I’ll be happy when…

How many times have you finished that sentence? Are you waiting for happiness?

So many of us will tell ourselves I’ll be happy when I’m at that weight. I’ll be happy when I am back to my old weight. I’ll be happy if I just lose that stone.

The harsh reality is when it comes to body composition goals (how you look) that place of being happy when you get there is like searching for a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

You simply won’t find it.

You cannot wait for happiness. Happiness is not a final destination. Happiness is a place where you pull in for a while, get off the bus and you eventually get back on that bus again and continue the search for that pot of gold.

It is a constant and never-ending journey.  Especially when it comes to your body shape goals.

So, don’t let happiness be determined by your body shape. It will be a long road and a lot of speedbumps along the way if you do.

Does this mean you shouldn’t want to improve your body shape or your health? No.

If you want to lose weight, reduce bodyfat, feel better in your clothes go for it!

Just make sure it isn’t in search for happiness that you are doing it.

Have a clear goal and a clear “why” in the reason you want to change your body shape.

It must be an important enough goal to you, if you are going to see it through.

The body positivity movement is a great thing. Being happy in your skin is a fantastic way to feel.Nobody should be able to tell you that you need to change. If you are happy in your skin, then what somebody else says should not matter.

However, if you do want to lose weight, reduce bodyfat. Whatever your reason may be then you are perfectly entitled to want to do that also.

We live in a horrendous diet culture where we are misinformed and more confused than ever.

It is harder now to lose weight more than ever. Surrounded by food, marketing aimed at eating more, a drinking culture and lack of real education and understanding the role food plays with our health.

This has led to the “yoyo” diet. This is messing us up both physically and mentally. We need to understand just how hard weight loss really is and how difficult to maintain weight loss is.

If you know from a physiological process the complexities of dieting then you will understand why the focus needs to be on improving awareness and knowledge to prevent kids and adults alike becoming overweight and obese and not having to battle with the dreaded weighing scales their whole lives.

It is important to note that being overweight or obese does not determine whether someone is beautiful or not. It does not determine whether they are a good or bad person.

What being overweight and more so being obese have consistently been shown is to increase our overall risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cancers and poor quality of life.

This has nothing to do with how a person looks on the outside. It has everything to do with how a person is on the inside. If reducing your bodyfat levels will help improve your chances of a better quality of life, help decrease your risk of diseases and even premature death then you would think that would be enough of a motivating factor.

Yet, it is how we look on the outside that becomes our motivating factor to make change.

It is the idea of I’ll be happy when…

Act today. Do one thing daily that will improve your health on the inside and out.

Don’t chase happiness…Chase health..



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