So, the weather is turning around most of the US and people are finally realizing that they will be wearing less clothing for a few months, and most don’t like what they see.
Why is that? Why are we so scared at accepting who we are, where we are and why that is. If you didn’t care during the holidays and winter months and decided to “bulk up” why does it matter now?
The one thing that i really dislike is when people say that they are too fat, or too pale or too whatever like its an “a ha!” type moment. Like you didn’t know the extra serving of mac and cheese was going straight to your love handles.
But what if you are a beautiful person and just have a little bit of body dysmorphia? You may train all the time, eat properly every day but still think you are un attractive. Why is that? Why do we always have to prove something to each other by “dropping a few lbs” or “fitting into a pant or dress size down or 2”? If you really feel that way, ask your partner or a family member for a critique, someone who is close to you and you trust won’t hurt your feelings.
(*****note: The body wants to attain a state of equalization called homeostasis. A level where all things in equal all things out, a kind of leveling process. Think of this as your body’s way of saying “I’m happy where i am at”.)
If they say you look gorgeous or handsome, listen to them. If you don’t like what they say or don’t agree, ask yourself why. Why is it important to try to break out of the mold your body has become accustomed to to “make yourself feel better? It really has nothing to do with looks, however fitting into a pair of pants you could wear a few months ago does have some vindication attached to it, the scale should have less importance than the mirror.
The main point of this is to make sure you stay active and eat properly, because we all feel better when we get the blood flowing and the proper nutrients in. As I say, train for function, form will come.
Most importantly, be happy with yourself where you are at, who you are with and don’t mind the why too much.