Health is not a size. Health is not a weight. We have been conditioned to associate the size of our bodies with our health. Healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes. What is healthy for my body is different than what is healthy for your body. We all have a range of where our bodies are happiest/healthiest. There is absolutely nothing wrong with choosing to focus on yourself and your health. Real health though…not your weight. That is the biggest thing I am trying to say here…health is not a weight. Yes, you may lose weight if you start to tune into your bodies needs. Yes, you may not lose weight. Learning to listen to what your body is asking for…food, water, sleep, movement…these are the cornerstones of health. Not my pants size, not the number on the scale. Does my body feel better when I am in a certain weight range? Yes, absolutely! Is there anything wrong with that? No, not at all. I am 100% anti diet and yes, I still recognize that my body feels better/stronger when I am focused on fueling my body with nourishing foods, moving my body in a way that is right for me that day, and getting enough sleep (lol, I have an 8 month old though…soooo, you know…)
Health is not a size. Health can occur at every size. Your body’s set point is different than mine and the size our bodies does not determine our worth. It is ok to want to lose weight. It is ok to focus on yourself, nourishment in all forms. Let’s just work on shifting our mindset away from health being attached to a number on the scale.