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How To Be A Skinny Healthy Girl

Updated on April 24, 2012

How to believe in yourself, find balance in your life and be your absolute best.

Women ask themselves these questions everyday, but for many, it's the"how to" that is the most difficult to figure out. How to be a skinny healthy girl? Your friends and family will tell you what you need to do or what you should do, but most people don't have a real understanding of where to start or how to accomplish these goals. Anyone can buy a low fat cookbook or an exercise dvd, but what is needed is more specific direction. The answer is always the same, eat healthy and exercise regularly, but if it was that easy, we would all be happy with our bodies, right? The question is, how does a person eat healthy and workout for a lifetime? Well, there is actually 2 more factors in answering this question that are even more important than eating and exercising that enables consistency to live a skinny healthy life for good. Those 2 essential factors are commitment and balance.

Getting healthy and looking your best starts in your mind, it's a decision, a commitment that you must make for yourself and is the most important step before anything else. Anyone can eat healthy and workout for a month or two, but we are talking about a lifetime here. Once you make the decision, you will find instant balance in your life and will never have to diet again. With the commitment and your newfound balance, exercise and healthy eating will fall into place like never before.

Rather than having an anxiety attack about putting on a bathing suit in a few weeks, wouldn't it be nice to always be in great shape? With commitment and balance, you won't ever fall off the wagon again, you will be aware of what you are eating (see my how to eat out healthy hub here) and exercise will be a part of your everyday, just like brushing your teeth. Will you always want to eat healthy or go for a jog? Of course not, that is what balance is all about, taking a day off or having a dessert is ok because with commitment, you will be right back to your regular routine the next day. Life should be fun and we should never deprive ourselves from the things that we love, we just have to balance them out. Restricting yourself from certain foods is not a long-term goal, that's why diets don't work.

The word skinny is used so much in talking about the shape of a woman's body and it is what, but in reality it is about looking your absolute best, being healthy and strong at the same time. Two decades ago I made the commitment, found the balance and it changed my life. Since then, I exercise regularly through a rotating schedule of yoga, weight and circuit training, running and kickboxing and I love it. I cook delicious low fat meals as often as I can, I always eat breakfast and I cut the processed foods from my diet. Before that, I was all over the place and had truly done everything wrong. I had tried every cardio workout known to man and then I would go home so hungry that I would make bad choices and eat all of the wrong foods. What I had to learn the hard way was that the single most important thing that I can do for myself is to commit to living a balanced life in every way because too much of anything is unhealthy.

So now that you have committed and come to the realization that balance is essential, now it's time to talk about what foods you should eat (see my healthy chicken cacciatore recipe here), what exercises are most beneficial and how to fit them into your schedule. My next hub will be all about tips and tricks to eating well and making exercise a part of your life, I call it the whole mind and body connection. Stay tuned for more on how to be a skinny healthy girl for life.


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      Cristina Pierce 6 years ago from NYC

      Thank you so much Denise! Good for you, never give up!

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Voted way up and useful/interesting. Since I have been working out seriously for the past two months I have dropped 10# and ran a 5K. It is as you state, a matter of committment and desire to be healthy and find balance.

      I'm looking forward to reading more of your work and hope you will check out my exercise related hubs as well. :) Welcome to hubpages!

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      Cristina Pierce 6 years ago from NYC

      Thank you for the comment Bell Du Jour. It's really all about balance and what works for you. Whole grain carbohydrates are the way to go and are essential for your health. Thanks again!

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      bell du jour 6 years ago from Ireland

      Really enjoyed this, and I look forward to reading more:-) I try to follow a healthy lifestyle also, although I find low carbohydrate works better for me than low fat.