Are you creating the life you want to live or just talking about it? Because when you allow your weight to define your worth, what you are doing is essentially putting your life on pause. And that's what I did for 11 years of my life.
I paused to buy clothes, go out with the guy, go on vacation, get brunch with friends, and enjoy time with my family because my weight consumed me. And I thought that if I could get my weight to an acceptable number, I would enjoy life.
And with that mindset, it did not matter what the number was; it was never enough.
I know that believing your weight defines your worth is hard to defeat. Thinking that your life would be SO MUCH BETTER if you looked like her or just lost x amount of pounds. Trust me – I was there. But you are worth every piece of attention, time, love, and support NOW as you would be any other way. And once you start to believe that now, you begin to take care of your body differently because you accept it rather than reject it.
10 Things That Define Your Self Worth
- How you treat others
- The extent to which you allow yourself to love
- Your loyalty to others
- Who you choose to spend your time with
- How you respond to people who need you
- Your ability to laugh at yourself
- The words you choose to use
- How often you stand up for what you believe
- What you practice after you preach
- How well you take criticism
*This is not an extensive list
What defines our worth is the person we show up as, day in and day out. And if you look at who you are showing up in life to be, are you happy with what you see?
- What do I want most in life? And WHY?
- How can I start being better aligned with that person today?
Your weight is the least interesting thing about you. And when you decide that your weight defines your worth… When you step on that scale, and if it is a low number, you feel good, and when it is a high number, you feel bad… You are telling yourself that your weight is the most important thing about you. And, well, that's just not true.