What You’ll Learn From Shedding Extra Weight

If you are overweight, you know you are going to feel great when you shed unwanted pounds and inches. However, your raised emotions may not stem from the reasons you expected. At the same time, you may come across benefits you never imagined from your new figure. There again, you could discover that weight loss isn’t a magical cure-all.

Lightness

When you are overweight you carry a heavy load. Moving takes effort and your body feels burdened and slow. Nonetheless, if you carry excess weight for a long time, you may fail to notice the added pressure of heavy body fat. It’s not until you drop a few sizes that you’ll suddenly recognize how light you are.

One day, you’ll be walking along and notice that parts of you that used to jiggle uncomfortably have disappeared. You’ll realize that taking steps is easier than before, and you’ll bless the day you decided to lose weight because feeling lighter is brilliant.

Energy

When you are in good physical shape your energy is plentiful. You cannot imagine having more energy when you are overweight; you can do so intellectually, but you don’t know how it’s going to feel. That extra sense of being alive and ready for anything will help you do more without getting tired so quickly.

Confidence

People think it’s a given that they’ll gain confidence when they lose weight, but this isn’t always the case. If you have low self-esteem when you are overweight, you’ll have low self-esteem when you lose weight. Confidence comes from within and isn’t about dress size.

Nonetheless, you will gain self-assurance about your appearance, which means you might display less anxiety-laced body language. People who have weight to lose often develop habits in attempts to hide their figure that make them appear shy. For example, they may wear baggy clothes, place their folded arms over their stomachs, or try to hide whenever cameras are used.

Thus, you may carry yourself with more confidence and be free to pay attention to what’s going on around you. Instead of listening to the critical voice in your head telling you that you look overweight, you can notice your surroundings. However, if you have genuine low self-esteem, your critical voice will continue no matter what size you are until you work on your confidence level in other ways.

You are a creator

People who tentatively try to lose weight, but fail, often develop a sense that they cannot make things happen. They feel helpless and apply this feeling to other parts of their lives. Once you’ve achieved weight loss success, you’ll recognize that you are the creator of your life; you have power. You’ll be happier to try new activities and accept helpful opportunities to grow.

Losing weight will make you feel lighter, gain energy and carry yourself confidently. Additionally, you may learn how to live life more fully if your weight previously led you to avoid taking part.

About bridget

bridget webber

Bridget Webber’s background rests in mental health, counselling, hypnotherapy, NLP and art. She brings knowledge from her experiences into her writing and specializes in emotional wellness and the creation of, rather than search for, joy. You can catch up with her insights and musings on Twitter.

Twitter: @InsightManager

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