Besides, being a certain weight, circumference or dress size, without the personal biases we place on them, are arbitrary. This things have NO meaning. We MAKE them mean something.
Why do we make it about a specific number? A random number. 115 lbs is not healthy if it’s skinny fat or done in a way that makes us miserable. I’d rather be a strong, healthy & happy 150 lbs than struggle in dissatisfaction for 20 years to reach a number that holds no real value except the one we made up in my head.
As a fitness professional, I don’t advocate just any weight as “healthy.” Obese is not healthy. Skinny is not healthy. But I do advocate LIKING YOURSELF in the meantime as you strive towards a healthier body composition!
The two are not mutually exclusive. You can like yourself NOW, while also striving for more in the FUTURE. This is called “acceptance without resignation.” And despite the fact that we often think dissatisfaction is what drives us, most people are actually MORE motivated when they experience a sense of self-acceptance. Less mental effort used for self-loathing, therefore more mental effort available to help us stay on track with our healthy goals.
Fitmark Ambassador 2013