I can almost guarantee that if you’ve taken any type of health class, no matter if it was voluntary or forced by your high school, you’ve learned all about a balanced diet.
When it comes to a healthy lifestyle, I believe it is important to work out after a day and eat healthy during the work week. Let’s be honest, the thought of a strict no carb diet is dreadful, and how many times can we really say it is something we have followed through with? I know for me, the word diet and the thought of a dramatic change are too intimidating to even consider. Instead, I have reverted to a lifestyle with a balanced routine.
In terms of working out, I’ve given myself the objective of sweating for at least 30 minutes a day. I chose 30 minutes a day because it’s not just doable but it’s also exciting to think I get to set aside a half hour to be with myself, my songs, and not care about what everybody else is doing.
Similar to my workout regimen, I have set a limit to going out just on the weekends, except when there is a special occasion. Alcohol consumption is tough on the body and paired with the loss of sleep may make you eat more and turn into a cycle of wreak havoc. I learned the value of this balance by cutting out alcohol altogether, only to experience the pendulum swing to the more common side of social and casual alcohol intake. It took me a while to develop an understanding of how my body responds to certain spirits, and how often I can drink without putting a damper on the next few days.
For me, finding a balance between dining out and eating in has been nothing short of difficult. In my friends asking me if I want to go to dinner or the thought of not wanting to cook, finding Animal Pros here’s tough. Throughout college, I found it difficult to say no to going out to eat because it was societal and I was tired from my day. I began to give myself limits once more and told myself if I ate in at least three nights a week, I could go out to dinner on the weekends without feeling guilty.
Balance in life is tough to discover, throughout the hectic demands of work and the time we’ve left for ourselves at the end of the day, I’ve found it important to balance the few parts we have control of.