Balance

Happy Friday everyone! Today I wanted to talk about something I’ve struggled with the past couple of years. Balance. Balance in life, between mind and body and finding what being healthy is for me. First of all I absolutely love food which basically means I’m not super skinny. Second, the last couple of years I’ve found the physical activity that I love, group fitness, and therefore I’m in pretty good shape. So, it might seem like I have some kind of balance… My body has not changed in size that much but I have a different shape since I have more muscles now. Overall I think I have a good body, I do a lot of cardio so I have a strong heart and the strength work I do is fairly evenly spread to all muscle groups. I could probably use a little more functional and mobility training but hey, you can’t have everything right? I guess you could say my body is in balance but I don’t think my mind is, or at least not all the time. On one hand I love my body, it does everything I ask of it but on the other hand there is always that pressure from society that I can do more, do better. And even if I know my worth and that it has nothing to do with my appearance it is very easy to forget it. My lesson, that I’d like to share with you is that balance is not a steady state that you reach and then just stay in. You have to work constantly to keep yourself there but also remember that it’s okay if you can’t always do that. Do things you like, surround yourself with people you love and balance will be much easier to find, and keep. Love yourself, accept your flaws and celebrate your strengths. Easier said than done but it is definitely worth it to try and work for it. Well that’s all my thoughts and advice for today. Have a nice weekend and talk soon!

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