A few days ago I received a press release that really rubbed me the wrong way. At first I rolled my eyes and hit delete. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized what terrible advice it is for me and many of those who are also on a weight loss or health journey. So I decided to write a post more in line with my values and experience.
Steve Siebold, author of Die Fat or Get Tough: 101 Differences in Thinking Between Fat People and Fit People, says these 10 tips can help anyone stick to their diet, lose the weight and improve their health. But I’ve rewritten them to more closely reflect my own experience and journey.
“Memorial Day and the official start of summer are just a few weeks away, but maybe you’re not ready to hit the pool or beach because you’re embarrassed by those few extra pounds.”
First of all, there is no reason AT ALL to be embarrassed by a few extra pounds. Who the heck will even notice? A few extra pounds is what I fluctuate on a long run day. Then again, as I near the age of 40 I’m not embarrassed about much. I could imagine being embarrassed if I forgot to shave my legs or bikini line but a “few extra pounds” is not worth even noticing.
So I’d like to rewrite the opening paragraph to the following:
Memorial Day and the official start of summer are almost here, and it’s time to enjoy life! Get ready to savor fresh, seasonal produce and spend time in the beautiful weather outside.