We all want the ‘perfect body’, right? Each of us has set goals at one point or another to lose weight or gain muscle or fit into a certain size jeans or look like a certain person or whatever.
For the longest time, I sifted through fitness magazines and pulled out images of people I wanted to look like. I used these images as motivators to help ‘keep me on track’. The problem was that these people had totally different body types than me. I was never going to look like those people. But for some reason, I always set my goal based on images I believed were the ideal ‘perfect body’ and not based on what my personal ultimate goal was.
I spent a lot of time trying to become that ‘perfect body’ and it was a struggle. Trying to mold your body into some perfect image – well, it’s a battle. Maybe you relate.
One day I sat down and asked myself….where am I going with this? What is my ultimate goal? You see, I can work all day long on trying to have a ‘body builder’ type of body….but my body is not designed that way. And, no matter what I try, that look will never be a sustainable look for me. So, what is my real goal when it comes to fitness? My real goal is to feel good and to not have to obsess about what I eat or don’t eat. My real goal is to be healthy and to know I’m taking care of myself.
What I found in my life is that when I let go of the images from the fitness magazines and focused instead on letting my body gravitate to its own natural state of health, I no longer needed to worry about eating high levels of protein or calories or working out all the time to maintain a certain body mass. I just matched up the proper nutrition for my body type and then my body maintained the healthy physique that was right for my body.
If you really sit down and think what you really want, it makes the journey so much easier and more direct. You will save yourself a lot of time and frustration. We are all different and unique people with our own unique physique. And, we each have a ‘perfect body’ in us. The trick is finding it. The good news is, once you find it, it is actually very easy to maintain.
So look deep and identify why you really want. Is it to be more attractive? If so why do you want to be more attractive? Is it to feel better? Is it to live longer? Is it to be healthy?
If you focus on letting your body naturally gravitate to what is best for it, I think you will be surprised and pleased with the results. You will feel better and you will finally be truly happy with what you see in the mirror.