Well, I’m in that mode right now.
Well, yes, I am fat – but I have lost weight and I am working on health and fitness and thus on losing more weight. At getting to my current goal weight…
So, why aren’t I congratulating myself on the weight loss to date, the slow but gradual weight loss over the last few years? And why aren’t I congratulating myself on my ongoing commitment to health and fitness?
Women, in general, have issues regarding weight and self image.
This article explores some of these issues, the reasons behind some issues and offers support.
Body image and weight management problems become serious when this affects other aspects of life, such as not wanting to spend time with others when eating is involved, regularly skipping social, family, or work activities to work out, or cancelling social engagements based on weight. Your role in life as athlete, friend, and family member will not be affected by more or less pounds. It will be affected by happiness and self-confidence. Feel good about yourself, and understand that occasionally questioning how you look is normal.
So, hey, I’m normal – even if I am somewhat fat! And at least I am fit – I workout every day, at a fairly high intensity. I love my workouts! A mix of cardio, kickboxing and weights.
They make me feel strong and powerful. Especially if I avoid mirrors!