As we go through our life and develop ourselves into the best-version-of-ourselves, we will do some self-assessment. Sometimes we self-assess from the perspective of what we lack. Though this might not get us thinking about what we want in the long run, it can actually be very useful to discover what our core values are.
If you are looking for ways to improve your life, it usually revolves around the things that are important to you. So as you look at your desire to "diet" or exercise, we can see that this is around the priority of health. If that is what you want in your life, then perhaps the core value that drives you is a healthy body that allows you to have high quality of life.
Looking at what we want in our lives and what is missing can frequently point us at what are the most important parts of our lives that we value above others. (That's what I love about being a transformation coach; helping people through that process of discovering what is missing.)
This is not a judgment call. More on that later.
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