Is striving for the perfect body killing you?

 

This is an enticing title but bare with me because it might just save your views of what it is you really want to achieve! Are you aiming to look like someone with the perfect beach body on TV or Instagram?

I’ve been a part of the fitness industry for 3 years and I’ve learned more in this time than I have in my life for a number of reasons.

 

I’ve met amazing people who teach me everyday how to be a better person. However, each day hear things which I think can be slightly misleading.

 

 

I’m talking about the jaded view of ‘the perfect body’ particularly seen on social media. I hate seeing how chasing the perfect body has become the goal rather than striving to improve yourself. People have simply become obsessed with being someone else and using that competition when the only competition is the person staring at you when you look in the mirror. 

 

I myself have been part of this social slavery but what is interesting is each year I see improvement I never see perfection which is why this is one of my favourite quotes… 

 

 

So, what is the point of this blog? It’s simple, I see people everyday become obsessed with what they deem important to them takes over what they really want or should want. 

 

A six pack is great and makes you feel amazing but getting there requires time, hard work and complete dedication. Is it really worth it at the end of the day? I’d much rather be in good shape, eat well, train but still be able to enjoy myself too. 

Striving for perfection is a losing battle because you will never see improvement, only how far you’ve still got to go. Acknowledging the small changes and achievements are what keeps you going and keep you motivated. Once you have improved the need to better yourself continues until you lose grasp of how far you have come and how much you’ve achieved.

 

The harsh reality is all the people we may strive to look like, don’t even look like that!  They have been altered and photo-shopped into a person who they know people will aim to be like.

 

 

Now this isn’t me saying give up on your goals because you’ll never reach them haha! This is me saying be realistic, pick someone who you actually know or have seen in real life, not the girl you’ve seen on instagram.

 

For me, it’s important to stay grounded and be realistic about what I can achieve in the time I’ve given myself. If it is to get that perfect beachbody you want and that’s 5 months time period, be realistic in weight loss and allow room for error. I’m a firm believer that if you are consistent at anything you’ll get to where you need to be. That means focus your attention on the main points and achieve daily goals. That way it’ll seem more simple and in some cases easier to manage. 

What are your goals?

Write them down and then break them down further into yearly, monthly, weekly and even daily sections! Make it manageable! Last year we wrote a post  about setting smart goals that you can read here.

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