How would you feel if you looked in the mirror and seen the body of your dreams?
July 7, 2017
July 7, 2017
Realistically we have all seen a body on TV, in a movie, or in a magazine, and thought to ourselves, jaysus if I had that body id be happy.
Now being realistic the body you are looking is probably airbrushed to within an inch of its life, or the person is literally paid to look like that. If we had a personal trainer every day, a personal chef, groomer (makes us sound like dogs), beauty people whatever you want to call them, and we were being paid to be in great shape, then that would be a different story.
In real life, we have normal jobs, we should cook our own meals, we must motivate ourselves to train, and it always seems like an endless struggle fighting for this perfection we see in the media. Try to be what we are “supposed to be”.
But if you are truly honest with yourself. Can you even picture your head on that perfect body? Could you see that body walking down the street with your head on top?
For most people, including me, the answer is probably no. I can’t picture myself on a body that’s shredded with abs, and that’s probably the reason I’ve never experienced that. Visualization is a very powerful tool, if you consistently visualize what you want, it helps in taking concise action towards it.
But if we cant visualize what our body is going to look like when we are happy, how will we know if we are there. Basically, we won’t. We will continuously work hard in the gym chasing something we don’t know. This is why there is such a yoyo culture when it comes to health and fitness.
People jump from plan to plan, from gym to gym, hoping that one of them will eventually help us get that body of our dreams.
The body that we have now idea how it looks.
See the problem?
Now if we were to chase a feeling, that would have a different result. You might find you can have that feeling without changing a thing. See happiness will not come from that number on the scales, or the clothes we fit in to, or the compliments we get from friends and family. Most of us will completely brush those compliments off and turn them into insults. Why do we do that?!
As cheesy as it is your happiness comes from inside you. You can choose to fill your life with experiences that make you happy. And remove things that don’t make you happy.
Now im not saying if you can’t visualize yourself with a good body to just give up on the gym. The gym has so many benefits outside of just looking good. Every workout leaves you feeling good. And that’s the important part.
So, if you can visualize what you want to look like, that’s great. You can follow a specific plan to get there. But if you can’t and just want to feel better in yourself, then forget about your weight, forget about the inches, find exercise you enjoy, show up consistently, give it your all, create happy experiences, and enjoy your life.