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Why I'm Not Trying to Lose Weight Right Now


     There is nothing wrong with wanting to lose weight if you are overweight or want to look more toned if you are already at a healthy weight. I actually wouldn’t mind if I lost more weight or had more defined abs. But I’m not focused on losing any more weight right now. 
Here is why:

     Right now, I am 5’4 and weigh 140 lbs which is a healthy weight for someone my height. I could try to lose more weight or try to lower my body fat percentage to look better. However, I don’t want to focus on losing any more weight right now. That is something I was focused on (and was at times obsessed with) for several years and I would rather focus on being healthy right now since I am at my goal weight.
                 What I’m Focusing On Instead:
Instead of trying to have a perfect body, I am focusing on being healthy. I do this by eating healthy food and working out 3-6 times a week.

          Why I'm Writing About This:
I am writing about this to inspire other people to be more body positive and focus more on maintaining a healthy weight vs. losing weight. Why? I hardly ever hear fitness influencers talk about maintaining weight. Normally, I hear about them trying to lose weight even if they are at a healthy weight already. (I understand that is their job, but I would to see fitness Instagramers and Youtubers focus more on being body positive.)
How To Figure Out What a Healthy Weight Would Be For You
If you are curious about what would be a healthy weight for you, check out the CDC’s bmi calculator and enter your height and weight: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.html. This will give you a range of weights that could be healthy for your height. For example, for my height (5’4), the healthy weight range is between 108 lbs and 145 lbs. 
*Note: BMI is not completely accurate for everyone especially if you have a lot of muscle. However, the CDC’s bmi calculator will give you a good estimate of what is a healthy weight for you. 




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