Traditionally when a person goes on a diet or is trying to get in shape, they focus on weight – how much weight they’ve lost, or gained. While losing weight does indicate some success, it can’t be the sole measure of being fit, as there are several other ways of measuring success when trying to become healthier.
What I hope you take away from this blog is that your weight is not an indication of your overall health, and you should not get hung up on the number you see on the scale. While it is important to be aware of your weight, and while it can help show progress of changes you’ve made in your life, it isn’t the only factor that shows progress. Set small goals for yourself – increasing the amount of time you can walk by one minute every week, eating two servings of vegetables at every meal, drinking the appropriate amount of water for your body and activity level – and focus more on how much happier you feel and how much more energy you have than what that darn scale says!
Think positive, stay active, and smile. -A