Rethinking Weight Loss

Viewing it as a byproduct instead of the goal


I’ve been overweight for most of my life. My weight has fluctuated throughout the years, a bit like a rollercoaster. Over the last few years, I’ve started thinking about weight loss in a slightly different way.

I always viewed losing weight as the goal of dieting and being physically active. At my heaviest weights, I felt like my size was the reason for everything in my life that wasn’t right and that losing weight would solve those problems. Losing weight was an obsession.

I’ve lost about 60 pounds over the last four-and-a-half years, but that was never my goal. To me, losing that weight was a byproduct of something much more important: prioritizing my holistic health.

It’s a subtle change in mindset, but it’s had a profound impact.

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Starting a Daily Workout Habit

Keeping it simple and building up steadily over time

Two weeks ago I started a daily workout habit. Well, I’m not sure if it’s a habit yet. But I fully intend to turn it into one. I’ve been going for a walk every day for the last three months (rain or shine), and the timing seemed right to start another health-conscious habit.

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