It has been a while since I posted about "Plus Size Healthy Living." With the New Year, I have kicked this into high gear for myself. I didn't like how my body was feeling after the holidays. I have made a conscious effort to make some changes in my life--part of my "New Years Aspirations."
During the holidays it is easy to get into bad habits. All those holiday treats and events... Who can say 'no?' Even though I never stopped having some form of exercise in my life, I am guilty of indulging some. I also was getting a bit lax on the amount and type of exercise I was doing.
With the New Year, I have started a new "regime" of sorts. I kicked up the time and effort put into my workouts and I have replaced one meal with a protein shake/smoothie (breakfast usually). I am also back to trying to watch what I eat and make better choices. With my iced coffee in the mornings, I have stopped having caramel and am slowly getting used to less sweet coffee. This is definitely going to be a slow process.
Don't get me wrong, I am no fitness/health guru. I am continually looking for the best way to be healthy. I know I will never be skinny, but I want to be healthy. It doesn't matter what size you are--if you make healthy life choices you will feel better. There are unhealthy skinny people and unhealthy plus size people; there are also healthy skinny people and healthy plus size people. It's all about choices and not about numbers.
Nobody should live a life without being able to live it to it's fullest. Don't let something hold you back. Don't let a body shape define you. Be healthy and happy at whatever shape your body is meant to be.