I often think the phrase common sense isn’t so common as I encounter situations in a day where I believe someone should have acted differently. I realize it is my sly way of casting judgement and is not a thought filled with kindness and grace. Last week at U 1st Fitness, I was staring that thought in the face as I considered my nutrition.
We talked about the basics of nutrition and how media has convoluted the whole area of nutrition. I have been a sucker for this pill and that pill or this fat burning supplement or that power packed powder. I believer there are things that can aid us in our journey, but really, there is nothing quite as basic as the RDA (recommended daily allowance).
As I looked at the chart and considered the balanced diet that is outlined within this plan, I realized that I was missing the common sense of nutrition. I wanted to blame all sorts of things so I did not have to face my poor choices. I have shared that I replaced bad choices with a little better choices, but I did not make the jump to well-balanced choices. I am learning that my body needs fruits, veggies, grains, dairy, carbs and protein every day. I am learning that if I feed my body well it will crave healthy foods. I am learning that to be healthy is to be intentional….
I am learning yet again about good food choices that fit into my lifestyle.
I am learning yet again about good food choices that bring my body good outcomes…
I am learning yet again about caring for my body so I might live well.
I know that living healthy does not guarantee a long life, but I do believe that good health does guarantee a different quality of life.
I know that living healthy does not guarantee less heartache or pain, but I do believe that living healthy offers me an outlet to deal with that sorrow and ache in a way that my old life style does not.
I want to live in kindness to my mind, body and spirit. I want to feed my body well and feed my soul well. I want to have a colorful heart, both in my food choices and in how I love myself and others. I invite you to consider if you are using common sense when it comes to your nutrition. I invite you to look honestly and make some changes. I am learning it is very worthwhile! Come learn with me!