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Healthy YOU = Healthy US

Updated on January 8, 2014

Healthy & Happy

Healthy YOU=Healthy US

Welcome to 2014! How many of your new year resolutions was to hit the gym, eat right, lose 20 lbs, and feel great so when summer comes you can slide into that tiny bikini and feel hot, look better. That was definitely mine!

Now here’s the true question, “how many of you actually have hit the gym, ate healthy, and started losing?” It’s much easier said than done; we all know that. Let’s get down to the nitty gritty here and figure out exactly what it might be that slows us down. It causes us to talk the talk, but unfortunately, not walk the walk.

Personally, I am a big talker, I am all about, “Oh yeah! Yogurt! Fruit! Carrots! Bring on the health!!” Turn your back, and I am stuffing a Mexican pizza from taco bell down my throat. It’s a weakness of mine. We all have one.

For us weak ones who can’t break our habits, I have been practicing a new method called, “treat yourself”. Once a weak, preferably a Saturday, I binge. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like Saturday comes and I eat until I puke, I simply treat myself to a meal of my choice, or three. J

Every day I make it a priority to run. Whether it be one lap, or 5 miles, doesn’t matter, I run!

Here is some of my story:

Lately I have been a mess. I moved back to Missouri from New York a year ago. One there, I got back into a relationship with the love of my life. He recently, agreed to move back there with me to start our lives the way we want to, figure out what is best for us. It wasn’t as simple as it sounds though.

When I moved back, yes, I was happy to be with Alex again, so blessed. Unfortunately, the “real life” began to take over and money became tight. I couldn’t find a job doing exactly what made me happy. It began to affect my daily attitude. Long story short, I became depressed.

In this year that I have been home, I gained 20 pounds. Let me repeat. In one year I gained 20 pounds. That is an excessive amount of weight for a young girl like myself, who has always been fit and active to gain in a year. I dwelled on this so much, lashing out on others, not feeling beautiful, hating life. I became my own worst enemy.

Whenever you are depressed, you tend to drag everyone down with you, and that is exactly what I did, especially with my boyfriend, Alex, who was always kind to me, patient, understanding, more than I deserved. Our love life was dragging and there were just no sparks there for a while.

Alex is in shape, works out a few times a week and is the most positive person I have ever met, he has his flaws as we all have, but his passion and big heart is so uplifting and he could make me smile when I was having the worst day.

Alex would always say, “babe you need to work out and be healthy, this lifestyle you are living is what is making you feel so down all the time!” I would of course lash out, “You think I’m fat! You wish I looked how I used to, you don’t think I’m sexy!” WRONG. He loves me so much and cared so much, that he was trying to encourage me to feel how wonderful he feels after the gym. How great you feel after eating a salad, rather than pizza rolls.

After months of battling with myself, I finally did it. I put on my sneakers, got on the treadmill, set it to speed 5, and just ran. I ran so much, before I knew it, I had 5 miles down, 500 calories off! I was so happy and felt amazing.

Running is my thing, there are so many ways to workout, one could write pages of different methods. I encourage you to find your passion, what makes you happy and feel great and go for it!

My Aunt Barbara always says, just keep moving! Always add a kick to whatever you’re doing, hop, punch, squat, just keep moving!

Being active makes me such a happy person, I am so blessed to have found the lost Danielle and bring her back to life.

The title of this article is, “Healthy YOU = Healthy US”. I am referring to my relationship with Alex. We are both now working out and encouraging each other to do better, and feel great about ourselves, and let me tell you, we are happy. If you are unhealthy and unhappy with yourself, how do you expect to be happy with another human? Your happiness is so important.

I’m sure you have heard before, self confidence is the best accessory a human can wear.

My goal Is to lose the weight I put on and keep it off! Whenever we get settled in NY I am going to start hiking mountains, swim, and take in all the beauty and fresh air I can. J

Remember: You are beautiful, you are strong, you are YOU. Be the best you can be.

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    • dolzawski profile imageAUTHOR

      Danielle Olzawski 

      4 years ago from Missouri

      Thank you for commenting! :) Yes, I am much happier now, and am looking so forward to what is next in my life. Writing is my form of therapy, it is my escape time.

      Well it sounds like you have had many blessings come your way! I can understand how that gets overwhelming. I am not a mom yet and don't plan to be for a while. Not until I get some sort of direction to where my life is going.

      I am getting ready to post a new hub today, it is a little more humorous than this one, so take a look when you get a chance and spread the word!!

      Thanks for the kind words!!

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      Rebecca 

      4 years ago from USA

      We all have so many things to work on don't we? I'm happy to hear you're with the love of your life and hope that is working out. I myself have had some major changes in the last two years and I'm very depressed about my current work situation, man...being unhappy at work really takes a toll. I also became a fulltime mom to my now 7 yr old stepson. I struggle to find balance between life, work, family, kids, marriage. But I went the opposite direction you did, I lost 30 lbs. I struggle now to maintain a healthy weight. Both extremes can be so BAD! Losing weight is great until you become flabby and have no chest! Mine deflated! Anyhow...I could blabber on for hours. The only way I've found to lose weight and keep it off is SERIOUS calorie restriction. As for the job...keep looking, keep trying, give yourself time to reflect on goals and be active...even if that just means cleaning with great gusto and purpose! I liked reading this hub. Oh...and take some vitamin D3, that helps with depression. :)

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