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Defining Your Health Journey



Happy Wednesday! Did you see Monday's blog post!? I shared some big and exciting news! Today I wanted to do a little health update-ish and overall just share some thoughts on health journeys.

One thing I've noticed I do A LOT is feel the need to define my "health journey", how I eat, the fitness I do, etc. It is something I'm currently working on NOT doing because I've found it to be extremely stressful and anxiety inducing and to be honest who wants that?? I tend to be an extreme person hence why I like to strictly define things. Currently I'm dealing with some health issues (no need to be alarmed, nothing too serious) that have made me look at how I approach health in general.

**side note: I don't want this to be triggering to anyone who has/is dealing with disordered eating patterns. This is not what this post is about at all!!**

If you don't know for about 6 months I was vegan and I LOVED it, I had blood work done back in April and the results were great which I think is definitely because of cutting animal products out. BUT recently I've become extremely gluten intolerant *insert eye roll emoji here* which makes it very hard to be strictly vegan. Now I know it's doable but it goes back to above where I mentioned the stressful act of defining my health values/journey/whatever you want to call it.

I don't want eating food to be a place of anxiety so besides gluten and dairy (thank you digestive system for those intolerances) I eat WHATEVER THE HECK I WANT and I don't have a label for how I eat. There is nothing wrong with being vegetarian, vegan, carnivorous, ovotarian (I think that's where the only animal product you eat is eggs), blah blah blah and I do still eat mostly vegan/vegetarian still but I also gotta live. Now don't get me wrong I loved being vegan and didn't find it restrictive at all but with two big intolerances it makes it very hard to be strictly vegan and I'll say it again I gotta live my life!

Anyways, those were the thoughts I had on my mind and there isn't really any clear advice in here but hopefully it is helpful for anyone feeling like they always need to have a defined health path. Again, this isn't a post about disordered eating so if you're struggling with that please reach out to someone. Hope you all have a wonderful week!

XOXO, Maddy

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