I’m sure at some point in time you have compared yourself with another person or friend and maybe even had thoughts like “I wish I was as tall as… , I wish I was as slim as…” and lots more.
More so, probably with this long Easter holiday and plenty chopping involved you may have assessed yourself, on if you need to add or shed some weight; before you make that decision, there are some things you need to do first!
1. Love and accept your body: You are beautiful, despite the extra pounds you carry or the skinny legs you’ve got. If you don’t accept yourself, you’ll never get enough courage to do the needful.
2. Know your weaknesses: No!!! This doesn’t mean you should make a list of the body parts you wish you could trade… LOL. Try asking important questions like:
– Do I need to reduce the amount of food I eat?
– Do I eat balanced meals?
– Do I need to cut down on how much junks I consume?
– Do I need to start exercising?
– Am I healthy enough?
Hold up!!! Do you know the importance of your BMI (Body Mass Index)? Well, BMI is a person’s weight in kilograms (kg) divided by his or her height in meters squared. This would help determine if you’re actually underweight or overweight, It’s better to take the bull by the horn sweetheart. A BMI of <18.5 is Underweight, 18.5 – 24.9 is Normal, 25.0 – 29.9 is Overweight and >29.9 is Obese.
3. Believe what your scale says and not what anyone says: People would always have conflicting views on how you look and so will likely sound different. This person says “Oh you’ve added weight” and the other “Wow, you’ve really lost weight”. Your weighing scale will tell the truth with no sentiments attached. Aha! You should consider buying a scale (a digital scale), it cost about N5,000 and can be purchased in Nigeria at stores such as Miniso stores.
4. Draw out a plan and set a feasible goal: Decide on the routine and meal plan you want to embark on, and please DO NOT starve yourself!!! Food is important to prevent malnourishment, it is indeed essential.
5. Work on it: You don’t stop when you’re tired, you stop when you’re done! Having a community of friends who are on same vision with you to add some butt or have great abs can help greatly too. Remember, you can initiate that friendship.
I am cheering you on because all these require lots of mindfulness and commitment. If you learnt something valuable today please share with friends, add value to someone just as I have done (wink!).