I was standing in the checkout line at Big W the other day and started reading the covers of all the magazines while I waited. I saw my hand reaching for one of them intrigued to read more after the headline caught my eye.
Then I stopped myself. I realised something. Almost every popular magazine in front of me had something in common with each other....
"I lost 8 kilos in 12 weeks - Find out how"
"Your best body ever"
"Sexy Summer Diet"
"Get sexy abs in only 14 days"
"The body issue"
"Flat Belly secrets"
"Best Bikini makeovers ever"
"Diets to your door- weight loss made easy"
"Which laser treatment will change your life"
"Bikini confidence - 16 tips that really work"
"Booty vs Bones"
I kid you not, these are truly the headlines on the covers of all the popular magazines this week. Maybe they are milking the coming of the new year for all it's worth? But the amount of reference to losing weight and improving ones appearance astounded me. Needless to say I resisted the urge to purchase that magazine.
I am trying to figure out what my reason's for losing weight are....?
Is it because I really want it, or is it because the rest of the world is telling me I should?
I am really very unsure. I mean, I remember how good I felt when I was [young] and slim. I was confident and felt pretty. But, I think that most of the time I still feel that way (when I make an effort).
What am I striving for? Do I want to "fit in" or feel good? And is the battle really worth it?
We live in such a superficial world.