I’m healthy in a lot of ways. Many ways. I work out. I eat huge salads. I eat vegetables almost every night with dinner. I add chia seeds to my smoothies. I don’t smoke. I don’t drink too often. I’m never afraid to pick up the phone and make a doctor’s appointment. But there are some healthy habits and health foods that I just cannot get into, no matter how much I try.
Because I’m a health and fitness writer, I’m always checking out the latest fitness trends and trying new products and health foods. I try to stay up on what’s new, and doing so is a great way to find new healthy obsessions (see chia seeds in my smoothies). It’s always a bit of a bummer when the new “it” thing everyone is raving about is something you just can’t stomach without gagging (coconut water, I’m looking at you), or something that just seems way too hardcore-scary to ever try (like CrossFit).
I’m a firm believer in finding the healthy things you love and sticking with them. Don’t be afraid to be adventurous, of course, but if you love spinach, don’t beat yourself up for not wanting to eat kale morning, noon, and night. I’ll be sticking with my Zumba, Brussels sprouts, and chia seeds… and ignoring some of these healthy habits that I just might never learn to love!
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