SKINNY VS HEALTHY
Contrary to popular belief, what you weigh is not an indication of health. In both pictures, my BMI is in the “healthy” range but there’s 15 kilograms difference and a WORLD of difference in terms of overall health - physically, mentally and psychologically. Just because someone looks skinny, doesn’t mean they’re healthy and just because someone looks overweight doesn’t mean they’re unhealthy either.
On the left - I was partying past 3am 4/5 nights a week, smoking up to a pack of cigarettes a day, doing NO exercise at all and surviving on red bull and coffee to avoid eating. I weighed 57 kilos.
On the right - I rarely drink, and when I do it’s a good quality glass of wine with people I genuinely love and I’m in bed by 11. I don’t spend my money on cigarettes and red bull, I invest it in organic food. I don’t invest my time in nights out with strangers, I spend it working on a business that changes lives, with a partner who brings me joy, having brunch with good girlfriends, cooking nourishing meals, taking fitness classes that motivate me and reading books that fill me with knowledge, passion and inspiration. And guess what, I’m 72 kilos (roughly - haven’t weighed myself this week and I don’t obsess over the number any more).
I gained kilos, but I also gained my health back. I gained friendships, self respect, love, confidence, energy, healthy hair and skin, motivation and inspiration, found my purpose and importantly I RECLAIMED HAPPINESS. .
So if you’re someone who’s obsessed with weighing yourself, judging yourself critically and basing your health on a simple number, dress size or diet then please STOP. Please be kind and please remember that we all have changing, unique bodies. I may have got down to my goal weight many times, but I promise you it didn’t make me any happier, more confident or content with my body. .
Instead of focusing on what you want to look like on the outside, have a think about “why” you want to be healthy