The summer is coming to an end and with it the 'summer body' craze that comes with it every year. Now many people will revert back to a more casual lifestyle. They'll stop going to the gym as much, they'll allow that extra biscuit with their tea after dinner or extra glass of wine while relaxing. They'll stop posting shorts and bikini pictures on social media, and when they do they'll post throwbacks.They'll wear jumpers instead of t shirts. Pants instead of shorts. It's okay if they gain a few extra pounds. No one will see it, right?
Wrong. They will see it. And because they think that there's something wrong with a little weight gain, their self esteem lowers. Essentially, what they add in pounds, they lose in confidence. But I'm going to tell you a secret right now that the marketing companies don't want you to know - there are more important things than what you look like in the mirror.
Our society wants people to measure their self worth on the scale. But the scale only shows how much you weigh. It doesn't show your character. It doesn't show who you are or what you've done. Happiness and confidence will always trump the number on the scale, whatever it is. There's nothing wrong with wanting to look good, but when wanting turns to needing, when it starts to take over your life, then it's a hige problem. And you'll be miserable whatever it says on the scale. That's why people with anorexia are never thin enough or certain bodybuilders at the gym never big enough. The goal posts always move, and you can't win when you're up against a moving goal post.
If you take anything from this post, let it be this - there are more important things in life than what it says on the scale. Happiness, confidence, self worth, and everything else you desire are found within, not outside. You want to look good because you want to be happy. And you think having a summer body will make you happy, don't you? But believe me, I've been there, it doesn't. You just want more and more, and you don't care what you do to get it. And this can be very toxic, and can even hurt others around you.
Running out of space but you get the point. Hope this helps! Comment below your thoughts! - 5 hours ago