Friday, August 28, 2020
I read this in an article in Spark People today, and it spoke to me:
“Defined by award-winning health journalist Pilar Gerasimo, the term "healthy deviant" is used to describe anyone willing to defy unhealthy norms and defaults in order to achieve a high level of vitality, resilience and autonomy.”
I feel like this is my mindset. I no longer eat unhealthy food, unless it’s a treat. I crave healthy salads, fruit and yogurt, lean protein, healthy carbs. I seek to burn energy every day. Every step is an opportunity to lose weight.
My biggest struggle is living with someone who does not share this mindset. Someone who craves and consumes unhealthy choices every waking moment of the day. I fear that rather than motivating him to become healthy, I’m driving him toward unhealthy. I get frustrated when we walk together bc he is so slow. I know he is capable of doing so much more. But he is not motivated, and I don’t know how to help him get himself there.
So...I remain focused on myself. I have a vision of living a more active lifestyle...running, jumping, swimming, riding a bike. I don’t want to be sedentary in my retirement...I want to be active, to enjoy the moment. And I want my partner with me. Is that too much to ask?
Sorry to be so dramatic this morning. I felt a need to reach out to others who may be experiencing the same thing.