We don’t talk about fitness or diets too much here on The Daily Dose, but we do try to include fun ways to stay active and recipes that are well-balanced and healthy. In our opinion, health and fitness are very personal subjects. Not only because we girls tend to be a bit insecure about our bodies, but also because different things work for different people. There is no “universal rule” to being the best and healthiest “you”, and what may work for us may not be right for you – which makes it personal. The two of us are very different when it comes to our body types and the way we workout. While we do have a healthy diet in common (we are blessed with the fact that we both adore fruits and veggies, and it’s not hard for us to eat balanced meals), we are complete opposites when it comes to our physique. Kathi is naturally slim and doesn’t necessarily gravitate towards sports in her free-time, while Vicky needs to work out a lot more to keep the scale under control. It really is simple as that! We’re all individuals – some girls have great hair, but need to watch what they eat, while other girls never set foot in a gym but struggle with their skin. To us, it’s all about finding something that works for YOU, and doing what is right for YOU to achieve overall happiness.
It seems that everyone is currently talking about new workout techniques, detox programs and “clean eating”. And guess what, we think it’s ok. We like to experiment with new things, and even though we don’t eat vegan or exercise 7 days a week, we still pick out valuable information from all those posts. Of course it can be hard when you’re constantly being flooded with things that are body-related, but we feel that it is up to you to filter accordingly. If you’re happy with your body, you won’t mind other peoples input, and if you’re looking to change something about the way you look, some of those things may be interesting or helpful. Just like when you read fashion blogs you don’t buy every single thing you see on there, and you don’t copy every outfit the other bloggers wear. You get inspired – but you translate that inspiration into something that is right for you, pieces you own, and bags you can afford!
First and foremost it is all about being educated, so when you see your favorite instagrammer try bikram yoga, you should read up on what exactly it is before attending your first class. When you have a friend who’s vegan you could always start by asking her what she thinks her personal benefits are vs. what the critics have to say. Personally, we always believe in forming our own opinions. So, why not try eating clean for 2 weeks? Or do a 3 days juice cleanse if you feel like you want to loose an extra pound or 2? It certainly won’t hurt you! The key is to do all things in healthy measures, don’t change too drastically. With time you’ll learn what your body likes, what makes results visible and most importantly: what makes you feel a-w-e-s-o-m-e!
How do you deal with the current fitness & detox madness going on? Do you let it inspire you to try new things, or does it harm your body image more than it helps? Do you feel like everyone else is working out, while you’re stuck trying to figure out a million other (possibly more important) things in life? We’d love to hear your take on living a healthy life and doing what makes you happy while creating a body you love! Heart-to-heart, let’s talk!