I think exercise gets a bad rap sometimes. People often associate exercise with pain and misery. They think they need to exercise because they hate their bodies. Instead of looking at it that way, why don’t you exercise because you love your body? Exercise because you love yourself.
When you love your body, you want it to be healthy and full of vitality. You’ll want the best for your body. I know there’s a body positivity movement that encourages you to love your body no matter how it looks. I understand that idea but you can love your body and still want to make the most of it. You don’t have to be a ripped supermodel but you can aim to be the fittest and healthiest version of yourself.
Even if you’re training for looks. Who doesn’t want to look good? The problem is when you start comparing yourself to others. Someone will always be leaner, more muscular, or in better shape than you. When you exercise because you love your body, you’re only focused on your self-improvement. You’re only competing with yourself.
By changing how you view exercise, your entire approach changes. Instead of seeing every workout as a grueling experience, you’ll see them as a step closer to being a stronger version of yourself . When you exercise because you love your body, you’ll learn to love your body in other ways like getting more sleep and eating healthier foods. When you exercise because you love your body, you’ll see dumbbells and barbells as a chance to show how strong you are. When you exercise because you love your body, you’ll want to develop the strength to defend yourself or run away if you run into trouble.Exercising because you love your body will help you achieve your fitness goals a lot faster.
Who doesn’t want to be stronger and healthier? Who doesn’t want to look in the mirror and be happy with what they see? Exercise has been associated with lower stress levels and lower risk of diseases. It’s also been associated with better mood and higher energy levels. I support loving yourself but you can always strive for better. Lifting weights and doing athletic movements are my personal preferences but you choose any form of exercise that works for you. Something as simple as changing your why will make a huge difference. This applies to fitness and other areas of your life. Instead of exercising because you hate your body, exercise because you love your body and want the best for it.
Photo by <a href=”https://burst.shopify.com/@thenomadbrodie?utm_campaign=photo_credit&utm_content=Free+Stock+Photo+of+Man+Doing+One+Armed+Pushups+%E2%80%94+HD+Images&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=credit”>Brodie Vissers</a> from <a href=”https://burst.shopify.com/exercise?utm_campaign=photo_credit&utm_content=Free+Stock+Photo+of+Man+Doing+One+Armed+Pushups+%E2%80%94+HD+Images&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=credit”>Burst</a>