It’s not about losing Kilograms. It's about learning to love yourself regardless of the numbers on the scales.
It’s not about losing Kilograms. It’s about gaining strength and a sense of confidence to love yourself no matter what number is on the scale.
‘I don’t like my body’ is a sentence that we come across every day. In today’s day and age if you ask someone to name 20 things they don’t like about themselves it will be answered with no hesitations. Ask the same person to name 10 things they like about themselves and you’ll be hit with countless ‘umms and ahhs’.
Being insecure about your body is not something only experienced by one person. Even though it may feel like you’re the only person who does experiences it, there is a huge percentage of the population who suffer from these negative self-perceptions.
It affects both men and women. With social media and touched up photos constantly in everyone’s face it’s not hard to see why everyone has no idea what to think about their bodies.
Most of these issues are based around the visual representation of the person’s body. Instead, if you start to look at the functionality and strength of your body it can lead to massive positive changes in your self-perception.
Changing focus from the visual to the functional can help you stop obsessing about instant results on the scales, and in-turn help avoid crash dieting. Instead, it turns your focus towards how your body is performing and feeling.
Noticing your back doesn’t hurt anymore; you can do movements ‘X,Y and Z’ with more freedom; you feel stronger; look healthier (not just skinnier); notice how the food you’re eating affects how you’re feeling and enjoying food again without guilt; are just some of the positive side effects that can occur with a switch in mindset.
The functional perception of yourself also contributes to a healthy and positive mindset because you are focused on making small wins across multiple areas of your life. Just like a wall, you start to rebuild your broken and negative head space brick by brick with positive thoughts collected from your small wins. With increased functionally your confidence starts to build as well.
As your confidence grows you learn to push yourself that little bit harder, set bigger goals, attempt things you previously didn’t think possible and enjoy life more! You worry less about the small things because you’re confident in your own skin.