I’ve been conscious about my health since I graduated high school. This was the time I realized how eating well, sleeping soundly and being active made me feel. This lifestyle gave me more energy to live life. I felt ten times better. It was a secret I couldn’t wait to share with others, which is why I became a dietitian in the first place.
Throughout the years my relationship with health has been challenged, whether it was the stress of a cross country move, new jobs (I had 10 after college!) or the life-changing experiencing of having kids. In many ways, it’s grown much richer and deeper. But like any relationship, it can get stale and taken for granted. It’s all too easy to forget the whys of the healthy habits we hold so dear. When I do, it can feel like an obligation that is anything but inspiring. (more…)