Yes, you read that correctly.
I’m sure you’ve all heard it before, “your weight does not define you.” That number on the scale does not reflect the woman you truly are. That body fat percentage does not relate to your character and charisma. Your health and well-being is a big part of your life, but it does not define you.
Those numbers do not relate to your years in school, your hours volunteering, the time you put into your job or building your own business. That scale does not see how you caught up with old friends over a few drinks or went out on that first date. That bloat does not know it was your birthday and you were celebrating over some cake and going out for dinner.
No matter the age of the person reading this, it’s pretty fair to say that your life does not 100% revolve around fitness. It may be a large aspect of your life, but I’m sure most of you have jobs, a family, a partner, maybe a pet or two, you have hobbies, and so much more.
You are more than the gym.
For most of us, we are not professional athletes. We are not getting paid or sponsored to work out and compete. If you are, that is AMAZING and I wish I could be at that level. For the rest of us, we do not get paid to workout. You must take time out of your day to put effort into financial stability. Not only that, you put time into your family, your pets, everything else.
If you gain a bit of body fat or wake up bloated, maybe it’s from the drinks you enjoyed with friends the night before. If you skipped the gym for a few days, maybe it’s because you took a vacation or stayed at home and just relaxed and reenergized yourself. Gaining those few pounds or losing that bit of tone does not make you less of a woman or less beautiful.
Look in the mirror. Think of all you have done in your life. I’m sure your first thought didn’t immediately go to working out. You think of the time you put into becoming the woman you are today and the ups and downs you took to get there.