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Picture of Health vs. Balance

I drink coffee and eat croissants. I enjoy wine and eat cheese. I also love sardines straight out of the can and eat sauerkraut as a meal vs. an accoutrement.

For the greater majority of my life, my diet comes in at an A-. While I have tightened-up my health game since the inception of CAN CAN, you'll see me eating dessert and I won't feel like I've just been caught by the paparazzi. 

The picture of health is an aspiration that keeps us motivated and conscientious. It also stresses us out, which I believe to be the biggest health evil. I think of myself like you or like that person you're striving to become. I'm balanced. I practice a balanced lifestyle and I continue to openly evolved as my body adapts to outside influences (environment) and inside influences (age).

My Current Balance:

  • Supportive, Nutritious Whole Foods
  • Tons of Seasonal Vegetables
  • A Little Fruit
  • Lots of Lemon
  • Water, Water, Water
  • Tea, occasional Coffee, Wine or Beer
  • Absolutely NO Soda Pop, Energy Drinks, or Pasteurized Juices
  • Sea Salt & Cayenne Pepper
  • Olive & Coconut Oils
  • Moderate to Heavy Exercise 5-6 Days a Week
  • Water Aerobics 
  • Cooking
  • Travel / Vacation as often as possible
  • Rest & Relaxation
  • Relationships (family, friends, colleagues, mentors, community)

I believe the right balance is happiness. Some days you waiver in a yoga posture; other days you nail it. Be patient with yourself. Practice and commit to making improvements - health, work, relationship-related everyday and do not be discouraged if you have a bad day...because you will.

Have a cup of coffee, but don't have two. Eat the croissant, but make sure it's the best croissant. Drink wine, but have a glass or two, not the whole bottle. Eat cheese and don't feel guilty. Moderation is king. Even the picture of health gets caught in the act...or opts to tell a lie.

 

 





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