People often think weight loss equates to happiness. You see the television advertisements: selling you happiness in a bottle of highly-caffeinated diet pills. They sell you the idea of wealth, success, love, and fame. You can have it all, if you just lose a few more inches. But, they don’t mention the sudden side effects -- the fixation over the number on the scale, never achieving absolute satisfaction, and critically analyzing every jiggle and sag with a magnifying glass.
It’s when we finally lose the weight, we are hit with the hard truth: life doesn’t magically bloom into a fairy-tale. Keeping an active and healthy lifestyle is what we should all strive for. A healthy lifestyle isn’t the issue -- it’s the glorified weight-loss expectations that are being sold to us.
Running produces endoprhins. Weight training builds strength. Yoga calms the mind. Weight loss is weight loss -- it doesn’t produce a magical life with hot men serving us grapes and wiping our sweat with cash. Although, that would be really cool.