What drives us to be healthy? Is it vanity or do we truly care about our health? Most women would say that they are somewhere in the middle, health for health but not opposed to an occasional crash diet or extra workout to fit into a party dress or a tropical vacation swimsuit.
We are living in a time right now where healthy bodies and body image is fashionable, which is amazing and I for one am loving it, but this hasn't always been the case. Some of us older milienials will remember a time when models were painfully thin; heroine chic it was called (I am not kidding).
There are obvious signs that vanity isn’t healthy and that is definitely not ok but would we really reach for the celery, water and popcorn if we didn’t care quite so much how we looked and would we really just do it because it was healthy? Do we really love ourselves that much?
We all desperately want self care to be about sleeping in and bubble baths but it isn’t. It never was and it never will be. Sometimes that is what you need but real self care isn’t trendy and pretty, it’s about your routine, saying yes to your needs and sticking to you guns when it comes to the promises that you make to yourself.