As a fitness professional, people judge me by the way that I look, and I’ve had times when this was hard on me. My faith immediately corrects this thinking and reminds me that my identity as a person is not based on what I look like

Do you think if you were in great shape or lost those last five pounds all this sudden you would be happier? Are you too hard on yourself? For some of us our weight or body image defines us and our happiness is dictated by the number on the scale or what we see in the mirror.

The root of the problem is a lack of self-esteem and valuing oneself solely on appearance.

Self-esteem is something people think they can get from the way they look, but self-esteem comes from the inside. Creating self-esteem comes from honoring your self-made promises. How many times have you said you were going to do something, quit smoking, lose weight and even change your career only to stay in the exact same spot? Our faith in ourselves erodes each time we break a promise to ourselves.

The importance of knowing who you are, and celebrating your strengths and accepting your weaknesses, enables you to enjoy life.

Self-esteem can be found when you accept yourself the way you are, right now, not when this or that happens. Walking around feeling like your less of a person because of the way you look or what you weigh is an outright waste of the precious time God has blessed you with. Have you ever considered, there is only one you, no one can be you and no one can ever take your place? That makes you pretty special! Keep the promises you make to yourself and watch your self-esteem soar.

Here to Help You Get Happy, Healthy, & F.I.T.,