I thought it was time for a little midlife fitness inspiration on the fitness road. Weight and body image are two significant considerations for women over 40. During a time rife with transition and change, these factors present physical reminders that life really is a series of changes and transitions.
Here’s the thing to remember, to internalize…changes in our bodies, yes even extra pounds are natural results of aging. It’s OK to adjust your clothing size and expectations to make room for this reality.
Chasing a size instead of health can set you up for an endless emotional and physical struggle. As I wrote in an earlier blog, Seek Health Instead Of A Clothing Size,
The problem with chasing the size is that many people set up size expectations that can only be achieved with a strict deprivation diet. Reaching a particular size may bring a sense of accomplishment in the short run, but these feelings will be short-lived if you can’t maintain your new weight for the long haul.
What’s more, our body changes at different stages of our lives, which may necessitate a shift in sizing.
I know it can take a while for us to wrap our heads around change and sometimes we have to keep repeating something before we can internalize it. So, I created a printable of the quote above. Print it off and stick it somewhere you’ll see it.
Acceptance comes as our expectations change. It’s time to shake off who you were, so you can be free to become who you are, hips and all!
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