Good morning everyone! I am going to talk about a few key factors that are involved in your journey to weight loss.
- Your Self-Esteem
For a lot of us, the reason why we want to lose weight is to be skinny. Though that is a valid reason, it is not the logical one. What does "skinny" mean? What fulfillment does one get from being "skinny"? The number one reason for why we want to lose weight should be to live a longer and healthier life! If we put that in our heads, we will see more results. Just think of how much you would gain in your life if you were to be healthy? So, we should exercise to be fit and healthy, not just skinny!
As human race, our eating habits have been getting worse over the years. We have more people who are obese, including children, in the United States than in any other country alone. We eat bigger portions of fats and starches rather than vegetables, fruits, and dairy. To me this is outrageous. I am guilty of this, but I have chose to change my life. We need to eat foods that have tons of nutrients such as vegetables and fruits. Our body thrives off of them. Our body needs these nutrients to flush out all of the toxins that our body creates. This is why we need to eat to nourish our body. Our body is a temple, and we should be taking care of it!
All we ever hear is negativity. We hear it from the media and from other people. But the main source of negativity comes from ourselves. As human beings, we can beat ourselves up pretty badly. It's like we have an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other. The angel says "eat the fruits and vegetables" and the devil says "no you really want that big mac". As human beings, we cave in and get the big mac and we beat ourselves up over it. No more of that! No more listening to the negativity from yourself and other people. You can be strong. If you feel week there are always people out there to help you through it.
You and Your Self-esteem
Bottom line is, you are worth it. This is your life you are trying to change. You can do it. Surround yourself with positive people. Make positive choices. Push yourself until you can't push any more. Remember, you are worth it!!