The truth about being "Healthy"

Healthy. Now that’s a controversial word isn’t it?

I hesitated to even write it. There’s such a stigma around it, especially for those of us that do not match the typical magazine definition of health.

Our heart here at Curvy Moi is to help you love yourself just as you are. We are not here pushing the latest and greatest diet tips and tricks. But in loving yourself, it is important to become the best you possible. And that requires a healthy mind, body and soul.

Each year instead of New Year’s resolutions, I choose one word that I want to focus on for the year. For 2014, my word was healthy. It was not about a number on the scale or a certain dress size. It was completely about an overhaul on my life – mind, body and soul. I wanted my relationships, my thoughts (especially about myself), my body, my finances and my relationship with God all to be healthy. I needed to take stock on all the things I let enter my body, whether food, drink, music, television, reading material, thoughts and make sure that I am only fostering overall health for me. This goal has helped me to realize that I was doing such a disservice to myself by not having a high regard for health.

And so, today, I wanted to talk about it....just a little.

Can I tell you what the official definition of health is from Merriam-Webster?

Health: the condition of being well or free from disease; the overall condition of someone's body or mind

Now, look at that definition again. No where in those words does it mention a look or a body type.

Friends – hear me on this. Health is not defined because you do or don’t look a certain way. It’s about making wise choices that cause you to be the best you possible.

So I challenge you – throw out any preconceived notions you have of what "healthy" looks like. Change your way of thinking. Take some time this week and look at what you are putting into your body, mind and soul. I think the best place to start is with your mind. Try to focus on thinking positive thoughts about yourself this week and take note if you feel different and better about yourself.

You are the only person in control of your health. So take control of it friends! Those nasty outside voices can only affect you if you allow them to. You get to determine what you allow to enter your mind and body. Take control of you!

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