People today seemed to be obsessed with body image and looking a certain way. This is both good and bad. It’s good because people should always be working towards bettering themselves, but it’s bad because it becomes an obsession that affects every area of life and makes it so that the joy of things is taken away.
Life is full of balance. There is give and take. Some moments require you to be strict. Others require that you extend yourself a bit of grace and you start with a clean slate the next day. In the end, your body goals should be goals that are geared towards what is perfect for you, not what works for somebody else. If you don’t know where to start, here are 3 ways to get the perfect body for you:
Find Your Motivation
Motivation looks different to everybody. Maybe your motivation to lose weight looks like being able to play with your kids and not be winded within a couple minutes. Maybe your motivation is to look like Apollo, or a celebrity because you want to prove to yourself that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Maybe you don’t know how to find motivation, and need a little guidance along the way. One trick to getting the body that is perfect for you is to outline why you’re doing it, make sure the motives are pure, hold onto them, and be realistic with yourself.
Comparison is a thief of joy. Don’t spend your time looking at other people and being jealous of what they have. It won’t do you any good, and it will deflate your progress. What you need to do is examine yourself, look at your motivations again, set your goals, and don’t base them off of what others are doing. When you compare your progress with another persons you set yourself up for failure because you aren’t them and your body is different. What’s healthy for you? What will make you happy? Why do you want to lose weight in the first place? Answer these questions and stop looking at others to find the answers.
Allow Yourself Grace
Ultimately, your weight loss goals are motivated by a slew of different things. There are internal and external factors, and the important thing is that your motives are pure and you’re not making your own process slower and harming yourself by comparing yourself to others. If you want to have the perfect body for you, you have to ultimately allow yourself grace.
You have to accept your failures, realize that they also help you to grow. You have to push at times, you also have to let yourself have some slack other times. Don’t beat yourself up. Keep things positive, and no matter if the progress is slow or fast, you’ll make it there and you’ll be happy because you had the right attitude about it all.