drive-thrus are for lazy people.

Living my healthiest and most holistic life, without a drive-thru !


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healthy – your way.

Your kind of HEALTHY.

What exactly does the word ‘healthy’ mean to you? It can take on countless meanings according to millions of different people and sources, but it’s what you define as healthy that really becomes important (at least I think so anyways). I was sparked to write a post about this because of another blog that I read – and I really liked the concept of the article. It’s important to know that healthy can come in all shapes and forms and that one definition of what healthy constitutes is simply not enough!

Is your healthy defined as…

  • Working out every single day no matter what
  • Living by restrictions such as eating only ‘raw, organic’ foods, etc.
  • Pushing yourself to diet/exercise even in unreasonable situations
  • Not eating out at restaurants because you don’t know what you’re getting
  • Obsessing over the number on the scale

This is not my idea of healthy, but at one time I think that it was something like that…

OR is your healthy defined as…

  • Eating a “cleaner” diet when possible (I take this concept from Tosca Reno, an eating-clean guru)
  • Avoiding high fat, high sugar, high calorie foods
  • Working out as often as possible for enjoyment purposes
  • Trying to live a balanced lifestyle
  • Taking rest days
  • Accepting that your body has a natural, comfortable weight
  • Going by how your pants fit, not by the number on the scale (IT’S JUST A NUMBER!)

Life is about living in moderation, not living for perfection. If you strive for perfection you will never attain your goals.  Write down what you define as healthy and seriously try to consider whether your thoughts are realistic. Go through each one and decide if it’s a worthy goal, or if it will simply make you unhappy.

 


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destination runs.

Having trouble pushing yourself those extra few kilometers on your daily run? For me, most days I call it quits at about 5-6km. Not because I don’t think that I can run more, but more because I just “give up” and get tired. I know how hard it can be to push yourself when it seems easier to walk it out and just let your body do what it wants – but where can us so-called “short-distance” runners find the motivation we need to run those extra kilometers?

Here is my solution, or something that I know works. It’s called Destination Runs and it is exactly what it sounds like. I want to challenge anyone reading this that enjoys running to try one. The reason for doing a destination is to run more distance than you would on a normal day. Another reason is to prove to yourself that you can run that extra distance, without falling over of a heart attack. It’s worth trying, I promise.

The simplest way to do a destination run is map out your route, say a 7km set route from point A to B that I’m going to follow. You can do this using mapmyrun.ca. Then, get someone to drive in another car alongside to your end point. Leave one car there, and go back to the start point with your driver. Now, let the race begin!

The joy of this is that, it’s not over until you touch that car. You have no choice and I honestly think that it’s the motivation that some people need to prove to themselves that they CAN run x km’s.

I’ve tried this, it worked for me, and that’s why I’m recommending it to others. It might be a little bit of a hassle to do the car drop, but if you have another way to do this – let me know. It’s worth a shot, at the very least.

Anyone who knows me knows I love to run – but I really do find it hard to run long distances (for me a ‘long distance’ is 5-20km). I’m always struggling to run non-stop on longer distances – so, if you have any good techniques, please share them with me!

Happy Running!