How specific is your wish list for the ideal man? Tall, dark and handsome?

Six pack abs and glistening suntan skin? Strong silent type?

Or do you dream of a prince charming guy who also has a great job?

If that’s the man you want, what do you have to offer in return? A guy who values his physical and emotional well-being is going to want the same in his woman. 

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Focus on optimal health

But don’t rush out and buy crazy diet pills and running shoes. 

Physical health isn’t about being a size 2. Being physically healthy is not and never was a dress size…

…it’s getting your body so that it functions for optimal health. 

The worst thing a woman can do to herself is to start a ridiculously restrictive or fad diet to lose down to a target dress size. The only “size” that matters is to be within the range of the Body Mass Index (BMI) that matches your height because that’s when you feel your best. 

When you feel good about yourself it shows in your attitude.

Then, exercise won’t be a chore – it will be a pleasure.

A healthy body is an active body.

Develop your confidence

The kind of man who is emotionally healthy is looking for that same emotional maturity in a woman. If one person in the relationship isn’t emotionally healthy, then that person drags down the relationship. 

You have to be able to live with yourself before you can expect a man to be able to live with you.

Take a personal inventory right now.

Are you easily distressed, burned out or depressed? Emotional problems are also common and depression is more common among women than men.

If you’re being held back, then you have to deal with it before you’re ready to form a lasting relationship. 

Think about some of the decisions you’ve made when you were unhappy with yourself.

Start a self-love practice

Learning to love yourself as you are is the first step to the relationship of your dreams.

Meditations, affirmations, journaling or even a nice bubble bath are ways to start honoring, treating and loving your body.