STOP! Right now. You ARE good enough right now… but now you have just chosen to be better, not better than the women in magazines and all the fitness women on social media, just a better version of you.
Whilst I am here talking to my audience on social media about health and fitness and yes, I am in my skimpy gym wear and bikini in some of my posts, I am not here to make anyone feel inadequate or insecure about how they look but rather to motivate and inspire you to be the best you can be. To be in the best physical and mental shape of your life, confident, happy and healthy.
Social media can seriously harm your efforts in reaching your goals if you spend your time comparing yourself to images thrust upon you on a daily basis. We are all individual and unique and genetics will play a huge part in the way we look. Hard work and consistency can change the way you look but ultimately we cannot change our genetics. Take me as an example, I have a very responsive upper body but unfortunately genetics didn’t bless me with booty so I really have to work hard to see any change in that department.
Studies have shown that social media is playing a huge part in negative body image, especially in young women. We are bombarded with often highly sexualised photographs of fitness models and fashion models. Keep a perspective on these images and understand that photoshop plays a huge part in the finished published images not to mention the extreme dieting and water loading and depletion to get the money shots.
Rather than aiming for perfection, accept yourself as a perfect human being, ever evolving and striving to be the best version of you, this is the road to happiness…