After going through my own initial weight loss, no doubt, I felt better physically. My body didn’t ache. I didn’t feel as sluggish, and I had more energy to keep up with my boys.
But more than that happened. My self esteem improved, my relationship with my husband improved, and perhaps most of all, I began seeing possibilities open up before me that I hadn’t realized even existed before.
After reading You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life, author Jen Sincero put this into words for me. Something like this:
Weight loss isn’t just about weight loss. It’s about who you become and what you believe is possible for yourself.
Food and exercise are basic needs. Like shelter and water, really.
When these are in check, and you’re feeling good about yourself, anything is possible. Believe that.
Some resources to get those basic needs down: