Since sharing my newfound outlook on health, fitness, body image, training and dieting, I’ve come in contact with people who say that being “overweight” is unhealthy. That having ANY extra weight will lead to health problems, and that by me encouraging people to “not lose weight”, I am enabling unhealthy habits 😂🙅🏽♀️
I think that what a lot of people don’t realize is that when I looked “healthy” and was at my lowest weight, I was stuck in some really destructive and unhealthy habits. I was totally consumed by health, fitness, weight loss and aesthetics 😔
I would train twice a day for 90mins at a time, I declined social occasions so I didnt have to eat out, I would take prepped and weighed food everywhere I went, I counted every single calorie burnt and eaten, I never felt well rested or energetic, I weighed myself morning and night every single day, I wouldn’t leave the gym until I’d burnt a certain amount of calories, I lied about how much I’d eaten, and I pushed through physical pain when training just to make it to the end 👎🏼
Fast forward a few years and I’m basically a different person yet again. I train for pure enjoyment, I don’t track my intake, I don’t weigh myself, I get good sleep, my work life is going great, I listen to my body’s signals, my relationships are the best they’ve been, I am much more social, and I’m genuinely happy. How can ANY of that be UNHEALTHY?!? .
I’ve been on both ends of the weight spectrum and let me tell you that “health” can come at many sizes and is not just for “thin” people. I’m now finally at a weight that I can maintain whilst living a lifestyle I love and still being active and mindful of what I eat 😁
If you know you are making the best choices for your body, then never let ANYONE tell you that you are unhealthy. YOU DO YOU 😘