I experienced a pretty big ah-ha moment this week. In the past, I ALWAYS set my health and fitness goals around changing my body to look like someone else. Like Jessica Alba. Like Scarlett Johansson. Like the girl in the purple sports bra at the gym. Like anyone but me. I have just realised that I don’t think like that anymore. I want my body. I want to become stronger and fitter because I can. I want to create challenges that will push me to be the best version of myself.
You see it all the time on all the fitspo pages on social media.
“Oh my god, I want her body.”
“Next summer, I am going to look like her!”
“I am not giving up until I have legs like that.”
I used to say all of those things and every time I would start a “health kick” I would fail miserably because my goals were so damn unrealistic.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with having someone to look up to when it comes to health and fitness… BUT instead of focusing on their physique, perhaps identify their non-physical traits that inspire you. Kindness. Empathy. Determination. Courage.
Surround yourself with people who help your being, practice positive self-talk every single day and realise your worth….because after all, there’s no one you should want to be, other than yourself.