Kick Fever Fitness – Are You Self-Disciplined or Self-Obsessed?

Losing weight and getting in shape takes a lot of self-discipline, but there is definitely a fine line between striving for health and striving for perfection. Are you too hard on yourself in your quest for a better body?
If you’re headed down a road of perfectionism, you’re in for a world of hurt. Expecting to achieve the virtually unachievable leads to disappointment, failure and loss of self-worth. It blinds you to the original goal you were supposed to be achieving… well-being.

So how do you define what’s healthy and what’s not? Ask yourself these questions:

1. Do you become overly upset when you miss a workout?
2. Does your exercise schedule leave little room for anything else in your life, including loved ones?
3. Do you base your self-worth solely on what you see in the mirror?
4. Are friends or family members starting to wonder if something’s wrong with you?

If you answer yes to any or all of these questions, you might be headed down a slippery slope – one that leads to eating disorders, exercise bulimia (obsessively exercising), obsessive compulsive habits, unrealistic expectations of self, and depression.

Get back on track by revisiting your initial goals to get healthy, feel great and be happy. If you need help, ask for assistance from someone you trust or from a professional. Just remember, well-being encompasses the body, soul and mind, not just what you see in the mirror.