Feel good about yourself while striving to be healthy. Smart lifestyle choices matter more than the numbers on the scale. Remember that it’s possible to love the skin you’re in and still strive to be healthier.
– One way to do that is to focus on changing your not-so-great habits, such as drinking soda regularly, and adding healthier behaviors, such as daily walks, rather than making sweeping proclamations like, “I need to lose 30 pounds.” Being realistic about how much you will lose counts, too.
– Another smart step in achieving a healthy weight is to take a look at your motivations for wanting to shed pounds.“When you are [dieting or exercising] out of emotions like desperation and self-hatred, you glom onto extreme measures and it’s harder for you to come up with a rational step-by-step plan that includes appropriate self-reward and sensible goals.
Perhaps the best way to think about healthy weight loss is to recognize that it’s not just about achieving a certain number on the scale. It’s about accepting your natural shape (rather than striving for a skinny look that only a few are truly built for), and giving yourself the compassion, time and support you need to find your healthy, happy shape—whatever that turns out to be.
Happy Sunday! 🙂