“YOU CHANGED MY LIFE WITH ONE SENTENCE”
... is what a woman told me yesterday, honesty and gratitude shining in her eyes.
Last week, she asked me for tips to slim down her thighs.
I told her the physical steps to doing so, but also asked her:
“Would having slimmer thighs actually make your life better? Would all that effort and sacrifice really pay off?”
The surprise and uncertainty on her face told me that she had never considered that.
She hadn’t considered that the “perfect” body we are conditioned to desire comes with consequences.
She hadn’t considered that changing her body to fit the mold wouldn’t even yield a “net positive”.
Because we’re all made to believe that being...
... would somehow automatically make life BETTER.
I’ve tested that theory. I’ve done the “no days off”, tunnel vision thing.. and guess what? I was even LESS happy than before.
Because at the end of the day, we’re all just looking for PERMISSION to embrace what we already have. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We all want to be able to just ENJOY this body we live in.
So when I told her this one sentence:
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “there’s nothing wrong with having thick thighs”
... it was like I turned her world upside down.
She had never considered the option to just EMBRACE her current body. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And that realization changed her life.
That’s not to say that I’m anyone special or that it was ONLY me who could deliver that message. I just happened to be the one who delivered that truth to her. Right place, right time.
It’s also not to say that you CAN’T have physique goals. But they shouldn’t stem from a lack of self-acceptance or a belief that changing your body will change your mind.
So please consider that you’re perfectly imperfect, just the way you are.
Consider that evolving your mindset and relationship with yourself might be what you need, not changing your body.
Consider that you don’t NEED to change, but you CAN if your heart + mind are working together ❤️
If you want to succeed then growth is a MUST.
We could all sit and wish it was the opposite way, but that would achieve absolutely nothing. 👇
[Make today the day you begin growing just a tiny bit each day if you haven't already...]
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I get up at 4 am on a Saturday to workout before I go back to work all day..........because I too, like to party.
15073 days ago
Drop sets today means I get funny looks for huffing and puffing through 10 lb weights. 😢
18664 days ago
Another positive step: I have not felt comfortable wearing this shirt in the gym for months now. It’s small and obviously is a tank, showing a lot more of your body flaws. But I wore it today, meaning I must be feeling ok about how my progress is going 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻