I was thinking to myself, why won’t I just get up and go to the gym like I used to? I haven’t consistently gone to the gym in over 5 years… I remember working out twice a day sometimes, dieting and working with a personal trainer. I was going at it hard. I wanted to look my absolute best because I wasn’t satisfied with what I saw in the mirror. I wanted to be better. I wanted other people to say I had a hot body. I wanted to look good in my pictures when I got a modeling gig. I wanted my clothes to look good on me. I wanted to be comfortable on the set of the movies and videos I auditioned for. Then one day I woke up and realized I was tired of always trying to look perfect. I looked in the mirror and accepted myself for who I was and decided to love myself. I have not worked out consistently since that day, nor do I any longer model.
I realize that being comfortable with yourself and loving yourself just the way you are can actually be an inhibitor to you not making the best out of life. If I don’t work out right now, in the future I’ll eventually be heavy. Luckily, right now I have decent metabolism and I change my eating habits whenever I gain too much weight. That’s me though. What about everyone else? I wonder if people who are much bigger than they should be think about why they are that way? Perhaps loving yourself you forgot to always want to excel and look your best. Most people would say lose weight and work out for your health. But for most people it’s really not about health. It’s completely aesthetic.
People have to keep other people and goals in their life that motivate them. Otherwise you will end up being just another average or below average person. In the long run are you really going to be happy with that? Sometimes you really have to look in the mirror and see your flaws. Ask yourself does that tight shirt really look good on you? Couldn’t you look better without those rolls of fat? Maybe it doesn’t really bother you to look at it. But then you ask yourself would your self esteem be higher if you were to lose the excess weight and tone up? Do you think you can get the mate of your dreams with your current body or do you feel as though you will just have to settle?
Everyone says love yourself, don’t care what other people think. Only your own opinion counts. This is simply not true. These are all lies, lies, lies. Who would do such a mean thing and put these lies in our head? This world is vain. Appearance is everything.
If you really want to better your appearance, imagine something or someone you can’t have right now. Think about it and envision it. Now ask yourself what would it take to go from where you are now, to there? Most likely you are going to come up with weight loss. So use the vision of that person or what you want to motivate you to work out. Use that vision when you are on the treadmill wanting to give up. Keep that thought it your head and let the fat burn away, calorie by calorie. We all need help sometimes. Motivation is key.