As some of you might know, I sometimes do Blogilates workouts and I have a long Blogilates workouts background;-) Anyways, I was watching her new video, in which she talks about her dieting four years ago and how it got her into a lot of trouble with her body. She emphasizes a lot on how bad dieting is for you and your body.
For me that is a very important message. That´s why I´m really celebrating her video. It just really brings it to the point, along with her story on how much damage you can do to your body when you diet.
But first let´s define the word diet. Most people use the word “diet” as a way of saying how they eat, e.g. vegetarian, clean, gluten free… In that term, diet is no bad word. But when it is used to describe a way of eating that cuts out and back the things that are good for your body. When this is a way of eating that doesn´t give your body what it needs and that drastically cuts down the amount of food you´re eating, that´s the “bad” definition of it. So here we´re talking about that kind of meaning.
I think we all know that the food we eat is the fuel for all processes in our body, from restoring all kinds of cells to making/helping them function. So why cut back on the fuel for your life? I understand that if you are looking to loose weight, you think you should limit your intake of food. But that is only half correct. You shouldn’t limit your intake of food to 1000 calories. Yes, you will loose weight. But that is just not heathy and sustainable. What we should want in life and in our way of eating: a sustainable, healthy and yummy diet together with a fun workout routine or enough movement.
And always remember:
This is so important! I can´t emphasize this enough! This quote really should become your motivation and reason to go move!
In Cassey´s video, she also addresses another video really shortly. This video is an amazing way of showcasing what really matters in life.
Because it´s not about how much we weigh or how we look, it´s more important what we do, who we love and who we are. That´s what real life is all about.
Overcoming our fears,
realizing our dreams,
doing what we love,
being let down and getting back up,
fighting hard for what we believe,
fighting for life,
being who we are,
doing what makes us excited,
going past our limits,
making our own reality.
That is life. And so much more.
All that can´t be weighed. It´s there. In our heart.
The connection between dieting and what I´m talking about is, that you need a healthy and fit body to achieve what you want. Because only that one body you have can and will take you there. So don´t treat it badly. Treat it with love and respect.
A healthy, fit body doesn´t need to look a specific way. A healthy, fit body shines from the inside out. So does a healthy and fit mind. So work on that instead.
Now, this is the video, enjoy!
Now tell me.
What would you weigh?