Words Of Wisdom On This Workout Wednesday

 

Get up, get dressed, and get your skinny butt moving!

Workout Wednesday - Quote Of The Day/QOTD

Do you absolutely love the way you look? Are you 100% satisfied with what you see when you look in the mirror everyday? While I sincerely wish your honest answer to these questions was “yes”, I have a pretty good feeling that is not the case… However, if you answered these questions “no”, ask yourself this: “Am I doing everything I can to get myself to that point?” If your answer to this question is “yes” then you can just stop reading now (good for your girlfriend, keep it up… We all need you as inspiration!). However, if you answered that questions with “no”, this is the time to reevaluate some things and get together a plan and a routine in order to be able to answer all of the above questions with a confident “yes!”.

As a society, the ladies of today have increasingly unrealistic expectations as to what we “should” look like or what the “ideal” image is. I will be the first one to admit that no matter what I look like, I will probably never be 100% satisfied with what I see when I look in the mirror.  I know that is probably not what I am supposed to say, but it is the truth for me and a majority of the other girls out there.  But, society’s expectations of what we should look like is not what we should be looking at or listening to at all… Rather, we should be looking at what we do to look the way we do and how much progress we have made from where we started.  If you are doing as much as you possibly can to get your ideal body and image, then you should love the way you look.  If you go to the gym regularly and eat a healthy diet, basically you’re living the healthiest life you possibly can, then you are doing your absolute best and you should reward yourself for that rather than beating yourself up for the things you still don’t like about your appearance.

Many of my friends and family may say that this is extremely hypocritical coming from me… For as long as I can remember there has always been something about my appearance that I wanted to change or improve. I usually workout a minimum of five days a week and make every effort to do some type of exercise everyday (sometimes it just doesn’t happen!), and I make every effort to eat as healthy as I can possibly imagine (my latest change has been eating gluten free), yet I still am not completely satisfied with my appearance. Why not? Well this is partially personal (insecurities) and also partially due to the environment I am surrounded by.  With my love of fashion comes the obsession with fashion magazines, and with the obsession of fashion magazines comes the pages and pages of ads showing photoshopped, edited, and airbrushed models who are unrealistically and unhealthily thin.

So what can be done about this problem that way more girls than just me are facing everyday? Well, as far as personal insecurities, we just have to really try and accept and grow to love the way we look.  It is not going to be an easy task at all, but it is one that is worth the time that you will have to put in.  And, while I am never going to give up my monthly mags and I have a strange feeling that the editors of fashion magazines aren’t going to start using real women who portray the image of what real women look like, I am just going to have to accept the fact that I will never look like the stick thin models, nor will almost any other healthy woman in the world. So for now, make sure you are doing everything in your power to obtain the image you want. Go to the gym everyday, go outside and run, or do an at-home workout from the comfort of your living room! Whatever you do, just make sure you’re exercising and leading a healthy lifestyle, there’s nothing more you can do… So love yourself, you deserve it!

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