I know what you’re thinking. She says she’s a professional editor, but wholefully isn’t even a word!
While it’s true that you won’t find the word wholefully in Webster’s, the word perfectly describes what I want to help people do with live wholefully. We should live our lives wholly and fully (wholefully), nurturing our minds, bodies, and spirits.
I didn’t always think this way.
I am a former couch potato turned workout enthusiast, former processed-food consumer turned clean-eating fanatic, and a former overanxious worrier turned healthy, happy, successful adult.
In short, I’m not a nutritionist. I’m not a personal trainer.
However, I am someone who has lost more than 20 pounds and dramatically improved my happiness and health by changing my diet and lifestyle, and it’s become my passion. I gave up soda. I love kale (!?) I do something active every single day.
A professional writer and journalist, I do my research to find the truth about what is best for our bodies and minds, and this is where I share that information with you, complete with recipes I’ve developed, expert interviews, workout routines, yoga sequences, product reviews, and more.
Making healthy choices used to be something that seemed so overwhelming to me. It was something I had to remind myself to do each day. But now, it’s honestly a force of habit. Believe me; if I can make it to the gym 5 or 6 days a week and make healthy food choices, you can too—because I never thought I’d be here!
How to Use Live Wholefully
Aim to complete one activity in each of the site’s three categories of focus—nourish, sweat, and enrich—each day.
Yoga can count as a sweat activity, as can walking, as long as you’re active for at least 30 minutes out of the day.
As for nourish, if you give into temptation and dig into the office donut spread in the morning, don’t call the day a wash! You can still rebound by preparing a healthy salad or zoodles for dinner and call the day an overall success.
Enrich is time out of the day to take to do something for your mind, whether it’s spend 10 minutes learning a new language, reading a book before bed, practicing an instrument…anything that isn’t work! We should reward our minds at the end of the day for working so hard for us and make sure to spend time each day doing something we love.
Everything is about balance. If you’re trying to lose weight or get in shape, your scale will be tipped further in one direction. But if you’re just trying to make more conscious decisions about health, it’s okay to have that cocktail or that burger once in awhile. Just make sure that when you do indulge, it’s with high-quality ingredients and real food.
I’m so excited to share this corner of the Internet with you! Are you ready to live wholefully?