Do you know any women who aren’t struggling with their weight?
Seriously. And it makes me just ticked.
The bottom line (no pun intended :)) is the following: 1) research by Feldhahn in 2006 shows most husbands are happy that their wives are working towards being more physically healthy – and they don’t expect us to be a size 0 – and they feel important to us when we try to look nice for them, and 2) most women want their bodies to look good, and enjoy more energy when in better shape (notice I didn’t say, “are a size 6”), and 3) God wants us to take care of His temple – our bodies.
So yes, be healthy. Work out if your doc says you can – you’ll have more energy and confidence. But don’t compare yourself to other women – live or artificial (tv and magazine) – just keep your eyes on Him.
And beauty REALLY shows up in our behavior, not our wardrobe or our waist size.
Love to you!