Most people make promises to lose weight but never seem to attain their goals. Perhaps it is because of a lack of motivation. Well, one thing can help with increasing the enthusiasm for self-improvement through weight loss. That thing is love.
One of the many reasons why several people gain weight in the first place from excessive eating and lack of exercise may be due to intense loneliness and the need to compensate for this. “No one wants me anyway”, they’d say or think to themselves in self-pity “so it shouldn’t matter what I look like, so let me enjoy something at least!”
This emotion is quite understandable; however, it is not the right approach to handling the situation. Instead of resorting to unhealthy binges as a resort to compensate for being alone, why not make the effort to find that special someone who would motivate you to be a better person.
It is a known fact that the first thing people judge others on is quite simply their appearance. If you don’t look as appealing or at least come off as being concerned about your appearance to some degree, this could be an instant turn-off to most people.
So instead of giving up on yourself, it will be a much better and healthier idea to make yourself presentable and appealing just in case that special someone comes around.
In addition, when you make the efforts to be healthier and fitter, you automatically create the foundation for increased self-confidence, happiness, and a positive outlook on life.
Now, admittedly, it may seem hard at times to find that person to share our feelings with, however, there are still plenty of options to finding someone and it’s safe to say the energy spent on binging and consequently gaining excess weight could be expended in such endeavors.
The choices are really limitless: places of worship, online options (the ‘myspace’ site seems very popular for meeting people), work, the gym, etc. Friends, with all these choices at hand, you really don’t have to be alone and use this as an excuse for not caring about yourself.
Even in the worst-case scenario: “How about being in love with you?”
That’s a start. Christ’s wisdom and subtlety come to mind here when he says: “Love your neighbor as you love yourself” When you love yourself (not being vain or overly superficial now), you will make the effort to always look and be your best naturally. As a result that motivation could and should serve as the spur to action to lose excess weight if needed.
Now, if you are in a relationship already, this should serve as a motivation to want to look and be your best. To simply let things get out of hand with your health and appearance can make you appear less attractive to your partner, in spite of whatever people say about “it’s not what’s on the outside that matters…”
Moreover, need I mention that excess weight and poor fitness levels can obstruct what may have been a healthy and happy sex life for two people in love? (Oh and on that subject, sex is a great exercise so that’s another way love, at least making it, could come in handy to lose weight…)
Now Al Green once said “Love can make you do wrong, can make you do right”
I say it can make you lose weight!
Here’s to a healthy and happier you!