I have had a couple of different conversations with various people this week about how the scales aren’t reflecting how good they (the beautiful people I have been speaking to) are feeling… I truly wanted to shout “THE NUMBER ON THE SCALES DOESN’T DEFINE YOU!!” In the interest of social etiquette (and for them not to think I was a little crazy), I didn’t shout and I didn’t even say those words. I said something more along the lines of ‘…as long as you are feeling good, that’s what matters…and…take some measurements, I think you will be surprised!’
Here’s 4 things I know about weight not coming close as a measure of wellness:
- THAT number definitely doesn’t reflect how hard you have been trying to balance everything that you have going on right now, or that you have made some awesome positive choices for your long-term health in the previous weeks.
- THAT number matters less and less when your focus is wellness, rather than skinniness.
- Alexx Stuart (Low Tox Life) was way ahead of the game in 2013 when she quoted ‘The conversation is no longer about skinniness. Its about wellness. A much more exciting conversation to have.’ By the way, that quote is the background on my computer, that is how much it shouts out me.
- A weight can form part of objective data that is compared. If you have a burning desire to look at numbers, and some people do, you could do some body measurements and partake in some fitness tests! Go right ahead!
So obviously, I think what matters is not THAT number but rather, THAT fire in YOUR belly… Do you know what stokes the fire in your belly? Can you remember the last time you felt so energised and determined about YOUR life, you could actually feel THAT fire? If you can, you can clearly understand that wellness is about a feeling, not any number.
So here’s an idea – the next time you are in a conversation that includes THAT number, do yourself a favour and change the topic to THAT fire!