i'm on a health kick.
i am also realizing it is really easy to be viewed as over-the-top when it comes to health. i don't think that's just my self-perception.
when i ordered natural deodorant from an online store instead of the usual secret from the grocery store, my husband rolled his eyes and said "$14 deodorant, lindsay?" I felt like i needed to explain myself. the thing is, it is a bit pricey, but after reading for several years in a variety of publications about all the toxins and chemicals in these products we slather on our bodies daily, i just can't go back. i find ways to sparingly use my newfound baking-soda-and-essential-oils deodorant (rotating between this less pricey one) so it lasts for about 3 months, which is really as long as i'd keep the good old secret anyway. but, this has nothing to do with food.
it does, however, have to do with what we put in and on our bodies. stemming from a long lineage of cancer genes on the paternal side of my family and losing my aunt to breast cancer at 17, i have taken diet and exercise pretty seriously in my young adult years. (also inheriting an extreme sweet tooth from the same side of the family, it hasn't been an easy to stick to the health track all the time).
but, if such simple things to incorporate into your diet like leafy greens, carrots, berries, oats, lots of water and nuts (to name a few) contribute to healthy hearts, bones, cells, and muscles that will (hopefully) allow me to live a longer life feeling good, then give me more. not to say i won't have a cookie or glass of wine every now and then!
these gals below have been inspiring me to keep moving and keep putting good fuel into my body lately. it just makes me feel better, emotionally and physically. with more frequent intervals in between yoga classes and more veggies to get me through this cold wisconsin winter, i even have a little more color in my usual pasty pale face this time of year. if a perk of good health is a natural glow then i'll take it.
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