I have a slightly different perspective working in healthcare, but I will answer this in terms of what I see for myself as a picture of health.
I picture a strong, fit, happy, vibrant, enthusiastic woman, who is free to do whatever she wants, whenever she wants without feeling held back by her body.
I want to be the person that feels she can accomplish anything.
I want to be the person that is living her dream.
I want to be the person that is living life to the fullest.
I want to be the person that can run for 15km and feel like doing it all over again!
I want to be the person that can see her strength on the inside and on the outside.
And most of all, I want to feel ALIVE!
Every week since I have started, I have felt closer and closer to my ideal 'picture of health'.
Today in particular, even though I had the crappiest workout I feel on top of the world! Every step, every weight lift, every pushup was a struggle mentally! But I set myself a goal of 500 cals and I kept going until I got there. I did not walk away, I did not give up... I forced myself to keep going despite what my mind was telling me and I am so glad I did.
Calories burned: 547
And if we want to get visual...
This is NOT healthy...
THIS is HEALTHY!