I’ve wanted to look like people on magazine cover or in music videos (50 Cent), it’s already happened to you ? I think that it’s already happened for everybody. Having an athletic body seemed to be really cool. But as you can see in fitness’s world and bodybuilding, there are several types of athletic physique. Some may be achieved naturally and other with steroids.
Confidence or obsession
Why you want to have a better body ? This is to feel better in your body and have more self-confidence or you want to make money with your physque (personal trainer, fitness model, competition, etc.) ?
It’s interesting to ask you this question because there is an important point : « We always feel small ». When your goal is based on physical appearance, so like a pro, you always seem to not be quite muscular. I say this because I live it. I look at a picture and I look at me in the mirror and I think : « Damn, there is still a lot of work ! ». At this point, it can become an obsession.
Shit, I’m obsessed with my muscles !?! Well, what I meant was there is some tricks to avoid that this obsession becomes too big with stuff like :
If I have 6-packs, I’m happy
If I fit in these pants, I’m happy
Those little things show you that you have made some progress and it’s always good to remember.
Having obsession to have a better body isn’t a bad thing as long you find the balance. The purpose of having a better body is to be healthy and happy, right ?
Health: You aim to have a healthy body with no physical problems. You change in a healthy and sustainable way.
Happy: You can do activities you want without your body prevents you from doing. You feel good about yourself. You’re naked or swimsuit, you trust in you because you determine your personal « look ».
Having a better body is something very motivating but when you get always compared with someone else, this can become a poison. Not to lose myself, I tell to myself :
Be better than yesterday
Be a better version of yourself
And you, have you found a way to improve yourself without fixate on your flaws or compare yourself to another person ?