Happy Tuesday dearies!
Yesterday I went to the beach The weather was beautifulThe beach was full, but we found a nice spot. After some sun, and fun we went back home. On our way back we started talking about priorities, specifically health priorities.
I’m a firm believer that I’m an old woman trapped in a young body (kind of). I’m always conscious about everything. I’m not your every day/every week hang-out person. In fact, I can count the times I’ve went out to parties. Don’t get me wrong, I’m just the person that enjoys movies, dinning out, beach, or other types of activities a lot more. Lame for some, ok for others, nice for me
As you may already know, health wasn’t always my priority. I went from zero eating to fast food, to zero eating again, to a healthy version I’m not planning to leave any time soon. Between changes, my priorities switched (a lot). A few years ago you could easily find me buying clothes every.single.week. Now you can find me buying food every.single.week I enjoy a healthy gift more than anything else. I love receiving a new pair of running shoes, or something health related.
I’d rather spend my money in healthy food than in some other “things”. Why you may ask? Priorities. Who doesn’t love a Michael Kors or a Coach? I know they sell beautiful things (ahem purses), but I’ve realize that material things can’t cure you, or bring you health. Sure it’s ok to buy one every now and then, but you can also use the $300 you spend in a bag to give to a cause.
My point is, priorities change for every one. Most of the people I know don’t give a crap (sorry) for their health. They usually ask me why do I eat the way I do, or why do I live the way I do, if at the end I’m going to die anyways. My answer is pretty simple: is not about quantity of life, is about quality. I don’t want to spend the rest of my days drinking 1,000 pills, or at hospitals. I already had too many pills when I visited doctors/hospitals weekly a few years ago, so I’m not into them anymore.
I make health my priority, I want to enjoy life, and be able to do as many activities as possible (like last week hike). I buy local, organic, and fresh whenever I can, I say no to unhealthy things when I don’t feel like eating them (yes I do eat unhealthy things, remember: balance), I skip exercise, and I sleep ten more minutes when I want to. However, none of those change my priorities. They remind me that I’m not perfect, that I have room for improvement, and that my number one priority will always be health (as well as family, and quality of life).
Wishing you a great day!!
What’s your #1 priority? I know all of us are different, and priorities switch depending our situation. I do want to remind you that your health, as well as your family, shouldn’t be in the back corner. Spread the word whenever you can, never stop learning, and love your body, it’s the only one you have.
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