We are all guilty of comparing ourselves to those around us. Whether it’s a girl on a magazine cover, an Instagram fitness guru or another girl you see at the gym. We all do it, myself included, or use to, without realizing how it affected my self worth.
By constantly striving to look like someone else, you are setting yourself up for unrealistic expectations. In reality you can never “look” like her or “be” like her because YOU are YOU. No one else. You are built in a certain way, whether that’s with wider hips or a slender physique. What ever your shape, you need accept it or you will never be satisfied.
Everywhere I look women are treating their bodies poorly. They are critiquing them, picking them apart. They are torturing them with extreme workout regimes. They are starving themselves and depriving their bodies with restrictive diets. This has got to stop!
Take a moment and look in the mirror. Really take a look! That right there, that’s your body. I am here to tell you that’s it’s amazing, even as a personal trainer I’m not here to tell you to change it or help you change it.
Your lungs allow you to breathe, your heart pumps blood through your veins. Your muscles enable you to move. Your eyes allow you to see the world. Your legs take you where you wanna go. Your arms let you hug your loved ones. And your smile has the power to light up a room.
Think about it, your body is so much more than a six pack or a thigh gap. Your body carries you through thick and thin. It’s a living, breathing complex system that allows you to live. So stop abusing it, running it to the ground, and taking it for granted!! I cannot stress this enough.
Look after it. Nourish it with wholesome food and move it with exercise and love. Do this because you care about your body not because you hate it!
All my love