Unrealistic weight goals – Is There a Perfect Weight?
I have been a member at a local health club for 5 years now, and have worked out there faithfully on an average of 3-5 days a week, usually 30 minutes to an hour each time. What I have come to realize is that maybe I’ll never be a 120-pound woman, since my weight the past 5 years has ranged between 150 and 165. I just want to know that I am solid and in good shape because I realize I can’t set an unrealistic weight goal for myself that I might never achieve. What are your thoughts on this?
Since you didn’t tell me your height and age, it’s difficult for me to know if 120 pounds is realistic for you. If you’re working out regularly, as you seem to be, and you’re not losing, you are still getting great health benefits – even if you are not a size 8! Research has shown that exercise and healthy eating are more important than the numbers on the scale when it comes to health.
Also, muscles weighs more than fat, so if you’ve been lifting, you may look thinner than your weight signifies. No one ever guesses my weight correctly, since I lift regularly. I do know, from experience, that it’s easy to overeat and pack on pounds, even if you’re a regular exerciser. So take a good look at your diet and decide whether you are interested in making any changes. It takes a strong sense of desire to change your eating habits and make it stick!