I believe that we can all fall into the “fat versus thin” trap when setting our fitness goals. When you think about it, those two terms aren’t even necessary when beginning or maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The real focus should be setting goals for the proper amount of rest, balanced diet, and exercise program that you enjoy. We only set ourselves up for failure when we say “I am fat” or “I want to be thin”. Why does everything have to evaluated with a number or label. My suggestion when making or maintaining a lifestyle change is to try and live within the three simple guidelines of rest,diet and exercise. Weight loss is just a side benefit of living well. After all, we are all different, and who says that when someone gets to a certain number or looks thin that they are really healthy? Isn’t the real goal to be fit and able to enjoy life?