I would invariably say yes. In the past few weeks, I have been documenting my attempts to lose weight. I am delighted to say that today I weight myself and…
- I am 69.6 Kilos!
My target weight now is 65 kilos, but I am also trying to get my stomach flatter. My mum and I have butted heads through emails and texts about my weight. In hindsight, she was right. I was bigger than I normally was and I do agree it was important for me to lose weight. So since the 10 May to 26 June, about 6 weeks, I have lost 4 kilos. However, this weight loss has made me aware of one thing:
- Weight & looks do play a big part in how your career gets off.
There is a video of Neyo telling an aspiring singer that she should consider losing weight if she wants to go down the pop route. This is definitely true. However, in some ways, I think it does apply to whatever route you want to go through in life.
I want to try my best to achieve my goal of starting my media company, but deep down, I know I need to tone up my body to make myself look good. Hopefully my media company will focus on career information, so it is going to be a more practical side, but I do think I do need to revamp my looks as well.
I wouldn’t say I feel pressure to be thin, and it is not something I am obsessing about as much. I am still eating, but doing much more exercise and in fact, I am doing a Beyoncé-lite style exercise regime where I do 10 squats instead of the 100 that she does.
Every day, I think about my website and how I want it to grow, but I also know I have to work on my stomach and get that in gear.
Do you think looks matter in a career? It’s bad, but having a toned body makes life so much easier to be honest with you. I just want my figure to go back to the way it was.
I am not saying being slim means I will have a successful career, but in such a cut throat world of trying to do your own thing, it may play a part.