Maybe you’re considering a medical weight loss plan because your doctor has advised you that losing weight will benefit your health. Or, maybe you want to lose weight to simply feel more confident in a swimsuit. There’s nothing wrong with that! But because we often focus so hard on what the scale says, we can lose sight of the bigger picture.
Rather than tying all of your health goals to a number on the scale, it might be helpful to reframe your goals in one of (or several of) the following ways.
You want to get stronger. Okay, maybe you don’t want to enter any Iron Man competitions in the near future, but being able to lift more weight does feel good.
You want to enjoy a little healthy competition. Or, maybe you do want to compete. Even a friendly competition can be fulfilling for some of us. Perhaps you might enjoy a charity walk or run, and feel the satisfaction of helping a cause that is important to you.
You need to sleep better. Hey, that’s something that would benefit almost everyone! A regular exercise routine and healthy diet can lead to better quality sleep, which benefits your physical health as well as your mood.
You want to set a great example for your kids. Children often model their habits after their parents. What can be more motivating, than knowing you’re helping your kids live a healthier lifestyle?
You look forward to feeling more energetic. It can be discouraging to feel exhausted after a quick trip to the mall, or climbing a few flights of stairs. A regular exercise routine will change that, and you’ll be feeling better sooner than you think!
You want to enjoy your job more. When you’re sleep deprived, low on energy, and struggling with health problems, naturally your job serves as yet another frustration. As you begin to feel healthier and more energetic, you might find that you perform better at work, too.
You hope to learn something new. Whether it’s Zumba or yoga, maybe you’ve always wished you could enjoy fun forms of movement. As you pursue an exercise routine, you will find new activities to enjoy.
You want to enjoy better mental health. While a medical weight loss plan is not a cure-all for everything, we have found that a healthy diet, exercise, and weight loss lead to improved mood for many people. Taking care of your body is one of the best forms of self love, and it spreads to other areas of your life.
If you have questions about medical weight loss, make an appointment with us. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and help you achieve your own personal goals.