they’re actually pretty great for softball.
The important thing is that the body gets the vitamins and nutrients that it needs, meaning eating fresh fruits and veggies and staying away from overly processed junk food. Some people count every single calorie, grain of sugar an ounce of fat, while others don’t pay attention to what they are eating at all. Be aware of what goes into your body, but don’t be obsessive. Moderation is key. Most importantly, don’t beat yourself up for eating that bowl of ice cream occasionally and realize that there is no need to count every single calorie eaten every single day. Remember, we are not striving for perfection.
A lot of professional athletes are considered obese based on their weight, despite the fact that many of them are some of the healthiest people to walk the planet. These athletes are solid muscle. And remember, muscle weighs more than fat. Skinny does not equal healthy; likewise, chubby does not equal unhealthy. Weight does not determine health. Muscle-to-fat ratio, vitamin and nutrient levels, happiness, and the functionality of body systems do. So exercise, eat healthy foods — remember that it is OK to splurge moderately — take care of yourself, and get regular check-ups to ensure overall health. Of course, don’t forget to love yourself first.
If you choose to maintain a healthy lifestyle, love yourself first. Make the decision to eat healthier, exercise more, and live better for yourself — because you love yourself and want to take better care of yourself, not to lose weight or to look better. Make the decision for the right reasons.
The goal should be a healthier you, not a perfect you. You are beautiful. You are handsome. You don’t need to eat healthily, exercise frequently, stand on the scale or look in the mirror to know that. Do not let anyone else ever say otherwise.
A lot of people do it. The difference is that I have learned to love my body and appreciate myself for who I am. You only get one body, so own it, love it for what it is, and take good care of it.