There are tons of reasons why I want to lose weight; some of those reasons are very good reasons, some are selfish and vain reasons, and some are “just because” reasons.
Whatever your reason to lose weight is, it’s okay as long as it motivates you.
I really hate it when someone asks me why I want to lose weight and I feel like I have to rattle off “because I want to get healthy”. Yes, I really do want to be healthy, but I also want to be hot. I want my husband to want to show me off. I want other girls to look at me and think “damn, she’s gorgeous”. I want to not be the fattest person in the room. I want to feel pretty and confident.
Yes, I know that I have a pretty face. Yes, I know that it’s not outward beauty that matters. Yes, I know that I can be beautiful at any weight or shape I am. I also understand weight loss should be more about becoming healthy than anything else. What I don’t understand is why it’s not okay to want to lose weight for vanity reasons. I happen to think that’s okay.
I can want to lose weight for these reasons:
I can also want to lose weight for these reasons:
And it’s absolutely okay to lose weight for these reasons:
But most of all, I just want to lose weight:
No matter your reason for losing weight, as long as you’re doing it for you, your reasons are perfect! Never be ashamed to say them out loud!