Spring is springing around our part of the world and with that I find that there comes a shift-change, not unlike the “new year” inspired shift changes that happen every year. September and October is when I start hearing those dreaded words: Do you have your beach body yet?
The thing is, spring marks new life and new beginnings. With it comes the hope of warmer days and the willingness to bring ourselves out of hibernation, slowly moving forward into healthier lifestyles. It sort of happens quite organically for the most part, but of course a bit of conscious intent ekes its way in too. Part of it is instinctual, no doubt. The desire to regain strength makes sense in the face of personal progression. But part of it can also be societal pressure based.
Summer is coming. If we look bad in our bathing suits the apocalypse will happen.
But actually no.
It’s strange sometimes being in an industry where the most obvious results tend to all be about weight loss. These are the results that you see so they sort of take up all the space and they tend to be the reason people enquire about our business and what we do here at the Lifestyle Wellness Hub. But on the spectrum of wellness, skinniness isn’t synonymous with health, even though losing weight can be a bi-product of living a healthier lifestyle.
So I think my encouragement for you today is this:
Forget about your bum that is a bit bigger than you’d like it to be. Forget about your tummy that is making you feel bad about yourself. Forget about all the things that jiggle and wiggle.
Let’s rather look at your health.
Let’s look at whether or not your body is being fed what it needs to actually cope with your lifestyle.
Let’s look at your sleeping patterns.
Let’s look at your hydration levels.
Let’s look at your strength.
Let’s look at your energy levels.
Let’s look at your heart health, and the health of your other vital organs.
How are those things looking?
Because a big bum is kind of inconsequential in the face of those things. Your big bum doesn’t matter. You health does though. And that’s what we care about around here. Your strength. Your energy. Your fitness.
We don’t mind about your bum.