For the past three weeks, you’ve been inundated with “New Year, New You” promotions.
You’ve read clever headlines and seen photoshopped images that have convinced you to buy the latest cleanse or supplement or diet plan…
And you may now believe that losing weight will make you feel healthier and happier than ever before.
Focusing on weight is crippling for your self-love practice and detrimental for your longterm wellness. And the truth is, that number on the scale IS NOT an accurate representation of your overall health.
I’ll give you an example:
I gained about 30 pounds when I was pregnant with Max.
On June 2 I walked into the hospital with my husband, overnight bag and 30 pounds of mama-baby goodness in tow. When I walked out on June 4, the 30 pounds had gone.
So you might be thinking: wow, lucky her, she lost all the baby weight!
But here’s what you need to know — my post-birth body was NOTHING like my pre-pregnancy body. It felt different, it looked different, and you better believe it functioned differently!
Fast forward 8 months and, while my weight is the same, my body has changed again; my arms are toned from lugging around 17 pounds of baby boy deliciousness all day, but my core is shot and my hamstrings are tight…
And if I ever had a backside I would like to know where it went and when it plans to return!
My point is, my weight has been the same pre- and post-baby but my body has changed tremendously. This is why I tell you to stop obsessing over the number on the scale and focus on doing the things that make your body feel great.
For me, that means getting back into a consistent exercise routine, catching up on zzz’s, and eating mindfully.
What about you? What is ONE action that you can take THIS WEEKEND that will help you feel great in your body? Leave a comment below and let me know!