I Saw The Angel
Thursday, January 23, 2014
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free
I know that someplace deep inside me is a happy and healthy person. That person loves to eat healthy foods, loves to exercise, loves to drink water...loves to do the right things. That person is surrounded by someone who is too busy to cook healthy meals, too poor to buy organic foods, and has no time to go to the gym. The outside person loves to eat candy, cakes, pies, ice cream, chips, chocolate, fast food...the inside person loves vegetables and fruits, fish and chicken.
Who am I? Am I the inside person or the outside person? Can I carve away at the outside person to reach the inside or is the outside person too strong? Is the REAL me the one who eats veggies or the one who eats twizzlers?
Looking at myself, I am both of these people. Parts of me loves the healthy lifestyle. It makes me feel better about myself, I have more energy, I smile more but part of me loves the ease of the other lifestyle. Can I be both? Can I be healthy and unhealthy at the same time? Can I have grilled asparagus with grilled chicken and a Hershey bar with a bag of Fritos on the same day?
The key to maintaining both of these lifestyles is moderation. I need to find the balance that incorporates the healthy extreme with the unhealthy one. Too much of one style, even the healthy one, can be very difficult to maintain but a proper balance of both can be a lifestyle that can uncover my hidden angel.