New year new body…how about loving what you already have?
I am all about embracing the new year and everything that comes with it, but I am not about the fad diets that are thrust in our face every January. It is just a money making scheme, and us normal folk can be exploited and manipulated into believing that’s what we need to do to our bodies. I definitely want to improve my body and feel good about myself. The key word right there is ‘feel’ good. Putting your body through a crazy diet and fitness regime for a few months to then stop isn’t always good for you in the long run.
Loving you for you!
I am no expert when it comes to health and fitness, but I have learnt a thing or two from my mistakes. We all have things we are unhappy about with our body or we compare ourselves to other people. One day I realised why I am always comparing myself to a women who isn’t my height, my weight or body shape. I’m never going to be happy living like that. So I decided I need to embrace who I am and be happy in my own skin. I decided I would work on things I think I could improve, and not try to change them to something that’s not physically possible.
Healthy and Happy mind
Awareness is slowly growing when it comes to mental health but there is still room for improvement. And it doesn’t help me with the constant portrayal of beauty and wealth we see 24/7. We see surgically enhanced bodies and are told they are natural. This adds even more pressure to your average girl who doesn’t have a Kardashian bum and never will. Feeling bad about the way you look is so hard because that’s what you put out into the world. I know one of the reasons I get unhappy is because I think I should look a certain way and I don’t. I try and understand why I feel like that and it’s because of everything I see on social media. These perfect bikini glad bodies with perfect lives. It’s just not real!
Ditch the diet!!
So I’m not going on a diet this January! I’m just going to try and make healthier choices and hit the gym a bit more. I am also going to try and not put too much pressure on myself. So if I don’t go as much as I think I should, that’s ok because I’m human and stuff happens 🙂