What the heck is good health anyway?

I've said pretty much everywhere on this site that my goal is to achieve good health or feeling fit by the time I'm 40. I talked to my health coach, Rebekah about this in one of my sessions to try and narrow it down and eliminate some of the vagueness.

For me, feeling fit is being able to walk/run to the top of my kid's school drive way and not be completely out of breath. It's about getting really great sleep every night so that when I wake up I am literally bouncing out of bed. It's getting rid of my sugar and carb addiction, so that I am naturally choosing better food options instead of purposely trying to, and then thinking I've been good therefore I deserve xyz.

It's about confidence, too. And it's about making sure that my post natal depression does not come back. I've found one of the triggers to be when my size increases and things don't fit or look as good as they have done in the past.

And yes, being honest, it is about how much I weigh. I'd like to get back down to that 65kg range. However, if by 75kgs I'm achieving all of these other things, then my goal is to make an internal peace with the scale. I think that will be one of the hardest things. As much as I'd like to be able to say that I don't care what the scale says, I've been conditioned my whole life to be lead by it. Measurements as a metric, clothing size as a metric, and overall feeling great as a metric - those are the ones that count. Feel free to remind me of that.

Lou Draper