A few months ago I read a thought provoking rant-type post by Jamie at http://thatpaleoguy.com/ about people who don't value their health (the actual post is at his old site http://thatpaleoguy.blogspot.com/2011/09/if-you-dont-value-your-health.html).
I found that post very confronting because it challenged me to look at the parts of my health that I wasn't prioritising or was making excuses about. Up to that point I had used Paleo to manage my IBS, but not my weight or other aspects of health like exercise. I'm now getting the hang of the importance of a strength routine and walking, but the full-on connection between doing those things and feeling healthy hasn't embedded itself in my brain yet (that "30 days to create a habit" idea is just bullsh!t). Most days I feel like I'm juggling different health needs, not always successfully, so it's become a question of what has the most value to me.
I believe that most of us can't actually prioritise >everything< we do as having ultimate value, but that there will be something about your overall health that acts as a lynchpin that holds everything else together, like chained behaviour. As long as that one valued 'thing' is maintained, your stability is maintained.
So my questions are
1. What is THE thing that you don't compromise on, that affirms your own view of yourself as a healthy/Paleo/strong (whatever your internal power word is) person?
2. Is that a permanent, unchanging thing, or does it evolve?