I was getting ready to head to the airport and noticed my backpack was feeling really heavy. It has two computers, all my clothes, an iPad, all the charges, etc. I decided to weigh it and sure enough it was just a hair under twenty pounds in total. I thought to myself, “That’s a lot of weight to be hauling around an airport for a couple hours in each direction!” Yet just a few months ago I was carrying an extra fifteen extra pounds of fat on my body each and every day. Hopefully as I carry forward having my fitness routine dialed I’ll be carrying around twenty five pounds less weight than I was at the beginning of the year. There’s obviously a toll for carrying around all that extra weight. Plopping twenty pounds on your back to experience that briefly is an interesting exercise in reminding ourselves of that.
Many years ago Kate Moss got in a world of trouble for making the statement, “Nothing tastes as good as being skinny feels.” The gist of her comment was she’d rather be skinny and not eat certain foods, or much food at all, than be fat and eating all the stuff she craves. While I couldn’t condone the anorexia and eating disorders surrounding that mantra, I thought that with a slight twist it could actually be a very positive statement. So I’ve changed it to, “Nothing tastes as good as being healthy feels.”