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It’s Time to Stop the Body Envy

Hi my NuStep family and friends,

This week I’m going to be talking about comparison and body envy. Please don’t compare yourself to other people and other people’s goals for their physical appearance.

Everybody is different and every individual’s body is different. There are so many factors that influence personal body shape and size, for example; genetics, lifestyle, exercise, etc.

I’m just as guilty of this as anyone else is, when it comes to comparing my body. I’ll look at a person and become envious of their physique.

I’ll think, I gotta have a body like that, or I’ll say to myself I wish I had a body like that. I will catch myself striving for an “ideal” body type, that doesn’t necessarily work for me.

First and foremost, we should be trying to be healthy in the body we have. So if that includes losing some weight, eating healthier or being in better shape, then that’s what we should strive for.

Please don’t chase a number on the scale that you believe you need to be, because I can tell you firsthand what happens there.

You’ll lose the weight. If you lose it drastically, not in small increments over time, it sneaks back up on you. You’ll start gaining weight back over time because your body weight fluctuates.

If you adopt unrealistic expectations, based off of another person’s body image, you won’t get long-term success that comes over time. If all you’re doing is looking at a particular body size, or striving for a certain number on the scale, you have lofty expectations that might not necessarily be healthy for you.

The scale only tells you the numerical gravity pull that you have on this earth. It doesn’t tell you who you are as a person, nor does it tell you your worth as a human being.

Don’t get me wrong, I have to lose weight and keep my weight down to stay healthy. I have joint issues with my knees and my hips.

That’s why I owe my life to NuStep. That’s my balance for everything. It’s my balance for internal/mental health, as well as my exterior/physical health. My NuStep helps my joints so much.

Weight loss, the healthy way, is possible to achieve. You have to embrace yourself and set realistic goals that you can get to by starting with a few small healthy lifestyle changes and being patient.

You can get the same total body workout that I get from my NuStep. I am not only healthier but I am happier. I know that I can get to a weight that is right for me personally, with the help of NuStep. If I can do this, so can you!

Please Stay Healthy My Friends.

O'Neal Hampton

About O'Neal Hampton

After being diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic and weighing 420 pounds, O’Neal Hampton Jr. became a contestant during the 2010 season of NBC’s "The Biggest Loser." It was then that he was introduced to NuStep. Through the O'Neal Hampton Wellness Foundation, he educates others on the value and importance of exercise and nutrition. O’Neal Hampton Jr. is a NuStep spokesperson.

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    Well it has been three weeks since I have been out of the hospital and the recovery is going well.
    The only problem I’m having with recovery is mentally I’m trying to rush. LOL
    But the doctors have forewarned me that this is not something I can rush or it could be worse. Like if I dislocate my hip at this point, I would have to have the surgery all over again and the recovery time is twice as long. So needless to say they didn’t have to tell me that twice. I still can’t drive for another couple of weeks, I can’t bend my knee or my right side more than 90° getting up or down for a couple more weeks, I can’t cross my legs and a few other things. The muscles has to get stronger and bond with new hip and joint.
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