Loving your body beyond the summer season
Summer holidays have begun and you are probably getting all prepared for the upcoming family getaway. Unfortunately this time of the year is also greeted with the latest fad diet to help us get the “perfect bikini body”. I don’t know about you but I’m sick and tired of women trying to work themselves tirelessly to prepare their body for this time of the year. I’d like to rebel against society ideal and say if you have a body and a bikini then you already have a bikini body whether it’s in line with the media’s unattainable body image or not.
If I am being honest, in my opinion no amount of diet will make you love your body, its all about your mindset. Confidence and feeling good derives from working on your inner self, knowing that you are worthy and pretty regardless of your size as well as discovering what makes you feel like a million dollars without the morph into something you are not.
It took me so many years to start loving my body and accepting my flaws, believe it or not, no one is perfect and am sure everyone has one thing or the other they wish they could change about themselves, but until you start to love yourself and appreciating the fact that you are unique in your own way then you will find that you are constantly comparing yourself with the rest of the world.
At the beginning of the year, I made a commitment to work towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle which for me is an ongoing process not session based, I kicked off with signing up at the gym, and i made a realistic plan this time to work out at least twice a week and ofcourse do more walking everyday, to support this I also starting eating clean; let me break down I have always been good with my diet by the way but I just wanted to pay more attention to my intakes and lastly detoxing my mind. I will be writing a separate post to share tips on how I detox my mind.
Just to buttress my points, I haven’t in any way criticised dieting or exercising, all I am saying is that loving your body is a mindset thing and dieting and exercising should not be a seasonal goal but the key focus should be placed on maintaining a healthy lifestyle which is an ongoing process and you have to pick what works for you. I hope this post helps someone out there.
Do let me know your thoughts and tips on how you guys go about maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Active wear is from River Island RI collection and its old.