A beautiful body doesn’t begin with a diet and/or a gym membership. It begins in your head. And that beautiful, mindful you then finds its way out for everyone to see. It begins with self-respect, love and understanding that your mind and your body are interconnected. The path to a better physique doesn’t lie through torturing one to improve the other but it is born from the union of the two. How we look is just a projection of how we feel… start feeling fit and empowered, beautiful and deserving right now. The choices you make must be made out of love, love and respect for yourself and only then will you start getting real, permanent results.
What is being fit worth if you are a neurotic mess on the inside? Counting calories, following extreme programs and ticking all the boxes will drive anyone insane. And then it just doesn’t stop – ever. You get stuck following the rules you loath so you can stay in shape and appear more attractive, temporarily, until the next relapse. And every time you do, it gets harder. And yet, you keep on pushing this immense Sisyphus's boulder up the hill just to find yourself back where you started every single time.
It’s our attitude that has to change, the way we feel about ourselves. Instead of following a list you should start asking by why would you eat this or that? Become curious about what you put in your body because that will be the building material for the new beautiful you. Unless a particular exercise brings you pleasure you shouldn’t do it. You shouldn’t do what you hate and expect positive results, not unless you see yourself falling in love with it eventually. Pick your own sport, your own way of staying active, whether it’s running, cycling or swimming or a team sport. You find your own “it” that will make you happy while keeping you moving, you just need to try it all to see which activity is the right one for you. Motion is life and life, your precious life, is for you to enjoy.
In order to shape your body you must shape your mind first, treat your body with respect and provide it with everything it needs, choosing your activities and what you eat mindfully. To change on the outside you need to start with the person you are inside, give it your full attention, care and love and see it transform.