Body Image Horizon

 The sunrise over Santiago, Chile  

The sunrise over Santiago, Chile  

What if your body image wasn't tied to what you see in the mirror but the feeling you get when you look to the horizon? 

My clients and I often talk about body image, because, well, when you're in the business of healthy you tend to focus on social definitions of such. I guess to me, healthy isn't a number, but it sure helps as a guide. Like a sign on the side of the road that says, you're on the right track so long as you're following the right road. Signs like that can't be entirely relied upon when talking about "healthy" because, again, if you're traveling down an unhealthy path, what seems like a good number on one road, is a bad number on the next. It's the overall direction you're heading that determines healthy. A combination of motivation for traveling, signs that point you in the right direction and the feeling you get when you reach the destination. 

Now what am I trying to say with all these metaphors? I'm saying, look to the big picture, not the arbitrary factors. You're right where you are supposed to be. The small stuff can be taken as good or bad. Take your definition of healthy to the next level and really make lasting progress by moving your motivating factors away from the small stuff, focusing more on the end goal. The feeling you get from being truly balanced and heathy is so much more fulfilling than arbitrary numbers, that you won't want to rely on them ever again. Look out to the horizon and you'll find a new fulfilling definition of health.