Today’s post is about celebrating difference and the ability to be free within yourself. So many women and men I work with put their lives on hold “until I’ve lost weight”. The plans they have! The imaginary lives they are leading in the future “when I’m a size 14”! Meanwhile, months, maybe years of the best, most productive time of their life is passing by. Unrecognised. Undervalued. Wasted really.

So I’m posting links to two great videos, each featuring a man. One big black guy, one big white guy. Each found their own way to be happy within themselves. I hope you can find YOUR own way to be happy within YOURself too.

This is the first video. I love it when I see people who are just authentic and true to themselves, without caring at all how others perceive them. What a sense of freedom!

This is the second video, and tells a different story. It seems simplistic, but it took a long time and a lot of work for Ben to get from where he was to where he is. It was hard work, but so rewarding for him. This is what he personally wanted to do for HIMSELF.

Two big guys, two very different attitudes to their own bodies. I hope you are inspired and motivated by these two men, to first begin to accept who you are and start living your life NOW (not waiting until you’ve lost weight), and then, if it’s what YOU want, to begin working on getting to where you want to be in terms of losing weight. But again, remember to start doing at least some the stuff you want to do, NOW. The weight is not the reason you’re not doing it. Now might be the time to stop hiding behind the excuse of being ‘too big’ to do stuff. What’s the REAL reason why you’re not dancing your ass off today?