Your self-worth, beauty, strength, and overall awesomeness is not defined by numbers.
- You are not the size of your jeans.
- You are not the number of calories you eat each day.
- You are not the percentage of body fat you carry at any given time.
- You are not the number on the bathroom scale.
- You are not the cup size of your bra.
- You are not the circumference of your waist, glutes, or thighs.
- You are not the weight on the barbell you pull off the ground or the dumbbell you hoist overhead.
While society may use these numbers in an attempt to indicate our worth as women or to paint a surreal picture of “perfection” we feel obligated to strive for, I’m here to proclaim that you are NOT a series of numbers. Admittedly there was a time when I defined myself by several numbers. Whether it was the number on the bathroom scale or the weight of the barbell I was attempting to lift — I allowed these numbers to define me.
If the number on the scale was higher than I wanted, my day was ruined.
If the weight on the barbell wasn’t high enough or I didn’t improve my performance, I was frustrated. Sure, getting stronger is a great goal and improving your workout performance is important, but it shouldn’t define you as I once allowed it to.
Thankfully, valuing myself on a series of numbers is a thing of the past for me, and it’s my sincerest hope that you too no longer define yourself with numbers.
The numbers don’t matter and they certainly don’t reflect your true beauty and self-worth. Don’t listen to the fitness gone bad information that’s degrading.
In my opinion, it should be about your attitude and actions more than anything else.
Our self-worth, beauty, strength, and awesomeness is not defined by numbers. The revolution truly begins when we realize this truth. And when we do, then we are truly free to be the most awesome version of ourselves.