Food–the source of good and evil in this world. How can it be that food is both our strength and nourishment while also being our crutch and guilty pleasure? Most, if not all of us, would agree that eating healthy is not as much fun as diving into a piece of chocolate cake, and yet when we do eat healthy we feel so much better about ourselves. Rather than starve ourselves of the food we love we should aim to eat delectable foods in moderation. Yes, it’s a cliche, but I do believe that moderation is the key to life!
The same can be said of exercise in that if we go 100% every day working our bodies to the max, they are eventually going to tell us “please stop and let me be a slug on the couch.” And it’s ok…so I say even though it’s a new year you are allowed to have a few unhealthy eating habits, like ordering that sundae from the McDonald’s drive thru or having a cheeseburger with all the fixings. Moderation keeps the guilt from creeping back into our lives, too! Just be sure to keep stock of feeding good things to your body because they are needed to fuel a better workout and create a better centered you throughout your day. And that is something to smile about.