A lot of times we march on weight loss journey without addressing the most important aspect. Most of us come from a place where we hate the way we look that’s why we want to lose weight. I know this first hand because I have done the same thing.
I started my health journey because I wanted to reverse my health condition.
If you haven’t had the chance to read then take 2 min to read it here. Little did I know that with this journey I was walking toward the same direction I was trying to get away from. You are trying to lose weight because you aren’t satisfied with your body, right? With this mindset, you aren’t going to be satisfied even after you lose weight.
I know this because I have gone through the most horrible stage of my life. My journey started with trying to better myself. Everything was good until I reached my weight loss and health goal. Even after reversing my health condition, I never felt satisfied deep down me. I was better beforehand compared to the person I became afterward.
I lacked the self-confident I was craving for and I always thought losing more was the answer.
Though I was only at 100 pounds I felt that I still had more to lose. Every time I looked myself in the mirror I saw a person with an ugly body. No matter how much weight I lost, it was never enough. I did this to myself because ” I wanted to fit in and be liked by others.” Now I think about it, what does this even mean? I was so desperate for other’s acceptance that I never realized I rejected myself.
Can you imagine that someone who started a journey to be healthy was turning into an anorexic person? I used to be terrified of social situations because of food. The thought of being around food gave me anxiety. You can say that I had food phobia.
This continued until I got down to 90lb. Most of you know I’m not tall but that’s still very underweight for my height. I hated my body from every angle. I was never good enough on my own eyes. If you are going through this right now then do me a big favor and please don’t be so hard on yourself.
This trend continued until one day I felt dizzy and fainted on the floor.
I don’t even know how I woke up because I was alone at that time. I could have died that night so I thank god every day for the second chance in life. From that point on I have promised, I’m not going to be so hard on myself. Who the heck was I trying to prove anyways? I had one body and I was doing everything I could to kill it. Soo idiotic of me!
It was an uphill battle from that point to where I’m now. It was hard. I reached out for help. Read many self-help books which I still do. Slowly but surely, I learned to accept who I was, and what my body was capable of.
We take everything for granted until one day it’s gone.
I learned the hard way so I never want to bash my body again. Rather I taught myself to accept where I was and realized that life is short and I have to live on my own terms.
I’m sharing this with you because I don’t want you to repeat the same mistake I did. I promise you if you are doing this to better yourself then you have to learn to love and accept yourself right where you are. Remember you aren’t trying to lose weight because you hate your body. Rather you are trying to lose weight because you want to be the healthiest version of yourself.
Accept yourself for who you are because you are you. The only you that will ever be, so why hate yourself? If you don’t appreciate who you are right now then I promise you won’t appreciate yourself or your hard work even after you become the person you always wanted to be.
It’s all mental game.
If you always focus on losing that weight it will never come to you because you will always find more to lose. This is why I want to remind you that you have to start your weight loss journey with the right mentality. Only then you will achieve your goal and be proud of it as well.
Now you know my story and the power of self-love, I want you to answer this for me. Why do you want to lose weight? Why is it so necessary for you to lose those pounds that you have? If answers to these questions come from genuine care for yourself then my friend you are ready to crush your weight loss goal once and for all ☺
If you feel that you are ready or you just need the support to be mentally ready then I welcome you to join me in my FB private group wholeheartedly. It’s the place where we support one another with our mental, physical, and emotional goals . I help you accept your beautiful soul so that you can make this weight loss process a breeze. See you on the other side, Love. Don’t be scared to join. We support each other. No negativity here whatsoever.