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Setting Intentions

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If being healthy is a passion, why is it so hard to remain committed? If nothing makes me feel better than a loaded spinach salad or a beet juice, why do we (ahem, I) always stray off the path of exercise and clean eating? I recently read a brilliant quote, “Some days you eat salads and go to the gym, some days you eat cupcakes and refuse to put on pants. Its called balance.”

Here is a space for me to reflect and share on my commitment to my health. To be completely blunt, its also a space that can keep me honest with my progress. Living in a new country comes with a slew of challenges, and the commitment to health is no exception.

Whether through training tips, recipes, or moments of weakness, I hope to document my journey here. At this point in my life, I have the time and flexibility to follow routine exercise, and healthy produce is accessible and affordable. At the same time, however, I recognize that it really is all about balance. Training for a 15K race (+ altitude of Cuenca), walking the city, going out for salsa, dedicating to a yoga practice, going to free zumba classes in the park – all of these things are important to me and make me feel like a million bucks. But so do coffee, chocolate, and delicious greasy Ecuadorian food (well, most of the time).

It is my intention to try my best. Corny, yes. Honest, totally. It is my intention to give my mind and my body equal amounts of love through exercise, having fun while cooking, laughing like its my job, and learning everyday.

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